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Today is COCO Day in the City of the Angels! #RepresentationMatters

by Lalo Alcaraz February 27, 2018 Cultura
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COCO and Black Panther are a double watershed moment in Hollywood film history.

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POCHO’s Lalo Alcaraz: From Disney critic to COCO consultant (NPR audio)

by Especial Correspondents November 20, 2017 Audio
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This is how they begin the story about POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz and the Disney/Pixar film COCO over at NPR’s LatinoUSA:

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La Cucaracha: Got any spare change? A foreigner sole my job! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 30, 2017 Cartoons
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Gracias, José Guadalupe Posada, for ‘La Calavera Catrina’ (video)

by Lucida Grandé October 27, 2017 Cartoons
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La Calavera Catrina (‘Dapper Skeleton’, ‘Elegant Skull’) is a 1910–1913 zinc etching by famous Mexican printmaker, cartoon illustrator and lithographer José Guadalupe Posada.. The image depicts a female skeleton dressed only in a hat befitting the upper class outfit of a European of her time, a satirical portrait of those Mexican natives who, Posada felt, […]

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The Grateful Muertos: Back from The Dead and live on stage! (video)

by HABLO PICASSO October 24, 2017 Cultura
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Wanda Sowry makes what she calls “automata” — self-operating automatons — like this hand-cranked wooden Dia de Los Muertos band. [Video by V[21] Space.]

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Lila Downs sings ‘La Llorona’ at Hollywood cemetery (live music video)

by Soy Capitan October 24, 2017 El Now
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It was a dark and scary night at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in 2009, and got even scarier when Lila Downs sang the classic cancion about the haunted weeping apparition, La LLorona, in this just-uploaded video. PREVIOUSLY ON LA LLORONA:

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Annual Migration: A Monarch butterfly returns to Mexico (video)

by Andalé Mono October 23, 2017 Cartoons
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The Smithsonian’s Latino Virtual Museum is there as a beautiful Monarch butterfly completes its annual migration to the Sierra Madre in Mexico.

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London’s Mestizo Mexican Market: Serapes, calacas, y salsas (video)

by Andalé Mono May 15, 2017 Cultura
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Stuck in London without a rebozo? Salsa-less in Soho? Caught without a calaca? Stop by the Mestizo Mexican Market — next door to Mestizo Restaurant & Tequila Bar on Hampstead Road in Kings Cross — for all your arte, comida, y ropas requirements.

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