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My mother, Carmen, often sent me to La Paloma Market, while my brother Salomon watched I Love Lucy re-runs. We lived in East Los Angeles’ Ramona Gardens housing project, where I had to be selective about the routes I took.

Since I feared the barking dogs along the alley, I always took a shortcut through the hill that was controlled by a local gang, the Hill Boys. The homeboys never bothered me on my daily trip for groceries, especially since we attended Murchison Elementary School at the same time. [Mas…]

pochoonlineRunning POCHO is a real job. It takes hours of work, dedication and writers, editors, artists and videographers.

And it takes time and money.

We’ve got the time. We need you for the money.

  • We’d like more Internet bandwidth which means we need more money for our hosting company.
  • We’d like to rebuild this website, which means we need to hire a web development company.
  • And we’d like to pay the volunteer editors, cartoonists, reporters, and photographers who contribute because they believe in the mission.

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The corn gods are not pleased.

In a year of increased hate crimes against immigrants and people of color, and also rampant xenophobia, Islamophobia, misogyny, and anti-Semitism, I’m not surprised that the ire of mouth breathers has turned to street vendors. [Mas…]

smokeythebearPOCHO has been fighting Donald Trump since 2012 and we don’t intend to stop now.

We have a long hard fight ahead of us, and you can help with a cash donation. [Mas…]

We have a hard fight ahead, and POCHO needs your help

by Comic Saenz November 29, 2016 Corporate
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POCHO has been fighting Donald Trump since 2012 and we don’t intend to stop now. We have a long hard fight ahead of us, and you can help with a cash donation.

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What Being Hispanic Means to Me: A Short Story (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés February 23, 2016 Cultura
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Live from her bedroom, California-native high school senior Allison Reyes explains the heartaches and joys of Being Hispanic. SPOILER: If she had to do it all over again, she wouldn’t change a thing.

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Savage street fight shocks Mexican neighborhood (video)

by Andalé Mono August 20, 2014 Cultura
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Everybody was kung foo fighting, and it was a little bit frightening. But just a little bit.

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Nevada Latino GOP outreach not working per plan (NSFW video)

by María Purísima August 19, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from LAS VEGAS) The Republican Party in Nevada is trying to woo Latinos, but the outreach effort isn’t working according to plan. The PNS undercover camera posse was in a parking lot on the Vegas Strip Saturday night when a GOP campaign worker was unable to get a Latino voter named Miguel to […]

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Sleeping with my husband, puta? I’ll throw you off a cliff (video)

by Barney Asada June 20, 2013 El Now
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In Peru, love hurts. Next step: Couples counseling?

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Shocking exploitation video: Taekwondo kids fight banda style

by Soy Capitan February 1, 2013 Cultura
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These shorties are ready to fight — banda style! Related: She’s Puerto Rican! She’s a dancer! She’s a dog! (video) Don Cheto totally does it ‘Puro Gangnam Style’ (video)

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Vatos gone loco! Two cliquas, ‘mad dog’ stares, a confrontation (video)

by CISCO YBERRA June 15, 2012 Cultura
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The two posses walk the walk, stare the stare and meet up in neutral territory. What comes next?

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Vegeterrible: Fight to survive behind the refrigerator doors (video)

by Jefe Boyardee May 25, 2012 Cultura
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A wild fiesta behind closed refrigerator doors turns into a nightmarish slaughterhouse when a rotten avocado crashes the party and eats the guests. Vegeterrible, where the last tomato fights for survival, is from Denmark. FYI, we have another avocado video right here!

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