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The Hey Vato! show’s Chuy and Smiley wonder if it’s possible to put away those childish things, like that Corinthian dude said, and enjoy an afternoon of beisbol with Los Doyers.

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Good-hearted couple Lucy and Steve brought home a “rescue cholo” named Creeper, but he didn’t work out the way they planned. That’s why they called Ignacio de la Cruz, The Cholo Whisperer. [Bay Area POCHO amigo Frankie Quiñones stars as the cholo.]

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Race relations in Los Angeles, 1991 are far from ideal. When Mexican-American Eladio goes to avenge the death of his older brother at the hands of a Korean-American merchant, he soon discovers that he’s not the only one with a reason to kill today. [NSFW adult language, F-bombs; graphic violence.] [Mas…]

outtaIn the war to control the lucrative market for street food in South Central Los Angeles, one crew fought their way Straight Outta Tacos. Video by DESMADRE. [NSFW in several languages.]   [Mas…]


What’s the difference between Medellin cartel jefe El Patron Pablo Escobar and Sinaloa cartel leader El Chapo Guzman? MundoFox has the answers.


“Do you know why you were arrested?” the Mexican cops asked just-busted Knights Templar narco gangster jefe La Tuta. “I was the leader of a bunch of pendejos,” he replied.

Pocho Ocho top questions asked before joining a Mexican cartel

by PROFESSOR EQUIS January 12, 2015 El Now
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Kids these days know they have options and they want to make smart choices — and not only kids in the United Estates. These are the Pocho Ocho top questions wannabe gangsters ask before joining a Mexican cartel: 8. Will beheading be on the final exam? 7. Soy vegetariano — is heart-eating mandatory? 6. Do I need to […]

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Video of Federales vs. gang battle shows round metallic UFO/OVNI

by ZORRO MULDER January 12, 2015 El Now
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That awkward moment when you review footage of a January 6 encounter between gangsters and Federales in Michoacan and you notice a spherical, metallic OVNI/UFO hovering overhead.

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Las Clikas de L.A. according to El Popo (1970s docuvideo)

by JOE LOW October 6, 2014 Cultura
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Public affairs documentary producer Charles Cahill presents Street Gangs: Challenge to Law Enforcement a 1970s training movie digitized from a 16mm film purchased on eBay, according to YouTube uploader GuilfordGhost. Who are the OG’s in the video? Recognize anyone? Has anything changed?

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Maybe I grew up in a Latino and African-American neighborhood

by NAVARRO August 21, 2014 El Now
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Maybe I grew up in a mostly Latino and African American neighborhood because that was where my parents could pay rent. Maybe they could only pay rent there because my parents immigrated into this country with only a bag of clothes. Maybe they worked 16 hrs a day 7 days a week in ranches cutting […]

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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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Zombies in the Hood, A True Story (video)

by BLOOD IN-N-OUT July 9, 2014 Cultura
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Sometimes you feel like a zombie, sometimes you need to just pop a cap on his pinche butt. Especially when they sing and dance! [SFW but gangs, guns, gore.] PREVIOUSLY ON ZOMBIES:

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For Cain Lopez, cholos ruin everything (NSFW video)

by Lucida Grandé March 28, 2014 Cultura
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Cholos ruin everything, according to stand up comic Cain Lopez. [NSFW language.]

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Top Cholo Hood Names: Are you on the list? (60-second video)

by Verdana Bold March 26, 2014 Cultura
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If you’re hanging with the clika, you need a street/hood/gang name. Here’s a handy one-minute rundown. PREVIOUSLY ON CHOLOS:

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Vatos Locos International: Meet Thailand’s ‘cholos’ (NSFW videos)

by Lucida Grandé March 24, 2014 Cultura
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What do a Buddhist meditation teacher and a Thai policeman have in common? They both think they are “Mexican gangsters” because tats, Pendletons, leaning like a cholo and saying “Fuck the popo!” [NSFW lyrics and explicit subtitles in English.] Ditto two Armenian gang-bangers who were deported from Southern California back to the Old World; these […]

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Breaking: Congress to probe ‘illegal immigrant sneaker code’

by Comic Saenz May 17, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, D.C.) Rep. Randolph Snopes (R-AL) plans committee hearings next week to investigate reports that “illegal immigrants” from Mexico are encoding secret messages in sneakers hanging over telephone wires — messages about how to avoid police, sell drugs and promote terrorism, PNS has learned. Snopes, chairman of the Unamerican Activities Committee, maintains […]

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Darth Hater vs Hans Cholo: ‘Stare Wars, Episode B12’ (NSFW video)

by COMMANDANTE DATA February 7, 2013 Cultura
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This is the video you’ve been looking for. BAKTUN 12 writes: It is a period of barrio civil war. Darth Hater, owner of El Chingon Body Shop, and his associates — Jar Jar Blinks, Baboso Feo, and Chavala Punk — have every loco, loca, and loquito living in fear of the mal ojo and the […]

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If you’re gonna be a tagger, at least do it right (video)

by HABLO PICASSO December 3, 2012 Cultura
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When you roll with the East Side Locos, you have to learn proper tagging technique…or else.

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If every picture tells a story–does this one? Caption contest! *UPDATED

by HABLO PICASSO September 10, 2012 Cartoons
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*We have a winner! Scroll down for all the entries and the best caption. Caption this image to win something cool from us and perhaps the esteem of pochos everywhere! Contest begins now and ends at midnight PDT tonight. POCHO decisions final. Bribes accepted but no guarantees, OK? Deal? Deal. Write your caption below to […]

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Cholas turning Japanese? We really think so! Meet the J-Cholas (photos)

by SEÑOR BLACKWELL September 7, 2012 Cultura
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Yakuza lowriders? Check. Spanish Crip-walking cholo wannabes? Check. Good ole boy Southern Comfort luchador-looking surf rockers? Check. Face it, brown is the new black. Today’s example? Japanese cholas!

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Complete ‘Hey Vato!’ NSFW existential angst of Chuy y Smiley (videos)

by Don Juan Gamera June 30, 2012 Cultura
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When we heard one of our favorite Hey Vato! episodes (The Tattoo) would be screening at the San Francisco Frozen Film Festival we knew it was time for a special Sabado Ponchonte Saturday Night Video Festival featuring EVERY episode of our favorite web series, in order, so here they are. Hey Vatos! Orale!

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Dear Abuelita: Cholo scars, snoring horrors, mota bars

by Dear Abuelita June 20, 2012 Cultura
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Yo, Abeuelita, sup? In my wayward youth I was a gangbanger and have the bullet wounds, knife scars and tats to prove it. But those days are over and I’m now a legally-employed husband and dad with two kids. The shorties are getting big enough to where they will soon begin to ask me questions […]

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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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Hey Vato! Zombies in the hood — and Winston Churchill (NSFW video)

by Comic Saenz May 23, 2012 Cultura
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Smiley and Chuy scramble to protect themselves from zombies in this episode of Hey Vato! Sir Winston Churchill provides some valuable context, but can a kid’s chemistry kit keep the vatos safe? (NSFW language.)

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