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I have been waiting for something like Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown all my life.

Really.

The CNN season premiere April 30  was a watershed moment for Chicanos and Mexican Americans.

Here’s what I Tweeted the night I saw it:

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POCHO Migrant Editor Al Madrigal – who admits to not being a very good Mexican – will never forget the parents he met when he took his kid to the park.

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pennelchapoEl Chapo’s secret meetup with Sean Penn was just the tip of the iceberg, Goldberg, whatever.

The notorious drug lord is a whole new vato now — and here are the Pocho Ocho Top Ways You Can Tell El Chapo Has “Gone Hollywood”:

8. He’s dating Kate Hudson

7. He’s on an all-cactus juice cleanse to drop weight for the upcoming pilot season

6. He just reached 200k followers on Instagram [Mas…]

detroitfI spent several days in Detroit this weekend with the UNITY Diversity in Journalism group, bringing our perspective as journalists of color to two vibrant local communities.

We had a panel at the gorgeous Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, and discussed the situation of Arab American media portrayals from our varied panelists.

At the end of this fruitful panel, I brought up how my last name Alcaraz, has Arabic language roots, and how I looked it up online to translate it. I was hopping it meant, Great Warrior, or Smart Guy, but instead it came up as “The Cherry.” [Mas…]

hipstertrapIn New Jack City, proactive pranksters have set Hipster Traps to snare unwary hipsters. The NYC traps are baited with Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, American Spirit cigarettes, a bike chain and neon-pink Wayfarer sunglasses.

When trapping chipsters (Chicano hipsters), our experts recommend these Pocho Ocho Best Ways to Bait Your Chipster Trap:

8. Suavecito® Pomade and Beard Wax

7. Venti horchata latte, half skim, half leche de cabra, with agave sweetener

6. $60 huaraches from Urban Outfitters [Mas…]

aliniowaAs the 2016 presidential election campaign starts up, all eyes turn to Iowa, traditionally the first place Americans get a chance to vote for their candidates. Jon Stewart and The Daily Show sent POCHO Migrant Editor Al Madrigal to the Hawkeye State to find out why exactly Iowa rates this singular honor. [Mas…]

Californian @AlMadrigal is all about the H20 on Jon Stewart (video)

by Comic Saenz June 11, 2015 El Now
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POCHO’s Migrant Editor Al Madrigal – who lives in Los Angeles – had to make lifestyle changes because of the California water shortage. In New York, where there’s more than enough H20 to go around, Al can let it all hang out, as he explained to Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. PREVIOUSLY ON CALIFORNIA […]

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May 2015 Designation of Legal Counsel: Sanchez Bros Attorney-at-Law

by Chale Knickerbocker May 22, 2015 Corporate
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This legal notice designating an Attorney of Record is herewith, hereby and homeboy published, May 22 2015, January 2 2015, September 12 2014, August 2 2013, March 15 2012, May 29 2012, and August 31 2012 and some other days tambien pursuant the requirements of the Aztlan Judicical Unity Act (AJUA) of 1997. For any […]

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Al Madrigal’s ‘Pocho Quest’: ‘Half Like Me’ (complete video)

by Comic Saenz March 2, 2015 Cultura
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POCHO Migrant Editor Al Madrigal gets some help from POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz and POCHO Associate Naranjero Gustavo Arellano as he tries to understand what it means to be half-Mexican in America.

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Live! All Things Comedy Podcast @AlMadrigal (NSFW Video)

by Comic Saenz February 19, 2015 Cultura
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[8:48PM PST] Whoa! LOL funny! Sorry you missed the live webcast.  We don’t know if a re-run will be available, but we’ll let you know. Check it out! POCHO Migrant Editor Al Madrigal and friends at the All Things Comey Podcast, LIVE from NerdMelt Comics on the Sunset Strip! All Things Comedy Live Podcast by […]

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Texas Senator Ted Cruz’ Pocho Ocho top legislative proposals

by Especial Correspondents February 12, 2015 El Now
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Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has reintroduced legislation to take away federal benefits from same-sex married couples. But this troglodyte’s penedjitis is too advanced to stop at one stupid and hateful idea. That’s right, there’s more — Ted Cruz’s Pocho Ocho Top Legislative Priorities for 2015: 8. Federal guidelines on subsidized school lunches for poor children […]

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Watch! Al Madrigal: ‘Half Like Me’ (Al meets with a Minuteman)

by Comic Saenz January 22, 2015 Cultura
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POCHO Migrant Editor Al Madrigal’s new docu-comedy Half Like Me went live on FUSION Thursday night. In this clip, Al meets up at the US-Mexican border with a patriotic member of the Minutemen. Also, Borderlandia looks familiar somehow. PREVIOUSLY ON HALF LIKE ME:

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Al Madrigal is a coconut on a quest for identity: ‘Half Like Me’ (video)

by Comic Saenz January 14, 2015 Cultura
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POCHO Migrant Editor Al Madrigal’s epic quest for identity — Half Like Me — debuts on FUSION next Thursday. Coconut Madrigal (white inside, brown outside) knew turning an intensely personal journey into a docu-comedy wouldn’t be one easy trick, but he never anticipated what happened next. “I set out to dial down my pocho level from a […]

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2015 Notice of Legal Counsel: Contact Sanchez Bros Attorney-at-Law

by José Canusí January 2, 2015 Corporate
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This legal notice designating an Attorney of Record is herewith, hereby and homeboy published, January 2, 2015, September 12 2014, August 2 2013, March 15 2012, May 29 2012, and August 31 2012 and some other days tambien pursuant the requirements of the Aztlan Judicical Unity Act (AJUA) of 1997. For any y all legal […]

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The Daily Show in Texas: Are Latinos worse than Chinese? (video)

by Chale Knickerbocker October 30, 2014 El Now
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Jon Stewart and The Daily Show are in Austin, Texas, which is right next to, well, you know … that other country. POCHO’s Migrant Editor Al Madrigal went to the Lone Star State to find out why exactly Texans think Latinos are worse than Koreans and Chinese. Have we mentioned that Al is EL HOMBRE?

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The Daily Show: For the GOP, Latino is the new gay (video)

by Comic Saenz October 10, 2014 El Now
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With the Republican realization that exploiting homophobia can no longer bring their hate base to the polls, the GOP is looking for a new group they can use to scare potential voters. POCHO Migrant Editor Al Madrigal explains to Jon Stewart why Latino is the new gay.

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Periodic Notice of Legal Counsel: Contact Sanchez Bros Attorney-at-Law

by José Canusí September 12, 2014 Corporate
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This legal notice designating an Attorney of Record is herewith, hereby and homeboy published, September 12 2014, August 2 2013, March 15 2012, May 29 2012, and August 31 2012 and some other days tambien pursuant the requirements of the Aztlan Judicical Unity Act (AJUA) of 1997. For any y all legal matters pertaining to […]

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Openly-Latino Lalo Alcaraz explains himself and ‘Bordertown’ (video)

by Comic Saenz August 15, 2014 Cartoons
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FUSION Live’s host Mariana Atencio came to POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz’ studio to get up close and personal with the openly-Latino cartoonist. FUSION’s story is here….

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Al Madrigal explains comedy to a pinche puppet (video)

by Comic Saenz August 4, 2014 Cultura
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Star of stage, little screens and even littler screens, POCHO Migrant Editor Al Madrigal tries to stay cool, calm and collected during a Green Room interview with FUSION’s “Talking Hot Dog.” [SWF: F-bombs bleeped.]

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Looking for a lawyer? We specialize in ‘Accidentes!’ (videos)

by Lucida Grandé July 31, 2014 Cultura
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When you’re involved in one or more traffic accidents, or Accidentes as we like to call them, you need a good lawyer. But if you can’t afford one, call us! Wait! This looks somewhat familiar. Haven’t we seen this before?

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Al Madrigal ruffles feathers in ‘Chicken Boxing’ exposé (video)

by Comic Saenz June 20, 2014 El Now
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Al Madrigal (Señor Latino Correspondent on The Daily Show with Juan Estuard on basic cable and POCHO Migrant Editor on the Interwebs)* is the fox guarding the Louisiana henhouse in this exposé of the state’s cock-fighting and chicken-boxing rackets. That Al is as smart as a chicken. PREVIOUSLY ON AL MADRIGAL:

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Legal Designation of Counsel: Sanchez Bros Attorney-at-Law

by José Canusí April 15, 2014 Corporate
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This legal notice designating an Attorney of Record is herewith, hereby and homeboy published, April 15 2014, January 14 2014, August 2 2013, March 15 2012, May 29 2012, and August 31 2012 pursuant the requirements of the Aztlan Judicical Unity Act (AJUA) of 1997. For any y all legal matters pertaining to Pochismo, Inc., […]

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Write, shoot, draw for POCHO and become rich and famous*

by Chale Knickerbocker April 9, 2014 Corporate
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You could be rich and famous* That’s right — you sitting there in your PJs, bunny slippers and Frida Kahlo unibrow. After all, you know better than other people on the Internets, and if you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich? Donut despair! You can turn your Aztlan acumen into fame y fortune in a […]

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Contribute to POCHO, get discovered, become rich and famous*

by Comic Saenz February 12, 2014 Corporate
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You could be rich and famous* That’s right — you sitting there in your PJs, bunny slippers and Frida Kahlo unibrow. After all, you know better than other people on the Internets, and if you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich? Donut despair! You can turn your Aztlan acumen into fame y fortune in a […]

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