Ñewsweek: New Mexico wants tourists — light-skinned tourists

by Comic Saenz on March 25, 2012 in El Now

State tourist official does the New Mexican hat dance when a reporter asks about the casting call advertisement

This POCHO ñewsweek is brought to you in living — and dying — color.

In the Southwest, New Mexico’s tourist board is casting a commercial to promote visits to the state. Who do they want to play the tourists in their commercial? “Caucasians and light-skinned Hispanics.”

And in the Southeast, Florida cowers in the Spotlight o’ Shame as the country asks why an unarmed teenager was killed by a self-styled neighborhood watch vigilante.

These are the stories that made the ñews this week:

{ 3 comments }

Perfecto March 25, 2012 at 5:21 PM

I live in New Mexico and as soon as the republicans took over they let everyone know that brown New Mexicans need not apply, for anything. We are soon become another Arizona and will have to carry a slew of different forms of identification, pinche gabachos!!!

Guero March 29, 2012 at 1:55 PM

I heard a story on NPR this morning on the Republican Chicana governor of Nueva Mexico. She’s a reformed Democrat who is to the right of Marco Rubio. It’s not just the gabachos.

Sindicator March 28, 2012 at 1:33 PM

@Perfecto #TRUTH

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