Mario Torero in front of his painting of a young Cesar Chavez

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What it's like to come to America

Guatemalan gardeners, San Diego's French ex-pats, Sudanese Lost Boys in Coronado, African entrepreneurs in central San Diego,

Guatemalan Dreams of American Green Every day at 7:00 a.m., Mateo (names in this article have been changed to protect the immigrants) wakes up next to Maria, his longtime girlfriend. Most mornings, he hops out ...

Why Not the Red, White, And Blue?

San Diego immigrants not forced to come here

"I thought I had come into hell. Van Nuys was so hot. I mean, God. And at that time I was naughty: I smoked. And I thought, 'How can anybody have a cigarette in this ...


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