Author Archives: Gustavo Martínez Contreras

About Gustavo Martínez Contreras

was born in Texas, brewed in Mexico City, seasoned in the Mexico-United States border, aged walking the streets of Philadelphia. He had a short-lived stint eating grits, fried chicken, and peaches in Atlanta, Georgia. He is now a sports reporter for New York's own El Diario La Prensa. For the past eight years, he has written about immigrant communities in English, Spanish, and some Spanglish. Although he does not have a shelf full of awards, Gustavo has received thank you notes and hugs from people who have trusted him their stories. His work has appeared in New York’s El Diario/La Prensa, Dallas’ Al Día, Philly’s own The Public School Notebook, Philadelphia Weekly, Radio Bilingüe, Latina Lista,, among others. When he’s not writing for El Diario he’s devoting time to, blog where he delves into immigration and other issues.

Fútbol de Estados Unidos crece hacia el futuro

El mundial plantó la esperanza entre la gente del balompié Al final de la copa del mundo Brasil 2014 el gran ganador parece haber sido el fútbol de Estados Unidos, donde se plantó la semilla de la pasión por el … Continue reading

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Piojo has Mexicans dreaming of el quinto partido

  It doesn’t matter what happens today between Holanda y México in their round of 16 playoff match in Fortaleza, Brazil, because by now all mexicanos know that Miguel ‘Piojo’ Herrera has to be el Mexicano del Año. Beyond his … Continue reading

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Rubén Salazar on PBS tonight

I will talk at length later about “Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle“, the documentary examines the life & mysterious death of pioneering journalist, Rubén Salazar, a UTEP graduate. The documentary will premiere at 9 p.m. EST on PBS. In … Continue reading

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Minnie Miñoso, another Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson began writing the story that would turn him into a legend when he played his first game for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the season of 1947. He’s now known as the man that broke baseball’s color barrier, but his stellar appearance—he went … Continue reading

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The United States of México

American fútbol is so happy that the Mexican National Team will be playing in the World Cup that it seems it has forgotten of its own team. While Team USA faces Ukraine in an almost-empty stadium in Cyprus, a record … Continue reading

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Carlos Fuentes and Veterans Day

Today’s 11 November 2013. Y hoy, Google has new doodles to greet people visiting their search engine landing page, but people north of the Río Bravo or south of the Río Grande will get way different greetings. In México, … Continue reading

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100 años de El Diario

El periódico en español más viejo del país está de fiesta y estoy invitado El Diario Nueva York cumplió 100 años este fin de semana. ¡Felicidades! Me siento contento de trabajar para un periódico con tanta historia y con una … Continue reading

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