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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This just in from Mt. Alachingada: No mames! Unpresidented! (photo)

by Especial Correspondents January 13, 2017 El Now
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Especial Correspondents Lalo Alcaraz, El Eres Nerd, Maria Purísima, Ms. LunaSol, Junco Canche, and Comic Saenz contributed to this report.

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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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La Cucaracha: Hey kids, corporations are people, too! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 12, 2017 Cartoons
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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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LatinoUSA NPR Audio: The 1% and 99% of Mexico meet in NYC

by Barney Asada January 10, 2017 Audio
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LatinoUSA’s Antonia Cereijido writes the intro: If you go to a high-end restaurant in New York City, there’s a good chance that you’re dining among some of the wealthiest Mexicans in the world and being served by some of the poorest. This story was produced in collaboration with Round Earth Media. Tyler Kelley is a […]

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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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Trump commissions statue to mark historic inauguration (toon)

by SERG HERNANDEZ January 10, 2017 Cartoons
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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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La Cucaracha: Happy New Year Building that Wall! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 9, 2017 Cartoons
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In Oaxaca, the Zapotecs include a third gender: Muxes (video)

by Chale Knickerbocker January 9, 2017 Cultura
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In the indigenous communities around the town of Juchitán de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, the world is not divided simply into males and females. The local Zapotec people have made room for a third category, they call Muxes – men who consider themselves women and live in a socially-sanctioned limbo between the two genders. [Video by Ivan […]

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