Andy Tenido

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Albuquerque Hosted a Dumb Police Shooting Contest

The same department responsible for killing 27 people in the past four years thought it was a good idea for officers to participate in the "National Police Shooting Competition."
Andy Tenido
9.22.14
News

Israelis and Palestinians Think the Israel-Palestine Peace Talks Are Boring and Futile

It seems the entire internet is extremely pessimistic about the new round of John Kerry-brokered peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians. But seeing as most people online don't have a decent grasp on the situation, I decided to find out what...
Andy Tenido
8.13.13
News

Dodging Water Cannons and Sound Bombs at Israel's Catastrophe Day

I arrived in Jerusalem on Nakba Day. Nakba (a word that translates as "catastrophe") Day commemorates the 750,000 Palestinians who were forced from their homes when Israel became a state in 1948. I expected shit to get wild, but the speed with which...
Andy Tenido
5.17.13
News

Dancing Idiots, Rubber Bullets, and Candy Floss at This Year's Passover in Hebron

The city of Hebron in the occupied West Bank is a pretty bizarre place at the best of times. But the recent Passover festival held by Jewish settlers living on the Palestinian land was easily among the most surreal things I've seen in a region that...
Andy Tenido
4.18.13
Travel

I Couchsurfed with Settlers in the Holy Land

A couple of months ago, my friend was on a rant (albeit, a very coherent one) about how CouchSurfing's website supports Zionism by allowing settlers in the West Bank to list their location as "Judea and Samaria"—the Israeli name for most of the...
Andy Tenido
2.6.13