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The Smithsonian’s Latino Virtual Museum is there as a beautiful Monarch butterfly completes its annual migration to the Sierra Madre in Mexico.

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[You can buy a shirt or print featuring this brand-new character from Jake’s modern Mexican codex at the chingon Jake Prendez website.]

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Amarillo by Ana Pérez López considers the banana, a fruit that has been part of our cultural history for centuries and is now threatened by extinction through monocropping and a looming epidemic. López is an MFA candidate at CalArts.

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Mexico has its share of stories about the little people known as chaneque (Nahuatl) and alux (Maya).

Their appearance varies; sometimes they look like children, other times they have animal-like or deformed extremities, or are reported wearing traditional garb native to the area. [Mas…]

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Miami Latina running for Congress took a trip on a UFO (video)

by ZORRO MULDER October 19, 2017 El Now
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Three tall, blonde-haired space aliens kidnapped her and took her for a ride in their UFO, which was controlled by quartz rocks, she said. Now Republican entrepreneur Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera (pictured with non-alien tall blonde — we think) is seeking the GOP nomination for Florida’s 27th Congressional District. The NY Post has some deets:

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Pork People Present: A Puerto Rican’s Michoacan-style carnitas

by Barney Asada October 19, 2017 Cultura
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The National Pork Board wants you to eat more of “the other white meat” and got Puerto Rico-born, Miami-based, Asian-gastropub-owning chef José Mendín to share how he makes Michoacan-style pork carnitas. We’re surprised by his use of condensed milk in the recipe, but that shows why we’re not a five-time James Beard Award nominee and […]

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La Cucaracha: Border wall bolstered with new warnings (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 18, 2017 Cartoons
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Asian Mex food chain partners with Google for burritos by drone (video)

by CAPTAIN JACK October 18, 2017 Cultura
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Oz-based taqueria chain Guzman y Gomez sells Mexican food on the other side of the world. Project Wing, a subsidiary of Alphabet (Google’s parent company), is working on local delivery drone copters. It was a match made in heaven. Read more at Guzman y Gomez’ website.

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Another one rides the bus (toon)

by Cartoonistas October 18, 2017 Cartoons
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[We’re not positive, but we think this mashup is by I AM CRAVING YOU. So thanks!]

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Before America went crazy, Uncle Sam welcomed immigrants (audio)

by Especial Correspondents October 18, 2017 Audio
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Before World War II, the American government cranked up the propaganda machine to WELCOME immigrants with a Sunday afternoon radio program from the INS called I’m An American. Sara Laskow reports for NPR’s All Things Considered. Here’s the show with immigration posterboy and refugee from the Nazis Albert Einstein:

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La Cucaracha: No one had better come for my guns! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 17, 2017 Cartoons
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N.J. teacher says ‘Speak American’; Students say: ‘Adios!’ (video)

by Especial Correspondents October 17, 2017 Cultura
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Students walked out of class after an ignorant high school teacher in New Jersey told a Latina student to “speak American” last week.

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La Cucaracha: Latino Heritage Month Highlights 2017 (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 16, 2017 Cartoons
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Schoolhouse Mock! Music Video: I am a slave, yes I’m only a slave

by FREDERICK DOUGLASS October 16, 2017 Cartoons
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From the The Roots and crew at black-ish, this Schoolhouse Rock! inspired video celebrates our proud Southern Confederate Heritage through the eyes of a slave. PREVIOUSLY ON SCHOOLHOUSE MOCK:

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Los Cenzontles, David Hidalgo: Robert Palmer’s “Every Kinda People”

by Soy Capitan October 16, 2017 Cultura
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Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds) and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos team up for a fresh Chicano version of Robert Palmer’s Every Kinda People. PREVIOUSLY ON LOS CENZONTLES: Los Cenzontles: Soy Mexico-Americano (video) PREVIOUSLY ON LOS LOBOS: LOS LOBOS: Will the Wolf Survive? (original 1989 music video)

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Imagine if you will … America without immigrants (1997 toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 13, 2017 Cartoons
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The 1491s: Hell, no! My culture is not your Halloween costume (video)

by ELLEN DIO October 13, 2017 Cultura
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N8V jokesters The 1491s go to a Halloween party, and you won’t believe what happens next! [NSFW F-BOMB.] PREVIOUSLY ON THE 1491s:

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Freaky Frightful Friday #FFF: The Ahuizotl (toons)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ October 13, 2017 Cartoons
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Today’s featured creature is the ahuízotl. In the Florentine Codex, written years after the Conquista, it is described as an amphibious, medium-sized dog with a dark pelt, hands like a monkey, and a long tail with a human-like hand at the end.

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Make America Great Again – with Kid Trump! (toon)

by DAVE MACDOWELL October 13, 2017 Cartoons
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[Click here for Dave MacDowell’s excellent online gallery and arte shoppe.]

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FEMA sends its top 2-ply tech to Puerto Rico (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 12, 2017 Cartoons
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