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.

Ayotzinapa runs the 2016 Boston Marathon

The demand for justice for the 43 Ayotzinapa students missing for more than a year took to the streets of Boston on Monday when Amado Tlatempa ran the 2016 edition of the prestigious marathon. “It felt great because I don’t … Continue reading

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From the World Trade Center basement to the World Cup

Carlos Llamosa escaped the 1993 WTC bombing only to become a fútbol star in the United States. Continue reading

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Memories of a 1-Hour Photo Studio

Story Description in 240 characters Andy Cheng migrated from Taiwan to New York hoping to work in the photo film industry, but he never imagined that his love for photography would develop into a life of learning about unknown rituals, … Continue reading

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Where is Lupita?

If you don’t know Lupita by now, the first thing you should know about her is that she is everywhere. That’s why I am almost certain that you have run into her somewhere already, although you might have not noticed. … Continue reading

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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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