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I’m bored bigly and I’m tired of just hanging around! Sad!
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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 books and superhero movies? Of course you do. [Mas…]

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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!

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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 of 2017
Please know, I didn’t set out to rhyme
that’s just how the words flowed this time
The severity of the issues remain
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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.

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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: [Mas…]

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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1970 Video Documentary: ‘How Is School, Enrique?’

by Especial Correspondents April 6, 2017 Cultura
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This 18-minute 1970 documentary film depicted the educational and environmental problems faced by LA’s Mexican-American kids back in the day. Has anything changed?

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Live from Mexico City: It’s Chilango Street Art (photos)

by Especial Correspondents April 3, 2017 Cultura
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POCHO amigo Professor Equis and his family were in Ciudad Mexico last week and he sent us these photos.

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Mexico to build Cancun wall to keep out ‘Spring Breakers’

by Pejibaye Staff March 27, 2017 El Now
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(PNS reporting from MEXICO CITY) Mexico’s senate approved a bill yesterday to build a wall around the tourist mecca of Cancun to discourage the flood of vacuous drunken junior college troglodytes that descend upon the city’s pristine beaches every “Spring Break.” “When America sends its people, they’re not sending their best…Stop me if you’ve heard this […]

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Trump proposes fines for Latinos who say they’re ‘American’

by Pejibaye Staff March 24, 2017 El Now
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Latinos pissed, aggressively emphasize America not a country (PNS reporting from MANHATTAN) For years, Latinos have insisted that they are also “Americans.” Now, U.S. President Donald Trump plans to fine them each time they use the term. Latin-Americans have well-known fury from being excluded from the “American” membership. Each time a U.S. citizen identifies as […]

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That time Woody Guthrie wrote a song about the Trumps (videos)

by Especial Correspondents March 23, 2017 Cultura
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In December 1950, Woody Guthrie moved into the Beach Haven Apartments in Brooklyn. His landlord was Fred Trump, father of Donald. Trump’s greed and racism inspired Guthrie to write Old Man Trump. Ryan Harvey updated that song, and made this video with Ani DiFranco and Tom Morello (RATM). Here are the lyrics:

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Actual Pulp Fiction: Searching for Aztec gold treasure (1905 toon)

by Especial Correspondents March 20, 2017 Cartoons
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Here’s the cover of an actual pulp fiction novelette from 1905 featuring detectives searching for the storied Aztec gold. These  paperback books were printed on the cheapest paper (pulp, like newsprint) and reflected the culture of the day. Note the Raiders of the Lost Ark style booby trap. Read more at Dime Novel Detectives, which […]

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Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush debate immigration (1980 video)

by Especial Correspondents February 28, 2017 Cultura
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Before the Republican Party went insane, Presidential hopefuls Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush debated immigration.

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Meanwhile in Casco Antiguo, Panama City, Panama … (photo)

by Especial Correspondents February 20, 2017 Cultura
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[Photo by Profe Timoteo.]

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