Effort Seeks to Officially Link Jackson and Tlaxcala, Mexico, as Sister Cities

Jackson and Tlaxcala share similar geography, weather and deep connections between their residents.
Nancy Marquina
Nancy Marquina was born and raised in Jackson before moving back to her parents’ home city of Tlaxcala at 16. She said she’s always felt torn between her dual identities as both American and Mexican. (Courtesy of Nancy Marquina)

by | Feb 25, 2021 | Immigration, News


(Courtesy of Andrés Carreón)

A large portion of Jackson’s Latino community can trace their origins back to the Mexican state of Tlaxcala. In many ways, Jackson and Tlaxcala are already sisters, sharing similar landscapes, weather and deep connections between their residents. But now there’s a movement led by local activist Alyson Spery to make the two communities official diplomatic sisters.

Listen above to hear KHOL’s Will Walkey interview Spanish-language reporter Alicia Unger about her reporting on the effort, followed by Unger’s full story in Spanish.



Nancy Marquina

Marquina pictured in Tlaxcala. (Courtesy of Nancy Marquina)


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About Alicia Unger

Born in Mexico City, Alicia is a multi-platform journalist with more than 20 years of experience in radio and television. As a news producer, anchor and reporter, Alicia has earned several Emmy nominations and awards. Currently, she also serves as KHOL's Spanish-language correspondent.

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