Especial Correspondents


In 1991, Public Enemy‘s epic By the Time I Get to Arizona spotlighted the Hate State of Arizona’s failure to implement the Martin Luther King Day national holiday.

Contrast and compare with PEE-OTUS Donald Trump’s weekend Twitter attack on civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, draw the necessary conclusions, and prepare to take appropriate action: [Mas…]

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Especial Correspondents Lalo Alcaraz, El Eres Nerd, Maria Purísima, Ms. LunaSol, Junco Canche, and Comic Saenz contributed to this report.

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Rosca-de-reyes-mexToday is Three Kings Day, Dia de Los Reyes Magos, AKA Epiphany, the day when Los Tres Reyes dropped by the manger to gift up the original Anchor Baby, El Baby Jesus.

Check out the Pocho Ocho Craziest Things we found in the Rosca de Reyes here at the POCHO world headquarters:

8. Rosca’s Chicken and Waffles

7. Rockettes seeking asylum

6. 300-puund Яusski hacker
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Vatos Chuy and Smiley made up a Christmas wish list, but they’re checking it twice!

PREVIOUSLY ON NIKE CORTEZ: [Mas…]

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consuelaShe’s up at 5:45 in the morning to make her kids and husband breakfast and lunch for the day; waiting to make her own meals last. She pulls out the tortillas fresh off the comal because she doesn’t believe in store bought shit. She’s authentic, raw and loyal to her traditions. She slips into her outfit and watches a little bit of the news as she waits for her ride, even though she can’t quite understand what the news lady is saying in English. Someone honks outside and she grabs her bags, jacket and rushes out the door. She fights her tired eyes on the car ride for the next forty-five minutes and instead pretends to be interested in what her co-worker/companion has to say. What are the latest chismes? “Cindi from work left her husband and child. She ran off with another man and they say that guy is three times her age and we are all sure Cindi is only in it for the papeles….” [Mas…]

charityhandsIt’s #GivingTuesday 2016, when all good pochos y pochas should donate dinero to the non-profit organization of her/his choice.

Here’s where Los Pochodores are sending money this year: [Mas…]

John F. Kennedy in Houston and Dallas, TX November 21-22, 1963

by RUSSELL CONTRERAS November 22, 2016 Cultura
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Tina Adame couldn’t stop smiling hours after meeting President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jackie Kennedy the next morning. The First Couple surprised Mexican American guests at a LULAC gala in Houston, and Tina went over every detail to anyone who listened at the engineering firm where she worked. The president spoke about the […]

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Dear Trump Voter Ashley: We are real people, not your ‘Taco Tuesday’

by Sandra C. Muñoz November 22, 2016 El Now
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Dear Ashley, I don’t really know you very well. I met you for the first time when my family and I travelled to Rogers, Arkansas to see you marry my nephew. I knew my nephew at some point. I saw him grow up here in Los Angeles until my brother and his wife thought the […]

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Songwriting therapy: When everything is f—-d, keep on going (audio)

by Josh Millard November 22, 2016 Audio
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I wrote a little pep talk, for myself and for anyone else who needs one, as we wade through the fuckedness of all this. Catchy and short and angry and upbeat and exactly a minute long. [NSFW F-bomb.]   [Music and art by METAFILTER main man CORTEX aka Josh Millard.]

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Loyalty and Loathing: Is Donald Trump the new Fidel Castro?

by Raul Ramos y Sanchez November 18, 2016 El Now
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Since Donald Trump’s astonishing rise to power, there is only one other public figure I can recall that has drawn such extremes of loyalty and loathing: Fidel Castro in his prime. I will no doubt get an avalanche of criticism from my fellow Cuban-Americans for making this observation. But that simply proves my point. Although […]

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Pocho Ocho Top Tunes on Obama’s forthcoming jazz CD

by Especial Correspondents November 17, 2016 El Now
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON D.C.) President Barack Obama will launch a new career when his term ends — a career as a jazz saxophonist, PNS has learned. Insiders at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue say the president has been spending almost every weekend for the last six months practicing his tenor saxophone, a gift from former President […]

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Why does Lieutenant Bannon from Breitbart hate women, Bones? (GIF)

by Especial Correspondents November 16, 2016 Cartoons
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Sombra of OVERWATCH: Latinx champion of a tech-forward identity

by Earvin Ramos November 14, 2016 Cultura
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After months of secrets leaking out of headquarters, the new hero for Orange County’s Blizzard Entertainment hit game Overwatch has finally been revealed. She’s a Mexican Latina named Sombra (photo). Her name means Shadow. But does this impact the culture of Orange County? The culture of video game development? The very essence of Mexican and Mexican-American […]

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@UPDATED: Screw you, Trump! Esta tierra es mia tambien! (video)

by MARK LANE November 11, 2016 Cultura
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Wednesday my son’s second grade class in Lemon Grove, San Diego County, California put on a “Veteran’s Appreciation Show.” When the kids began with This Land is Your Land in Spanish, I was moved beyond words. The significance of this happening right after we elected a white supremacist to the highest office in the land […]

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Play by play from East LA: ‘Undocumented Football’ (poetry video)

by GUILLERMO CHESPIR November 4, 2016 Cultura
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Today is the big game — Roosevelt vs Garfield — the Boyle Heights East/Los Angeles high school football rivalry that has lasted generations. The Roughriders meet the Bulldogs this evening at Weingart Stadium on Avenida César Chávez in Monterey Park. In this 2013 poetry video, David A. Romero supplied the play by play.

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You Are There: Donald Trump Rally in Albuquerque (photos, videos)

by RUSSELL CONTRERAS October 30, 2016 El Now
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In more or less chronological order, here are my live Tweets from today’s Donald Trump campaign rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico…. 'Clowns for Trump' protesters greeting @realDonaldTrump supporters to #ABQ campaign stop pic.twitter.com/WfrorusPF4 — Russell Contreras (@RussContreras) October 31, 2016

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Arizona Ex-Governor Jan Brewja’s Pocho Ocho Mas Loco Predictions

by Especial Correspondents October 24, 2016 El Now
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Former Arizona Governor Jan Brewja is predicting Donald Trump will win in the Hate State elections because Latinos won’t vote. “Nah,” Brewer said in an interview with the Boston Globe. “They don’t get out and vote. They don’t vote.” What else does she foresee? Here are her Pocho Ocho Mas Loco Predictions: 8. Pigs will […]

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I didn’t know I was a poor Mexican until the day I started junior high

by Dr. Alvaro Huerta October 21, 2016 Cultura
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When you grow up in a segregated community and poor, often times, you’re not aware of your ethnicity and class status. Growing up in tight-knit Mexican communities, from Tijuana, Mexico, to East Los Angeles, I didn’t realize that I was Mexican and poor until my first day of junior high school. As part of federal […]

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It’s the October Surprise! Pocho Ocho Top JuikiLiques Bombshells

by Especial Correspondents October 19, 2016 El Now
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Venezuela-based “transparency” website JuikiLiques dropped some big political bombshells this morning — the so-called “October Surprise.” POCHO’s Especial Correspondents axed all the refryable sources to concoct this list, so check it out: The Pocho Ocho Top Juikiliques Bombshells: 8. Donald Trump’s plan to have “Mexico pay for the wall” relies on hiring Mexican workers, not paying them, and then […]

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The reason Trump wants to build a wall? To keep America white

by Paul A. Garcia, Ed. D October 14, 2016 Cultura
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Emilio is a childhood friend of mine who we appropriately call Malo (mean). Usually, Malo and I converse about old times; friends we have lost and experiences we shared growing up. So it surprised me the other day when he asked me, “Poule, why does Donald Trump want to build a pinche (damn) wall?”. I […]

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MEXCLUSIVE: Trump’s Pocho Ocho Most Awkward Income Tax Deductions

by Especial Correspondents October 3, 2016 El Now
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Donald Trump’s leaked tax returns prove he played the system to avoid paying his fair share of taxes. The lamestream media is all over the big ticket items, so POCHO’s crack team went extra deep into the documents to find some smaller write offs the Donald didn’t want the public to see. We call these […]

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Take back Latino Heritage Month and #EndHispandering!

by Marisel Moreno September 30, 2016 Cultura
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On September 14 a Latina friend of mine who’s also a college professor said to me, “Brace yourself for Hispanic Heritage Month, I’m already getting phone calls about recommendations for mariachi bands.” I laughed a bit, but her comment stayed with me. See, she’s half Colombian and I’m Puerto Rican, and the idea of becoming […]

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Debate Drinking Game: Turn lame to LOLs with Arpaio Viejo™ Tequila

by Especial Correspondents September 26, 2016 El Now
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Make tonight’s presidential debate extra especial with the POCHO Debate Drinking Game, sponsored by Arpaio Viejo™ Tequila. Keep your eyes on the screen, stay alert and react swiftly! Life is chort!

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Donald Trump is The Great Baboso

by JOAQUIN MURRIETA September 23, 2016 El Now
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For those of you not familiar with the Spanish word “baboso,” it generally refers to someone that is irresponsible or not intelligent. And its close cousin “babosadas,” refers to when a person talks nonsense or rubbish. In the current political atmosphere, the words are apt. Indeed, the words go a long way to explain why […]

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