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

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googleburritodropThe 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.

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al-pastor-logoHis 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 Hermosa.

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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.


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.”


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.

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.]

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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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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