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Last Sunday night my dad picked me up at the San Diego Airport after my nine-hour, one stop in Houston, flight from Mexico City, and my uncle called over the Bluetooth and started chatting about his recent visit to my city of residence.

“At first I was afraid to be walking around el Centro, but after a few days I got over it.”

If a Pocho who lived in CDMX for over 20 years fears a short trip back to Mexico City, then what are the rest of us Millenial [email protected] out here supposed to do to conquer this? Have no fear!

The Pochas Guide to Mexico City is here! [Mas…]

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Profe and poet Natalie Scenters-Zapico, with violinist Ernesto Villalobos (of the Villalobos Brothers), served up some powerful music and poignant poemas at a recent perfomance in CDMX. [Video by Di/Verso Encuentro de Poemas en la Ciudad de México, a program from the city government.]

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Where are the best tacos in Ciudad be Mexico? This video for Unknown Mexican Magazine thinks they know. Are the right?

This video is a love letter to tacos from the folks behind the Mexican Taco Gurú app. [Mas…]

POCHO amigo Professor Equis and his family were in Ciudad Mexico last week and he sent us these photos. [Mas…]

Que Taco in San Antonio serves it up Mexico City style (video)

by Barney Asada March 22, 2017 Cultura
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Que Taco taqueria on the north side of San Antonio takes its flavors from the heart of Mexico.

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…and that’s how they make tortillas in Mexico City, D.F. (video)

by Barney Asada January 11, 2017 Cultura
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Ritual ordinario mixes the sounds of Mexican streets with visuals of the process of making, baking, and selling tortillas. This video was shot and the ambient audio recorded in Mercado Cartagena in Mexico City, D.F. [Video by Ricardo Martinez Roa.]

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DREAMer from Georgia, back in DF, tries to fit in (NPR audio)

by Moctezuma Cortés December 12, 2016 Audio

Yovany Diaz was brought to the U.S. without papers when he was only seven, and he grew up in Georgia, speaking English. When his mom’s health issues required him to move “back” to Mexico City, this all-American ice hockey loving pocho found himself in a strange new world, even though it was “home.” James Frederick […]

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MX archaeologists find wind god temple under supermarket (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés December 5, 2016 Cultura
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Archaelogoists have found a circular platform dedicated to wind god Ehecatl-Quetzalcoatl and eight sets of human remains under the site of a demolished supermarket in the Tlatelolco area of Mexico City. UK’s The Guardian reports:

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Calaveras y catrinas y skeletons parade in Mexico City (video)

by Verdana Bold October 27, 2016 Cultura
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Hundred paraded through the streets of Mexico City last weekend to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos, aka Day of the Dead.

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Casting Call: Do it again, but this time act ‘Mor Mexican!’ (video)

by CALLE DU CINEMA October 25, 2016 Cultura
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In Mor Mexican! Mexico City-born actor Ricardo “Pekas” Aranda eats a McXican Burger for the casting director. But is he acting Hispanic enough? Maybe makeup and wardrobe can help.

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This DF family has been making piñatas for generations (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés September 21, 2016 El Now
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Hugo Mena and his family make and sell piñatas in Mexico City, a family tradition for generations

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*OOPS Welcome to Mexico City’s weekly ‘anarco-punk’ meetup (video)

by JUAN E. ROTTEN October 5, 2015 Cultura
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UH OH! It looks like the video got pulled and the account of the uploader got shut down for reasons. Sorry, pochos. We didn’t do it. We’re victims, too. 🙁 The punks come every week to celebrate feminism, animal liberation, not buying from trans-national corporations, and the do-it-yourself ethic.

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What’s for lunch? Tacos al vapor – steamed tacos in a basket (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN August 7, 2015 Cultura
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Also known as Tacos de Canasta (tacos in a basket) and Sweaty Tacos (tacos sudados) these Mexico City soft tacos are cheap, delicious and easy to scarf down during a short lunch break. Just look for the taquero with a bicycle — and a basket!

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Latino USA: What would Frida Kahlo eat? [Hint: Mole] (audio)

by Andalé Mono April 27, 2015 Audio
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What would Frida Kahlo eat? Latino USA’s Von Diaz reports.

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DF hipsters eat Pinche Gringo BBQ, pay with smartphones (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN December 12, 2014 Cultura
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At Mexico City’s famous Pinche Gringo BBQ, there may be lines for food all the time, but when it’s your turn to pay, you can cough up the cash with PayPal. Pagar sin efectivo ni tarjetas sólo podría ser mejor si te regalaran algo y eso fue precisamente lo que PayPal hizo en Pinche Gringo […]

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Dronestagrams: Drone photos (and one video) from Mexico

by Barney Asada August 27, 2014 Cultura
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With inexpensive remote-controlled drones (typically quadcopters) mounted with small, lightweight digital cameras, previously unseen vistas can be captured and shared as videos and stills. This video shows the Monument to the Mexican Revolution in the Plaza de la República in downtown Mexico City. [Click on the photos to enlarge.]

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Popocatépetl erupts again, threat level raised, and we’ve got videos

by ROD ESTERLING July 10, 2013 Doomsday Countdown

National Geographic reports: Less than 40 miles outside of Mexico City, the volcano Popocatépetl is erupting, sending ash plumes roughly two miles into the atmosphere. Over the weekend, airlines took the precaution of cancelling flights out of Mexico City, even though the airport itself remained open. Authorities have upgraded the threat status of the volcano […]

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Popocatépetl explodes again, webcam gets it all (video)

by JERRY MAYA June 18, 2013 Doomsday Countdown
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Popocatépetl blew its top again Monday afternoon and a webcam captured it all. WIRED writes:

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Luchador Peatonito is Mexico City’s ‘Defender of Pedestrians’ (video)

by PATRICIA DANICIA May 31, 2013 Cultura

In Mexico City, a superhero luchador fights for the rights of pedestrians. The Wall Street Journal reports: If you ever get stuck in gridlock at an intersection in this crowded capital city, you can’t expect help from a street cop. But you might try “Peatónito,” the protector of pedestrians who dresses as a Mexican wrestler. […]

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Take the ‘How to tell if you’re a Chilango’ quiz

by Victor Payan January 30, 2013 Cultura
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As a result of the ongoing Pocho Revolution, there has been a tremendous increase in the number of people who identify themselves as pochos. While most are legitimate pochos, there are many who have infiltrated the ranks and are seeking to subvert the ideals of Pochismo. We’re not talking about the CIA, the FBI or […]

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