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In San Pablito, a small village in Puebla, in southeast Mexico, the centuries-old tradition of amate paper — paper made from bark — is an important part of the local economy. It also used to part of the resistance to Spanish colonial rule.

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La Cucaracha Voteria 2016: El Middle Class (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 28, 2016 Cartoons
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Can maiz, Mexico’s gift to the world, survive modernity? (video)

by L. OTAY January 19, 2016 Cultura
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As a Mexican court considers overturning a ban on GMO corn, farmers continue the uphill struggle to preserve traditional seed varieties. PREVIOUSLY ON MAIZ DE MEXICO:

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La Cucaracha: Improving economy means more ‘Green Jobs’ (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 13, 2015 Cartoons
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The Idiot’s Guide to Smart People: ‘Money’ (NSFW video)

by Andalé Mono February 24, 2015 Cultura
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We all know it’s hard to make money, and even hard to hold on to it. That’s why idiots like us need to who’s really picking our pockets and how they do it. And that’s why we recommend The Idiot’s Guide to Smart People: ‘Money’. [This video is NSFW if the word sh!t or however […]

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La Cucaracha: Is this the GOP’s plan to create jobs? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 20, 2015 Cultura
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New perfumes offer scents of dead Reds Che and Chavez (video)

by FREON TROTSKY September 30, 2014 El Now
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(PNS reporting from HAVANA) Hey, kids! Now you can smell like dead Commies Che Guevara and/or Hugo Chavez with these two new scents from Cuba’s Labiofarm labs. (That’s “labio” not “labia,” you freaks.) The just-announced perfume products could be a big source of hard currency for Venezuela‘s flagging economy, which Chavez poisoned and current Commandante […]

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When ‘Joe’ became ‘José’ his life changed forever (NSFW video)

by Barney Asada September 8, 2014 Cultura
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Out-of-work Joe Sullivan was having a hard time finding a job until he decided to change his name to José. You won’t believe what happened next! [NSFW adult language.] PREVIOUSLY ON JOBS:

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La Cucaracha: Canada’s growing middle class (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz May 15, 2014 Cartoons
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From Venuezuela: Труп чупакабры в Венесуэле (chupacabra video)

by Comic Saenz October 8, 2013 Doomsday Countdown
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Hey! I took Russki in college. Труп чупакабры в Венесуэле means “corpse of a chupacabra [found] in Venezuela.” Poor Venezuela. Ever since Commandante Hugo Chavez died, his chosen successor Nicolas Maduro has had to cope with a series of Yanqui plots that are screwing up the economy in his socialist paradise. First came the toilet […]

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[Guest Editorial] Let’s face it, Morrissey was bad for Egypt

by EMILIANO ZAPATA SHABAZZ-JONES July 8, 2013 El Now
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Morrissey was neither qualified nor cholafied to run Egypt. Totally in the Nile. Srsly. “By order of the Prophet,” he banned that boogie sound. WTF? Muslim Brotherhood, my peckerwood! If the rebels get re-Tweeted, the tyrant is defeated. In ancient Africa, the pharoahs and pharoahitas communicated with Sirius the Dog Star — long before the […]

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Ed Asner: ‘Tax the rich – an animated fairy tale’ (video)

by SOL E. DARRITY February 19, 2013 Cartoons
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Grumpy old man with a heart of gold Ed Asner doesn’t say “eat the rich” – wouldn’t be right. But Tax the Rich? Ed’s totally OK with that!

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Obama, Pelosi hook up to urge ‘Fiscal Clit’ stimulus

by Malcolm Mex January 2, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, D.C.) With the “fiscal cliff” crisis over, congressional Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is joining the Obama Administration’s push for a Fiscal Clit stimulus. “President Obama has been working every angle to deliver a really generous package that will provide the kind of stimulus America needs,” Pelosi told reporters after Tuesday night’s […]

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Today’s financial headlines from the BBC (video)

by Andalé Mono November 6, 2012 El Now
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Here are today’s top finance stories from the British Broadcasting Corporation.

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When the going gets loco, locos turn pro: ‘Roberto’s Dreams’ (video)

by BUNUEL CONEJO August 25, 2012 Cultura
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Roberto’s Dreams comes straight from today’s headlines. Roberto has been laid off, Angelica cleans houses to make ends meet and 10-year-old daughter Brittany struggles to reconcile her Latino roots and her American education. Roberto opts for the American Dream of being his own jefe and decides to start his own business: The first Latino green […]

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Pocho Ocho worst ways to get your finances back on track

by JUNIOR WENCES, PhD August 23, 2012 Pocho Ocho
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8. Hydrox: Same as Oreos. 7. It makes good financial sense to invest in a rePL1<@ R0l3x if you think impressing people who are impressed by jewelry is a good idea especially if those people can’t tell the difference between fakes and the Real McCoy. 6. Wireless Internet? Wonderful. Neighbor’s WiFi? Priceless!

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In the border badlands, it’s migrants vs vigilantes, hope vs hate (video)

by Soy Capitan June 26, 2012 Cultura
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Gustavo Aguilar and Juan Cabrera, Mexican day laborers alone in a Twilight Zone desert, are confronted by a screaming protest against illegal immigration. Ours is a world of mirage and illusion, they remind us, and you have to believe it to see it.

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