discipline

PREVIOUSLY IN ANCIENT TENOCHTITLAN: [Mas…]

PREVIOUSLY IN ANCIENT TENOCHTITLAN: [Mas…]

I won’t sit back and watch our culture waste away to the wimps weaned on participation trophies, and its more pernicious forbearer, the birthday cake.

Participation trophies are rightly the object of widespread scorn. [Mas…]

silveriaLittle Silveria learns a lesson she’ll never forget in this short video from director Yolanda Cruz. [Mas…]

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chanclaszapatero(PNS reporting from CHICAGO) Chuy’s Choo Repair on Ashland has been fixing heels, stretching boots and giving new soles to tired oxfords since 1956, but owner Eddie Calderon doesn’t know how long he can keep his shop open.

Calderon (photo, right), whose father opened the business when he returned to Chicago after the Korean War, says he can’t keep up with cheap imported shoes flooding the country.

“Look at the pinches chanclas on sale at the Dollar Store!” Calderon told PNS as we toured the neighborhood (photo, top.) “If people can buy new Chinese chanclas for 60 cents at the stupid Dollar Store, why would they want to get them repaired if a strap breaks? It’s not worth it!” [Mas…]

Even ‘El Macho’ the dog can’t resist the matriarchy (video)

by PERRO COMO October 16, 2013 Cartoons
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La niña brings a puppy home — a male doggie just for Daddy. But in a household run by women, it’s hard for the guys to hold on to what they’ve got. PREVIOUSLY ON PERRO LATINO:

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Breaking: TX boy, 9, slays Mexican boogeyman El Cucuy, 521

by EresNerd August 14, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from SEGUIN, TX) A nine-year-old boy killed El Cucuy Tuesday night. El Cucuy, AKA the Mexican Boogeyman, was pronounced dead at 10:30 PM at the Balli family residence here.  The legendary monster was said to be 521, with a birth date pegged in 1492. It was a more or less typical evening for the […]

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Why do I discipline my daughter – and dance – in Español?

by Yuppie Chicana September 11, 2012 Cultura
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As a small girl, I refused to speak Spanish with my mother. She was born in Sonora, MX and grew up speaking nothing but Spanish so this must have frustrated her. Now, I think, wouldn’t it have been easier to just learn the language while I was small? Thankfully, I finally realized the value of […]

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Ñewsweek: Chanclas, foreskins, gay political football, meaning of life

by Comic Saenz May 13, 2012 El Now
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“If the chancla flies, your mom is wise,” noted defense attorney Juan E. Cocran told the court, and we’ve got video to prove it. The epic flying chanclas video topped the list of big estories on POCHO this week, but only just squeezed out the Mexclusive guest editorial by GOP nominee wannabe Mexican Mitt Romney, […]

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