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Two of our favorite pochos — Cheech Marin and La Marisoul Hernandez of La Santa Cecilia — sat down for a talk last month at the Los Angeles Public Library.

detroitnewsfridaheadlineIn the early 1930s, Frida Kahlo joined her (at the time) much more famous husband Diego Rivera in Detroit, Michigan, where he was prepping murals. The Detroit News caught up with the couple and the resulting feature story is in a new exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Art.

“Senora Diego Rivera,” as she’s called in the article, didn’t let Diego hog the limelight, even though she was dressed in a “foolish little ruffled apron.”

“Of course he [Diego] does pretty well for a little boy,” she told reporter Florence Davies, “but it is I who am the big artist.”

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This is your MIGRA on Brazil.


Fusion’s Pedro Andrade talked to POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz about fighting for racial justice, and Lalo spilled the beans.


Amigo Flavio Morales of Big Vida Entertainment just uploaded this gem to Vimeo. Here’s how he describes it:

[Oct. 2, 2000] Lalo Alcaraz interview supporting his projects and video from the ILLEGAL intern 10 year anniversary from the El Rey Theatre part of La Banda Elastica’s concert series Las Noches del Dragon.


POCHO sent reporters to bars and parties, barbecues and parades all across the United Estates to find out how Americans were celebrating Cinco de Mayo. Here’s what they said:

  • CLYDE WORKMAN, DETROIT: I’m squeezing limes into my 40’s
  • TAD BROGET, PRINCETON: Naturally, one had one’s valet bring a snifter of proper reposado
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Gustavo Arellano tells radio about all about tacos (video)

by Barney Asada February 20, 2014 Cultura
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Sonali Kolhatkar of Uprising Radio asks Gustavo Arellano about his book Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America and Gus is full of answers. PREVIOUSLY ON TACOS:

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POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz explains himself (audio)

by José Canusí June 26, 2013 Audio
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It’s Ray’s Podcast — from the Ciudad of Brotherly Love.

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POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz reveals what’s in his bag (video)

by MOON GUAC May 21, 2013 Cultura
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POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz not only draws and writes stuff but he has admitted to occasional episodes of skanking, and, yes, even moshing. In this video for the Amoeba Music chain, openly-Latino Alcaraz talks about his love for classic ska, vintage mambo and soul music.

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Los Master Plus, Mexican hipster music duo, loves pochos

by Sara Inés Calderón May 13, 2013 Cultura
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If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like for a Mexican hipster to remake some of your favorite English-language songs in an alternative cumbia style while wearing hipster mustaches and silver sneakers, you need look no further than Los Master Plus. I first heard of the Guadalajara duo with their remake of King of […]

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Powerball lottery winner Pedro Quezada plans to help the needy

by Lalo Alcaraz March 28, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from NEW YERSEY) Pedro Quezada, the Garden State bodega owner who won Saturday’s $338 million Powerball jackpot, says his old life of selling Flamin’Hot Cheetos and malt liquor is all behind him now and he now plans a future helping those in need. The Dominican immigrant, who purchased the lottery ticket at Eagle […]

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Prince Harry sure loves him some tamales oaxaceños! (video)

by Comic Saenz January 25, 2013 El Now
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Prince Harry’s CNN interview about combat in Afghanistan is just gonna have to wait. One does not simply ignore the amplified call of the tamalero oaxaceño!

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POCHO’s Lalo Alcaraz toons up Sotomayor interview on ’60 Minutes’

by Comic Saenz January 13, 2013 Cartoons
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Was that a cartoon by POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz hanging on Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s office wall in Sunday night’s 60 Minutes interview? Why yes it was! Note from Lalo: The original cartoon, entitled L’il Judge Lopez, is signed by me and my daughter, who was the model/inspiration for the little girl in the […]

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She replaced Feliz Navidad with ‘Feliz Hanukkah’ (audio)

by LATKA TAQUITO December 12, 2012 Audio
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When Austin resident Trina Hernandez (photo) found out her family had Jewish roots, it allowed her to ditch the commercial aspects of Christmas she had long disliked and connect to a tradition she found more meaningful for her and her son. From NPR’s Latino USA with Maria Hinojosa. RELATED: The Hip Hop Hoodios light ‘Ocho […]

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@MexicanMitt Romney tells all in first post-defeat interview (audio)

by JUAN HANNITY November 13, 2012 Audio
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@MexicanMitt Romney phoned public radio station KUNM in New Mexico Monday night for his first post-election interview. The Twitter Idol liberally assigned blame for his defeat by Bronco Bama, reminisced about the fireworks he planned to set off had he juan and revealed he’s still on the lookout for his missing running mate Pollo Ryan. […]

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What exactly is on the mind of an ‘undecided voter’? (video)

by Elise Valderrama November 5, 2012 El Now
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He’s an undecided voter and his mind’s in a pickle about the big issues. We asked him why.

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Univision interviews a white guy and he’s happy to be there

by Barney Asada March 5, 2012 Cultura
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White guy Billy Kimball gives Enrique Santos the “white” perspective on iLatino issues like dancing and citizenship, and clarifies a few details about early white immigrants, such as their dealings with documentation. But we have to ask: “Does Billy Kimball have a zucchini in his trousers or is he just happy to see Enrique?”

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S. J. Rivera: My Guantanamo Bay self-deportation book tour

by Santino J. Rivera February 9, 2012 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from LA FLORIDA) Ace Pocho Ñews Service contributor, author and hardcore poet (Demon in the Mirror and Amerikkkan Stories) S. J. Rivera sat down to talk to himself about his Self-Deportation Book Tour and what it’s like to have a book signing at Guantanamo Bay. PNS: Your new book is AmeriKKKan Stories (Hardcore Poetry) – […]

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Meet ‘Pocho’ the novel, its author, and their times

by Comic Saenz January 21, 2012 Audio
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The interview is three decades old but still amazing. Listen to the man that started “pochismo!” As the University of Texas presents the Mexican American Experience writes: Jose Antonio Villarreal discusses his 1959 novel, Pocho, and the ways in which his own life and politics influenced his writing. Villarreal first discusses his experiences growing up in […]

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Lalo Alcaraz and Al Madrigal? Pinche funny!

by José Canusí January 3, 2012 Corporate
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The Daily Show’s Senior Latino Correspondent Al Madrigal stopped by POCHO world headquarters last week for a chat with Jefe Lalo Alcaraz. Mark your calendars for Thursday when we share the the entire chingadera and some exciting news! Can’t wait? We have 20 minutes of audio of Al’s NSFW club act here.

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