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V.21 No.10 | 3/8/2012
Tyrus and Tiffany Toribio
Courtesy of Emily Apodaca
Tyrus and Tiffany Toribio

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Tiffany Toribio pleads guilty

In October, we spoke with Emily Apodaca, aunt of the toddler that was found buried in playground sand in 2009. Apodaca’s sister, Tiffany Toribio, had confessed to smothering her son. The article questions whether the struggling mother sent distress signals to police and city services before the child’s death.

When Marjorie Childress wrote the report for the Alibi, Toribio was undergoing psychological evaluations. Her defender, Lelia Hood, was planning to pursue a “not guilty by reason of insanity” defense.

This morning, Toribio opted instead to plead guilty to suffocating her son at Alvarado Park. She will likely do 33 years.

V.20 No.41 | 10/13/2011
Emily Apodaca holds a picture of sister Tiffany Toribio and nephew Tyrus.
Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com

News Feature

Distress Signals

Did city services miss calls for help from Tiffany Toribio and her family?

When the body of a young boy was found buried in a playground in May 2009, a shocked Albuquerque dubbed him “Baby Angel.” The search for his identity began. As the week wore on, it would gradually dawn on his aunt, Emily Apodaca, that the boy she was hearing about on the news was her own nephew, Tyrus Toribio.
V.20 No.4 |

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The Daily Word 1.28.10: Eat me, bear.

The Daily Word

Escaped inmate planned on overdosing on dope and letting bears eat him, but was stopped by voice of reason. Average weekend at Casa de Juan Oso.

Cops get take home cars back.

Bicyclist gets hit by car in northeast Albuquerque.

CYFD workers placed on leave following boy's death.

Woman claims yogurt sample tainted with bodily fluids. Another day at Casa de Juan Oso.

Student loans blamed for downturn in freshman mental health.

Taco Bell launches ad campaign to defend beef.

Woman who says she is gay faces deportation from Britain to Uganda, where, of course, they shoot gay people. Britain says she is not gay.

Hawaii bill would grant access to Obama's birth records. Effort to stop dumb ass birthers.

Shit hitting the fan in Egypt.


V.19 No.21 | 5/27/2010
A man takes a break from mopping to throw a peace sign to passing protesters in Santa Fe on May 1.
Amy Dalness
A man takes a break from mopping to throw a peace sign to passing protesters in Santa Fe on May 1.

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Vanilla ICE

SB 1070, Immigrants’ Rights, Ethnic Studies, Boycotts, a Tale of Two States

Cuba says Arizona’s SB 1070 is “racist and xenophobic.”

Obama read the law.

As New Mexico gets sucked into the storm brewing just West of us, former Republican congresswoman Heather Wilson jumps into the CYFD fray.

And if you didn’t catch it, the Alibi wrote about what it’s like in the AZ right now.

WEB EXTRAS: How New Mexico and Arizona diverged in history. And a list of who’s boycotting our neighboring state so far.

Not Albuquerque. The boycott measure in our City Council failed on a 5-4 vote. Reporter Carolyn Carlson said the Council meeting Monday was intense. Hundreds showed up to speak out against Mayor Berry’s ICE agreement, and the Council also debated rescinding it. You can watch a full video of the meeting here.

ICE, ICE Berry.

Assistant Professor Michael L. Trujillo works in Chicano Studies and American Studies at UNM. He penned his take on the law banning classes that promote “racial resentment” from Arizona public schools.

Local author Demetria Martinez wrote about the presence of the religion in the immigrants’ rights movement.


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