Andalé Mono

escalantestampThe United States Postal Service picked the 87th conference of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Wednesday in Washington, D.C. to premiere its stamp honoring Jaime Escalante, the East Los high school math teacher who was the hero of the film Stand and Deliver.

Edward J. Olmos played Escalante in the film (video below).

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In Dreaming in Tijuana deported mothers fight for immigration reform in the United States. The anguish of family separation has turned them into activists who promote the U.S. Latino vote from the Mexican side of the world’s “most transited” border. [Video via Univision.]

mexicodecotopCrank up your art deco time machine and set it for the 1930s, because Mexican tourism officials want you to come on down!

There are 3 three THREE Mexicos to visit, tu sabes:

  • Indian Mexico
  • Spanish Mexico and
  • Modern Mexico!

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We live in the land of immigrants and a Great American Melting Pot — where any kid can grow up to be president, or that’s what they wanted you to think in 1977. [Schoolhouse Rock. Music and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Vocals by Lori Lieberman. ABC-TV.]


It looks easy if you know how. Mexico City master jeweler José Luis Gonzalez Bautista fashions a silver setting for an Obsidian Heart. [Video by robertopotamo.] Need some silver work? Go straight to Plaza San Jacinto 3B, San Ángel, 01000 Álvaro Obregón, DF, México.


Pochos, by definition, can’t speak Espanish. We’re here to help. [Mas…]

Supercivicos-600x380Los Supercivicos, Mexico’s City’s self-appointed superhero vigilantes, wield the wicked sword of satire as they fight for truth, justice and the Mexican Way.

Zakiya Gibbons reports for NPR’s LatinoUSA:

Alex Marin y Kall and Arturo Hernández are redefining crime-fighting in Mexico City with their comedy group, Los Supercívicos. Armed with comedy and a camera, the duo hits the streets to shame wrongdoers into good behavior They draw crowds by dressing up as anything from cowboys to nuns, and they improvise “happenings” to call attention to the offender. People even turn to Los Supercívicos for rescue when the authorities won’t help. While it seems all fun and games, Marin y Kall and Hernández are pursuing the serious goal of promoting civic awareness—in Mexico City and beyond.

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Liberal Redneck Trae Crowder is sortly over hearin’ people carry on about their personal beliefs as it relates to civil rights [NSFW language]:

Nobody’s trying to take your rights. We’re just trying to keep you from doing that to other people. I know you’re a white person in America, so I can see why you’d think this, but telling other people how to live is not a right you have.

You can catch Crowder on tour with the Well Red Comedy crew. Here’s the schedule.

Quebec kid pinpoints lost Mayan city because constellations

by Andalé Mono May 11, 2016 Cultura
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A 15-year-old from Quebec, Canada, has pinpointed the location of a lost Mayan city, and he found it by looking at the stars. The Independent reports: A 15-year-old boy believes he has discovered a forgotten Mayan city using satellite photos and Mayan astronomy. Maya civilization chose the location of its towns and cities according to […]

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Charles Bukowski’s poem BEER reimagined in a animated video (NSFW)

by Andalé Mono May 6, 2016 Cartoons
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BEER by Charles Bukowski from NERDO. [NSFW F-bomb.]

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Trump Space Enterprises presents ‘Make Space Great Again’ (video)

by JOSE JIMENEZ April 21, 2016 Cartoons
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Captain’s Blog. StarDate 2016.04.21: We’ve arrived in the Bozo Sector where I shall begin my campaign to make space great again.

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Smokey the Cholo 4/20 Video Blog: ‘Guess Who Is A Mexican!’ (NSFW)

by FAY PORIZER April 20, 2016 Cartoons
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Smokey the Cholo, a veterano from East Los, shares his cultural knowledge — Guess you didn’t know so-and-so is a Mexican! — and plenty of, uhm, atmosphere. From Raul Aguirre, Jr. (NSFW language.)

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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor: ‘My Beloved World’ (audio)

by Andalé Mono April 11, 2016 Audio
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From 2013: LatinoUSA’s Maria Hinojosa talks to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor about her memoir My Beloved World. The book tells the story of Sotomayor’s childhood in the South Bronx and her years before the court.

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Video trailer for ‘Desierto’ now includes Donald Trump quotes

by Andalé Mono April 4, 2016 Cultura

Desierto — a gripping action-adventure film inspired by events on the US-Mexican border — opens in two weeks. The original English trailer (above) has now been supplemented with a trailer that includes remarks by Donald Trump:

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Learn how to pronounce ‘taco’ in Spanish with this short video

by Andalé Mono March 29, 2016 Cultura
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Your instructor today is named Amiyadae, and she is here to teach you how to pronounce “taco” in Spanish. Pay attention, because she’s only going to go through this once. More like this? This VINE video has a few additional pronunciation tips (be sure to click on the speaker icon for sound):

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Get your anime and cosplay on at Friki Plaza in Mexico DF (video)

by Andalé Mono March 23, 2016 Cultura
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In Mexico City (that’s Mexico DF in Español) you can get your fix of kawai, anime, manga, cosplay, Japanese food and more at Friki Plaza. True Mexico reports.

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Ordinary Americans explain why they back Donald Trump (SNL video)

by Andalé Mono March 6, 2016 El Now
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Meet some ordinary Americans who want to tell you why they back Donald Trump’s quest for the GOP presidential nomination.

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Kid Frost: He fought for ‘La Raza,’ he’s now fighting cancer (video)

by Andalé Mono March 4, 2016 Cultura
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Let’s all thank L.A. homie Arturo Molina Jr. — you may know him as Kid Frost — for keeping it real since the 1990’s epic La Raza. And please let’s everybody send some pocho power vibes his way to help him fight a cancer diagnosis. [Adult language, situations, NSFW]

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Watch: Up close and personal with Senator Ted Cruz (R-Pendejo)

by Andalé Mono March 3, 2016 El Now
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These lip readers sure do a bad job!

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Latino USA: Trump is good for business – the piñata business (audio)

by Andalé Mono February 22, 2016 Audio
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“Jennifer De Benito could have had any piñata she wanted for her 14th birthday party. She chose a piñata of Donald Trump. The three-foot-tall piñatas depict Trump in a business suit with his infamous blonde hair and they’re flying off the shelves on both sides of the U.S.–Mexico border,” writes Samantha Clark. “It all started […]

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From Dreams to Trash: ‘El Sueño Americano’ (photos)

by Andalé Mono February 15, 2016 Cultura

These photographs document the personal effects of migrants apprehended in the desert by U.S. Border Patrol agents which were subsequently seized and surrendered during processing at a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol facility in southern Arizona. Feature Shoot reports:

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Bernardo Sanchez, Bernie Sanders’ Mexican bro, y Larry David (videos)

by Andalé Mono February 8, 2016 El Now
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Un mensaje importante de Bernardo Sánchez, Bernie Sanders’ Mexican hermano. He’s Catholic. He’s Jewish. He’s a Cashjew. He’s NSFW. And what would Bernie TV be without Larry David’s SNL sketch Bern Your Enthusiasm:

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As sunny skies returned, did an OVNI/UFO visit Los Angeles? (video)

by ZORRO MULDER February 3, 2016 El Now
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Did an Unidentified Flying Object/Objeto Volador No Identificado buzz La La land Monday? It looks like a bunch of runaway birthday balloons to us, but WTF, the truth is out there. Also, we want to believe.

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Old School/New School/Antiguo Paradigma/Nuevo Paradigma (toon)

by ESTEBAN YOBS January 29, 2016 Cartoons

Out with the old paradigms, in with the new. Argentina’s EmprendedoresNews.com (EntrepreneursNews) explains: Un nuevo paradigma es el comienzo de un nuevo camino, una nueva forma de hacer las cosas. Generalmente un nuevo paradigma no va a hacer inmediatamente más eficientes todos los procesos al 100%, pero si mejor el modelo que está remplazando. It […]

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