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Elliott Bambrough of Chicago’s Best stopped by Tacos Mario’s to see if is really el mero mero when it comes to tacos al pastor.

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POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz stopped by WGBH in Boston today to record an interview (audio and video) for Public Radio International’s The World with Carol Hills.

It sounds like he made some new friends in Boston:

Alcaraz is a strong believer in laughing during hard times. And that’s where satire comes in. Coping with humor is something he learned from his Mexican parents. “It’s kind of the Mexican national pastime. I was just telling my Uber driver that the US has become Mexico. That’s why we all have 10 jobs.”

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“We don’t want your tiny hands anywhere near our underpants!” Fiona Apple sings.

Everyone, now:

WE DON’T WANT YOUR TINY HANDS
ANYWHERE NEAR OUR UNDERPANTS!

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An outsider goes to corrupt Washington, D.C. Can he drain the swamp?

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As a condition of his parole from San Quentin, Creeper has to perform 20 hours of community service every week, so he’s serving the barrio by helping the kids work out with his CholoFit After School Program. [Frankie Quinones stars as Creeper.]

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One taco de pollo, one al pastor, one asada, y one barbacoa (video)

by Barney Asada January 19, 2017 Cultura
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El Gallito Chihuahua in Aurora, Illinois has the tacos you are looking for. Or perhaps you’d prefer a Cuban torta?

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Doris Day Is Aztec? ‘Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps’ (videos)

by Soy Capitan January 18, 2017 Cartoons
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The song started out in 1947 as Quizás, Quizás, Quizás by Cuban songwriter Osvaldo Farrés. In 1964, Doris Day had a hit with an English version Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps. And now we have Doris’ version sung by an Aztec-looking animated head and Monarch butterflies in this new music video The Time Has Come. What a […]

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Tacos de la calle hot and fresh in Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN January 17, 2017 Cultura
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Take a tour of Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico and meet the local tacos, the local tequila and the local perros. [Video by the Tres Agaves tequila people.]

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Moms Mabley sings for MLK: ‘Abraham, Martin and John’ (video)

by VICENTE REDD FOXX January 16, 2017 Cultura
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In this clip from the old Merv Griffin show, comic Moms Mabley, known mostly for her “blue” stage act, sings an emotional version of Dion’s classic, Abraham, Martin and John. Moms had a Top 40 hit with the song in 1969. Her version includes Bobby Kennedy.

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MLK’s place in history, according to ‘Wee Pals’ by Morrie Turner

by Cartoonistas January 16, 2017 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: Whatever happened to the Mayans? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 15, 2017 Cartoons
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Donald Trump, John Lewis and MLK Day (video, toon, photo)

by Especial Correspondents January 15, 2017 Cartoons
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In 1991, Public Enemy‘s epic By the Time I Get to Arizona spotlighted the Hate State of Arizona’s failure to implement the Martin Luther King Day national holiday. Contrast and compare with PEE-OTUS Donald Trump’s weekend Twitter attack on civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, draw the necessary conclusions, and prepare to take appropriate action:

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America pauses Monday for Ricky Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2017

by Comic Saenz January 15, 2017 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, D.C.) America will pause tomorrow to remember the life and message of Ricky Martin Luther King Jr., whose Tengo a Dream y Dance! speech changed the nation forever. Post offices and other public facilities will be closed, banks and stock exchanges are taking the day off and salsa picante and sweet potato pie […]

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La Cucaracha: Be kind to Corporation-Americans (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 13, 2017 Cartoons
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Russia is sending their best: Trololo Guy to sing at inauguration (video)

by Soy Capitan January 13, 2017 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from Москва) Stepping in to fill an entertainment lineup devoid of anyone artistic, famous, or beloved, Donald Trump backer Vladimir Putin is sending his country’s top singer to perform at next week’s Inauguration Ball.

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Video: Peep this ‘Thai-Mex Street Food’ – in the Philippines!

by Barney Asada January 13, 2017 Cultura
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It’s Thai food! It’s Mexican food! It’s in the Philippines! Step right up for your pad thai nachos at El Phante Thai-Mex Street Food, #12 1st Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig, Philippines. You can’t miss it: It’s the only place that has a logo showing an elephant wearing a sombrero. But if you do, here’s a map […]

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They say this taquero has the best food truck in New York (video)

by Barney Asada January 12, 2017 Cultura
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Is this taco truck The Best Food Truck in NYC? New York’s Vendy Awards are local Oscars for food, especially for food trucks. Meet Felix, the owner of 2016 Vendy Award winner Tacos El Rancho in Brooklyn. [Video by Columbia University journalism grad student Belén Smole.]

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Popeye el Marinero: Kindness is its own reward (#TBT toon)

by Cartoonistas January 12, 2017 Cartoons
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…and that’s how they make tortillas in Mexico City, D.F. (video)

by Barney Asada January 11, 2017 Cultura
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Ritual ordinario mixes the sounds of Mexican streets with visuals of the process of making, baking, and selling tortillas. This video was shot and the ambient audio recorded in Mercado Cartagena in Mexico City, D.F. [Video by Ricardo Martinez Roa.]

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Unclear on the concept? Two vids for Tink-A-Tāko Mexican Food & Bar

by MOSCA MEXICAN January 11, 2017 Cultura
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Tink-A-Tāko? TAY-KOH? What the heck is a tāko? Is it a San Antonio accent thing? Here’s a second Tink-A-Tako commercial with the same pronunciation:

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What are they smoking? Israeli bands want to ‘Legal Eyes’ it (video)

by MR. MOTA January 10, 2017 Cartoons
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Two top Israeli bands — HaDag Nahash (snake fish) and Infected Mushroom — have One Love: Marijuana. In Legal Eyes, an animated, live-action mashup, they invoke marijuana mavens Snoop Dogg*, Bob Marley*, and Barack Obama.* [NSFW adult lyrics, “drug” use.] * Animated versions of.

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Chipotle to sell cannabis in California, Colorado, Oregon

by Comic Saenz January 9, 2017 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from DENVER) Chipotle Mexican Grill is planning to introduce cannabis-based comida in California, Colorado and Oregon later this year, PNS has learned. The decision follows recreational marijuana’s legalization in the Golden State, which now joins its two neighbors on America’s High Frontier. The new vegan/vegetarian product — dubbed Mota Al Pastor — will […]

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