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It was a dark and scary night at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in 2009, and got even scarier when Lila Downs sang the classic cancion about the haunted weeping apparition, La LLorona, in this just-uploaded video.

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When your kid really really really wants a Donald Trump piñata for his birthday party, a good mom — La Madre Buena — knows what to do.


La Llorona? It’s just a legend, mijo, a ghost story told by a traveling puppet show. Still, if you think you hear a weeping woman in the night, don’t come running. [Video by Matthew James Tebbutt.]

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Over the weekend, Mexi-Canadia’s The Mariachi Ghost dropped this awesome Halloween/DDLM music video, named The Marigold, after the distinctive flower of Dia de Los Muertos.

Who/what is this band, exactly? The jefe explains:

Me llamo Jorge Requena. Soy Chilango. Vivo e Winnipeg, Manitoba en Canadá. Mi banda The Mariachi Ghost ha tenido un poco de éxito por acá y estamos muy contentos.

Pero Estamos por sacar nuestro primer video. Dirigido por uno de los mejores cineastas del mundo, Guy Maddin, con premios desde un Emmy hasta un oso de oro.


Ih the glorious echo-ey Millennium Centre in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canuckia, the a cappella harmonies of The Mariachi Ghost almost bring the weeping, legendary La LLorona to life.

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Breaking: TX boy, 9, slays Mexican boogeyman El Cucuy, 521

by EresNerd August 14, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from SEGUIN, TX) A nine-year-old boy killed El Cucuy Tuesday night. El Cucuy, AKA the Mexican Boogeyman, was pronounced dead at 10:30 PM at the Balli family residence here.  The legendary monster was said to be 521, with a birth date pegged in 1492. It was a more or less typical evening for the […]

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Ghost woman walks Bogota street, disappears into thin air (video)

by ROD ESTERLING May 16, 2013 Doomsday Countdown
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Victor Barona of Bogota, Colombia TV news NTN24.com reporting: Closed circuit security cameras outside a townhouse complex record a woman walking the street late at night, a woman dressed in clothes from another century. She is plainly visible on camera and then she disappears into thin air. Ma ma ma my llorona.

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Pocho Ocho scary things Latinos threaten their kids with

by María Purísima September 17, 2012 Cultura
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8. El guau guau – Also known as a dog. Ferocious creatures. 7. The old country – If you don’t behave I’m going to send you to México next summer, is that what you want??? That’s what I thought! 6. La policia – Look, if you don’t behave I’m going to call the police over […]

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La Llorona + El Chupacabra + Pachuco Luchador = ‘El Güey’ (video)

by ZIG FOOTE July 12, 2012 Cultura
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It’s everything you want in a movie! All your favorite characters in ONE SHORT TRAILER! The plot: La Llorona is on trial, accused of killing her children, but she maintains they were stolen by El Chupacabra (who is also an evil narcotraficante.) Can pachuco luchador El Güey come to her rescue? There’s a great news […]

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