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.

Protected: Playing Offside: Unequal Access to Sports in New York City Schools

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CUNY J Commencement Speech: A U.S. Newsroom

  Birds flying high, you know how I feel. Sun in the sky, you know how I feel.  It’s a new dawn. It’s a new day. It’s a new life for all of us. And I’m feeling good. Thank you, associate … Continue reading

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#Ayotzinapa43: El Maratón de Tizapa

Publicado en PROCESO Hace 16 años el guerrerense Antonio Tizapa dejó Tixtla para irse a Nueva York. En el pueblo se quedaron su esposa y sus tres hijos, uno de los cuales Jorge Antonio, es uno de los 43 normalistas de … Continue reading

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‘Evolution, Not Revolution’: Integrating Haredi Jews into Israel’s Secular Society

JERUSALEM — The streets of the Me’a She’arim neighborhood look like few places in Israel. Men walk around its narrow streets in black suits and white shirts; pious heads are covered with hats of different material or shape depending on their … Continue reading

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Ahmad Khan Rahami, el chico del vecindario Latino

Publicado en PROCESO El caso del hombre que presuntamente habilitó las bombas que el sábado 17 provocaron heridas a variaserssuntos que resultan inasibles para los servicios de inteligencia, sobre todo porque implican a “lobos solitarios”. De hecho, el FBI ya lo … Continue reading

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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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