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Today’s episode of Sesame Street is brought to you by the letters F and U.

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Latinos pissed, aggressively emphasize America not a country

(PNS reporting from MANHATTAN) For years, Latinos have insisted that they are also “Americans.” Now, U.S. President Donald Trump plans to fine them each time they use the term.

Latin-Americans have well-known fury from being excluded from the “American” membership. Each time a U.S. citizen identifies as American, the resulting argument is more intense than deciding which abuela makes the best tamales. [Mas…]

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In December 1950, Woody Guthrie moved into the Beach Haven Apartments in Brooklyn. His landlord was Fred Trump, father of Donald. Trump’s greed and racism inspired Guthrie to write Old Man Trump.

Ryan Harvey updated that song, and made this video with Ani DiFranco and Tom Morello (RATM).

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In South Australia, a Port Noarlunga’s Tequila N Tacos video features an announcer with a “Mexican” accent. Get it right! The stereotyped fat Mexican cartoon avatar with sombrero, mustache, taco, and cerveza lacks the required serape, burro, and cactus.

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La Cucaracha: Education Secretary DeVos has alt-facts, too! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 22, 2017 El Now
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Que Taco in San Antonio serves it up Mexico City style (video)

by Barney Asada March 22, 2017 Cultura
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Que Taco taqueria on the north side of San Antonio takes its flavors from the heart of Mexico.

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Congressional Republicants search for ‘the real leaker’ (toon)

by Payton Hoegh March 22, 2017 Cartoons
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[Payton Hoegh toons regularly at Weekly Political dot com.]

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Fleet of OVNIs/UFOs shuts down Lima, Peru airport (video)

by ZORRO MULDER March 22, 2017 El Now
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The OVNIs are coming the OVNIs are coming! Two recent sightings of UFOs in formation over Lima, Peru resulted in Jorge Chávez International Airport shutting down twice. Mysterious Universe reports:

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The Beandocks: Obama admits he bugged Trump Tower (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 21, 2017 Cartoons
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Orange County pocho misses Cali tacos in NYC, opens own place (video)

by Barney Asada March 21, 2017 El Now
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When Otto Cedeno moved from Orange County to NYC for film school, he missed the California tacos he grew up with. That’s why he opened his own joint, Otto’s Tacos. [Video by Juan L. Espinal.]

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Chocolatl’s history is not so sweet (TedEd animated video)

by Andalé Mono March 20, 2017 Cartoons
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Before the 16th Century, chocolatl only existed as a bitter, foamy drink in Mesoamerica. How did we get from there to today’s chocolate candy bars? Deanna Pucciarelli traces the fascinating and often cruel history of chocolate.

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In Chicago, the Diaz Family works for the ‘American Dream’ (video)

by Barney Asada March 20, 2017 Cultura

Vegetarian Express — two locations in Chicago — is run and owned by the Diaz Family. Everyone in the familia, aside from Miguel’s wife Krystina and their two kids, is a Mexican immigrant. Some family members are documented, some are not, but they all work hard for their American Dream. What is their future during […]

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Actual Pulp Fiction: Searching for Aztec gold treasure (1905 toon)

by Especial Correspondents March 20, 2017 Cartoons
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Here’s the cover of an actual pulp fiction novelette from 1905 featuring detectives searching for the storied Aztec gold. These  paperback books were printed on the cheapest paper (pulp, like newsprint) and reflected the culture of the day. Note the Raiders of the Lost Ark style booby trap. Read more at Dime Novel Detectives, which […]

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La Cucaracha: And then they came for the taco guy (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 17, 2017 Cartoons
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The Hoop Girls: ‘I Am the Hoop, Hear Me Roar’ (video)

by María Purísima March 17, 2017 Cultura
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This is some legit Chicana spoken word shit, for reals. Lone Stars Entertainment explains:

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The San Patricio Batallón: Aztlan’s Irish heroes (4 music videos)

by Soy Capitan March 17, 2017 Cultura
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This corrido by Orange County Celtic-rock homies The Fenians tells the tragic story of the San Patricios, the St. Patrick’s Battalion. The unit of 200 mostly Catholic Irish immigrants deserted the United States Army and fought with the Mexican Army against the U.S.A. in the Mexican–American War. Scots-British post-punk The Wakes Band offer their version […]

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Neighborhood Guatch: Where to go, what to do on St. Patick’s Day

by CHALE KNICKERBOCKER, SOCIETY EDITOR March 17, 2017 Cultura
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LUCK OF THE IRISH: Look for a pot o’ gold at the end of the rainbow today at Gustavo O’Grady’s Bar y Grill on East Olmos Boulevard. The popular hangout will serve corned beef tacos, potato-stuffed chiles rellenos and beer-marinated enchilada irlanda sliders at $1 each during Happy Hour. Happy Hour, you lucky leprechauns, lasts all […]

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Here are some other things Trump read and then Tweeted (toon)

by Payton Hoegh March 17, 2017 Cartoons
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[Payton Hoegh toons regularly at Weekly Political dot com.]

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La Cucaracha: Twitler is making a list (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 16, 2017 Cartoons
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Young Latina in Virginia fed up with post-Trump racism (video)

by NORTORIOUS M.E.X. March 16, 2017 El Now
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White Americans feel free to be racist, now that Trump is president, she says. The video description on LiveLeak says this girl is in Virginia and it sure looks like the East Coast, but we’re not sure. The rest of the video? Looks and sounds legit. What do you think? [Possibly NSFW in Español.] Whatever […]

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