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In South Australia, a Port Noarlunga’s Tequila N Tacos video features an announcer with a “Mexican” accent. Get it right! The stereotyped fat Mexican cartoon avatar with sombrero, mustache, taco, and cerveza lacks the required serape, burro, and cactus.

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[Payton Hoegh toons regularly at Weekly Political dot com.]

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La Cucaracha: Coming to a corner near you–Trump’s budget (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 20, 2017 Cartoons
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Chocolatl’s history is not so sweet (TedEd animated video)

by Andalé Mono March 20, 2017 Cartoons
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Before the 16th Century, chocolatl only existed as a bitter, foamy drink in Mesoamerica. How did we get from there to today’s chocolate candy bars? Deanna Pucciarelli traces the fascinating and often cruel history of chocolate.

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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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La Cucaracha: And then they came for the taco guy (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 17, 2017 Cartoons
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#TBT 2013: Barry O’Bama Wishes You A Happy St. Patrick’s Day (toon)

by Comic Saenz March 16, 2017 Cartoons
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Mom? Where do tacos al pastor come from? (video)

by Barney Asada March 16, 2017 Cartoons
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Mardega explains the prehistoric origin of taco al pastor in Tacos Primitivos.

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La Cucaracha: Trump lists crimes committed by immigrants (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 15, 2017 Cartoons
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Batman and Robin tell kids prejudice hurts teamwork (1949 toon)

by Cartoonistas March 15, 2017 Cartoons

Hey, kids: Batman and Robin know that prejudice has no place in our country. We need teamwork!

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La Cucaracha: What’s playing at the movies? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 14, 2017 Cartoons
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Superboy says: America is for ALL kinds of people, kids! (1951 toon)

by Cartoonistas March 14, 2017 Cartoons
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“No single race or nationality can claim America as its own,” Superboy pointed out in 1951’s Know Your Country. “Don’t hate on your new schoolmate because she’s an immigrant from faraway Ikeastan. Her mom makes killer Swedish meatballs!”

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La Cucaracha: It’s time to legalize it! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 13, 2017 Cartoons
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Truth – La Vérité – comes out of her well to shame Mankind (1896 toon)

by HABLO PICASSO March 13, 2017 Cartoons
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Truth coming from the well armed with her whip to chastise mankind is an 1896 painting by the French artist Jean-Léon Gérôme. It is also known as La Vérité (French: Truth).

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