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(PNS reporting from MEXICO CITY) A reeking appartition dressed in the decaying uniform of a Spanish Conquistador was sighted around Mexico City last week, and boy, was he pissed!

The shrieking ghost was seen haunting the Mexico City site of a 1720 battle where the indigenous Mexica Empire defeated the Spanish.

Area man Pito Perez, who reported the ghost to PNS, said it first he thought the goblin might be La Llorona, or pero his drunk Uncle Abelardo, the mariachi, but no. [Mas…]

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(PNS reporting from MAGA-LAGO) President Dotard Trump today blasted international movie star Chewbacca and Democratic presidential wannabe Beto O’Rourke as fakes. [Mas…]

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POCHO amigo and Long Beach homie Harold Ray Brown — founder of the internationally-famous funk/rock/jazz/Latin group WAR — saved and just posted this old cartoon version of the Cisco Kid Was A Friend of Mine lyrics from one of the band’s books of sheet music. The song was a hit in 1971. [Mas…]

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Connie Wang travels to Nagoya, Japan to speak with local women who dress like Chicanas. You won’t believe what happens next!


It’s POCHO Jefe Lalo Alcaraz, guesting on the Only in America podcast with Ali Noorani. Here’s how they describe the episode: [Mas…]


Representation matters, and Native Americans need their own superhero too. According to The 1491s, it might go something like this …. [Mas…]

America pauses Monday for Dr. Ricky Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2019

by Comic Saenz January 18, 2019 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, D.C.) America will pause Monday to remember the life and message of Dr. Ricky Martin Luther King, Jr., whose Tengo a Dream y Dance! speech changed the nation forever. Post offices and other public facilities not already closed by the shutdown will be shuttered, banks and stock exchanges are taking the day […]

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Two versions of ‘Soy Chicano’: Flaco Jimenez vs Rumel Fuentes (videos)

by Comic Saenz January 14, 2019 Cultura
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Who does it better? The late Rumel Fuentes or Tex-Mex superstar Flaco Jimenez? Here’s Rumel: And here’s Flaco:

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My my, hey hey: POCHO backs UTLA! ¡Viva La Huelga! (toon)

by Comic Saenz January 14, 2019 Cartoons
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Rick Trevino y Flaco Jimenez: Love, but ‘I Am A Mexican’ (video)

by Comic Saenz January 11, 2019 Cultura
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It’s a sad, sad country music tale of a “mixed love affair” gone bad. He needs America, America needs him, Rick Trevino sings, but I Am A Mexican. There’s also La Migra to keep things interesting. Tex-Mex legend Flaco Jimenez backs Trevino up on accordion, and as chance would have it sings a song on […]

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And the winner is … METALACHI and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ (music video)

by SOY CAPITAN January 10, 2019 Cultura
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 Our favorite heavy metal mariachi band — Metalachi — serves up a spectacular video for their version of Bohemian Rhapsody, featuring special guest star Felipe Esparza. Their third album — inexplicably called Tres — is available now. PREVIOUSY ON METALACHI:

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POCHO OVAL OFFICE THEATER TRIPLE FEATURE: Blood In, Blood Out; El Norte; y Mi Vida Loca; PLUS Our Hero, Speedy Gonzales, in Mexicali Shmoes

by Comic Saenz January 8, 2019 Cultura
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Anything good on tonight? Why yes there is, and thank you for asking:

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Where is The Chavez Ravine? Lost in the ‘Bermuda Triangle’ (video)

by Comic Saenz December 7, 2018 Cultura
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 East Los rockers The Chavez Ravine‘s new music video takes us to the mysterious zone known as the Bermuda Triangle, where being buried in a shallow grave doesn’t mean your love affair is over. [Video by MANDO+KEVIN. The Chavez Ravine is Manny Nieto (vocals/guitar), Mando Lopez (bass), and Phil Guerrero (drums).]

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Los Hebrew Homies make Hanukkah potato latkes (NSFW video)

by SOY VEY November 27, 2018 Cultura
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The Jewish festival of Hanukkah חנוכה starts Sunday night, so Hebrew hermanos Jaquann and Luis prepare potato latkes (pancakes) one of the season’s signature treats. (Totally NSFW adult language.)

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Top Chef Katsuji Tanabe: ‘Got salsa, chips? Make chilaquiles!’ (video)

by Comic Saenz November 13, 2018 Cultura
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POCHO amigo Top Chef alumnus Katsuji Tanabe doesn’t want you to waste food. That’s why he’s sharing his recipe for chilaquiles.

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Election Mediation: Breathe in, breathe out, VOTE BLUE (video)

by Comic Saenz November 5, 2018 Cultura
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Radical reiki master and post-modern yoga guru Shea Depmore wants you to breathe, breathe out and VOTE BLUE.

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GODZILLA MADNESS: Nightmare on Burrito Street (toon)

by Comic Saenz October 18, 2018 Cartoons
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Chicana punk icon Alice Bag: ‘I Believe Her, Do You?’ (new music, lyrics)

by Comic Saenz September 28, 2018 Audio
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I Believe Her, Do You? by Alice Bag East Los pocha Alice Bag aka Alicia “Alice” Armendariz (formerly of the The Bags) just released this track in support of Professor Christine Blasey Ford, Ph.D.’s testimony about rapey Judge Brett Kavanaugh. MIRA LOS LYRICS:

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Reiki-method ‘Trump Detox’ meditation will chill you out (video)

by Comic Saenz September 20, 2018 Cultura
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Breathe in. Breathe out. Reiki Master Sondra welcomes you to this week’s TRUMP DETOX MEDITATION: Do you need to detox from Donald Trump? From the stress of the Kavanaugh hearings and Trump’s inability to pronounce “anonymous?” This Reiki healing meditation video is for you. This week’s mantra: Kamala. [Video by Shea Depmore.]

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Talk (And Sing) Like A (Mexican) Pirate Day 2018: ‘Santy Anno’ (video)

by Comic Saenz September 19, 2018 Cultura
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It’s International Talk Sing Like A Pirate Day and we’re please to present not only a “sea shanty” about being a pirate, but one about the Mexican-American war of the 1850s. It’s even in Wikipedia! This video of Santy Anno has music by Forebitter and Lord Cavendish manga-influenced artwork assembled by uploader LordDrakoArakis, probably not […]

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Iconic Chicana Dolores Huerta has been fighting sexism since forever (video)

by Comic Saenz September 18, 2018 Cartoons

Famed labor organizer and activist Dolores Huerta has been fighting sexual harassment and discrimination since forever — when she was working in an office, when she was building the United Farm Workers, and when men tried to take credit for her work. In this video, by Hannah McNally, Huerta tells her story.

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What is killing the great classical composers of Europe? (video)

by Comic Saenz September 14, 2018 Cartoons
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In the lucha libre of Classical Europe, famous composers are dropping dead at an alarming rate. What is killing these guys? Brenda Ortiz of Vancouver and CDMX, who loves animating stories, made Músicos y Medicina para el Colegiio Nacional de México conmemorando su 75 aniversario.

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Ex-con Creeper is back, drops CholoFit for CholoSpin (NSFW video)

by Comic Saenz September 11, 2018 Cultura
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Our favorite ex-con Creeper had some early success with his CholoFit classes, but a quick rise to fame led to some very public meltdowns. Now Creeper returns with CholoSpin and your loud-mouthed Tia and your neighbor’s chihuahua will finally meet their match. [Frankie Quiñones is Creeper. Some NSFW language.] PREVOUSLY ON CREEPER:

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UFOs and ancient Andes ruins: Frank Zappa’s “Inca Roads” (video)

by Comic Saenz September 11, 2018 Cultura
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The supremely weird (what else is new?) Inca Roads was the opening track on Frank Zappa’s 1975 LP One Size Fits All. Zappa and friends explore the racist cable TV theory that ancient illegal space aliens built the civilization of the Incas, because ancient Incas were not smart enough to do it themselves because brown. […]

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