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, Spot.us, among others. When he’s not writing for El Diario he’s devoting time to mojadocitizen.wordpress.com, blog where he delves into immigration and other issues.

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, Google.com.mx … 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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Estados Unidos no quiere que México pierda

Boleto al Mundial Brasil 2014 y muchos millone$$$ peligran Actualización #YoureWelcomeMexico A Estados Unidos no le convenía que México quedara fuera del Mundial y por eso lo salvó. A medias, pero vaya que lo salvó. El Team USA vino de … Continue reading

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José Martí Awards!!

I had a very happy day because I found out that some of my work published in El Diario de Nueva York and Atlanta’s Mundo Hispánico had been awarded during the National Association of Hispanic Publications most recent conference. Journalists … Continue reading

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Un chicano orgulloso arruinó la fiesta de Mariano Rivera

Del montículo a los asuntos de su comunidad, Sergio Romo, de los San Francisco Giants, tiene mucho qué decir Nueva York—Las voces clamaron para que su héroe entrara a rescatar al equipo después de que le rindieron un homenaje para … Continue reading

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Tortas Neza, puro sabor a fútbol

Los equipos del balompié mexicano inspiran el menú que Galdino Molinero prepara a bordo de su camión de comida en Queens Publicado en El Diario Nueva York — El pan se rellena con chorizo para el Diablo, queso de puerco … Continue reading

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#Bringthemhome: Disagreement and parental love behind Dreamer’s plight

Marco Saavedra’s dad is torn by the path his son has taken and wishes he could come back to the family business in The Bronx. Antonio Saavedra wishes good luck and says goodbye to the voice of his son Marco … Continue reading

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Video stream: Bringing the Dream back home

12:51 a.m. Update: Almost 12 hours after trying to reenter to the United States, at least nine undocumented immigrants were detained and sent to the Florence Detention Center in Arizona, according to NIYA. There is no information on the other 30 … Continue reading

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