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What if real doctors took their cues from the remedios used by Latina moms? It might look something like this….

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SoCal pocha punk pioneer Alice Bag’s demo version of this brand new Christmasy song takes no prisoners. Merry Pinches to you! Alice explains it this way:

Here is a sneak peek of a new song conceived by Candace PK Hansen. She really wanted us to have an anti-fascist Christmas song. This is just a demo version, it sounds much better with the whole band, come hear it tonight at Cafe NELA

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Everyone’s favorite reformed cholo and personal trainer, Creeper, finally gets to meet Santa Claus. Will he be naughty or nice? Frankie Quinones stars as Creeper. [Mas…]

Can you donate $20 or $50 so we can make more Ñews y Satire?
MR. POCHO SAYS ¡GRACIAS!

✊🏽 We like making POCHO’s Ñews y Satire for you every day, but it takes money. Can you please help?

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Superstar singer-songwriter Jackson Browne teams up with POCHO faves Los Cenzontles (the Mockingbords) for The Dreamer, a new video. [Mas…]

Los Hebrew Homies cook Hanukkah latkes de papas (NSFW video)

by SOY VEY December 11, 2017 Cultura
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The Jewish festival of Hanukkah חנוכה starts Tuesday night, December 12, so Hebrew hermanos Jaquann and Luis are cooking up some potato latkes (pancakes) — one of the season’s signature treats. (Totally NSFW adult language.) We’ve got cheesey avocado potato latke BREAKFAST TACOS too!

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(NPR Audio) Racism can literally make you sick, studies show

by Comic Saenz December 4, 2017 Audio

He had just left a fancy restaurant, celebrating a big achievement, a Ph. D. degree, when he encountered racism, racism that can hurt your health. NPR tells the story:

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Green Shirt Day is bad day at pre-school for teacher Ms. Vanessa (video)

by Comic Saenz November 8, 2017 Cultura
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Pre-school teacher Ms. Vanessa is late for work again and forgets it’s “Green Shirt Day.” Principal Brenda confronts her about setting a better example for the children. Austin comic Vanessa Gonzalez stars as — sorry for the spoiler — Ms. Vanessa. [Video by Mas Mejor.]

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When a piñata is too tough to whack, call ‘The Pinata Closer’ (video)

by Comic Saenz November 6, 2017 Cultura
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Sometimes that festive piñata is a tough nut to crack. That’s when folks call Wilmer Suarez, the Piñata Closer. PREVIOUSLY ON PIÑATA VIDEOS: My father, the ‘Human Piñata’ — a true story by Alex Koll (video)

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New erectile dysfunction treatment is designed for Latino men (video)

by Comic Saenz October 30, 2017 Cultura
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There is only one erectile dysfunction treatment designed especially for Latino men — new Otra. Try some today, says the Latino Comedy Project.

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Before the Doyers: ‘Once Upon A Time in Chavez Ravine’ (videos, photo)

by Comic Saenz October 25, 2017 Cultura
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Although we root root root for the home team, we can never forget the gente who were forced out of their homes in Chavez Ravine to make way for Dodger Stadium. Last night Chavez Ravine looked like this …

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‘Hey Vato!’: One does not simply ENJOY a Doyers game! (2014 video)

by Comic Saenz October 24, 2017 Cartoons
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The Hey Vato! show’s Chuy and Smiley wonder if it’s possible to put away those childish things, like that Corinthian dude said, and enjoy an afternoon of beisbol with Los Doyers.

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The History of Mexico’s Fastest Mouse, Speedy Gonzales (video)

by EL GATO RUDO September 26, 2017 Cartoons
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Our hero Speedy Gonzales, Mexico’s fastest mouse, gets a simplistic but interesting bio in this short video. It’s neat to see the initial cartoon version of the rascally rodent (photo), and his later pairings with Daffy Duck. And the quick coverage of the “offensive stereotype” issue gives us this great screencap of Warner Bros’ Official […]

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Mariachi Las Coronelas: David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ (video)

by Comic Saenz September 20, 2017 Cultura
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POCHO favorites Mariachi Las Coronellas — the all-mujeres mariachi band from South Texas — continue their musical odyssey as they channel David Bowie’s 1973 Space Oddity, AKA “Ground Control to Major Tomas.” The band was featured last weekend on Texas Public Radio with an hour long concert broadcast that includes Space Oddity, Theme from the […]

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Amazing Space-Age Trailer: Close Encounters of the Latino Kind (video)

by OBI JUAN September 19, 2017 Cultura

A mountain of mashed potatoes, strange lights in the sky, and a mysterious five-note musical phrase mean life on Earth will never be the same after Close Encounters of the Latino Kind. [Video by Marlon Klug.]

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Happy Rosh HaShana from the Jews of Tijuana! Happy 5778! (video)

by Comic Saenz September 18, 2017 Cultura
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Mexico, like the United Estates, is a “nation of immigrants.” In the 1900s, Tijuana welcomed Jewish refugees fleeing wars, hate, and poverty in Europe, Asia and the Mideast. Tijuana Jews, the story of the extended Artenstein family, has become a POCHO Rosh HaShana (New Year) tradition ever since we noticed rosh-ha-shana rhymed with Tijuana in […]

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Always look for the union label: Music vids for Labor Day Weekend

by Comic Saenz September 1, 2017 Cultura
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It’s Labor Day Weekend!¡Orale! Happy Labor Day Weekend! Sing along with the music that celebrates the ordinary working people who keep this country — and the world — in business: Look for the Union Label, Workin’ in a Coal Mine, This Land Is Your Land, and a stunning Leonard Cohen version of Solidarity Forever.

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Today was the day I marched with MLK; I still have the dream (video)

by DENNIS WILEN AKA COMIC SAENZ August 28, 2017 Cultura
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They say the Washington, D.C. weather — typically mondo muggy in the summer — was unusually mild on August 28, 1963. But the air burned with the fire of freedom on the march, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, led by Martin Luther King.

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Celeb chef and lifestyle guru Marisol’s ‘Day of Self-Care’ (video)

by Comic Saenz August 24, 2017 Cultura
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Celebrity chef and lifestyle guru Marisol takes time off from the Pinche Rata Race for A Day of Self-Care — and you can too! [Video by Más Mejor.]

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R.I.P. Jerry Lewis, Enchilada King (video)

by Comic Saenz August 22, 2017 Cultura
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Carmen Miranda (Enchilada Gal) can sing and dance, and Dean Martin (Enchilada Man) can dance and sing, but Jerry Lewis (Enchilada King) steals the show. R.I.P.

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‘Donald Duck in Nutzi Land’ aka ‘Der Fuehrer’s Face’ (1943 video)

by Comic Saenz August 16, 2017 Cartoons
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Der Fuehrer’s Face (originally titled Donald Duck in Nutzi Land) is a 1943 American animated anti-Nazi propaganda short film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released in 1943 by RKO Radio Pictures. The cartoon, which features Donald Duck in a nightmare setting working at a factory in Nazi Germany, was made in an effort to […]

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Marvel Comic’s Stan Lee: ‘Expose and destroy racism and bigotry’

by Comic Saenz August 15, 2017 Cartoons
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Stan Lee‘s Marvel Comics characters aren’t shy about fighting racists and bigots. And neither is Stan. From “Stan’s Soapbox”, Bullpen Bulletins, December 1970:

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And then they came for the white women of Virginia (toon)

by Comic Saenz August 14, 2017 Cartoons
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RIP HEATHER HEYER, NAZI FIGHTER.

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