Humanity Has No Border on La Frontera : Alt.Latino We bring you three stories from the U.S.-Mexico border: an unlikely music festival, musician/activist La Muna, and a bullfighting training center in Texas.

Humanity Has No Border on La Frontera

Humanity Has No Border on La Frontera

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Musician/activist Natalia Serna (aka La Muna) is featured in one of the stories from the border this week. Noelle Haro-Gomez./palaabra/NAHJ hide caption

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Musician/activist Natalia Serna (aka La Muna) is featured in one of the stories from the border this week.

Noelle Haro-Gomez./palaabra/NAHJ

The U.S.-Mexico border stretches 1,954 miles from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico; the intersection of humanity along that imaginary line is very real. Beyond the headlines are stories of people who live along the border, who have arrived there from distant lands and people who live a life with one foot on either side.

We bring you three stories that hopefully will put the border in a different light: a story about a festival of music that you would not expect from the border; a musician from Colombia who has found a place for herself and her music on the southern side of the line; and a story about bullfighting, but not in the way you think.

They say it takes a village and this week we're featuring two collaborations with two stellar journalism outlets that continue to support what we do at Alt.Latino and who are producing important journalism as well.

Once again we turn to the National Association of Hispanic Journalists' digital outlet palabra to share a story that you will not see anywhere else. Alt.Latino production assistant and contributor Reanna Cruz puts some voices behind the digital story about the musician/activist La Muna.

And NPR's own digital photography outlet The Picture Show shares a great story about a bullfighting training center in Texas that was produced by freelance photojournalist Katie Hayes Luke. Be on the look out for an upcoming book from her years covering the young people learning the ancient art that one trainee called "20 minutes of absolute truth."