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When it comes to Rock en Español, we love De Nalgas y Molotov. In this angry new release, De Nalgas turn the standard lyrics music video upside down by spelling out the Spanish words via memes and social media. The band is sick and tired of Mexico’s hypocrisy and lies and this is their “combat anthem.” “Now more than ever we,” they emailed, “the need to rise up and fight, wave the Mexican flag in fair warning to the government we are no longer afraid.”

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Mexico and the U.S. are dancing to the same narcocorrido (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA September 30, 2015 Cartoons
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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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Mexico’s government has two heads (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA April 6, 2015 Cartoons
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New Enrique Peña Nieto video reaffirms shared values

by Lucida Grandé March 20, 2015 El Now
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El Presidente Enrique Peña Nieto supports traditional Mexican values and he wants you to know it.

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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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Uncle Sam, financier of Mexican ‘war on drugs,’ looks away (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA December 17, 2014 Cultura
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Now more than ever: ‘Somos Todos Guerreros de la Libertad’ (video)

by Soy Capitan December 8, 2014 Cultura
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This video from Bolivia’s Alma Eterna is a couple of years old but the message is timeless. In Ayotzinapa and Ferguson, we are all Guerreros for La Liberatad — fighters for freedom.

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Mexican government sees no 43, hears no 43, speaks…. (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA November 19, 2014 Cartoons
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Understanding Politics: The Natural Voting Cycle (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA November 12, 2014 Cartoons
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#TodosSomosAyotzinapa: We (43) are all Ayotzinapa (video)

by Andalé Mono November 6, 2014 El Now
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“Estamos indignados,” 43 different people say. “We are indignant!” Los nayaritas estamos indignados ante los sucesos de violencia y represión ocurridos en Ayotzinapa Guerrero.

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Pocho Ocho reasons rogue ex-cop Dorner may be a Hollywood trope

by Malcolm Mex February 12, 2013 El Now
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While law enforcement officers throughout Southern California search for fugitive ex-cop Christopher Jordan Dorner, POCHO has unearthed eight key factors which tie Dorner’s story to the controversial “Magical Negro” character popularized in Hollywood movies. 8. He is similar in build to the guy from The Green Mile. 7. He deals out creepy retribution to crooked cops. […]

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Antibalas asks: ‘Do you know where your money has been?’ (video)

by La Chata July 20, 2012 Cultura
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La Chata’s Music Box recommends Brooklyn Afrobeat band Antibalas’ incisive musical explanation of the corrupting effects of corporate influence on American society: Dirty Money. Also, it has a good beat and it’s easy to dance to. Plus puppets!

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