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POCHO amigo Chris Garcia — a Cuban-American — is going public with the Cuban Life Hacks that turned his family’s hard life in a Commie dictatorship into Heaven on Earth, with arroz con pollo.

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San Antonio’s The Krayolas — known to their screaming fans as THE TEX-MEX BEATLES — crank up the accordion, tuba, and more cowbell for the ranchera-style Piñata Trump. Santiago Jimenez Jr. (Flaco Jimenez’s younger brother) guest stars on button accordion. [Mas…]

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The secretive Mexican torta dealer (tortatraficante) and taco connoisseur Milanexa shares the recipe for his world-famous Cuban Torta.

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Planning to video some police brutality? Do you need extra battery life because the popo are out of control? Police badge number recognition? Instant posting to Facebook? Jerrod Carmichael has the perfect phone for you!

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What happens when the hot-sweet taste of Korean barbecue meets up with burritos, tacos, and chimichangas? The Fung Brothers (and friends) take us on a taste tour.

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I fell into a burnin’ ring of fire
I went down, down, down
And the flames went higher
And it burns, burns, burns
The ring of fire, the ring of fire
I fell into a burnin’ ring of fire
I went down, down, down
And the flames went higher
And it burns, burns, burns
The ring of fire, the ring of fire

Johnny Cash somehow manages a version of Ring of Fire en Español: [Mas…]

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They say it’s only a “teaser” for America Back by Jill Solbule but we think this one-minute music video is perfect just as it is. [NSFW F-bomb.]

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Seattle’s Tacocat explains why Consuela is skipping school today. Long story short: She’s attending a Psychedelic Quinceañera instead.

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Marga Gomez: My awkward phone call with Ms. Bagina (video)

by YELLIN B. GENEROUS July 20, 2016 Cultura
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New York-based actor, writer, director, and comic Marga Gomez didn’t quite know what to say when the next telemarketing phone call she had to make was to a woman named Bagina.

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Watch: Pregnant mujer crossing border gives birth to ‘Alien’

by ROD ESTERLING July 19, 2016 Cultura
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Locked in the back of a van, desperate migrants must cross the Mexican border into the U.S. before one of them gives birth to an illegal alien. The Birth of an Alien (El Nacimiento de un Extranjero) is from Sumiko Braun.

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The Funky Aztecs live 1991: Name the homies in ‘Barrioism’

by Soy Capitan July 19, 2016 Cultura
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POCHO amigo Gary J. Baca introduces pioneer Northern California Chicano rappers the Funky Aztecs to the cameras on Viacom public access TV’s New World Videos. In Barrioism, the impossibly young homies list all the vatos in the neighborhood. The video list of personalities is from 1991. Does it still sound familiar?

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Señor Lingus: Come for the food and stay for the mariachis (video)

by Barney Asada July 18, 2016 Cultura
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At Señor Lingus — the Mexican restaurant chain with live music — you’ll come for the food and stay for the mariachis! Check your Yelper Pages for a Señor Lingus in a shopping mall near you.

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Ask your doctor if Slapping NDN Medicine Man is right for you (video)

by Especial Correspondents July 18, 2016 Cultura
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When the White Man’s medicine isn’t working,it’s time to see the Slapping Medicine Man. Video by The 1491s. PREVIOUSLY ON THE 1491s

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Texans in trucks ambush Fort Bliss soldiers with Mexican MREs (video)

by Barney Asada July 15, 2016 Cultura
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In El Paso, mechanized squads of senior citizens sneak up on soldiers and offer them exotic foreign “Meals, Ready-To-Eat” with origins South of the Border. These metal-encased MREs are called “burritos,” according to the truck people. And the Fort Bliss soldiers like them! The USO explains:

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DTTX (Bobby Ramirez) and LSOB: ‘Sunday Afternoon’ (1990 video)

by Soy Capitan July 14, 2016 Cultura
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Our thoughts and prayers go out to Inland Empire hiphop pioneer DTTX aka Bobby Rivera of Lighter Shade of Brown LSOB. Sunday Afternoon is from Brown & Proud, 1990

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#TBT 1999 Video Classic: Delinquent Habits ‘Tres Delinquentes’

by Soy Capitan July 14, 2016 Cultura
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East Los homies Delinquent Habits made people pay attention with Tres Delinquentes, the music video for a song on their self-titled first studio album. This music video has it all! English, Spanish, Spanglish, hiphop, rap, mariachi, moshing, hynas, scratching, lowriding, little people, Blaxicans, and, of course, burros.

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Traffic Stop: I almost got killed for ‘driving while black’ (NSFW video)

by Especial Correspondents July 13, 2016 Cartoons
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African American Alex Landau recounts how he nearly lost his life after a Denver police Traffic Stop. He and his white mother Patsy say that night changed them both forever. [NSFW F-bomb.] Video by StoryCorps

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Taco ‘Bout It: North Hollywood’s Tacos El Venado, meat mecca (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN July 12, 2016 Cultura
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Get down with your carnivore bad self and some tacos de carne asada and al pastor at Tacos El Venado in North Hollywood. J9 and Vick One star as enthusiastic, taco-loving explorers.

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Batsh1t crazy TX Rep. Louie Gohmert: Beware of gays in space! (videos)

by CAPTAIN SULU July 12, 2016 Cultura
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Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) has deep feels about his gay brothers and sisters in space because an asteroid killed the dinosaurs and what about extra-terrestrial colonies like Matt Damon and God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. He shared his concerns on the floor of the United States House of Representatives in late […]

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Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes: ‘Wake Up, Everybody’ on ‘Soul Train’

by Soy Capitan July 11, 2016 Cultura
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Teddy Prendergrass takes the lead vocal as Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes sing their 1975 smash hit Wake Up, Everybody on Soul Train. If there was ever a time to get woke, that time is now. Here’s the full-length LP track with lyrics:

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MADåPPLE goes down to ‘Mexico’ — they still got respect for the dead

by Soy Capitan July 8, 2016 Cultura
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Los Angeles-based analogelectroclash blues band MADåPPLE — the insane lovechild of Stevie Wonder and Tom Waits — goes down to Mexico in this music video. Why Mexico? They’ve still got respect for the dead. New Orleans, too. MADåPPLE is on the Fesibuk.

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Half-fast country music classic: Jim Reeves ‘Adios Amigo’ (video)

by Soy Capitan July 7, 2016 Cultura
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The country music legend Jim Reeves had a lot of big records, but we like this “half-fast” April 16, 1964 live-in-Norway version of his hit Adios Amigo. He died later that year behind the controls of a small plane that crashed in Tennessee during a violent thunderstorm. He was 40 years old.

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To win playing BORDERS, you need to beat La Migra (video)

by Comic Saenz July 7, 2016 Cultura
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BORDERS is a game from Gonzalo Alvarez where players walk in the shoes of an immigrant to endure the danger of a journey across the desert. You only win if you can avoid La Migra and beat the heat by hiding under bushes and staying hydrated. Many make the journey towards the border with the […]

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Julie Anne: Please tell us about your taco (video)

by Barney Asada July 7, 2016 Cultura
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On Food Network’s CHOPPED, it’s all about the context, am I right, Chef Geoffrey Zakarian?

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