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Eric Holland, a former Arizona ESL teacher who moved to Mexico, writes and sings amazing songs about the border. His Amnistia, which we first featured four years ago, paints a picture we’d all like to see! [Video by Danny Worms.]

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tijuanaMexico, like the United Estates, is a “nation of immigrants.”

In the 1900s, Tijuana welcomed Jewish refugees fleeing wars, hate, and poverty in Europe, Asia and the Mideast.

Tijuana Jews, the story of the extended Artenstein family, has become a POCHO Rosh HaShana (New Year) tradition ever since we noticed rosh-ha-shana rhymed with Tijuana in 2012. [Mas…]

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“She left Santana in a Chevrolet, to visit her tia in East L.A. — but she never got there!” [F-bomb.]

Late lamented SoCal punks Manic Hispanic and their 2003 version of a Ramones tune take on new relevance with Trump’s DACA threats. The I.N.S. Took My Novia Away is from the CD/album Mijo Goes to Jr. College.

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Pocho Ocho worst new names for Hispanic Heritage Month

by Especial Correspondents September 15, 2017 Cultura
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The pinche Trump administration is stuck with the annual observance of National “Hispanic” Heritage Month 2017, which begins today, but that doesn’t mean they like it. The POCHO news team has learned that the white wing traitors, crooks, and colluders at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue ran through a list of alternative names for the observance before […]

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La Cucaracha’s Taco Cart Guy: Pardon DREAMers, deport Arpaio (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 14, 2017 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: Happy Street Vendor Labor Day! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 4, 2017 Cartoons
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Sheriff Joe Arpaio is on the Trump Train to Turdtown (toon)

by Payton Hoegh September 1, 2017 Cartoons
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[Payton Hoegh toons regularly at Weekly Political dot com.]

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The Beandocks: Trump’s ‘legal’ immigration policy (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 17, 2017 Cartoons
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‘When Mexican Joe Met Jole Blon’ (1953 YouTube music, lyrics)

by Soy Capitan August 14, 2017 Audio
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A story of cross-border romance — a mojado and a Cajun queen — are the stars of country singer’s Hank Snow’s Mexican Joe and Joli Blon, released on 78 RPM disk in 1953. Here are the lyrics and guitar chords (via Genius Lyrics) so you can sing and play along!

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La Cucaracha: In L.A., the cart comes before the jackass (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 11, 2017 Cartoons
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Kids cross Mexican border every day for school in USA (video)

by Especial Correspondents August 11, 2017 Cultura
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These kids — American citizens — live in Mexico but go to school in Columbus, New Mexico, a town of 1,800 across the frontier from their home in Palomas, Mexico. Some Columbus residents support the decades-long arrangement; others, not so much. [Video by Larry Lazo and Alex Brauer.]

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