primos“Wow, it’s so cool you can speak Spanish,” people tell me after they hear me on the phone with my mom.

I say thanks and try to shrug it off, but I worry that letting them think that gives a mistaken impression.

I mean, yes. I can speak Spanish.

My parents taught me Spanish when I was growing up in California because it was the only language they had to give.

Like a lot of children of immigrants, I grew up in a Mexican immigrant bubble – my tias and tios spoke only Spanish. My baby primos spoke Spanish with me when we watched Plaza Sesamo and ate conchitas. [Mas…]

mexicanemojistopMexican artist Eduardo Salles (Tumblr: Cinismo Ilustrado – El Espiritu de los cinicos) created some awesome new Mexican emojis. See that foot stepping on the poopy-head emoji? That’s just the beginning! :-) [Mas…]


A quote from Frida Kahlo inspired this video by Lillian Santacrose: [Mas…]

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pocholiptatPOCHO’s newly-designated Kansas massage therapist Berny Damian Hernandez emailed us a selfie Thursday and wrote:

I had this tattoo done nine years ago; just decided to share. I’m glad somebody else is using this word proudly! ¡Orale!

diggingdonaldOriginally published by the San Diego Free Press.


Heute gibt es meinen mexikanischen Mais Salat in der Version mit Bulgur als Rezept für euch. Der Salat ist so einfach selber zu machen, den bekommt jeder Trottel hin 😉

Das schöne ist noch, dass ihr diesen Salat das ganze Jahr machen könnt da er asaisonal ist.

Hier findet ihr das Rezept

La Cucaracha: Asada is the new black (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 30, 2015 Cartoons
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When in Egypt, walk like an Egyptian with KALBAZ TACO (video)

by Bronco del Camino July 30, 2015 Cultura
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Kalbaz Taco. It’s what’s for snack. From Egypt Foods Group, A World of Snacks.

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…And that’s how the Mexicans make fish tacos, Skippy (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE July 30, 2015 Cultura
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And that’s how they make fish tacos in Centla, in the state of Tabasco, on the Gulf Coast, in southeast Mexico.

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Quitapenas ❤️ Cali’s Inland Empire: ‘Valle Moreno’ (video)

by Soy Capitan July 29, 2015 Cultura
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Just so we’re all on the same page, let’s agree on terminology: Quitapenas is a band of SoCal homies. The Inland Empire is the nickname for Southern Califas east of Los Angeles. Moreno Valley (Valle Moreno) is a city in the IE. In addition, Quitapenas makes the following assertions about Valle Moreno. Dark Valley is:

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Grammar vigilantes are on a mission to correct Quito graffiti (photos)

by Estefania Zavala July 29, 2015 Cultura
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They may not be the heroes that Ecuador needs or deserves but they sure do get pissed off when you don’t know where a comma goes. Since January, vigilantes in Quito, Ecuador have been correcting mistakes in the city’s graffiti. These guerillas use stencils cut from pizza boxes to add commas, question marks and, ah […]

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La Cucaracha: The shocking secret of El Chapo’s tunnel (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 28, 2015 Cartoons

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Area executive thinks about delicious lunch torta all day long

by Estefania Zavala July 28, 2015 El Now
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(PNS reporting from LAREDO) District III Regional Supervisor Pablo Gutierrez, 35, could not wait for yesterday’s pinche lunch break to begin so he could buy a firme torta at Joaquin’s Lonchera. “Tortas were all I could think about,” the middle management exec told PNS Monday evening. “I mean, when Andy from Financing handed me all those reports, I […]

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El Chapo joins El Donald as Mexican piñata (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés July 28, 2015 Cultura
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If beating zee caca out of a Donald Trump piñata is too last week, perhaps mademoiselle would like our newest creation, Piñata El Chapo.

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In Honolulu, TacoCat pops-up awesome Korean tacos (video)

by Barney Asada July 28, 2015 Cultura
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Welcome to TacoCat, a crowd-funded Korean street pop-up in Honolulu, where everyone enjoys “food, flavor, fun and meow!” On the Twitter, they’re @TacoCatHI.

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La Cucaracha: No justice, no peas (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 27, 2015 Cartoons
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Hello, gringos! Eat like a Mexican (but we won’t say that) [video]

by JEFE BOYARDEE July 27, 2015 Cultura
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Wow. There is this seasoning, Cappy, and you too, Kirsten and Brooke – there is this TAJIN seasoning for your fruit AND veggies! Spicy! Salty! Lime! Totes, like, amazeballs! It adds a ZING! to everything! I wonder where they get these ideas? PREVIOUSLY ON TAJIN:

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Visiting Belgrade, Serbia? Mexico is so close! In Burrito! (photos)

by Barney Asada July 27, 2015 Cultura
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Pictures speak a thousand (very orange) palabras, and when it comes to words, we can’t do any better than the self-penned description of Burrito, a Mexican restaurant in Belgrade, Serbia, in the former Yugoslavia, right by the Nikolai Tesla Museum (see map below):

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Welcome to Hotel Caesar’s, Tijuana! Enjoy your salad (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN July 27, 2015 Cultura
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The family of Caesar Cardini still owns and runs Hotel Caesar’s in Tijuana, where Caesar Salad was invented. Did you know Caesar’s original recipe calls for lime juice, not lemon? Lima, not limon? ¡Que Mexicano!

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