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Delivered to graduating seniors and their families at Pomona College’s Class Day

It’s great to be here today
to recognize you all in this way
I want to be here fully in celebration
but I can’t without first naming some realizations
I offer these reflections
with all humility
in the lessons you’ve taught me, class of 2017
Please know, I didn’t set out to rhyme
that’s just how the words flowed this time
The severity of the issues remain
I just speak them with little academic refrain [Mas…]

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The tacos at Taqueria El Califa in Mexico City are for everyone – paisas, gueros y morenos tambien. All together now: WORLD PEACE AND TACO GREASE!

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Guanajuato, MX attorney Antonio Battaglia says Trump toilet paper will be in stores before the end of the year, and 30% of the profits will go to groups that support migrants, according to CNN Mexican affiliate Expansion.

The lawyer registered the trademark in 2015.

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(PNS reporting from PALOS VERDES, CA) Beloved aquatic family member Goldie Han Solo was remembered for her cheerful demeanor and active lifestyle at a tearful funeral ceremony in the Solo family’s back yard here Tuesday.

Goldie, believed to be four years old (photo), apparently died of asphyxiation and/or dehydration after she leaped from her fishbowl Monday night around 11:37 PM. That’s when a small earthquake (3.5 Richter) shook this suburban Los Angeles community, according to the U.S. Geological Service.

Her teeny, shiny body was discovered on the floor of Reyna Solo’s bedroom at 7 AM Tuesday by family member Gilda Solis-Chihuahua Solo, who awakened 8-year-old Reyna with loud whimpering and assertive licking. Reyna and Gilda, a Canine-American, had both slept through the temblor; Goldie, not so much.

Reyna attempted mouth-to-mouth resuscitation but Goldie was already stiff and dry, swimming in that fish pond in the sky. [Mas…]

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This may be the prettiest tamales video ever

by Barney Asada May 25, 2017 Cultura
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Evenuelto en Hojas in Quintana Roo specializes in tamales made with amor, and atole. How can you go wrong? [Video by Mariana de la Rosa.]

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La Cucaracha: TrumpCare, by, and for, rich old white men (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz May 24, 2017 Cartoons
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Making tacos de lengua at Tacos Rocha in Nuevo León, MX

by Barney Asada May 24, 2017 Cultura
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In this pilot for a web series called Micro Bites spotlighting “unusual” Mexican dishes, we watch the preparation of beef tongue tacos. Eduardo Ramirez takes us along for tacos de lengua at Tacos Rocha, in Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo León, in northeast Mexico, an hour south of Laredo. Flour or corn, with a side of borracho […]

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How Do Mexicans Make Racists Afraid Again? (toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ May 24, 2017 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: The downside of self-driving cars (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz May 22, 2017 Cartoons
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Little Pedro and the Street Singers explain ‘Spanish America’ (video)

by Soy Capitan May 22, 2017 Audio
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In “Spanish America”, supposed kid singers explain how tortillas are corn bread and frijoles are what’s for lunch: From the Children’s Record Guild 78, released circa early 1950s. With David Pfeffer as Pedro, also with Sally Sweetland, Earl Rogers, Lee Sweetland, Denise Alexander and David Anderson. Music by Miguel Sandoval. Story by L. Paris.

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R. Crumb: Trumpo the Clown in ‘Decisions Decisions’ (toon)

by SEÑOR NATURAL May 17, 2017 Cartoons
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Legendary cartoonist R. Crumb is pleased to offer the latest in political tshirts — Trumpo the Clown in Decisions Decisions. PREVIOUSLY ON R. CRUMB:

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La Cucaracha: No Trump at White House Cinco de Mayo (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz May 16, 2017 Cartoons
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Can this burrito get to Super Burrito in Rockaway Beach? (video)

by Barney Asada May 16, 2017 Cultura
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As near as we can tell from this minute-long video, Super Burrito is coming soon to Rockaway Beach, Queens, on the south shore of Lon Gisland. Rockaway Beach? That’s where the Ramones used to party:

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On Cinco de Mayo, Sealy warned about ‘Taco Bed’ (video)

by Lucida Grandé May 16, 2017 Video
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On Cinco de Mayo, Sealy, the mattress company, shared this video about how a new mattress (from Sealy, of course) can help you fight the dread Taco Bed.. Srsly. You need an Al PastorPedic Mattress!

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La Cucaracha: Trump hates science but has plans for NASA (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz May 15, 2017 Cartoons
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London’s Mestizo Mexican Market: Serapes, calacas, y salsas (video)

by Andalé Mono May 15, 2017 Cultura
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Stuck in London without a rebozo? Salsa-less in Soho? Caught without a calaca? Stop by the Mestizo Mexican Market — next door to Mestizo Restaurant & Tequila Bar on Hampstead Road in Kings Cross — for all your arte, comida, y ropas requirements.

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