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Rent a Latino!In our ongoing search for advertisers to match our diverse audience, it looks like we have found a winner – a company with deep pockets and its heart in the right place.

POCHO is glad to welcome RentALatino to the echelons of our Premium Sponsors.

To learn how you might qualify for RentALatino‘s latest discounts and see the full message from our sponsor, read on! [Mas…]


It’s an old Irish proverb, according to video makers Sergio Gonzalez and Adam McCoy:

A man takes a drink,
Then a drink takes a drink,
Then the drink takes the man.

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putinWhen we shared this ^^^^^ UNIVISION headline on POCHO’s Facebook  — revealing Donald Trump’s incredibly famous new fan, Vladimir Putin — one FB pocha wondered who could possibly top Putin. “Could it be … SATAN?” she asked. Pretty good guess: [Mas…]

I’ve decided on my Halloween costume for this year. I’m going as La Pequeña Hillary Hulk.


Tequila — real tequila — can only be made from the blue agave. This short British documentary explains the process.

But wait, there’s more. How about the 1952 Ralph Adams documentary Maguey: Plant of a Thousand Uses: [Mas…]

A message from our sponsor: Gays for hire at RentALatino!

by Gabacho Borracho May 10, 2012 Cartoons
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Now that President Obama has put his personal seal of approval on marriage for gays and lesbians, our sponsor wants to get the word out about their newest service. Won’t you give ’em some some unbiased sponsor-love and check out RentALatino’s offer?

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Dear GOP Lawyers: MR. POCHO has a question for you

by Gabacho Borracho March 27, 2012 Cartoons
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GOP to José Hernández: Where’s your space certificate? Meet America’s first Latino astronaut: José Jiménez Pocho Ocho tips for Latino astronauts (like José Hernández) Ground Control to Major Juan (song and video for a Latino astronaut)

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New Mexico Tourism Board’s racist want ad: ‘Morenos need not apply’

by Gabacho Borracho March 24, 2012 El Now
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When your casting call includes skin color, people are going to think one of two things: Either you’re filming a sunblock ad or you’re a stone racist. The New Mexico Tourism Board’s little gaffe (nicely summed up here from local news clips by the sharp folks at Cuentame) pretty much says it: Arizona Cerebral Fever […]

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DYAC! Smartphone Spanglish spellcheck fails

by Sara Inés Calderón and Mack Reed February 7, 2012 Cultura
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I’m a pocha, loud and proud, and I communicate in Spanglish. Everywhere. In letters, in conversation, in emails, in cards and, most recently, in text messages. But, my BlackBerry hates my Spanglish and is constantly trying to correct it. In fact, it often changes my Spanish words to random English words when I try to send […]

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Meet our newest sponsor – RentALatino!

by Gabacho Borracho February 1, 2012 Corporate
Rent A Latino!

In our ongoing search for advertisers to match our diverse audience, it looks like we have found a winner – a company with deep pockets and its heart in the right place. POCHO is glad to welcome RentALatino to the echelons of our Premium Sponsors. To learn how you might qualify for RentALatino‘s latest discounts […]

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Pocho Ocho words we should banish in 2012

by Gabacho Borracho January 21, 2012 Cultura
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8. Anchor baby (noun) – Wait- this is an anti-Latino slur? FAIL. Seriously, this just makes us picture an infant so cute and fat we could use it for a boat anchor. Just chuck it in – kerPLOP! – you can drift and chug Coronas all afternoon. Do better, wingnuts. 7.  Arpaio (proper noun) – Actually, we’d […]

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