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Superstar singer-songwriter Jackson Browne teams up with POCHO faves Los Cenzontles (the Mockingbords) for The Dreamer, a new video. [Mas…]


On the outskirts of Mexico City, over 50 years ago, a family began making and selling piñatas to the local community. Nowadays, the whole town is involved. The Piñata King takes a look inside the life of this town, and the head of the family who started it all.


When Juanita Carmelita throws an Easter party for the kids, she’s expecting the Easter Bunny to make a guest appearance. But the costume store is out of bunny costumes, so a long-haired bearded Savior-looking guy in robes shows up instead. Dare we expect . . . . a MIRACLE? [Frankie Quiñones stars as Juanita Carmelita.]

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This 18-minute 1970 documentary film depicted the educational and environmental problems faced by LA’s Mexican-American kids back in the day. Has anything changed?


As a condition of his parole from San Quentin, Creeper has to perform 20 hours of community service every week, so he’s serving the barrio by helping the kids work out with his CholoFit After School Program. [Frankie Quinones stars as Creeper.]

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Lowriders to the Center of the Earth! (graphic novel video trailer)

by Bronco del Camino August 29, 2016 Cartoons
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Cathy Camper of PDX writes: OK, I confess, I’m Lebanese American often mistaken for Latina, Native American, Jewish, terrorist…no one in the US knows who anyone is! I wrote 2 graphic novels with Raúl III (Raúl Gonzalez) called Lowriders in Space (2014) and Lowriders to the Center of the Earth (just came out this summer, […]

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Kids learn traditional music at free mariachi summer camp (video)

by Soy Capitan August 5, 2016 Cultura
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A free mariachi summer camp in the city of Santa Rosa spreads the love for Mexico’s music in Northern California. KQED public TV explains:

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The Kids Я All Right Dept: Taco truck? How about a taco SHIP! (video)

by Barney Asada April 8, 2016 Cultura
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POCHO’s Associate Naranjero ¡Ask A Mexican! Gustavo Arellano wrote a whole book about how tacos are American as apple pie — TACO USA — which you can buy on Amazon. Taco Truck and Taco Ship, a short commercial for happy, fun futuristic taco technology by students Sum, Quintin, and Samuel of the Blaine County School […]

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What do you mean ‘No Easter Bunny?’ Jesus, please! (video)

by Comic Saenz March 25, 2016 Cultura
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When Juanita Carmelita throws an Easter party for the kids, she’s expecting the Easter Bunny to make a guest appearance. But the costume store is out of bunny costumes, so a long-haired bearded Savior-looking guy in robes shows up instead. Dare we expect . . . . a MIRACLE? [Frankie Quiñones stars as Juanita Carmelita.] […]

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This is my new motto: ‘WWND? What would nana do?’

by Yuppie Chicana January 28, 2016 Cultura
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While advances in technology make some areas of our lives easier, good old-fashioned child rearing has become more complicated. In our grandparent’s day, it was a simpler time. They didn’t have the luxury of worrying about play dates and preschool applications. I have a motto that has become a guiding principle for applying “old school” […]

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Obama cries over the sad plight of those kids (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA January 13, 2016 Cartoons
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What happens when young deportees get sent back? (PBS video)

by Comic Saenz January 8, 2016 El Now
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Even before the recent MIGRA raids targeting families denied asylum, hundreds of thousands of undocumented Mexican immigrants have been deported annually. Many were kids when their parents brought them over the border. And those who grew up in the U.S. have found themselves living in what feels like a foreign country — Mexico. It’s like […]

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Brooklyn’s Mexican Israelite kids meet a local rabbi (audio)

by SOY VEY December 7, 2015 Audio
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Cute, curious kids at the Mexican Israelite Church of God in Brooklyn have many questions about their neighbors –– mysterious Hasidic Jews. Example: What is the deal with those big fur hats? Debbie Nathan reports for LatinoUSA:

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Attention, West Coast: El Niño is coming – are you prepared? (photos)

by Verdana Bold October 19, 2015 El Now

Meteorologists expect epic rains for the West Coast this winter as powerful storm elements gather strength in and over the Pacific Ocean. Also, El Niño is coming! Are you ready, West Coast pochas y pochos? Are you ready for El Niño? Don’t be a Gloomy Gus like this negative neighbor:

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Hot fun in the Summertime? Too hot! ‘Sun of a Beach’ (video)

by MALIBU BARBIE July 29, 2015 Cartoons
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Man, it is hot out here today. Sun of a Beach!

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Local girl crumbles under stress of learning cousins’ names

by Estefania Zavala June 8, 2015 El Now
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(PNS reporting from EL MONTE) The pressure was too much for Marisol Cruz, a fourth grader at Fernando Valenzuela Elementary, who collapsed on the playground Friday afternoon. Friends said Marisol was a total stressball since her mother told her to memorize all of her cousins’ names before her upcoming primera comunión fiesta. “I have like […]

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La Cucaracha Anchor Baby News: Kindergarten coup (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz February 17, 2015 Cartoons
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What are you doing? What am I doing? Be careful out there!

by Kat Avila January 23, 2015 Cultura
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“What are you doing?” I asked the teenage boy who was gleefully tagging a repainted space at Santiago Park in Santa Ana. Alarmed, he jumped down the small ledge to look up at the bridge where I was standing. Others emerged from beneath the bridge to see where the stranger’s voice was coming from. There […]

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The car door opened and you won’t believe what happened next

by Soy Capitan December 11, 2014 Cultura
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Can you count the niños in the Mexican Car?

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Cute kids dance to Cheech and Chong’s ‘Mexican Americans’ (video)

by Lucida Grandé November 11, 2014 Cultura
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It’s never too early to dress the kids up like Cheech and Chong and shoot video as they dance to Mexican Americans.

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La Cucaracha: Halloween? There’s an app for that (#TBT 2012 toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 30, 2014 Cartoons
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