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Carlos Arredondo is a 24-year-old self-taught artisan who crafts papier-mâché figurines. He sees his creations as counterweights to crime and violence; there is beauty and enchantment in Mexico, he says.


Was it inevitable? Nevertheless, here it is: El Chapo Fat ‘n’ Furious, a new smartphone video game.

We’ll let the creators tell the story:

In a 16-bits graphic vintage style, which perfectly syncs to the shifted-tone gameplay, the player finds himself in the shoes of El Chapo on the day of his escape. As he gets on his bike the mad rush begins! [Mas…]


Do you have El Chapo and Kate Castillo piñatas? Claro! Coming right up! Euronews outlet RT explains: [Mas…]

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This video was delayed by Customs for reasons, but we’re happy to bring it to you now. Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with fugitive drug lord El Chapo, his crew, and his special tricolor cupcakes!

La Cucaracha: The shocking secret of El Chapo’s tunnel (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 28, 2015 Cartoons
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MundoFox: Get to know your narco cartel leaders (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés July 23, 2015 El Now
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What’s the difference between Medellin cartel jefe El Patron Pablo Escobar and Sinaloa cartel leader El Chapo Guzman? MundoFox has the answers.

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Pocho Ocho most amazing facts behind El Chapo’s daring escape

by Especial Correspondents July 15, 2015 El Now
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The daring prison escape of Mexican drug lord El Chapo Guzman Saturday has raised many questions. Why Saturday? Who dug the tunnel? How did they do it? How did they hide? Here are Pocho Ocho Most Amazing Facts Behind El Chapo’s Escape we’ve unearthed so far: 8. Shoutout to Uber de Mexico for the fast pickup! 7. […]

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Mexico’s government has two heads (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA April 6, 2015 Cartoons
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La Tuta to cops: I was the leader of a group of pendejos (video)

by Bronco del Camino March 6, 2015 El Now
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“Do you know why you were arrested?” the Mexican cops asked just-busted Knights Templar narco gangster jefe La Tuta. “I was the leader of a bunch of pendejos,” he replied.

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Pocho Ocho top questions asked before joining a Mexican cartel

by PROFESSOR EQUIS January 12, 2015 El Now
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Kids these days know they have options and they want to make smart choices — and not only kids in the United Estates. These are the Pocho Ocho top questions wannabe gangsters ask before joining a Mexican cartel: 8. Will beheading be on the final exam? 7. Soy vegetariano — is heart-eating mandatory? 6. Do I need to […]

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Video of Federales vs. gang battle shows round metallic UFO/OVNI

by ZORRO MULDER January 12, 2015 El Now
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That awkward moment when you review footage of a January 6 encounter between gangsters and Federales in Michoacan and you notice a spherical, metallic OVNI/UFO hovering overhead.

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PETA: Quinoa vs chia cartel wars hurt Fido, Fluffy over Christmas

by Lucida Grandé December 16, 2014 El Now
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(PNS reporting from AUSTIN) Fido and Fluffy have become collateral damage in the war between the rival QuinoaTraficante and ChiaTraficante agricultural cartels. Recent attacks on Mexican chia seed production — apparently at the hands of rival-cartel-affiliated quinoa growers — have left thousands of local seed-deprived Chia Pets cold, shivering and hairless this Yuletide season, Texas People for the Ethical Treatment of […]

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Grand OM: ‘FOR THOSE’ who protested, for those they arrested (video)

by MOON GUAC December 12, 2014 Audio
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This song and video is FOR THOSE, for those 43 kids who were “disappeared” in Mexico. It was filmed at their college, Rural Normal School Ayotzinapa, in Guerrero. Participants in the project, organized by graphic artists Grand OM, were musicians Lengualerta (México), Wally Warning (Aruba-Alemania), Ana Sol (Argentina), Dj Saeg (México) and Eduardo Morris (Argentina-Suiza). […]

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Good news? Gold tops cocaine as Peru’s top illegal export (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés December 9, 2014 El Now
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Peru, the world’s largest producer of cocaine, has a new booming illicit business: gold, according to FUSION: Illegal gold mining has surged in the South American country, the world’s fifth biggest gold exporter. A new Univision Investigative report shows that the criminal organizations that traffic illegal drugs have diversified and are now in the business […]

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Savage street fight shocks Mexican neighborhood (video)

by Andalé Mono August 20, 2014 Cultura
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Everybody was kung foo fighting, and it was a little bit frightening. But just a little bit.

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El Chapo Chronicles: Too many Guzmans confuse New Jersey Jews’ news

by Comic Saenz March 10, 2014 El Now
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(PNS reporting from LAKEWOOD, NJ) The story was confusing for the few Ultra-Orthodox Jews who get their world news from The Lakewood Shopper, a free “penny saver” community weekly newspaper published here. The Shopper mistakenly included a photo (right) of actor Luis Guzman in a story about Mexico’s arrest of drug cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” […]

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¡Hasta luego, El Chapo! (toon)

by Comic Saenz February 26, 2014 Cartoons
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(Based on a stunning World War II American government propaganda poster, Americanos Todos, by Luis Helguera. Click on the image for the full-sized hi-res version.)

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In ‘Reportero’ Tijuana journalists try to do their jobs — and live (video)

by Comic Saenz January 9, 2013 Cultura
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PBS writes: Reportero follows a veteran reporter and his colleagues at Zeta, a Tijuana-based independent newsweekly, as they stubbornly ply their trade in one of the deadliest places in the world for members of the media. As the drug war intensifies and the risks to journalists become greater, will the free press be silenced?

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Mayan weed bombs scar U.S. field, Trekkies prepare for Apocalypse

by CHICHI CHONG December 12, 2012 Doomsday Countdown
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Every day brings us closer to the End of the World as We Know It on December 21 (synchronize your chronometers with our MAYAN APOCALYPSE DOOMSDAY COUNTDOWN CLOCK in the right column.) All over the Internets, extremely concerned Trekkies are banding together to wear “expendable red” jerseys on The Last Day, so they can “die […]

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Ñewsweek: The Chicano handshake, RATM, Bimbo ♥ Twinkie?

by Comic Saenz December 2, 2012 El Now
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Make friends and influence people with a Chicano handshake? That’s right, pochas y pochos, you too can reinforce your raza credibility with a puro handshake, as Subcommandanta del News Sara Inés Calderón demonstrates in her viral video. She illustrates the proper form for handshakes in Califas and Tejas plus throws in a variation that answers the […]

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