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margelupeMargelupe is an original painting by Montebello, CA, artist Ariel Torres. This 16″ by 20″ acrylic on canvas mashup is not for sale yet, but will be soon. Torres still needs to shoot that one perfect photo of the painting so he can make reproductions, he told POCHO via email. After that, fine art prints AND the original canvas could be yours. Stay tooned!

whitewashSan Diego artist Ricardo Islas used acrylic on wood to create this miniature 5″ x 7″ gem — Gentrification.

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curiel-trumpcardcarryingYou know that “Mexican Judge,” Gonzalo P. Curiel? He can’t be impartial in the Trump University fraud case because he’s a member of that militant Mexican cabal known as LA RAZA.

And he’s not the only one! After all, you can’t have a conspiracy with only one conspirator, amirite?

There might even be card-carrying members of LA RAZA in your neighborhood, at your job, talking about you in Spanish at the next table over, or ohmygod in your kids’ schools!

Be aware and be prepared, America.

Here are the Pocho Ocho Best Ways to Tell if Someone Is A Member Of LA RAZA:

8. Nopal en la frente

7. MEChA meeting

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The statue of La Virgen de Guadalupe in Maria Cardena’s living room in the central California city of Fresno appears to weeping, and she thinks it’s a miracle.

Joe Ybarra reports for KFSN:

A statue of the Virgin Mary in Fresno appears to be weeping. The family who owns the statue calls it a miracle and said it’s been happening for a while.

To the faithful, Maria Cardenas said the statue of the Virgin Mary is a blessing. Tears seem to well up in her right eye and stream down her face to her chin.

Cardenas said it’s beautiful the way she looks right now. Every tear, she said, is nothing short of a miracle. So she collects them in a glass and shares them with those who find their way to this home. [Mas…]

holyjokersArtist Ana Smile has people all offended in Brazil, but she thinks they need to just chill.

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An OVNI/UFO came to town — but thankfully didn’t harm us (toons)

by ZORRO MULDER February 9, 2016 Cartoons
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A spaceship came to town — thankfully they didn’t harm us.

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POCHO Poetry Corner: Chicano Love and Barrio Streets

by FRANK SOLIS February 27, 2015 El Now
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A rose grows among the cracked sidewalks, of the tear stained barrio streets, where happiness is a luxury and can easily be lost forever. While deep in their thoughts a young Chicano couple are falling in love. A painting of the Virgin looks down upon streets which are so far from heaven, yet not so […]

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Mexico City street art is full of anger, longing, regret (photos)

by HABLO PICASSO January 26, 2015 Cultura
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Over at FUSION, Rafa Fernandez De Castro curated a nice photo gallery of street art in Mexico DF — beautiful and haunting and angry. Here are some of the photos she found that we especially liked.

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New Year means new veladoras with Saint Miley of Twerk (toons)

by HABLO PICASSO December 31, 2013 Cartoons
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On New Year, don’t curse the darkness, homies. Instead, light up a candle with the images of Saint Christopher Walken and/or Saint Miley Cyrus of Twerk. The Saint Nicholas Cage matched pair is perfect for the Christmas season we think:

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@SaraChicaD: In Texas, Guadalupe photobombs you (Vine video)

by Soy Capitan August 12, 2013 Cultura
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“It’s very Catholic where I was in Texas,” Subcommandanta del Ñews Sara Inés Calderón emailed the POCHO Ñewsroom from an undisclosed location in the Lone Star State. “Mess around and la Virgen gets all up in your grill!” she wrote. Follow Calderón on Twitter where’s she’s @SaraChicad. [With these Vine videos you need to click […]

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La Virgen de Guadalupe: ‘I’m too sexy for your cover!’ (toon)

by HABLO PICASSO July 3, 2013 Cartoons
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La Virgen de Guadalupe’s new Summer 2013 look — as seen on a recent cover of the Santa Fe Reporter — has gotten some people upset. Fox Latino reports: “If your intent was to in effect slap Catholics across the face, by putting forth this public depiction of Our Lady as a party girl, during […]

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Breaking: Silicio Barrio startup demos 3D tortilla printer

by EDUARDO BURRO May 16, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from GUANAJUATO, MX) Previously-secret startup MasaTek.com today unveiled a hardware/software combo that uses 3D printing to print corn or flour tortillas with the religious or brand image of your choice. “The waiting is over!” Carlos Molinero, president of the Silicio Barrio company, told reporters here. “You need Jesus? He’s just a click away. […]

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Spanish art-restoring abuelita expert makes her mark at La Basilica

by Lalo Alcaraz September 24, 2012 Cartoons
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(PNS reporting from MEXICO CITY) Famed Spanish art-restoring abuelita Cecilia Gimenez has decided to visit La Basilica here, which houses the famed image of La Virgen de Guadalupe. The fading portrait miraculously appeared on Aztec Indian Juan Diego’s robe 500 years ago. The image needed some touching up, said Gimenez, who waited until the Basilica […]

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