abuela

Where have all the brown folks gone?

I sit at a bar and I count how many are like me, I count two in a room of 30, one is a bar back Latinx and one is an African American bartender, I’ve done this since I realized that I am the other, and I need to find allies quick, in case shit goes down, in case there’s a race war

I order thai food from a food truck and the señor making the food could be my primo, while the Asian owner takes my order [Mas…]

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When Juanita Carmelita throws an Easter party for the kids, she’s expecting the Easter Bunny to make a guest appearance. But the costume store is out of bunny costumes, so a long-haired bearded Savior-looking guy in robes shows up instead. Dare we expect . . . . a MIRACLE? [Frankie Quiñones stars as Juanita Carmelita.]

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In Mor Mexican! Mexico City-born actor Ricardo “Pekas” Aranda eats a McXican Burger for the casting director. But is he acting Hispanic enough? Maybe makeup and wardrobe can help.


It was just another evening, just another Mexican Dinner with la familia, until the son decided it was time to make an announcement that would rock the house.


When Juanita Carmelita throws an Easter party for the kids, she’s expecting the Easter Bunny to make a guest appearance. But the costume store is out of bunny costumes, so a long-haired bearded Savior-looking guy in robes shows up instead. Dare we expect . . . . a MIRACLE? [Frankie Quiñones stars as Juanita Carmelita.]

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nanaWhile advances in technology make some areas of our lives easier, good old-fashioned child rearing has become more complicated.

In our grandparent’s day, it was a simpler time. They didn’t have the luxury of worrying about play dates and preschool applications.

I have a motto that has become a guiding principle for applying “old school” methods to present day parenting.

What would nana do?

I’m barely awake, preparing breakfast while holding the baby, trying to sip on day old coffee when my toddler asks me to cut her bread into shapes.

WWND? In nana’s day, a square slice was the only shape you were going to get.

It’s 4:30 pm, the witching hour. Despite the baby screaming all day, I’ve proudly set the table and prepared a healthy dinner. My toddler takes one look at her plate and breaks down in tears because she wants ice cream for dinner. [Mas…]

La Cucaracha: So Hillary is like my abuela? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 15, 2016 Cartoons
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Year-End Roundup 2015: POCHO’s Top Five Most Popular Posts

by Especial Correspondents December 31, 2015 El Now
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We cranked up the old stats machine to find out the 2015 stories you liked the most and copied and pasted them into this post here. Some of these stories are News and others are Ñews. We post, you decide.

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Hillary: I’m like your abuela! Twitter: #NoMames #NotMyAbuela

by Verdana Bold December 23, 2015 El Now

Hillary Clinton’s campaign shared the “7 Ways Hillary Clinton Is Just Like Your Abuela” on her website Tuesday (photo), after daughter Chelsea announced that she was pregnant. “[Hillary] isn’t afraid to talk about the importance of el respeto,” the site proclaimed, and “she knows what’s best.” Also, we learned, “she reacts this way when people […]

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This is how my abuela makes those legendary tortillas (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE December 2, 2015 Cultura
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My grandma’s tortillas are legendary in my family; she’s been making them since she was a little girl and has been feeding her family with them ever since. I thought I’d shoot a little video of her making them as she passes the tradition down to her great grandkids. — Video creator Rich Lee.

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Abuela with iPad terrorizes area family via Facebook

by Estefania Zavala June 12, 2015 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from CHICAGO) Rigoberto “Rigo” Chavez, 15, cringed in horror when he logged into Facebook Thursday morning and received a notification that his abuelita had once again commented on his status. The high school junior had posted a status that read “$waaaag$” and Abuelita replied in ALL CAPS: CACHORRITO ERES LA LUZ DE MI VIDA. […]

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When life is a video game, love is your secret weapon (video)

by JAI ESCORR April 15, 2015 Cartoons
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In the Great Video Game of Life, a little love from (plus tortillas, cumbia y nopales) can help you escape the zombies and crush the bullies. A true story from Los Cenzontles. PREVIOUSLY ON LOS CENZONTLES:

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@SaraChicaD has a Latina Valentine’s Day dilemma (video)

by Chale Knickerbocker February 13, 2015 Cultura
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Sara Inés Calderón — POCHO’s Subcommandanta del Ñews and @SaraChicaD on the Tuiter — is facing Valentine’s Day without a boyfriend, a novio. Her grandmother recommends a statue of St. Anthony, the marriage saint; with San Antonio, according to her abuela, she won’t miss the love train.

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Abuelita Reviews for Father’s Day : Famous Dads (video)

by Comic Saenz June 13, 2014 Cultura
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Who knows dads better than grandma? Abuelita reviews some famous fathers, including Don Francisco, Jack Black, Hugh Jackman and David Bowie. PREVIOUSLY ON ABUELITA REVIEWS:

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Abuelita Reviews: These Kanye-style shades are cray-cray (video)

by Bronco del Camino May 15, 2014 Cultura
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Abuelita wants to step up her look with cool-looking shades, so she’s checking out Kanye West style sunglasses, John Lennon specs and heavy black hipster models. Which style is right for her? PREVIOUSLY ON ABUELITA REVIEWS:

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Abuelita Reviews: Lingerie – Which bra is right for you? (video)

by Comic Saenz May 8, 2014 Cultura
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Abuelita (Altagracia Guzman) knows her chichis (or “titties” as she calls them) and which bras are best – the padded bra or la flimsy, risqué model. PREVIOUSLY ON ABUELITA REVIEWS:

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Abuelita Reviews: Snacks — healthy or not healthy? (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE April 24, 2014 Cultura
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Which is better — healthy nori seaweed snacks or fatty, spicy bad-carb-loaded chips? Your Abuelita knows best! PREVIOUSLY ON ABUELITA REVIEWS:

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Abuelita Fashionista! Grandma reviews men’s undies (video)

by Verdana Bold April 17, 2014 Cultura
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What kind of men’s chonies does your grandma like? Boxers? Briefs? La Flama’s Abuelita has her own opinions. PREVIOUSLY ON CHONIES:

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Abuela Mexi-twerks to marimba street band (video)

by MOON GUAC April 7, 2014 Cultura
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When a killer marimba street band starts laying down epic beats, what’s Abuelita to do? Dance, dance baby.

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Grandmother: What a big beatbox you have! (video)

by MOON GUAC February 28, 2014 Cultura
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When this Mexican abuelita gets to beatboxing, no one is safe!

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@SaraChicaD has a Latina Valentine’s Day dilemma (video)

by Barney Asada February 10, 2014 Cultura
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Sara Inés Calderón — POCHO’s Subcommandanta del Ñews and @SaraChicaD on the Tuiter — is facing Valentine’s Day without a boyfriend, a novio. Her grandmother recommends a statue of St. Anthony, the marriage saint; with San Antonio, according to her abuela, she won’t miss the love train.

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Gringo explains: Taco Bell is not Mexican food (NSFW video)

by Lucida Grandé February 10, 2014 Cultura
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Gringo Patrick DeGuire grew up in Southern California so he knows his comida mexicana [NSFW adult humor.] PREVIOUSLY ON TACO BELL:

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George Lopez cartoon comedy ‘Órale ‪#‎Chingón La Vida’ (NSFW video)

by Andalé Mono January 29, 2014 Cartoons
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Is George Lopez just as funny when he’s a cartoon? POCHO blogs, you decide! [NSFW adult language.] PREVIOUSLY ON GEORGE LOPEZ:

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A message on ‘El Contestador (The Answering Machine)’ (NSFW video)

by Barney Asada December 26, 2013 Cultura
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WTF? It’s an old answering machine — a gift from Mom — with a disturbing voicemail message from Abuelita. What to do? [NSFW adult language en Espanish.]

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