Radio Interview With New Mexico’s KDCE

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KDCE is an Award-winning bilingual radio station serving Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado. It has been a favorite radio station for local sports, news and music since 1963. It is locally owned by the people of New Mexico.   On July 6, 2021 Manuel Romero was interviewed live on KDCE by Casey Gallegos about his book,“Mi America: The evolution of An American Family”. Click below to listen!

She did not cross the border. The border crossed her.

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“We are no longer citizens of Spain” In the fall of 1821, just after Mexico won its independence from Spain, my mother’s great-great-grandmother, María Dela Cruz Rivera, was 22 years old and living just outside Santa Fé. One day, she saw her younger sister running up a hill with news about to burst from her lips. Short of breath and confused, her sister says to María, “Hermanita, ya no somos ciudadanas de España. Somos ciudadanas de México,” We are no longer citizens of Spain, we are now citizens of Mexico. A citizen of three different countries without ever leaving home … Read More