Sunday, October 26, 2014

Good Bye Borderland Beat!


Amigos, 

I want to give you a heads up, I will be leaving Borderland Beat at the end of November. 

(I hope not too many of you, are now doing celebratory cartwheels!)

I don't feel I can continue at the pace I have been going and still respect my responsibilities, my foundation/humanitarian work and my family life.

I will soon be closing my offices in Mexico and no longer have a permanent presence anywhere in Mexico.  I will be traveling more in different Mexican states and cherry picking projects that  moves or interests me;  in Mexico, US, and Nicaragua.   

I know you are wondering about the future of BB.  

To be honest, that is unclear at this time.  Buggs is incredibly busy with his career, and frankly he has put in more hours to the project than anyone.  It is his baby; I was just baby-sitting for a bit. 

My plan was/is too create a team of contributors that will produce, in total as a team, at least 3 posts per day. 

Ideally, 5-7 people contributing a minimum of 3-4 posts a week. 

The pay is lousy, there is no pay. And at times it can be a thankless effort.  But, for the most part, people really appreciate the effort, and it helps to stay being mindful why one volunteers for the project in the first place.

My dream is that BB will continue with a great team, and I can stay behind the scenes helping with moderation, and posting once in a blue moon.  But if we don't get help, the prognosis doesn't look so good.

If you would like to know more about helping BB, please email me at Chivis.Martinez@hushmail.com.
I will say goodbye before I leave.

Thank you readers!!!  Thank you Boss! it’s been a trip and one that has enriched my life, brought me closer to my culture, and the children of Mexico.  Amazing joy, mixed with amazing heartbreak, but even knowing then,  what I now know, I would not have missed this experience for anything.
Ahi se ven ( some will get this reference)

Un abrazo muy fuerte!
Chivís

177 comments:

  1. Thank you for all your hard work Chivis, cuidate y suerte.

    -Junius

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  2. Thank you so much Chivis!! Thank you for your informative contribution. Your reporting of what happens in Mexico is awesome.

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  3. wishing you the best

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  4. u r pretty chivis with all due respect we need u here

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  5. Noooooooo.... look what u fukin trills did now... Good luck chives

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  6. Chivis dont say ( ahi se ven ) I HAD NEVER HEARD THE PHRAISE UNTILL THE STONE COLD KILLER USED IT. AHAHA YOUR CUTER THAN I THOUGHT. Good luck

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  7. And a bullet to the head of bb the reference was spot on thank u for everything buela peace Loks

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  8. Were you threatened?

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  9. no te vallas , this does not mean this site is closing? we need to keep all the people informed on this hell that is happening aqui, there is more good people than bad amigos

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  10. Whoa , shocked, but you know Chivas ? I'm relieved! I worry about you. You have done us a service, not without danger, I bleed for Mexico my second country, you Are a treasure, hell, you could be Buggs, I don't care, just be safe, there's alot of things that go bump in the night in Mexico right now. My hats off to you and Buggs.

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    1. Took the words right out my mouth. Respect

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  11. Thanks for all the hard work! Adios beautiful!

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  12. Ah finaly a picture is revealed. I always felt you were younger than you climbed because your writing style seemed like you had enough energy still. But now I wonder if this is an old picture and how old.

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    1. jajaja...thank you, it is 3 yrs old in December, I wore my hair short then, the one I posted with my eyes blacked out with the BB hat was from 2013.

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    2. I changed the photo, my daughters request.

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    3. I'm coming out with a Chivas actiom figure, soon to be available !




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    4. The Chivas acción figure will be out soon ! Love you !

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    5. now that is VERY funny! or we can take the new Barbie Mariachi doll and add a laptop. and there you go. I have three of those dolls only sold in Mexico and only in October.

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    6. Of course your a barbie..I really praise and appreciate your work..keep in touch girl..BB will not be the same without you..hope you change your mind..you know my email, anything I can help you with, let me know. Hope your health is good and is on God's hands..--NAJ

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    7. Gutted at the news chivis wish u all the best with your future endeavours who ever steps up has biiiiiiig shoes to fill xx
      Berty

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  13. I feel like I just lost a longtime friend. But I know you will be out there doing good things. It will be nice to see you post once in awhile. Being here and reporting on Mexico, you have brought things to light, with news and reports that are hard to find elsewhere. I know your reporting and BB has made some changes and people are now finally waking up and seeing the truth. Terrible things that were meant to be hidden, are put into the open because of you and your associates.
    You are an incredible person that cares about all people. You are very much like Dr. Mireles in that respect. You will always be in my heart.

    Best wishes....

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  14. Never say goodbye or farewell dearest Chivis. Say hasta luego BB fans. When you do make an appearance on BB we will go crazy over you....Not a creeper I promise ;-)

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  15. Can someone please explain what the fuck is is going on?

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    1. Yes. People retire from certain tasks because no one lives forever. There are health issues, family issues, and frankly as passionate as some may be for putting out información, they can tire when they have no support from authorities. Chivas is doing what Mexican reporters are terrified to do (for good reason) just so English speakers in the baddest ass nation on Earth can know what is happening to their neighbors & maybe give a fvck ... and she, Buggs, El Vato, et al are doing it alone under extreme risk.

      And honestly, amid all the whining here, who wants to report on the death of innocents, the quiet destruction of a Country, at the hands of known animals & their corrupt cohorts,, while the world stays silent for years and years and years?

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    2. Its Chivis no A in the name.

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    3. Is that column a little tough for your large brain? Try The Cat in the Hat first.

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    4. @10:40am
      Some posters have been calling her Chivas affectionately for a while now so calm down buddy.

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  16. Damn see what you trolls caused? I an saddened by your departure.

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    1. Nah...not trolls, they have no power, I say they are like gnats (nats), those little annoying nothings that have no purpose in life but to buzz around a busy person.

      When they really piss me off, a good swift smack and they are gone.

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      Respect what Chivis wrote.

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  17. Thank you!!! This is the only place I get the truth about the terrible injuries to my beloved Mexico. You will be sorely missed. You make your own luck. So, be lucky in all your future endeavors. My very best wishes.

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  18. Gracis por todo I read this site everyday never posted just read and lurked lol but this was an exception to give thanks to a wonderful hardworking person . Appreciate all the news you guys posted on current events in mexico. Without this site I wouldn't know half of what goes on. Hope BB continues on its truly an awesome site . Best of luck wherever life takes you Chivis and hope to see you come back to BB one day :)

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    1. I am honored you busted through the lurking barrier to send us such generous words. I am hopeful it will go on....

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  19. It's a SAD day :-(

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  20. Good luck chivis we will miss u!

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  21. Chapo snitched on chivis

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  22. The best to u were ever u go!

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  23. Thank you chivis i just hope this was not because of threats to your life... :-(

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  24. Chapo snitched... 02 calsetines boltiados.
    Will miss you Chivis. Cant believe it.

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  25. ... Este Arroz ya se Cocio! No more Chivis, No more BB! :(

    Gracias por todo Chivis ...Que Dios la bendiga !

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  26. The downfall of BB isn't Chivis leaving. Its the sudden change in formats and the forum being closed. If anybody else knows a site where discussions can be continued please feel free to share folks. Ive been read this site for the past three years and no way can this site last after what happened with the change of formats.

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    1. willis...WTH are you talkin bout?
      forum went no where, still kickin.
      the format was explained...not our idea, but either we kept the outdated format and no ability to anon comment or change.

      guess what I won't miss?

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    2. Ohhhhh ok good Chivis! I was having a heart attack. Until I logged on. lol sorry I was just feining for my Bb forum. Btw. I like the other pictures of you on your Christmas post from back when. A very kind hearted woman with the schools you help among other things. I wish I was more like you.

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    3. In a month when I leave I am posting a few surprises of my work and a photo of me and one of my fave kids. hope you are feeling better now that you can log on to forum

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    4. I feel much much better. Nutcase is my forum name which goes well with not only my name but how I feel sometimes when I don't get my fix of forum for the day. lol You have made this site what I look forward to every day, spending at least an hour every day for the past few years reading everything I could. Being a sponge soaking in all your knowledge.

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    5. Please don't post your picture and give out information about yourself and your family. The bad guys are still out there.

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    6. For all we know, that's not her pictures, could be or not...she's a very intelligent lady, she knows what she is doing. We love and will miss you chivis...you kept us in the states up to date...all this without pay. I feel as if I just lost a best friend. This sucks! Good luck Chivis.

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  27. God bless you Chivis..

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  28. Noooooo!!!!! Thank you for all your work kept me more informed than univision in all the news in Mexico. Thank you and wish you the best for your future!

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  29. I bet that chapo snitched guy got you annoyed thats why you leaving :( wish you the best dear.

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  30. Farewell Chivis!!!
    Thank you for your hard work with BB!
    Good luck and much success in ur journalism and humanitarian work!!!

    Much love from Rio Verde, San Luis Potosi

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  31. forum is not gone, find the hyperlink to the right or just log on

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  32. Dear Chivis,

    Life in free, truly free countries can be difficult. To stumble upon Borderland Beat's blog and latch onto your articles was humbling. Never would I have known of the barbaric cruelty inflicted on so many people in Mexico as a result of the drug trade together with the government's complicity had your compelling writings not drawn me in. Many of the violent and graphic articles, photos and videos are unimaginable and haunting. Like most people in 'free' society I can walk away. But, you are on the front line of this gruesome reality.

    You have connected with many even though none of us know you. For your courage, selflessness, and dedication in a dangerous field the honest citizens must be proud of your work--payless at that.

    Thank you for information. You will always be remembered...Dr. Mireles, Harry and his grieving mother Ann, chubby la Barbie ... Go forward, be safe. God Bless you and the innocent citizens of Mexico.

    _Canadian girl

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    1. Love to you Canadian Girl....I won't have a presence in Mexico and will travel as any other humanitarian doing my thing. It is my staff I worry about. I am a moving target, they are not...

      My association with Doc, Ann Devert and James stacy sister Ann, broken my spirit and heart, but I would not have traded knowing them close and personally for anything.

      THEY ARE MY HEROES! I am way out of their lofty league. Ann Devert is the most amazing woman I have met since working in Mexico. She is struggling. now that Harry's 3 memorials are over, yes three, Mexico CIty, New York and France. I think she should write a book. I know of no other person directly or indirectly who accomplished what she did.

      I always say, she is the mother I hope I am.

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  33. You must take care of Number 1 first but this is a sad day for others. There is absolutely no reason why "crowd funding" or certain philanthropic organizations cannot be approached to fund BB. BB is an essential and vitally important service. The uniqueness and importance of what BB does would not be lost on philanthropic organizations that are particularly interested in Mexico and nation building. This Herculean effort cannot be lost. Muchas Gracias

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  34. Chivis, I'm just an old gringo who is lucky enough to be able to spend my winters in Alamos, Sonora. I have been an avid reader of BB for the past several years and always go to the site first when I open my computer for the day. I have enjoyed reading each and every post which has been made, even though so many of them make me sad hearing and seeing the inhumanities being inflicted on the people of Mexico by the cartels, the government, and other gangster groups.

    Good luck to you in whatever you decide to do in the future and please know that I have enjoyed and appreciated your reporting for the past several years.

    I am very sad to read of departure and will miss your reporting greatly.

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    1. Hola Gringo!
      You are smack in the middle of two places where my family dwells. Los Mochis and Guaymas. I entertained buying in San Carlos, but decided it is best to visit than settling.

      I was in Mochis not too long ago. I remember going to both in the 70s and how rustic the cities were back then, but wow things are so different now.

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  35. Soo sad!! Been a daily reader for two years. Been kind of expecting it sooner or later. I've told a lot of people about what really goes on in Mexico and the struggles they face every day. Chivas, thank you. You will be missed. Thank you to all at BB. I hope this isn't the end.
    Aaron - Minnesota. P.s. where can I find the truth about mx without BB?

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  36. Family its always first mamacita. Dios te bendiga. Y algun aparesca como reportera en la tele

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  37. Dear Chivis. WE CAN NOT BE WITHOUT YOU AND BB YOU ARE OUR LIFELINE TO A WONDERFUL COUNTRY AND THE VERY CORRUPT AND GREEDY NO GOOD CRIMINALS IN MEXICO ..LONG LIVE BB AND MAY THE GOOD AND BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE WIN....VIVA MEXICO Hugs **Chivas God Bless You And Yours** Your Courage And Selflessness is Unequaled ***A GRINGO LIVING IN Mexico ....The Very Best To You....

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  38. Thank you soooo! Much for bringing to light topics that do not get covered by the mainstream media! You have made a difference and will continue to make a difference for the betterment of Mexico! Thanks Again!

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  39. I been reading BB anonymously for 3 years now and discovered it around the same time i did Best Gore and along with that site these 2 may be the two most realiable and unbiased sources of information and news on the web. Mark left best gore and now chivis is leaving BB times change and all we can do is embrace it even though it goes against our human nature. Thank you chivis for your service and i wish you the best of luck to you and your family. This is the first time ive ever commented on here and i couldnt have chosen a more appropiate time.

    Ps: i really do hope you make appearances from time to time.

    ATT: EL GRINGO COLOMBIANO

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    1. Mark of BG, didn't he get into legal trouble?

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    2. Yes he did chivis. He exposed police and government corruption in canada and they crucified him for something petty. He still manages the site from behind the scenes but somebody else writes for him on the site.

      Love live BB and Long live Chivis!

      ATT: EL GRINGO COLOMBIANO

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  40. Thank you Chivis. I've appreciated you, as I know many of us have. I love Mexico, it's people and the positive direction the country is going and as one who has driven monthly throughout northern Mexico for the past 22 years, I take the same common sense safe guards as I do in the US and Europe. I've continued driving the carreteras (toll roads) in Mexico all night since the "cartel wars" but last week my vehicle I usually drive was in the shop from a hit and run in Dallas, so I registered a luxury vehicle to make a trip from Nuevo Laredo to Durango. The vehicle I've driven for many years has a large fuel tank and a full tank will get me over 500 miles. The car I registered for this trip drinks fuel and has a much smaller tank! After finishing my biz in Durango I left towards Texas at 10pm and when I passed Torreon and passed the last toll plaza before Saltillo I was not concerned about my fuel. However, still an hour from Saltillo in the cold desert my Cayenne ran out of gas, and I put my hazard lights on and waited a while before a car passed me. The very first car that passed saw me with my thumb up, and after passing they reappeared 20-30 minutes later after they found a crossover and travelled back south to get me. The couple kindly drove me close to 30 km to the first Pemex and wished me farewell. At the Pemex a water truck driver let me use the only gas container on his truck and when I asked to buy it he said he would like it back and asked I return it to the Pemex with a note taped to it with his name on it. I filled the can and waited by the Carretera with my thumb up for close to 20 minutes before a car passed (now close to 3am) - and again, the first car that passed returned traveling in reverse about a half mile to get me. He invited me to put the gas can in the back of his truck and made room for me in front and when we finally approached my vehicle on the other side of the Carretera with my hazard lights on - the man insisted on helping me carry the gas can across, and help pour the fuel into my vehicle. After we finished fueling my cayenne (which I couldn't have done by myself holding a funnel with one hand and lifting and pouring a 10 gallon can with the other) the man (Chuy) took off his outer shirt and whipped the gas off my paint where it spilled.

    Neither the first family that picked me up, the water truck driver who trusted me to return his fuel can, or Chuy who drove me back to my vehicle and helped me refill my car would accept any pesos or dollars as a tip for their time, risk in picking someone up at that hour; despite my offers. The first family and Chuy said (in their very rural spanish) it was their obligation to help someone who needed help and they would not accept my money.

    In conclusion; hope that if my wife, daughter, or son are ever in need of a stranger to volunteer and help, they are fortunate enough to be in Mexico. A land rich with fine tradition, kindness, and a land where people still help strangers for no reason other than a person needs help.

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    1. I am happy you shared your story. Of course the majority of the population are good people, kind people, but my experience is that it is the rural people who abandon caution and just do the right thing, less so in the city. I have always been cautious when driving the highways and roads of Mexico, but find if I have a nice vehicle and Texas lic plates there is more danger. Two stories I hope to write about one day were the closest I came to real danger, life threatening danger, I know from those experiences, especially the second one- (first time was driving to Mty, second in Nvo Laredo)-what it feels like to think that maybe this day was not going to end well. I have my BB-induced antenna always active, that is what saved us. From then on I prefer a nacamobile for travel, as long as it has A/C,, runs well and and music I do not care what it looks like. I borrowed a car once that had a window taped closed, that was a little much, jajaja I then coined the term "Nacamobile".
      thanks for sharing...

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  41. All she did was copy and paste.

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    1. Chito Sa, so what? What did you do to help???

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    2. ahhh chito....really? You going to be that way? :)

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    3. at least she got the HUEVOS to do that....

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  42. Thank you for informing the world with your work.

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  43. NOOOOOOOOO why ..we are goin to miss you:(:(

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  44. You will be sorely missed. Thank you .Followed for several years. Again thank you and Dios te bendiga.

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  45. CHIVIS DIOS TE BENDIGA. BAMOS A EXTRANARTE. BB CON ANDABA CON CHINGADERAS COMO LAS DEMAS WEBSITE KE PUROS ANUNCIOS PASAN. BB NOS INFORMABA DE LA VERDAD. PRIMERO ES LO PRIMERO CHIVIS.. OJALA KE LAS TELEVISORAS CAMBIEN Y DIGAN LA VERDAD DE MEXICO CUANDO YA NO ESTES. CUIDATE DIOS SIEMPRE TE CUIDARA .TE LO JURO CHIVIS KE ME DUELE ESTA NOTICIA. TE VOY A EXTRANAR XOXOXOXOXO CHIVIS.

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  46. I UNDERSTAND-YOUR ONLY GOOD MEXNARC INTEL-UNSTABLE PLANET-TRAIN TEAM-OVERSEE-DO FROM BEHIND SCENE-YOUR THE BEST-CANNOT BE REPLACED-GIFT FROM GOD-KEEP UP THE FIGHT.

    UNCLE SAMBO SPECIAL OPERATORS

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  47. chingado! i llo lla llevo como 3 mese sigiendo sus blogs! pero bueno, muchas gracias por la informacion que a dado muy bien presentada, puro pa delante. saludos de san diego/tijuana ~un muchacho de por alli

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  48. Chivas, I will miss reading here. Although I have been a royal pain in the arse at times (making note of gramatical errors and such) this site was great and your articles were top notch. And you are a very nice looking woman!
    Good luck to you!

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  49. Thanks for everything Chivis. Be safe in all your endeavors. GOD bless.

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  50. Hola Chivas, et.al.; I previously wrote re: funding for BB. As I stated previously, you MUST take care of Chivas first. She/he needs your attention in order to survive and be safe. This is not a childs game and sometimes I believe we trivialize the issues because...whatever.! I ask that you and your colleagues give serious consideration to more fully funding the BB effort. I suspect you have many readers who want, and are able, to assist. I understand the dollars are not always the answer, but in this instance we need the horsepower, the skilled writers/languagers, to translate the Mexican papers. I, for one, do not want to see BB languish on the vine. It is an effort by and for the people, and is one avenue to transparency, understanding, and group decision making that will well serve the people of Mexico. If possible, please reach out to your very committed reader population for additional help. For instance, establish a fund thru the International Community Foundation, or many others, to support this heroic, patriotic and noble effort. In information there is power. Muchas Gracias!

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  51. CHIVIS BEFORE U LEAVE POST A PIC OF U PERO COMPLETA CUERPO Y CARA MUAH. SERA MI REGALO DE NAVIDAD MUAH

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    1. jajajaja...my daughter is worried as it is

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    2. Chivis, don't post this picture of a complete body, this guy is a pervert for sure.

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  52. It's much sadder when you now get to see a picture of her face to relate more with the fact that Chivis' work here on Borderland beat is done.

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  53. Wish you the best chivis. Ive been living in Mexico for almost 3 years now and were i live it was real bad around 2011 to 2013 now its very calm and it seems everything is going back to the way it was before all the cartel wars started. It saddens me that it came to be what it is today i was born here in northern Mexico. Where i live has always been a drug growing town i remember most of us in our youth wanted to be traficantes it seemed it was the only way out of poverty. The goverment has alot to do with everything thats happend i hope they finally understand that they need to help the poor so they wont turn into the drug business to make a living this might sound weird but in a way this has helped not many kids now want that life i see more Young people that want to study and be someone in life some that contributes in a good way to this country i myself left my old life and started a new one i will soon God willing graduate from the university. Mexico has so many good people i guess it took this war to open the eyes of the goverment our people and the world to get things moving i hope all the corruption will come to an end after all this could happen in any country if the people and the goverment let corruption run wild. I hope one day we can all look back and say wow how messed up were we how blind were we instead of closing our eyes and keep pretending everythin is fine.

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    1. Good stuff man. Keep on grinding. The one thing nobody will ever take from you is knowledge. GOD bless.

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  54. We love you Chivis always stayed on top of everything, you posted the truth and was very professional, even if there were jerks ccriticizing the validity of your sources...wish you the best of luck in your new ventures, you will be deeply missed...my opinion RIP BB..Chivis you are the best

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  55. Thank you for your articles and effort chivis. I really do appreciate it. You will be terribly missed. I know ill miss you. I've always gotten on daily to check for an update on the situation in mexico. Since you're leaving i feel like itll only get updated weekly now. Is their any other website where contributers post about whats happening in mexico like you guys do? Dont get me wrong i will still visit BB, i just want another source just incase. Thank you for everything chivis i wish you good health

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  56. Heyy chivis i think themexican gov got u right out of the game cause was not convinience for them having statting the true

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  57. Chivaaa! I really hope you can come back and check on us, at least once in a while...
    Meanwhile i promise to do my best on some arse&0$## that come here to promote their paid for agendas.
    --Do not forget to report on emilio chuayffet,the butcher of acteal, the murderer of atenco enrique pena nieto and their last masterpiece, disappearing the ayotzinapas to make sure no evidence is found while blaming "the narcs", the iguala mayor, well maybe the governor, or another "narco group", but never ever ever, emilio chuayffet, even when his fingerprints are all over, and his denials andcover-ups...

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  58. Dear Chivis.
    I first came across this blog when I was doing research on the condition of Mexico prior to studying in Monterrey. I was shocked for two reasons.
    1) The atrocities that went on and still does in the beautiful country of Mexico. My heart bleeds with each and everyone who suffers from the greed of the cartels and the elite.
    2) Not much information is found regarding the condition of Mexico. Occasionally but rarely the media in Europe puts Mexico in the spotlight - not in a sustainable way. Information and 'enlightenment' (in the non-religious way) are the bricks on the road to freedom.

    BB needs you and the world needs BB - yet I wish you all the best on your journey.

    Stay safe!

    //Scandinavia

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    1. Thank you Scandinavia...Mty was a heartbreak to see compromised by violence. It is one of my favorite cities in Mexico, if not my favorite. Something special, a character, like some cities have, like San Francisco, Hong Kong, Singapore or Boston.

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  59. This is bad news.. It's a end of an era for BB..

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  60. I knew once people kept commenting B.S. on here it would come to an end but not this soon !!!! Thx for schooling us on things we didn't know to much about before. Chivis
    CDS nuthugger

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  61. where news i miss to read. three years I read this site

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  62. how come you don't use more advertising on your site?

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  63. Chivis, I also have been following bb for 2+ years. I have motorcycled much of mexico and meet many great people. I have fallen in love with the land and the people. When I'm not there I always turn to bb for a touch of reality for many in mexico. You have been a big part of my days when I think of mexico now I see your beautiful face along with the others.
    Thank you so much. I would like to learn more about you and your work

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  64. I don't think that I can go 'cold turkey'. I already have a mild case of the DT's (delerium tremens aka the shakes). Please try to give us an occasional fix and also encourage the other mods to continue. You are legendary and I pray for your continued health and success. I will forever remain, "a sus ordenes".

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  65. Chivis, you will be missed bella señora. You deserve a break.

    Goza tu vida!

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  66. Good luck to u chivis... wish u the best

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  67. Hey chivis, can you post your pic.in color. You look hot, but I would like to see them in color. Thanks

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  68. Chivis, do NOT be younger than you climb, because the craddle robbers would have to be very old

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  69. thank you Chivis. I have been a reader of BB for the past few years and I am grateful that I have been able tor read about stories that receive ZERO attention from the mainstream press. Thank you for all you have given and god bless!!

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  70. You are one hot mamacita
    I will miss you chivita
    I will print your pic put it in my wallet and look for you. ����
    best wishes from Redlands CA.

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      You jealous
      All fun and good at the
      909 area

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  71. Thank you for all the hard work, love the site. It's very popular here in S Fla

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  72. Why is the FORUM section gone? We could continue to post and discuss news we hear? We don't need a site admin to publish them for us?

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    1. ok....hoping the third time is a charm.
      forum is the blue hyperlink on the far right column

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  73. Thank You from Afghanistan,
    I am a german scientist working on the topic of drug production and trafficking here in Central Asia and You kept me always well informed about what is going on with my "friends" overseas. Again, Thank You very much! Alles Gute und viel Glück!
    M.

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    1. Hola Afghanistan...
      wow I would have loved to interview you...

      Stay safe..
      Paz

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  74. the new layout of the site is wack

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    1. I know ,,,,right?
      but the comments format is cool, replies go to the person intended.
      but where is the like button?

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  75. Eres hermosa y muy bonitos ojos.

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  76. I emailed you chivis.......K

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  77. You were my second stop every day. I am lost.

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    1. Chivis his/her first stop was porn sites so it's understandable lol!

      :)

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  78. Wow I been reading BB for a while now, and never knew Chivis as woman. A good looking woman at that. You will be missed. God Bless!!!!!

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  79. we will miss u and wish u the best of luck at whatever u do in the future
    thank u so much for this bb.... u rock!!

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  80. Hey Chato/Chito

    How does one copy Spanish and when you paste it magically appears in English? You have no idea how much work it is to find an article worth posting and then translating it.

    AND GETTING NO PAY AND IS SUBJECTED TO A CHITA WHO SINGS THE COPY/PASTE SONG?

    CHIVIS, DON'T PAY ATTENTION TO A GUY WHO PARKS HIS CAR ON HIS LAWN IN FRONT OF HIS SHITTY HOUSE.

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    1. It's ok, I know he really loves me, just trying to ruffle my feathers...

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  81. CHIVIS, thank you so much for what you've done. from a texas firefighter i can tell you that here at our fire station we would read everything you put on here, thank you for always speaking the truth when many were scared to do so. You're an insperation to many of us. Youre job makes mine look easy :) we will continue to follow you and look forward to you're future, from many firefighters here in san antonio. THANK YOU CHIVIS

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  82. The best to u chivis from phx az 602!

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  83. Oh wow, thanks so much. I LOVE firefighters! Especially one fire captain, who began as a fighter, then an engineer, now a captain.

    My Son!

    Abrazos!

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    1. wow that is a great accomplishment, congratulations to you're son ( my brother in battle) im currently an engineer and one day god willing will reach captain, and some day chief. hope we can stay in touch, lots of hugs from each one of us here at the station.

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    2. I hope the world will know you as "Chief"...
      My son has made several trips into Mexico for one of my projects or another, he always brings station Tee shirts to give to the Bomberos, and it is always his first stop. His station is smack on the border, they can see Mexico from upstairs.

      I don't know if you guys ever visit your Mexican counter parts, but the Bomberos really love it. they have nothing, and are paid so little that when their efforts are recognized it means a lot. At Christmas they bring my Santa to my posadas. The first year Santa almost fell off the truck when making a turn. Santa almost died in front of 1500 children. The horror of it all

      Besos

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    3. that is a great thing that you're son does for our brothers in mexico, i visit the stations in eagle pass just to share stories and help out when needed. we would love to help out our brothers in mexico. it is a horrible thing that such bravery goes unrecognized. please reach out to me so that we can organize something to help them,

      pobre santa, glad nothing was worse. hugs from all lof us. :)

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  84. How many times do you plan on saying goodbye and announce that your leaving? I think its fair to say these atrocities were never about you so stop with the theatrics.

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    1. How lonely you must be. Carrying around so much unfounded hate anger and prejudice; preconceived opinion that is not based on reason, it saddens me, I sincerely mean that.

      I will be gone soon, then if you feel the need just print out my foto and toss a few darts, I honestly hope it helps.

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    2. 12:08 pm You need not be disrespectful.

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    3. C'mon man! Let Chivis leave in peace. jerk

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    4. Anonymous @ 12.08pm. You are so nasty. Your post is untrue and unnecessary.
      Chivis - I have only just read your leaving - so sorry to hear this. Will post my appreciation in forum.

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    5. CHIVIS..
      Girl,i understand you will always fight your own corner,but ignore that silly little tart,surely clowns like that don't get you down?Man,is he in the minority or what,there are always going to be jealous haters and bitter loser's.They never learn from there own mistakes and opinions,in short,you know they are in a tiny minority and the majority appreciate what you have done here at BB,and in closing..Be cool Chivis and be healthy,ye eard me girl...

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    6. October 27, 2014 at 12:08 PM
      Hey motherfucker.......As many times as she wishes.
      "I think its fair to say"many wouldn't hear about atrocities in Mexico if it weren't for Chivis and BB....You fuckin idiot,if it weren't for her there would BE NO BB...Why are you even posting on BB?
      You are that fuckin stupid you try and be a smart-ass with the person who has kept BB ALIVE for a long time and now that she is going it may still fold up?Whoever you are man,just fuck off with your tired bitter shit..... Its not her fault your a prick

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    7. Fuck off balloon head,no-one cares what you think,go back to the sex shop Quasimodo

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    8. Wow, and I thought I had issues, this guy makes me feel almost normal. Chivis, I apologize for writing Chivas, I'm the guy that's going to make your acction figure and doesn't want you to expose yourself. Listen to your daughter, you win, if you live to fight another day, I live in ground in ground, zero and I'm a gringo. I have to be carefully also.

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    9. LMAO. Everyone is such a tough guy on the internet. Chivis, you are the best and you will be missed.

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    10. no apology needed for the chivas spelling. Truth be told gowning up by entire family called me chivis but in my young mind I thought it must be another form of Chivas. Astoundingly I never asked why everyone called me goats, I just figured it was because of my skinny legs :)

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  85. Thank you for everything Chivis! I always enjoyed reading BB posts to stay informed about the situation in the US/México border. I wish you and your family the best in life and God Bless you. This old US Army Veteran from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas sure is going to miss reading your posts. Take care! I wish you and your love ones everlasting happiness. ��

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  86. Cual es tu edad hermosa.

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  87. dang chivis if thats a pic of you, you're really good looking! haha i always thought you were an old man for some reason with that name haha

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  88. Surprised texasgrandma aint around anymore. Y Havana ya no esta?

    -Junius

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  89. The "drug war" was concocted in hell by SATAN himself and foisted upon the world by an American President who was a member of the Illuminatti.

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  90. Sad that you will leave this Forum , I always enjoyed read you and the others articles , wish you the best God bless you Chivis we will miss you

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  91. Hey Chivis , I was reading on FB a ex Navy who want to get all the marines and try to get the marine that was in Mexican jail , I read him so many times it's anger about the US Government not doing enough to get him out of jail , so one day I send him a message and say to him to read and article you post about that story and after that he quit posting it's anger about that , that was one of the many god stories you always post on this Forum , thanks

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  92. Chivas, always gonna be fucktards, like 12:08PM, trying to ruffle feathers when something significant happens, like your departure. Best of luck in your future endeavors. You will be missed.

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  93. Dear Chivis,Im from turkey and I've been watching this place for 2 years..I learned a lot this platform..the cruelty of life,everything of life ..I'm sorry you go! We love you!Please be careful.I wish everyone as brave as you though.Thank u very much chivis.You're great man!! Dont forget please..
    Sincerely :Alp Lascano

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  94. Chivis I apologize for my comments I really do appreciate your work. Thanks for everything.

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    1. no apology necessary! I teased you back, I really did not give it much thought.

      I did not know WTH the comment was, about talking about the house. I was thinking it was someone knowing you and giving you crap. But then I saw how the person saw the foto. Nice car BTW, ours is black I like red better. Paz

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  95. Thank you Chivis for all your hard work. Good luck on your journey. I wish you the best and may you stay safe.

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  96. Just letting you know Compa my house is not a piece of shit. At least I have my own house paisa.

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  97. Dearest Chivis,
    You make me believe people can be beautiful both on the inside and the outside equally! Such keen eyes and a warm smile for a strong, determined, graceful, caring and intelligent humanitarian, who sidelines as a kick-international-press-butt reporter! I wanted to echo a few other posters and state that for me, just a journalism school major, you have taught more than any of my university courses. Chivis, you showed me through example about the strength of character real reporting requires. I have soaked up with great admiration your personal ethics by reading your posts in the comments and on forum. I often find myself, when tired and dreading writing about another atrocity, reminding myself that if Chivis can do it, so can I. Thank you for sharng these gifts at great danger to yourself and those you care for. I hope this new phase of life you are entering is filled with family and friends celebrating with one another in love and safty.
    Bless you and thank you again,
    Your JSchool Student

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    1. Awwwwww, white stained blouse! Big love sent to you, Your first comment was one of my faves, I shared with close friends and my daughter.

      Abrazos

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  98. You done a great service Chivis. Thank you for all the informative articles. God bless your future!

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  99. Everyone will miss you chivis. I read BB everyday.

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  100. You're the bomb Chivis. Several of my friends were in Sinaloa State Prison in the late 60's. Of course, I visited twice each week and got to know the system and the 7 gringos incarcerated and many other big hats. Some amazing stories, but, suffice it to say, that at the end of the day, this kind of evil and gratuitous violence was not condoned. This was before the reign of Presidente Escheverria. Tough times when the police chief of Mazatlan cruised into the police chief headquarters in my incarcerated friend bathtub Porsche. Yea, the mordida was a must and he required my friend to play a song for him on his guitar, but the evilness was not there. Things have changed so much in the Mexico I love and pray for. You are a beacon of hope for those that love United Mexican States. Justice and peace will prevail. Muchas Gracias

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  101. Although I understandably knew this day would come soon, I am still so sad. There are few people that have left a lasting impression on me and you are one of them. You seem to honest, loyal, humble, hard working, caring and most of all, a passionate person whom I would love to shake hands with some day (or give you a hug!) Your selflessness gave us so much. Will miss you -but happy for you as well...

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  102. You guys need to stop it ! Stop pretending she was just some kick-ass journalist . She copied and pasted 90% of her articles . Numerous spelling and other grammatical errors and you guys are acting like you are saying goodbye to Barbara Walters . Give me a break! Don't worry , "Chivis" , I know u won't approve this statement . Anyone that has anything negative to say about your writing skills has not one chance to voice their opinion . Its obvious that you don't care about quality work . Yes, you covered great material , but that material would always lose it's luster because of your pitiful writing skills . Goodbye and good riddance

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    1. I agree I was never a kick ass journalist. Never intended to be a kick ass journalist.

      Will you please email me? chivis.martinez@hushmail.com
      I would like to talk one on one and explain why I am here and you can shed light on what makes you so angry and why you read my material in the first place.

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    2. 11:49 AM,
      How can you critisize this brave woman's work with terrible grammer and punctuation in one anonymous comment? I submit you let those of us who appreciate this humble humanitarian celebrate her while you take a few proofreading courses. If you are so passionate about editing, the best place to start is most often your own writing.
      Thanks,
      Those of us who are actually involved in journalism.

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  103. Hey folks!!!
    I am overwhelmed by emails :)
    I promise to read everyone of them...but as it stands I have over 800 to wade through and more coming in.

    Help me by typing "want to help" in the subject if that is the case, I will read those first. but I will read all of them

    thank you, and I am sure with all the help BB will be continuing and this will be a good thing, you will see!

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  104. Chivis. Thanks for providing an unbiased source of information where we can read up on what's been happening in our home country. You really opened my eyes and educated me on the struggles my country is Going through. Good luck and much success in your next venture.

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  105. Want to help....#11:49...You may be wrong, but you are wrong with conviction...which makes for a good small minded demagogue. I do not share your point of view and I read many Mexican and U.S. papers. For me, one of Chivis' gifts is that she(?)languages a subject matter that I, and many others, care greatly about. She does it in away that pays careful attention to the context and nuances of the event. She has never held herself out to be a literary savant. She has more 'skin in the game' than most and her 'sweat equity' has brought moments of clarity for many of us. Respectfully, I believe you need to adjust your medication level.

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