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With Single Girl Life Alert from Sarah Hartman, you don’t have to worry about being alone. [Video by Hot Buffet Sketch Comedy.]

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It’s not easy being a pocho. That’s the premise of The Loteria, by Santa Cruz, CA film student Joseph Cueto-Araiza. He grew up in a Mexican-American family where nobody could speak Spanish, and that includes Joseph Cueto-Araiza.

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In Mor Mexican! Mexico City-born actor Ricardo “Pekas” Aranda eats a McXican Burger for the casting director. But is he acting Hispanic enough? Maybe makeup and wardrobe can help.


Forget the conspiracy of (((International Bankers))) and the (((Media Elite))) who are ganged up on Donald Trump. What do real voters have to say?


The corporate media won’t show this devastating documentary footage but POCHO is not afraid to expose how Donald Trump’s ruthless business tactics led to the destruction of a cherished, historic New York City neighborhood called Sesame Street.


Tucson, Arizona, is so proud of its Mexican food it made a video to share the love. [Mas…]

Google tests drone delivery of burritos at Virginia Tech (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN September 14, 2016 Cultura
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The future arrived in Blacksburg, Virginia, Monday as Google tested its small-package drone delivery system, lowering Chipotle Mexican Grill burritos in boxes to clipboard-carrying engineers on the Virginia Tech campus. The #GoogleDronesOnEveryCorner test flight program appeared successful, making ten uneventful drops. The Roanoke Times reports:

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From Michoacan to LA: ‘Chef Al Pastor’ and his American Dream (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN September 7, 2016 Cultura
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His father wanted him to stay in Michoacan, work on the family farm, and do construction, but Raul Morales crossed over from Mexico at 17 to pursue his culinary dreams. Now, at 44, he’s his own boss, and a master of tacos al pastor. “Chef Al Pastor” was interviewed at his Los Angeles restaurant Taqueria Vista […]

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Ruben Pardo has been an elevator operator for 40 years (video)

by Andalé Mono August 19, 2016 Cultura
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Ruben Pardo, 75, is the oldest manual elevator operator in Los Angeles. Six days a week for 40 years, Pardo has helped the patrons of the Art Deco Wilshire Tower building “up and down” while sharing his positive musings on the simple joys of life.

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CNN video: ‘Remittances’ from the U.S. keep this Mexican town alive

by Andalé Mono August 8, 2016 Cultura
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After a son leaves his small, impoverished Mexican town of Francisco Villa to find a better life in Chicago, he sends money to help his family — and hometown — alive. Racist Donald Trump says he would stop these “remittances.”

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Guitarist Luis Caballero: ‘Cucurrucucú Paloma (Call of the Dove)’ [video]

by Andalé Mono August 1, 2016 Cultura
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The Mexican pop tune Cucurrucucú Paloma has been on and off the charts since the mid 1950s, usually as a vocal number. This new music video, from guitarist Luis Caballero and friends, re-imagines the love story as a sweet instrumental.

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New stamp honors Profe Jaime Escalante (‘Stand and Deliver’)

by Andalé Mono July 14, 2016 Cartoons
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The 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 […]

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Deported moms in Tijuana long for families, work for reform (video)

by Andalé Mono June 28, 2016 El Now
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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.]

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Visit Mexico! It’s easy, inexpensive and pleasant! (#TBT 1930s toons)

by HABLO PICASSO June 23, 2016 Cartoons
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Crank 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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Schoolhouse Rock 1977: The Great American Melting Pot

by Andalé Mono June 17, 2016 Cartoons
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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.]

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Don’t try this at home: How to make an ‘Obsidian Heart’ (video)

by TIFFANY TWISTED June 6, 2016 Cultura
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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.

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Pronunciation for pochos: Cotija, tomatillo, huarache, taqueria

by ROSETTA ESTONE May 31, 2016 Cultura
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Pochos, by definition, can’t speak Espanish. We’re here to help.

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Los Supercivicos: Satirical super hero citizens of Mexico City (audio)

by Andalé Mono May 23, 2016 Audio

Los 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 […]

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Potty protestors crazier than Michele Bachmann on bath salts (video)

by Andalé Mono May 20, 2016 El Now
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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 […]

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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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