La Cucaracha: Trump staffers are here today, gone tomorrow (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 6, 2017 Cartoons
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1960s folk legend Joan Baez is back: ‘Nasty Man’ (video)

by Soy Capitan April 6, 2017 Cultura
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New York-born pocha Joan Baez came out of retirement to write, perform, and release a song about Trump. For some reason she calls it Nasty Man.

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Santa Muerte? So last year! Meet Santo Cholo! (toon)

by RICARDOS ISLAS April 6, 2017 Cartoons
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This is an acrylic on a wood cut-out in the New Mexico style of Santo paintings. It’s about 17 inches high and maybe 7 inches wide at its widest point, kind of a coffin shape. The bridge in the back is the Coronado Bridge and Santo Cholo is holding a low rider and the Kiosko […]

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1970 Video Documentary: ‘How Is School, Enrique?’

by Especial Correspondents April 6, 2017 Cultura
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This 18-minute 1970 documentary film depicted the educational and environmental problems faced by LA’s Mexican-American kids back in the day. Has anything changed?

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La Cucaracha: What did Obama tapp and when did he tapp it? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 5, 2017 Cartoons
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Keep your burrito safe and warm with a Burrito Buddy™ (infomerical)

by Barney Asada April 5, 2017 Cultura
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Skip the drama of dining disasters with the new Outdoor Research Burrito Buddy™, featuring the patented Burrito Heat-O Technology for both infinitely hot Mexican goodness and fingertip burn prevention. The Burrito Buddy’s sturdy, carnage-proof construction prevents lunchtime leakage or breakage, and a convenient food fastener plays it safe with a zippered closure. Plus, the Burrito […]

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Kids aren’t born racist. Hate is something they learn (photo)

by Moctezuma Cortés April 5, 2017 Cultura
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Nick and I told Sophia that after 1 whole month of going poop on the potty, she could pick out a special prize at Target. She, of course, picked a new doll. The obsession is real. While we were checking out, the cashier asked Sophia if she was going to a birthday party. We both […]

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Chinese were the first to cross the Mexican border (video, audio)

by Verdana Bold April 5, 2017 Audio
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The first targets of American border agents were Chinese, not Mexican. When the California Gold Rush ended and the railroad building boom came to a close, it became easy for politicians to exploit anti-Chinese sentiment. The result was an immigration policy that led to the first smuggling operations across the U.S-Mexico border. [Video by Timeline.] […]

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La Cucaracha: What will Trump’s budget mean for seniors? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 4, 2017 Cartoons
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So you think YOUR job is bad? Watch ‘El Empleo’ (video)

by Andalé Mono April 4, 2017 Cartoons
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El Empleo/The Job by opusBou is an award-winning short animation from Argentina. Please don’t watch this before you leave for work, or you’ll be late for the bus.

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The Barrio Nostalgia of ‘Veteranas and Rucas’ on Instagram

by Memo Nericcio April 4, 2017 Cultura
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The internet is so much about what to look at. For me, that’s weird. You see the bulk of the first part of my life was bound up with reading—which is all about looking at things, reading words, but has little to do with seeing, with reading pictures. It is true that as a kid, […]

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This is a how-to-make-tacos video from Chile. Huh?

by Barney Asada April 4, 2017 Cultura
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The folks from Chile’s Mundos Jumbo want you to make tacos this way, with a can of their Mexican style red beans, lettuce, ground meat, tomatoes, purple cebolla, salt and pepper, but no lime, no cilantro, no spices, and no chiles. Ya think?

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La Cucaracha: Titans is a tough bar in a tough neighborhood (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 3, 2017 Cartoons
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RIP Rosie ‘Angel Baby’ Méndez Hamlin of Rosie and the Originals (video)

by Soy Capitan April 3, 2017 Cultura
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Que en paz descance oldies but goodies sweetheart, a pocha rock ‘n’ roll original, Rosalie “Rosie” Méndez Hamlin. Hamlin, lead singer of Rosie and the Originals, the early Sixties group that scored a hit with their timeless single Angel Baby, died March 30th. She was 71. Rolling Stone reports:

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Live from Mexico City: It’s Chilango Street Art (photos)

by Especial Correspondents April 3, 2017 Cultura
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POCHO amigo Professor Equis and his family were in Ciudad Mexico last week and he sent us these photos.

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Yes indeed! That surely is a mega California burrito! (video)

by Barney Asada April 3, 2017 Cultura
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The Mega California Burrito from Sabor Taqueria y Mariscos in Oxnard, Califas, is made with “three large tortillas, generous portions of carne asada, beans, fries, grilled peppers, cheese, sour cream, guacamole and red sauce.” $25 feeds the whole family! Come for the burritos and stay for the micheladas. Or vice versa. Why is it a […]

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Meet La Cucaracha’s official undocumented immigrant (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 31, 2017 Cartoons
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Why there a ‘Penis Seat’ in the Mexico City metro? (videos)

by Verdana Bold March 31, 2017 Cultura
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The Mexico City Metro has installed a “penis seat” in one of its subway cars, featuring a molded likeness of a man’s torso and penis. Por que? They hope to get men thinking about the sexual harrassment Mexico City mujeres have to put up with every pinche day. Trade magazine Adweek reports:

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Half-minute video: How to roll a burrito

by Barney Asada March 31, 2017 Cultura
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How to Roll a Burrito by Adam Blufarb cleverly demonstrates how to prepare and roll a burrito in just a few simple steps.

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Old time stereographic slides show early 1900s Mexico (video)

by Lucida Grandé March 31, 2017 Cultura
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YouTube user Chubachus created an “animated” video using stereographic slides of life in Mexico in the early 1900s.

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La Cucaracha: Here’s my latest Hollywood movie pitch (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 30, 2017 Cartoons
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Tens of thousands of ‘illegal’ Americans live in Mexico (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés March 30, 2017 El Now
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Tens of thousands of U.S. citizens are living illegally in Mexico. Chinese Global TV Network reports.

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A POCHO editor explains Spanglish to gente in España

by Celina Martinez March 30, 2017 Cultura
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Spanglish is only one of the dialects created by people who straddle two culturas. (See what I did there? ) The underlying assumption of Spanglish is that one language is not enough to capture the full experience of being immersed in two cultures. The gente who use Spanglish are primarily first and second generation Latinos […]

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Your basic bacon-wrapped breakfast burrito (‘food porn’ video)

by Barney Asada March 30, 2017 Cultura
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The video’s creators call Bacon-Wrapped Breakfast Burrito “food porn”. Mmmm! Porn for breakfast! On the other hand, shouldn’t this be called a chimichanga?

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