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Looks legit — Korean-style carnitas tacos con kimchi. All I ever got on camping trips was mosquito bites and poison ivy.

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Hey kids! Here comes the Mexican ice cream man! Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band know what’s cool. In Spanglish!

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Make ‘pineapple and pork’ tacos the New Zealand way (video)

by Barney Asada July 20, 2017 Cultura
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Mexican-style food products maker Tio Pablo, in New Zealand, shows us how to make “pork and pineapple tacos” using their Mayan Gold chile powder and mango salsa picante. PRO TIP: “Coriander” = cilantro.

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Paola crossed the border as a 5-year old – this is her story (video)

by Andalé Mono July 20, 2017 El Now
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Paola crossed the border into America at the age of 5, wading through the deep Rio Grande river with strangers and being arrested by ICE. She talks about the challenges of growing up undocumented in America, and the increasing tension immigrants are facing since the election.

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La Cucaracha: Trump’s fake voter commission wants your info (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 19, 2017 Cartoons
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Everything old is new again, like Loteria cards for Millennials (toons)

by Chale Knickerbocker July 19, 2017 Cartoons
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Guatemalan artist Mike Alfaro is the creator of “Millennial Lotería” — updated Lotería cards for a “new generation.”

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La Cucaracha: The Gospel according to Hobby Lobby (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 18, 2017 Cartoons
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Got tortillas? Avocados? Galaxy slime? Hydra steak? Let’s make burritos!

by Barney Asada July 18, 2017 Cultura
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Mexican creator Evelyn Ramsburgh shows us how a green space alien makes burritos. Tortillas we have. Avocados ditto. The slime may be hard to source locally however.

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The most popular names in California? Garcia, Hernandez, y Lopez

by Especial Correspondents July 17, 2017 Cultura
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We’ve been mocking Ancestry’s DNA test commercials for a while because we can. Ancestry also has a lot of vital data from its members and research, like what surnames are most popular in the 50 states. Turns out California tops Texas in the Reconquista; the most popular names in Califas are Garcia, Hernandez and Lopez. […]

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The Zoot Suits you are looking for are in Ciudad Juarez (photos)

by EDDIE ALMOST July 17, 2017 Cultura
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Just across the Rio Grande from El Paso is Ciudad Juarez, where suits are still zoot and chucos are still suave. Photographer Francesco Giusti shared his Ciudad Juarez photos with Roads and Kingdoms and we’re sharing some with you.

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The Beandocks: Towards a more civil discussion of TrumpCare (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 14, 2017 Cartoons
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History of the World Part I: The French Revolution (Mel Brooks video)

by EL CHAPEAU July 14, 2017 Cultura

Academy award-winning filmmaker Mel Brooks recreated the poverty and despair that led to the French Revolution in his 1981 documentary History of the World Part I.

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Feliz Día de la Bastilla a nuestros amigos franceses en ‘Casablanca’

by CALLE D. CINEMA July 14, 2017 Cultura
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The Nazis are all, “Hey let’s sing our Nazi song!” but the freedom-loving Frenchies hanging out at Rick’s Cafe in Casablanca are all, like, “Non. Non! NON!”

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The French Revolution . . . In A Nutshell (video)

by CHE POUPON July 14, 2017 Cartoons
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You say you want a Revolution? You know you’ll maybe lose your head. In this episode of History in a Pinche Nutshell, the French king, the Nobility, the Clergy and the Peasants move into This Modern World as the Dangerous Ideas of the Enlightenment turn the old order in La France upside down. Also, gillotines.

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Trump Russia Scandal Makes Attorneys Great Again (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 13, 2017 Cartoons
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Mezcal: It’s not just for Mexicans anymore (NPR audio)

by CRUDO MENUDO July 13, 2017 Audio
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More and more Americans are getting into mezcal, and that’s good news for a new generation of artisanal farmers and producers. NPR reports:

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Tennis on the US/Mexican border is not all fun and games (video)

by Lucida Grandé July 13, 2017 Cultura
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Swedish sportswear brand Björn Borg orchestrated a tennis match on the US/Mexican border with one player on each side, half the court on Mexican soil and the other half in El Norte. Things didn’t work out exactly like they planned. [Tennis Across Borders by Klaus Thymann.]

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San Diego devises 10-dimensional grid to evaluate burritos (video)

by Barney Asada July 13, 2017 Cultura
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At a recent Ignite San Diego session — where you get 20 slides and five minutes — presenter Scott Cole described his systematic evaluation of the burritos of San Diego using ten dimensions of awesomeness.

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