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She just wants to prepare some home made flour tortillas with her baby girl just like she did with her own mom. What’s the big deal?

NPR’s LatinoUSA explains:

April Salazar longs to make her Grandma Alice’s tortillas with her daughter. It is the same tortilla recipe her grandmother’s mother made in Baja California and later in Tucson, Arizona, after she fled the Mexican Revolution. There’s just one problem: she needs the stars to align… and the cooperation of her two-year-old daughter.

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POCHO amigos Cutty Flam, the alt.rock.band from your black-and-white-retro future, asked us a pregunta on the Twitter:

Do you want a new Prom Punk Rola to dance with your Angel Baby?

Why, yes we do! Here is the latest from these local faves: Runaway. Now send the Angel Baby, por fa.

OMG! We’re getting a $5.2 million ATM Card for Christmas! Here are the deets:

GOOD DAY MY FRIEND.
How are you, and with your family,

All the arragement is done about your ATM CARD,there is no problem again
but i let you know that .

Our ATM DEPARTMENT OFFICE Benin republic here are delivery your ATM MASTER CARD
with very little amount If you are ready to receive it which can cost you $100
dollar only. Now i let you know that all your total Amount of your ATM CARD is
( $5.8 MILLION UNITED STATE DOLLAR ONLY ) so i let you know that to Activation
fee of ATM CARD before is $200 dollar in any country in this world wide. but
the COMMISSIONNER OF POLICE And MR IYA BONI PRESIDENCE of Benin republic
held a meeting with there Cabinet the cocultion is that the activation of
ATM CARD will be $100 dollar only.

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Here’s one from the vaults! Is Star Spanglish Banner a lost track from INSANE IN THE BRAIN, the unreleased 2007 album that was the subject of speculation, lawsuits and at least two shootings? Those close to HORCHATA ICE (photo) won’t say. And those ties to Biggie and Tupac? Don’t go there.

 

Supercivicos-600x380Los Supercivicos, Mexico’s City’s self-appointed superhero vigilantes, wield the wicked sword of satire as they fight for truth, justice and the Mexican Way.

Zakiya Gibbons reports for NPR’s LatinoUSA:

Alex Marin y Kall and Arturo Hernández are redefining crime-fighting in Mexico City with their comedy group, Los Supercívicos. Armed with comedy and a camera, the duo hits the streets to shame wrongdoers into good behavior They draw crowds by dressing up as anything from cowboys to nuns, and they improvise “happenings” to call attention to the offender. People even turn to Los Supercívicos for rescue when the authorities won’t help. While it seems all fun and games, Marin y Kall and Hernández are pursuing the serious goal of promoting civic awareness—in Mexico City and beyond.

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Dank beats from L.A.’s Goblins from Mars: ‘King Taco’ (audio)

by Soy Capitan May 11, 2016 Audio
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The “two dudes from Los Angeles, California that make some dank beats fam” create magic free open source music as the Goblins from Mars. They’re on Facebook, of course, and they have this new cool reggae tune out on SoundCloud called King Taco. Is it an ode to the famous taqueria in East Los? We […]

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Three poems from Mexington, KY by Profe. Steven Alvarez (audio)

by Comic Saenz May 2, 2016 Audio
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Steven Alvarez, POCHO amigo and Assistant Professor (Writing Rhetoric and Digital Media, Latin America Studies, English) at the University of Kentucky, teaches a course called Mexington, about the growing community of Mexican Americans in UKY’s hometown, Lexington. He’s a poet, too. CON PAPELES / CON DIGNIDAD 0:03to my left is Appalachicano see & down the […]

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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor: ‘My Beloved World’ (audio)

by Andalé Mono April 11, 2016 Audio
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From 2013: LatinoUSA’s Maria Hinojosa talks to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor about her memoir My Beloved World. The book tells the story of Sotomayor’s childhood in the South Bronx and her years before the court.

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‘El Tortillero’ brought the goods to our neighborhood (video, lyrics)

by Soy Capitan February 24, 2016 Cultura
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Sal and Isela are a husband and wife duo from Lake Elsinore, California, with fond memories of El Tortillero, the guy with the grocery truck who rolled through the hood. He was hecho en Mexico, just like his mazapan, and saladitos, and pastelitos de gansito, galletitas Maria, y chocomilk and ….

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Juanita Ca$h: ‘Fuego del Amor (Ring of Fire)’ (audio)

by SOY CAPITAN February 16, 2016 Audio
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“What would it sound like if Johnny Cash had an illegitimate daughter raised in Juarez?” asks the Juanita Ca$h Facebook page. “Juanita Ca$h has come to take her revenge on her father’s music: Blasphemous, boisterous, psychedelic cumbia versions of her daddy’s classic songs.” Uhm, huh?

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ICYMI: Las Coronelas: Bowie’s “As The World Falls Down” (video,lyrics)

by Soy Capitan January 17, 2016 Cultura
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[Originally posted Tuesday January 12] David Bowie was an inspirational artistic entity from the multiverse, creating musical ripples in the spacetime continuum and, thankfully, in South Texas as well. Listen in as San Antonio’s all-women, category-breaking Mariachi Las Coronelas wins over a skeptical crowd in this stunning performance of Bowie’s As The World Falls Down. […]

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Marilynn Montaño is embedded in her migrant father’s rough hands

by Andalé Mono January 14, 2016 Audio
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Orange County poet and activist Marilynn Montaño’s poem His Machucada Hands is a “testament to the ways that being undocumented has taken a physical toll on her father’s body. The title, she said, came from noticing his hands on the steering wheel every morning as he drove her to middle and high school,” according to […]

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Mariachi Las Coronelas: Bowie’s “As The World Falls Down” (video,lyrics)

by Soy Capitan January 12, 2016 Cultura
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David Bowie was an inspirational artistic entity from the multiverse, creating musical ripples in the spacetime continuum and, thankfully, in South Texas as well. Listen in as San Antonio’s all-women, category-breaking Mariachi Las Coronelas wins over a skeptical crowd in this stunning performance of Bowie’s As The World Falls Down. [Live club audio with video […]

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Chinese-Mexican food and a side order of history (audio)

by MOSCA MEXICAN April 20, 2015 Audio
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After the United States passed the openly racist Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882, migrants from China went to Mexico instead. And the legacy of those immigrants is still found today on both sides of the border: Chinese-Mexican food. Lisa Morehouse of KQED reports:

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#TBT Throwback Thursday Frank Zappa ‘Cucaracha’ (1970s audio)

by Barney Asada January 22, 2015 Audio
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ESTRANGE BUT TRUE: It was the tail end of the 1960s and Frank Zappa of the Mothers of Invention was making Public Service Announcements for “underground radio.” Few examples survive, but this short audio segment warns impressionable young people about a popular Chicano-themed cartoon that had not even been invented yet — a subversive cartoon […]

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Chalupa Tuesday: Jungle Fire’s tasty ‘Chalupa’ (KidGusto remix)

by QUESO QUESEM October 14, 2014 Audio
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Remixer KidGusto flips Jungle Fire’s Afrocumbiafunk tune Chalupa into a bumpin’ dancefloor groove. PREVIOUSLY ON JUNGLE FIRE:

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How to pronounce ‘pocho’ (audio)

by Comic Saenz October 9, 2014 Audio
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It’s on the Internetz so it’s got to be right! Here’s how to pronounce “pocho,” according to Forvo.com. It’s a Spanish word, don’t you know. “What exactly IS all this pocho talk?” you might ask. Click for the answer.

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Felipe Esparza: The Seven Spanish Cuss Words (LatinoUSA audio)

by CHING AH September 29, 2014 Audio
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“There are some words, not many, just a few — that we decided, we won’t use them all the time,” said the late comedian George Carlin in his famous routine about the “seven dirty words.” If you aren’t familiar with it –– the skit tries to pinpoint a definitive list of words you can never […]

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Musical pochos: The Premiers rock ‘Farmer John’ (audio,videos)

by QUESO QUESEM August 25, 2014 Audio
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Fifty years ago the biggest summer radio record was Farmer John, a cover of the Don and Dewey R&B hit by The Premiers, a group of pochos from East Los suburb San Gabriel. [Editor’s note: If you cannot access the NPR audio, blame NPR which is still using an outmoded, incompatible Flash-based media player.] NPR […]

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Did you know? U.S. ‘interned’ Peruvians of Japanese descent (audio)

by Lucida Grandé June 16, 2014 Audio
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Not only did Uncle Sam lock up Japanese-Americans in “internment camps” during World II, but a 1942 regional security pact also became the legal cover for shipping 1800 Peruvians of Japanese descent to the very same camps. Carmen Utako Tochio Villanueva (photo), who was born into one of those families in a Texas internment camp, […]

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Stars to record ‘You Are An ^%$#’ for Donald Sterling [photos,video]

by Especial Correspondents April 28, 2014 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from HOLLYWOOD) Stars from television, music and sports are set to gather in the old A&M sound stages (now the Henson Studios) on La Brea Avenue here today to record a rebuke to Donald Sterling, racist owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. Galvanized by community organizer Emiliano Zapata Shabazz-Jones, who wears the mantle of slain […]

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This American Life: Chris Garcia and his dad take a drive (audio)

by Comic Saenz November 14, 2013 Audio
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POCHO amigo Chris Garcia, the man behind our wildly popular Mexican Mitt Romney for President music video, was a guest on radio’s This American Life, an episode on Things You’re Not Supposed to Talk About. One of them is the route you’re driving… Garcia and his dad were driving home, listening to oldies, sharing a […]

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Lalo Alcaraz and Al Madrigal: Dia de los Muertos on Latino USA (audio)

by Comic Saenz November 1, 2013 Audio
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POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz and POCHO Migrant Editor Al Madrigal discuss the Day of the Dead on NPR’s Latino USA. LALO’S ORIGINAL MUERTO MOUSE TOON IS HERE

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