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Spanglish is only one of the dialects created by people who straddle two culturas.

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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 in the United States. I would say the phenomenon springs from the working classes and the sons and daughters of immigrants to the United States (not to exclude the immigrants themselves). [Mas…]

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Yovany Diaz was brought to the U.S. without papers when he was only seven, and he grew up in Georgia, speaking English. When his mom’s health issues required him to move “back” to Mexico City, this all-American ice hockey loving pocho found himself in a strange new world, even though it was “home.” James Frederick of NPR’s Latino USA has the story.

‘Happy Asian Thanksgiving’ from the Fung Brothers (video)

by WONG GUEY November 24, 2016 Cultura
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American children of immigrants are all the same when it comes to dealing with Thanksgiving. Y digamos: “Amén​​.”

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La Cucaracha: History is hard (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 16, 2016 Cartoons
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Philosophy for kids: English y Espanol in El Paso and Juarez (video)

by José Canusí June 24, 2016 Cultura
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Philosophy for Children in the Borderlands is an educational program in El Paso, TX and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, designed to lead children in philosophical discussions related to the ethics and philosophy of the borderlands region. The El Paso Herald Post has the story:

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Who knew? More than 200,000 U.S. Latinos are Jewish

by Especial Correspondents April 29, 2016 Cultura
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In the first study of its kind, the American Jewish Committee has taken a comprehensive look at the Americans who claim both a Latino and Jewish identity – all 200,000 of them. Religion News Service reports: As a group, Jewish Latinos don’t get much attention — either from Jews or Latinos in the U.S.

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The Kids Я All Right Dept: Taco truck? How about a taco SHIP! (video)

by Barney Asada April 8, 2016 Cultura
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POCHO’s Associate Naranjero ¡Ask A Mexican! Gustavo Arellano wrote a whole book about how tacos are American as apple pie — TACO USA — which you can buy on Amazon. Taco Truck and Taco Ship, a short commercial for happy, fun futuristic taco technology by students Sum, Quintin, and Samuel of the Blaine County School […]

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President Barry O’Bama Wishes You A Happy St. Patrick’s Day (photo)

by Comic Saenz March 16, 2016 Cartoons
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NDN Activist John Trudell RIP (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA December 18, 2015 Cartoons
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Veterans Day Video: ‘Soldados: Chicanos in Vietnam’

by Moctezuma Cortés November 11, 2015 Cultura
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Soldados: Chicanos in Vietnam is a half-hour documentary based on the book of the same name by Charley Trujillo. POCHO salutes all our veterans for their valor and sacrifice.

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Born in the USA: The secret downside of espeaking Spanglish

by Estefania Zavala August 3, 2015 Cultura
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“Wow, it’s so cool you can speak Spanish,” people tell me after they hear me on the phone with my mom. I say thanks and try to shrug it off, but I worry that letting them think that gives a mistaken impression. I mean, yes. I can speak Spanish. My parents taught me Spanish when […]

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Out of the night, when the full moon is bright! America’s first superhero

by Barney Asada May 26, 2015 Audio
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“The Zorro story, invented in 1919 by pulp fiction author Johnston McCulley, tells the tale of an aristocrat in Spanish California who dons a mask to fight against corrupt colonial officials on behalf of the oppressed,” writes Marlon Bishop of Latino USA.

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Angry area youth calls menudo ‘yucky,’ demands pizza

by ESTEFANIA ZAVALA May 18, 2015 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from ALTADENA) Javier “Flaco” Hernandez outraged his family Sunday night when he refused to eat his bowl of menudo. “It’s yucky!” the 8-year-old shouted as he repeatedly banged his spoon on the dinner table and insisted on pizza instead. Flaco’s refusal ticked off his mom, who had spent hours preparing the beef stomach broth […]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from President Barry O’Bama (photo)

by Comic Saenz March 17, 2015 Cartoons
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BBC Video: What does it mean to be Mexican-American?

by Moctezuma Cortés February 9, 2015 Cultura
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The BBC sent a reporter to the Southwest to find out what it means to be a Mexican-American. The answer? It’s complicated.

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Los Cenzontles: ‘¡Soy México Americano!’ How about you? (video)

by QUESO QUESEM December 26, 2014 Cultura
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Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds) are México Americano. Y ustedes tambien? [Words and music by R. Fuentes.] Mira the lyrics:

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The Fung Brothers hope you had a ‘Happy Asian Thanksgiving’ (video)

by WONG GUEY November 28, 2014 Cultura
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American children of immigrants are all the same when it comes to dealing with Thanksgiving. Y digamos: “Amén​​.”

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White Boy ChIcano (a poem)

by MICHAEL MONTENEGRO July 8, 2014 Cultura
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White Boy Chicano It’s an identity crisis My parents are Mexican migrants, who stay busy all the time Spanish is my first language, then almost losing it because of time My TV only showed Mexicans involved in crime The stereotypes didn’t represent me My school peers didn’t believe me I wasn’t Mexican or White Being […]

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Americans demand answers: Is my new neighbor Latino? (video)

by Bronco del Camino June 25, 2014 Cultura
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What do they look like? How can we tell? Is my new neighbor a Latino? Please tell me #whatlatinoslooklike. PREVIOUSLY ON WHAT ARE YOU…

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Tacos are American as Applebee’s chicken wontons (photos)

by Barney Asada June 5, 2014 Cultura
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POCHO amigo Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano maintains in his book Taco USA that the tiny tortilla-wrapped bundles of delicioso are American food now. We’ve concluded that tacos are American as wontons, at least at Applebee’s, where this all-American appetizer costs $6.99.

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