Andalé Mono


In DREAMER, an ordinary Latino dude comes home from work and discovers he has been replaced by a whiter version of himself. And Ms. Latino Dude? Don’t ask! [Written by and starring Eddie Mujica; directed and edited by Chris Sturgeon.]

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Despite vehement protestations of innocence, the local constables have incarcerated a member of Manic Hispanic on criminal charges. At least according to this song [NSFW lyrics]: [Mas…]

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Yesika Salgado dissects “What I Know,” a poem from her book about family, love and loss, and the city she calls home. [Audio from our friends at NPR’s Latino USA.] [Mas…]


Lookin good in Miami! San Diego pocho Fernando Mendez keeps it real at The Taco Stand, 313 NW 25th St., where, apparently “raza” means “squad.” The taqueria has 5 stars on Yelp!


Former Mexican presidente Vicente Fox, no angel himself, tells Bill Maher that he speaks for 120 million Mexicans who Trump insulted. And he doesn’t mince words. [NSFW video.]

Chris Rock: Forget gun control, we need bullet control! (NSFW video)

by Andalé Mono February 19, 2018 Cultura
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Comic and actor Chris Rock has a modest proposal: What if bullets cost $5000 each? [NSFW F-bombs.]

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Watch and learn: The Mexican way to kill a fly (video)

by Andalé Mono January 29, 2018 Cartoons
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Do you have a problem with flies? Don’t worry, because now you can kill them easily — the Mexican way. [No flies were forced to drink tequila during the making of this video.]

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Dave Chapelle feels bad for poor white Trump voters (NSFW video)

by Andalé Mono December 22, 2017 Cultura
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Dave Chapelle doesn’t hate poor white people who voted for Trump; he does feel sorry for them, though. [NSFW excerpt from Chapelle’s upcoming New Year’s Eve streaming special on Netflix.]

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In Fresno, Liz Sanchez shares family recipes at Casa de Tamales (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN December 20, 2017 Cultura
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Her mom’s and abuela’s recipes are the secret sauce at Liz Sanchez’ Casa de Ta males in Fresno. She uses fresh corn for the tortillas and tamales and serves micheladas tambien! What could be bad? [Fresno booster Jason Farris made the video.] It’s interesting that Sanchez switches back and forth between saying “tamal” and “tamale.” […]

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Peep this glorious picture postcard from Peru (video)

by PAT AGONIA December 15, 2017 Cultura
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It’s not just Machu Picchu and women in traditional Andean dress and penguins and llamas and/or alpacas. Peru is amazingly beautiful. Also our MiJA, Elise Valderrama, is from there. PRO TRAVEL TIP: Summer’s just starting in Peru! Andale!

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Claire from HR: ‘Sexual harassment in the workplace’ (SNL video)

by Humbert Humbert November 14, 2017 Cultura
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Claire from the Human Resources department (Cecily Strong) wants to make sure that SNL Weekend Update anchor Colin Jost knows what exactly constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace.

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Annual Migration: A Monarch butterfly returns to Mexico (video)

by Andalé Mono October 23, 2017 Cartoons
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The Smithsonian’s Latino Virtual Museum is there as a beautiful Monarch butterfly completes its annual migration to the Sierra Madre in Mexico.

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The border is a river and there’s a ‘Ferryman at the Wall’ (video)

by Andalé Mono October 6, 2017 Cultura
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Originally proposed as an international peace park with Mexico, Big Bend, Texas has a unique relationship with its southern neighbor. For the past 40 years, Mike Davidson — the Ferryman at the Wall — has been ferrying tourists across the Rio Grande for a little taste of Mexican life. He’d like to keep it that […]

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Paola crossed the border as a 5-year old – this is her story (video)

by Andalé Mono July 20, 2017 El Now
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Paola crossed the border into America at the age of 5, wading through the deep Rio Grande river with strangers and being arrested by ICE. She talks about the challenges of growing up undocumented in America, and the increasing tension immigrants are facing since the election.

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History of the World Part I: The French Revolution (Mel Brooks video)

by EL CHAPEAU July 14, 2017 Cultura

Academy award-winning filmmaker Mel Brooks recreated the poverty and despair that led to the French Revolution in his 1981 documentary History of the World Part I.

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Argentina’s Fernando Livschitz has a new ‘Perspective’ (video)

by CGI JOE July 11, 2017 Cultura
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Argentine film magician Fernando Livschitz reports that “one day I woke up and I saw everything in perspective.” PREVIOUSLY ON FERNANDO LIVSCHITZ:

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Doug Fernandez, KOAT/Albuquerque, keepin’ it real (video)

by Andalé Mono July 10, 2017 El Now
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News vato Doug Fernandez of KOAT/ABC7/Albuquerque was all chill with the technical glitch – until he wasn’t.

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In Chicago’s Pilsen barrio, the molé is made with love (video)

by Andalé Mono June 30, 2017 Cultura
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The Pilsen neighborhood in Chicago’s West Side — in the middle of a fierce battle against gentrification — is the center of the Windy City’s Mexican-Americam community. The recent Molé de Mayo fiesta highlighted the classic Mexican magical slow-cooked sauce of many ingredients: Molé. [Video by the students at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.]

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Lalo Guerrero: My hyna is named Juana – ‘Marijuana’ (video, lyrics)

by CHICHI CHONG June 22, 2017 Cultura
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Lalo Guerrero, the Father of Chicano Music, loved tortillas and loved to boogie with his chucos suaves homies. He also loved this hyna (jaina) called Juana, as he notes in this 1949 release Marihuana Boogie. She makes him feel like he’s flying!

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Gentrification: Stop complaining, STFU, and GTFO (NSFW video)

by Andalé Mono May 30, 2017 Cultura
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The Latino Comedy Project has selflessly written, produced, and uploaded Gentrification Explained, just so you’ll understand why you need to STFU and GTFO. [NSFW language.] PREVIOUSLY ON GENTRIFICATION:

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London’s Mestizo Mexican Market: Serapes, calacas, y salsas (video)

by Andalé Mono May 15, 2017 Cultura
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Stuck in London without a rebozo? Salsa-less in Soho? Caught without a calaca? Stop by the Mestizo Mexican Market — next door to Mestizo Restaurant & Tequila Bar on Hampstead Road in Kings Cross — for all your arte, comida, y ropas requirements.

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It’s in Spring in Teotihuacán: Let’s play (Mesoamerican) ball! (video)

by BARRY GUDTUME April 19, 2017 Cultura
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Mexicans organized and participated in a national championship for the Mesoamerican Ballgame in Teotihuacán, the pre-Hispanic city outside of Mexico DF, on Saturday, Euronews reports. “The pre-Colombian Mesoamerican Ballgame dates back to around 1500 BCE.”

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So you think YOUR job is bad? Watch ‘El Empleo’ (video)

by Andalé Mono April 4, 2017 Cartoons
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El Empleo/The Job by opusBou is an award-winning short animation from Argentina. Please don’t watch this before you leave for work, or you’ll be late for the bus.

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