chipotlewallWhen we last visited the Chipotle Mexican Grill saga, the issue was the inability of the food chain to find any Latino writers to feature on their writer-decorated packaging.

Have they learned? An observant blogger and Mayan art geek in Philadelphia visited a Center City Chipotle Mexican Grill location and did a quick double-take when he saw the bas-relief artwork on the walls.

Here’s how University of Pennsylvania grad student Taylor Jones tells the story: [Mas…]

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See this painting that is supposed to depict the first Thanksgiving? It’s wrong wrong wrong. What really went on at that epic feast so long ago? We’ve got eight little-known factoids right here:

8. The frozen string beans in the casserole were past their sell-by date

7. Pilgrim Zephaniah Winslow = silent but deadly

6. Squanto’s succotash was really takeout from Dave & Busters [Mas…]

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We couldn’t be prouder! Congratulations to one of America’s best bands, East Los homeboys Los Lobos, on accepting the Latin Recording Academy Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award last night.

Which video to feature? How about Kiko and the Lavender Moon from the tour-de-force album of the same name, “one of the best albums ever recorded.”*

* Comic Saenz. November 20, 2014.

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thistallPresident Barack Obama will defy Republican haters tonight and reveal “executive actions” to “fix the broken immigration system.”

Our sources at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue have shared a copy of the 5 PM EST speech and we can now reveal the Pocho Ocho top immigration reforms you’ll hear in the President’s address to the Nation:

8. If Central American child refugees can pat their heads and rub their tummies at the same time, they can cut in line.

7. Families of DREAMers are OK to stay if they mow the lawn.

6. Badges, stinking or otherwise, no longer needed. [Mas…]

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tacogradientThe Unicode Consortium — the international group that sets tech specs so people around the world can use computers in any language — is considering the addition of new “emoji” next year, and one of them may be the computer code to display a taco.

The consortium published this illustration on their blog so everyone knows that’s what they taco about, the traditional Mexican dish composed of a corn or wheat tortilla folded or rolled around a filling.

The Atlantic reports:

This time next year, facing your phone’s keyboard and searching for just the right emoji, you may have some new characters at your disposal. [Mas…]

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gussalvadorGustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano steps back into the video limelight to ponder the question: Why do Mexicans (and Mexican-Americans) and Salvadorans (and Salvadoran-Americans) hate each other so much? Is it because Salvadoran horchata is better than Mexican horchata? And the fact that pupusas kick gorditas’ culinary nalgas? Or are they just following an age-old American tradition of hatin’ on the newbies that goes back at least to Benjamin Franklin? [Mas…]

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Pocho Ocho top Tweets Dave & Buster’s planned to send next

by Especial Correspondents November 19, 2014 El Now
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The Twitterverse exploded with charges of racism yesterday following pork-pushing restauranteurs Dave & Buster’s #TacoTuesday Tweet fail. (Photo of Tweet, since deleted from the company’s timeline.) Even pimp-my-product professional journal AdWeek was pained by the chain’s gigantic boner: And your massive brand Twitter fail of the day goes to … Dave & Buster’s!

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Jon Stewart: How Obama’s amnesty shreds the Constitution (video)

by Andalé Mono November 19, 2014 El Now
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With the midterm election over, President Obama’s plan to use his executive powers to ease immigration issues for DREAMers, Central American refugees and others has Republicans up in arms about so-called “amnesty.” Obama is “shredding the Constitution,” they claim, and even Mitt Romney, for Pete’s sake, has to remind Obama that he, Obama, is a […]

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Mexican government sees no 43, hears no 43, speaks…. (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA November 19, 2014 Cartoons
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He won ‘La Loteria,’ but can he leave his regrets in the DR? (video)

by EDUARDO BURRO November 19, 2014 Cultura
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While waiting for his plane to leave the Dominican Republic and immigrate to America, Augusto Ramirez recalls the three biggest regrets of his life.

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La Cucaracha: Where were Latinos on Election Day? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz November 18, 2014 Cartoons
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Breaking: New Latino Christmas cereals from Kellogg’s

by HABLO PICASSO November 18, 2014 Cartoons
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Look for Jesu Krispis, Guada Loops and Tade0s on store shelves soon! [Click to enlarge.]

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UFO/OVNI buzzes nuclear power plant in Veracruz, Mexico (video)

by ZORRO MULDER November 18, 2014 El Now
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An Unidentified Flying Object/Objeto Volador No Identificado flew over a nuclear power plant in Veracruz, Mexico two weeks ago. It was not the first time. Why are they here? What do they want? Let’s ask the Inquistor:

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Charlie Chicken, Canine Artist: A Puerto Rican perro in NYC (video)

by Andalé Mono November 18, 2014 Cultura
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He’s only a small town dog from Puerto Rico, scoffers say. But seriously, can Charlie Chicken, Canine Artist, make it in the uber competitive New York artistic scene? Charlie’s creations (his mixed media are poop and urine) are regularly featured all across Brooklyn, the short documentary explains.

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La Cucaracha: Take up the White Man’s Blankets (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz November 17, 2014 Cartoons
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Breaking: U.S. perverted peaceful Mexi-Drone robot plan

by Comic Saenz November 17, 2014 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from LOS ANGELES) Newly-uncovered video confirms allegations that the U.S. Government stole and perverted POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz’s 1998 plan to use remote-controlled robots (now called drones) for peaceful purposes. The short informational piece, which Alcaraz made for the United States Department of Labor, aired only once — on local access cable TV […]

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Mexico sets Diet Coke + Mentos mass eruption record (video)

by Barney Asada November 17, 2014 El Now
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Cheering throngs in the Mexican city of Leon, Guanajuato, set a new Guinness world record Saturday as 4,334 simultaneous “geysers” erupted, caused by combining Mentos breath mints with Diet Coke. The previous record was 2,865 diurnal emissions, set in the Philippines.

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Rosebud Sioux Nation: Keystone XL Pipeline Vote is ‘Act of War’

by Moctezuma Cortés November 17, 2014 El Now
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Last week’s vote to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline by the Republican-controlled United States House of Representatives constitutes an “act of war” and a “death warrant,” according to the South Dakota Rosebud Sioux (Lakota) Nation, Lakota Voice Rez News reported Friday. Tribal President Cyril L. Scott rebuked the House, according to Rez News: The […]

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It’s beginning to look a lot like … (toon)

by Comic Saenz November 14, 2014 Cartoons
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La MIGRA uses drones to patrol 50% of the Mexico border (video)

by Lucida Grandé November 14, 2014 El Now
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Nearly half the US-Mexican border is now patrolled by Border Patrol Predator B2 drones, according to the Associated Press, and the government plans to expand the strategy to the Canadian border.

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Mex techno duo in luchador masks rocks NYC subway station (video)

by QUESO QUESEM November 14, 2014 Cultura
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The band is called Chango and they played Wednesday in the Delancey Street Station in Lower Manhattan.

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The Geronimo Hotshots are on the front line of fire (video)

by Barney Asada November 14, 2014 Cultura
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“That’s what we want them to remember. ‘Those guys are Apaches. And they came in here and put the fire out.’” The Geronimo Hotshots are on the Front Line of Fire combines hot GoPro fire footage with interviews of the forest firefighters from the San Carlos Apache Reservation in southeastern Arizona.

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