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Deported Veterans Living In Mexico, And Carmen Tafolla Celebrates Women Through Poetry

Chris Eudaily
TPR News
Author Carmen Tafolla reads from her latest poetry book, "Rebozos," at the Texas Public Radio studios.

The story of how U.S. military veterans who are deported after committing crimes are living across the border. And a conversation with internationally-renowned author and San Antonio Poet Laureate Carmen Tafolla about her new art and poetry book, "Rebozos."

U.S. Veterans 'Banished' to Mexico

The Veteran's Day holiday this weekend reminded people of the sacrifices made by members of our military. However, there is a group of people who served their country and then, after their military service, committed a crime and were deported. From our Fronteras Desk, Erin Siegal talks to U.S. military veterans living near Tijuana.

Author Carmen Tafolla on Her New Book, Rebozos

Internationally-renowned author Carmen Tafolla just premiered her new poetry and art book Rebozos. It captures women's common experiences through the use of the rebozo or large scarf. The National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies has said her work "gives voice to the peoples and cultures of this land."

Tafolla was born and raised on San Antonio’s West Side. This year, Mayor Julián Castro named her San Antonio’s first Poet Laureate. Tafolla visited the Texas Public Radio studios and spoke with TPR's Crystal Chavez.