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These kids — American citizens — live in Mexico but go to school in Columbus, New Mexico, a town of 1,800 across the frontier from their home in Palomas, Mexico. Some Columbus residents support the decades-long arrangement; others, not so much. [Video by Larry Lazo and Alex Brauer.]

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Hey, you pochos who are not Baby Boomers: Come with us now to the thrilling days of yesteryear (1951) when Americans worried about a nuclear attack from an evil Commie dictator across the sea. Good times!

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Who cares if switching to Geico can save you 15 percent or more on car insurance?

If I were to have a car — or live in Texas — (both very unlikely scenarios) I’d totally call Jim Adler, aka El Martillo Tejano, who promises to protect my people (i.e. The Hispanics) from sleazy insurance companies and give us the most compensation possible in case of a car accident.

Watch Adler inform us about his services in the best Gringo-Spanish I’ve heard in a while.

Take it away Jim!

Reprinted with permission from MiBlogEsTuBlog by Laura Martinez.

[P.S.: Martillo = hammer.]

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President Donald J. Trump and his administration’s immigration agenda centers on draconian, enforcement-based policies and executive orders, exacerbating an already dysfunctional immigration system. As an extension of Trump’s then–presidential campaign, the Trump administration’s immigration policies also represent racist and xenophobic practices, such as anti-Mexicanism and Islamophobia. Like Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan, these immigration policies and orders promote an isolationist and white nativist philosophy, hearkening back to the more oppressive periods of U.S. history when racialized groups (e.g., Latinos, African Americans) lacked basic civil rights, privileges and freedoms under the law. [Mas…]

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She just wants to prepare some home made flour tortillas with her baby girl just like she did with her own mom. What’s the big deal?

NPR’s LatinoUSA explains:

April Salazar longs to make her Grandma Alice’s tortillas with her daughter. It is the same tortilla recipe her grandmother’s mother made in Baja California and later in Tucson, Arizona, after she fled the Mexican Revolution. There’s just one problem: she needs the stars to align… and the cooperation of her two-year-old daughter.

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We’ve been mocking Ancestry’s DNA test commercials for a while because we can.

Ancestry also has a lot of vital data from its members and research, like what surnames are most popular in the 50 states.

Turns out California tops Texas in the Reconquista; the most popular names in Califas are Garcia, Hernandez and Lopez. Texas has a SMITH stuck between Garcia and Martinez, while New Mexico represents with Garcia, Martinez and Chavez. Make your own jokes about Arizona.

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Mexico City science teacher uses his Spidey Sense (video)

by Especial Correspondents July 10, 2017 Cultura
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Mexico City science teacher Moises Vazquez has found a great way to lighten the mood in his classes and get students more relaxed and focused. He dresses up as Spider-Man.

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Craigslist: Los Angeles: Missed Connections: W4M: Looking for ORTIZ

by Especial Correspondents July 3, 2017 Cultura
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Hey, Ortiz! This ruca is looking for you: I shouldn’t even be thinking of you let alone dreaming of you. But i did the dream was so vivid i woke up in shock. I know you busy rocking the senior citizen center and seaworld. i just thought it be a boost to your ego.So i […]

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Trump piñata gets gig as carpool lane dummy (photos)

by Especial Correspondents June 16, 2017 Cultura
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I’m bored bigly and I’m tired of just hanging around! Sad!

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Chingones and Chingonas: You’ve got to see ‘Wonder Woman’

by DOLORES QUINTANA June 5, 2017 Cultura
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Chingones and Chingonas, here’s a movie you’ve got to see. Mujer Maravilla! FOR REAL. Follow me on this. The original Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter, if you know your Pocho Historia, is a Latina. In fact she’s a lot like another rarely acknowledged Latina goddess of the screen, Rita Hayworth aka Margarita Cansino. You like comic […]

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L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti: Hey, Trump! Not in my backyard! (NPR audio)

by Especial Correspondents May 30, 2017 Audio
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Maria Hinojosa of NPR’s LatinoUSA talks with Los Angeles Alcalde Eric Garcetti. The mayor’s message for President Trump? YOU ARE NOT THE BOSS OF ME! From NPR, this background:

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In the midst of so much inequality: Ode to the Class of 2017

by GILDA L. OCHOA May 26, 2017 Cultura
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Delivered to graduating seniors and their families at Pomona College’s Class Day It’s great to be here today to recognize you all in this way I want to be here fully in celebration but I can’t without first naming some realizations I offer these reflections with all humility in the lessons you’ve taught me, class […]

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Coming soon! Wipe your butt with Trump papel higiénico, help migrants

by Especial Correspondents May 25, 2017 El Now
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Guanajuato, MX attorney Antonio Battaglia says Trump toilet paper will be in stores before the end of the year, and 30% of the profits will go to groups that support migrants, according to CNN Mexican affiliate Expansion. The lawyer registered the trademark in 2015. PREVIOUSLY ON PAPEL HIGIÉNICO:

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Dutch Documentary: Trump is all tied up with the Russian mob (video)

by BORIS BADENOV May 15, 2017 El Now
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Dutch reporters from the ZEMBLA TV program have been studying the Cheeto Bandito and his ties with shadow Russki figures. Here’s what they found:

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The continuing saga of Donald Trump, the Hustler

by Dr. Alvaro Huerta May 12, 2017 El Now
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Trump — as President of the United States — has continued to hustle the American public In a September essay, I argued that then-presidential candidate Donald J. Trump was hustling the American public. Now, thanks to the support of the FBI’s James Comey,* Russia’s Vladimir Putin and WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange, Trump — as President of […]

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Nam nam? Spanish ‘Tapas’ magazine features Trump on cover (photo)

by MATEO EL TEJANO May 9, 2017 Cultura
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¿Cuáles son los platos favoritos de los amos del mundo? ¿Y del presidente @realDonaldTrump? Averígualo en el nuevo número de @TapasMagazine. pic.twitter.com/cyuybb1kCa — Tapas Magazine (@TapasMagazine) May 3, 2017 Bananas. Ham? Baloney? Salami at the bottom? We haven’t seen an actual print copy. Have you?

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I have been awaiting Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” all my life

by DOLORES QUINTANA May 8, 2017 Cultura
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I have been waiting for something like Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown all my life. Really. The CNN season premiere April 30  was a watershed moment for Chicanos and Mexican Americans. Here’s what I Tweeted the night I saw it: The show asked people like me what it’s like to be who we are and I never thought anyone […]

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Happy Star Wars Day: May the Fourth Be With You! (toons y videos)

by OBI JUAN ELOTE May 4, 2017 Cartoons
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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz brought Star Wars into the La Cucaracha universe. And the Fourth was with him…and with you!

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Para las mujeres: Ovarian Psycos raise hell on wheels in East Los (video)

by DOLORES QUINTANA April 27, 2017 Cultura
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The Ovarian Psycos bike through East L.A. and Boyle Heights, women of color patrolling the streets to show their power, for themselves and all las mujeres. Their slogan? Ovaries so big we don’t need no fuckin’ balls!

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POCHO Personals M4F: Single Mexican male available now (video)

by Especial Correspondents April 26, 2017 Cultura
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Hey, girl! Here is your chance to hook up with an available Mexican male. Robert is drinking a beer and is a knight in shining armor who stands by his woman. He’s a good listener, too.

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OMG! Obama birth certificate was copy/pasted from woman’s ID (video)

by Especial Correspondents April 25, 2017 Cultura
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Did you like President Barack Obama’s speech yesterday? Did his thoughtful and inspiring words make you long for a wonderful, golden past when you didn’t wake up afraid of what the Cult45 regime and its collaborators did overnight? WAKE UP, SHEEPLE! Obama’s birth certificate is a copy and paste forgery, according to this dispatch from […]

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Any weed won’t do! You need Chris Garcia, Weed Sommelier (video)

by YESWEED CANNABIS April 20, 2017 Cultura
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Does Chunky Diesel go well with carne asada? Is Girl Scout Cookies a good cannabis pairing for kale tamales? You won’t mess up your meal with a marijuana mistake when your Weed Sommelier is POCHO amigo Chris Garcia!

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Chipsters’ Delight: Zesty nacho-flavored kale chips (photo)

by Especial Correspondents April 18, 2017 Cultura
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Meanwhile, Zesty Nacho? Huh? “TFW you become a demographic stereotype,” writes Twitter photo uploader Nick Riccardi. Chipsters? Chicano hipsters of course.

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Trump-branded spam? Make Benin Great Again! (photo)

by Especial Correspondents April 17, 2017 Cultura
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