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. He later became a béisbol writer for El Diario de Nueva York. 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 with their stories. His work has appeared in Voices of New York, El Diario/La Prensa, Dallas’ Al Día, The Philadelphia Public School Notebook, Philadelphia Weekly, Radio Bilingüe, Latina Lista,, among others. He is currently pursuing a master's degree at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

A ‘Win’ for the Ayotzinapa 43 at the NYC Marathon

Antonio Tizapa ran the New York City Marathon in 3:44:16 He led the group of at least 12 runners that wore shirts stating support for Ayotzinapa Many volunteers showed solidarity displaying photos of the 43 students through the race route … Continue reading

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A Marathon for Ayotzinapa

Antonio Tizapa and Amado Tlatempa will run the New York City Marathon demanding the return of their relatives and the rest of the 43 students forcibly disappeared in Mexico last year Reasons abound to run the New York City Marathon. … Continue reading

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#CopaLibertadores: Palestino, the team of an entire people

A small South American fútbol club shows pride in its Palestinian roots and feeds hope to fans in the battered motherland The exploits of a small Chilean soccer team are filling the Palestinian people with pride as their national colors … Continue reading

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#SB49, or how football stumbles while fútbol grows

This year’s Super Bowl couldn’t come soon enough for an NFL that took blows from all angles, while fútbol in the United States showed promise from a coming of age fan base I am rooting for the Seahawks to beat … Continue reading

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Cuauhtémoc Blanco wants to be mayor of Cuernavaca

The Mexican legend will retire from professional fútbol in May, just weeks before the elections At 42, Mexican fútbol legend Cuauhtémoc Blanco might not be able to run on the field as he used to, only a sign of his … Continue reading

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#ImmigrationAction: Where to watch President Obama’s Immigration Announcement

Since all the major networks have priorities more important than what could be a historic presidential announcement on immigration, I’m sharing a couple of links where you can watch el presidente. President Obama will move forward with an Executive Action … Continue reading

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Poniatowska: México vive su hora más oscura

La escritora pidió a la comunidad inmigrante se una a las demandas por justicia para los 43 estudiantes desaparecidos Publicado en El Diario La desaparición de los 43 estudiantes rurales de Ayotzinapa es un horrible recordatorio de que el actual … Continue reading

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#WTF Go Cowboys!

I never thought I would root for the Cowboys, but oh, well it’s just for tonight, Go Cowboys! Continue reading

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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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