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Native American activist Dennis Banks, also known by his Native name of Nowa Cumig, has walked on. He was 80.

Freaky Frightful Friday #FFF: The Tzitzimitl (toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ October 27, 2017 Cartoons
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Today’s creature is the tzitzimitl. Tzitzimitl (plural: tzitzimimeh) is a feminine spirit that looks like a skeleton with disheveled hair, sharp talons on its hands and feet, and a vicious personality.

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Freaky Frightful Friday #FFF: The Chaneque (toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ October 20, 2017 Cartoons
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Mexico has its share of stories about the little people known as chaneque (Nahuatl) and alux (Maya). Their appearance varies; sometimes they look like children, other times they have animal-like or deformed extremities, or are reported wearing traditional garb native to the area.

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Freaky Frightful Friday #FFF: The Ahuizotl (toons)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ October 13, 2017 Cartoons
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Today’s featured creature is the ahuízotl. In the Florentine Codex, written years after the Conquista, it is described as an amphibious, medium-sized dog with a dark pelt, hands like a monkey, and a long tail with a human-like hand at the end.

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Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Decolonize! (toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ October 9, 2017 Cartoons
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Toons from 1492: I don’t think that’s very funny in English OR Spanish!

by JUNCO CANCHÉ October 9, 2017 Cartoons
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Freaky Frightful Friday #FFF: The Nahual (toons)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ October 6, 2017 Cartoons
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The nahual is a human who can shapeshift or manifest in the form of an animal.

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Feliz Frijol Friday: ¡Fuerza México! #FFF (toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ September 22, 2017 Cartoons
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Want to help? Famed DF rescue brigade TOPOS needs your dinero donation.

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El Grito de Independencia w/ Miguel Hidalgo, José María Morelos (toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ September 16, 2017 Cartoons
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¡Aquí estamos y no nos vamos!

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The Mural at National and Evans, Barrio Logan, San Diego (video)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ August 9, 2017 Cultura
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On the days where I go to Barrio Logan during a special occasion and parking is tight around Logan Avenue and Sampson Street, I park around the corner at Evans Avenue and National Street. Near my destination I see the mural: small in comparison to the murals in nearby Chicano Park, but in no way […]

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¡Feliz Frijol Friday! Start the weekend right! (toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ August 4, 2017 Cartoons
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Loose the Mooch! John Kelly pulls Scaramucci (toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ August 2, 2017 Cartoons
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Captain Elotes: Representation and the Barrio Heroes

by JUNCO CANCHÉ July 29, 2017 Cartoons
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I just was a panelist at San Diego Comic Con, where Chicano artists like me discussed our role in art and comics. We talked about the importance of Chicana and Chicano characters in media, and how it represents us as a community. Representation is a key aspect in our work, and after watching the video […]

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It’s time for ‘¡Feliz Frijol Friday!’ starring … FRIJOL (#fff toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ June 23, 2017 Cartoons
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Quick-thinking tourist snaps photo of MR. POCHO in Puerto Vallarta

by JUNCO CANCHÉ May 31, 2017 El Now
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What was Our Fearless Leader MR. POCHO doing in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico on Tuesday? We can’t tell, but it was NOT COLLUSION and NO GLOWING ORBS were involved. We CAN say this:

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