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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.”

Since we’re pochos who can’t espeak Spanish, here’s an official translation: [Mas…]


Deb and Maria are the same age, each has two kids, and they live just a few miles apart. Deb, however, will live, on average, 15 years longer than Maria. This public service video from The California Endowment — narrated by George Takei — explains the discrepancy:

What determines how long we live? The surprising thing to us was that adjacent communities can have a 15 year-difference in life expectancy. [Mas…]


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.


An oblivious criminal crimes away an iPad during a “live shot” in the press room of the Club Atlético Independiente in Buenos Aires. ¡No era penal!

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

by ERIC J. GARCIA December 17, 2014 Cultura
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Crime to cross the line? ‘Dame Agua, Give Me Water’ (music video)

by QUESO QUESEM July 28, 2014 Cultura
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A nameless man — let’s call him Juan Doe — dies in the desert near the border, and this musical fragment is his song: Dame Agua from Eric Holland. If you like this song, Eric asks you donate whatever you can to organizations that support immigrants and he especially likes Humane Borders/Fronteras Compasivas. Also we […]

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe: I ain’t gonna study war no more (music video)

by Soy Capitan July 23, 2014 Cultura
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The people who count things and make lists say there are over three dozen wars going on right now. Some “experts” insist this is inevitable, but others offer a different vision. One opposing point of view comes from a dead dude we know as Isaiah:

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Por los que no se rajan — for those that don’t crack

by Yuppie Chicana July 21, 2014 El Now
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(Antigua, Guatemala — December 2000) I glanced up from my plate of rice, beans and perfectly grilled chicken breast. I was nauseous and weak from days of vomiting. Third-world cuisine always leaves me thinner than when I arrive. In hindsight, I’m not sure if it was the beautiful colors in the woman’s “huipil” or if […]

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La Cucaracha: New! The Justin Bieber *Undeportable* Mask

by Lalo Alcaraz March 3, 2014 Cartoons
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From Texas: ‘Give me six tacos or I’ll kill you with a sword!’

by MOSCA MEXICAN December 11, 2013 El Now
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A 28-year-old San Antonio, TX man is the can after threatening a waitress with a sword in an attempt to scare her into giving up a half dozen tacos, which Wikipedia describes as “a traditional Mexican dish composed of a corn or wheat tortilla folded or rolled around a filling.” “Mr. [Adam] Kramer was yelling […]

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Niños Incómodos/Uncomfortable Kids: ‘Mexico must change’ (videos)

by EDUARDO BURRO November 19, 2013 Cultura
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“If this is the future that awaits me, I don’t want it,” said the girl in this commercial that ran before last year’s Mexican presidential elections. “Enough of working for your political parties instead of working for us. Enough of cosmetic changes.” Almost everyone said they agreed. How’s that working out for you, Mexico?

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Breaking: GOP blames unidentified suspect for shutdown

by Lalo Alcaraz October 1, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, DC) The GOP knows who to blame for today’s partial Federal government shutdown. “An unidentified black man came along out of nowhere, drew a gun and demanded that Republicans shut down the government,” according to Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH).

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Scary Naked Geraldo photo slashes ‘Walking While Black’ crime

by Lalo Alcaraz July 22, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from FLORIDA) Neighborhood Watch volunteers across the nation’s gated communities are posting Twitter photos of Naked Geraldo to frighten off dangerous junk food-toting hoodie-wearing kids. Award-winning journalist Geraldo Rivera, who proclaimed in his initial Tweet that “Seventy is the new Sexty,” snapped the nude photo of himself in the bathroom in order to […]

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Is it a crime to cross the line? ‘Dame Agua, Give Me Water’ (video)

by QUESO QUESEM November 15, 2012 Cultura
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A nameless man — let’s call him Juan Doe — dies in the desert near the border. This is his song: Dame Agua from Eric Holland‘s CD American Inmigrante.

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Latino takes the murder rap in ‘Ikea Heights’ (video)

by Victor Payan July 13, 2012 Cultura
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There’s trouble in paradise, and as usual, the Latino takes the rap in this otherwise awesome episode of Ikea Heights.

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Black & white history: Juvenile delinquents ‘Ask Me, Don’t Tell Me’

by Lucida Grandé May 19, 2012 Cultura
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Ask Me, Don’t Tell Me (1961, 22 mins.) Adult suspicion, pompadours, cigarettes, chromed cars, pool halls, the jitterbug and pinball machines conspire to turn kids into juvenile delinquents, but earnest do-gooders can save the day! Great rock ‘n’ roll soundtrack and candid footage make late 1950s early 1960s gang life look sweet — in the […]

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Joining a gang is serious business, holmes! (NSFW)

by Comic Saenz March 5, 2012 Cultura
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So you wanna join a gang. Got a resume? (NSFW language.)

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Sabado Pochonte Video: Fred MacMurray, Claire Trevor, Raymond Burr and Nacho Galindo star in ‘Borderline’ (1950)

by Bronco del Camino January 21, 2012 Cultura
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This 1950 crime melodrama with humorous undertones involves the investigation of dope smugglers on the Mexican border. Americans Fred MacMurray and Claire Trevor enter the scene and find themselves embroiled in the illicit activities. Both are government agents, but each one thinks the other is a crook. The real bad guy is Raymond Burr, head […]

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