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A delegation to newly-discovered PLANET J says the humanoids inhabitants are obviously different from us, but they are very kind. They all live together in harmony despite their differences. Same as it ever was?


Film-festival favorite Cuerdas en la vida – Ropes in Life reminds us that we are in charge of our own freedom. This Jalisco-born stop-motion video has a killer concept, startling models/marionettes, amazing live action and sound integration, plus pinpoint pacing. [Directed by Gerardo González Pérez.]

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They say the Washington, D.C. weather — typically mondo muggy in the summer — was unusually mild on August 28, 1963. But the air burned with the fire of freedom on the march, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, led by Martin Luther King. [Mas…]

America pauses Monday for Ricky Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2017

by Comic Saenz January 15, 2017 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, D.C.) America will pause tomorrow to remember the life and message of Ricky Martin Luther King Jr., whose Tengo a Dream y Dance! speech changed the nation forever. Post offices and other public facilities will be closed, banks and stock exchanges are taking the day off and salsa picante and sweet potato pie […]

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Mexico: FOR Liberty, AGAINST Nazis (WWII toons, video)

by HABLO PICASSO December 19, 2016 Cartoons
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Seventy-some years ago, Mexico joined the Allies (AKA the United Nations) to fight against Nazi Germany. Contrast and compare with 2016 when the U.S.A. will soon be “led” by its very own homegrown fascist. Back in the good old days, the U.S. Office of Inter-American Affairs produced and released the propaganda flick Mexican Moods praising […]

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Yanga: African slave who rebelled in Spanish ‘Mexico’ (video)

by Especial Correspondents June 16, 2016 Cultura
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Gaspar Yanga was stolen from West Africa to work as a slave on a Spanish plantation in colonial “Mexico.” But not for long.

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America to pause for Ricky Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2016

by Comic Saenz January 17, 2016 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, D.C.) America will pause tomorrow to remember the life and message of Ricky Martin Luther King Jr., whose Tengo a Dream y Dance! speech changed the nation forever. Post offices and other public facilities will be closed, banks and stock exchanges are taking the day off and salsa picante and sweet potato pie […]

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Thanksgiving History, Turkeys, Pilgrims, Indians, Thanks (toons)

by Lalo Alcaraz November 26, 2015 El Now
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Illinois Congressman Gutierrez condemns racist governors (video)

by Comic Saenz November 18, 2015 El Now
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Speaking to the House of Representatives on Tuesday, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) condemned the ignorant governors who have vowed to turn away refugees fleeing violence and seeking freedom in the U.S. Freedom, Gutierrez noted, is exactly what our country stands for. PREVIOUSLY ON CONGRESSMAN GUTIERREZ:

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In Rio de Janeiro’s favela, kite flying sets you free (video)

by Verdana Bold April 17, 2015 Cultura
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After futebol, soltar pipas, is Brasil’s most popular sport. In the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, flying the pipa is more than a leisurely escape from on-the-ground realities — it’s a venue for battle, with the entire sky as the arena. Pipa designs and airborne “cutting” strategies have been passed through generations, from rooftop to […]

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America pauses for Ricky Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2015

by Comic Saenz January 16, 2015 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, D.C.) America will pause Monday to remember the life and message of Ricky Martin Luther King Jr., whose Tengo a Dream y Dance! speech changed the nation forever. Post offices and other public facilities will be closed, banks and stock exchanges are taking the day off and salsa picante and sweet potato pie […]

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‘Charlie Hebdo’ is publishing millions of these today (cover cartoon)

by YO SOY CHARLIE January 13, 2015 Cartoons
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“All is forgiven,” says the weeping Prophet Mohammed on the cover of the first post-massacre issue of Charlie Hebdo. “I am Charlie,” reads the sign. Read more at The Washington Post.

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Charlie Hebdo: A fair and balanced approach (toon)

by GALAC TICO January 13, 2015 Cartoons
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I Am NOT Charlie Hebdo, nevertheless… (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA January 13, 2015 Cartoons
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Now more than ever: ‘Somos Todos Guerreros de la Libertad’ (video)

by Soy Capitan December 8, 2014 Cultura
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This video from Bolivia’s Alma Eterna is a couple of years old but the message is timeless. In Ayotzinapa and Ferguson, we are all Guerreros for La Liberatad — fighters for freedom.

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Texas GOP politician’s Tweet makes him ‘Pendejo of the Month’

by Especial Correspondents April 17, 2014 El Now
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(PNS reporting from EAST LOS) Texas State Senator Dan Patrick, a Republican Lieutenant Governor wannabe, was named Pendejo of the Month Wednesday by the American Pochismo Institute (API.) The award followed his Univision debate Tuesday with San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro (photo.) API’s designation, which is usually not revealed until the end of the month, was […]

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Turkey cracks down, stuffs Twitter (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 27, 2014 Cartoons
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America to pause Monday for Ricky Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2014

by Comic Saenz January 17, 2014 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, D.C.) America will pause Monday to remember the life and message of Ricky Martin Luther King Jr., whose Tengo a Dream y Dance! speech changed the nation forever. Post offices and other public facilities will be closed, banks and stock exchanges take the day off and salsa picante and sweet potato pie – […]

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Who let the dogs out? (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA November 14, 2013 Cartoons
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