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Multi-ethnic sanctuary city Los Angeles is full of ethnic neighborhoods — Little Tokyo, Little Armenia, Tehrangeles, and more. In this episode of his CNN series, Anthony Bourdain stops by the nighttime food market in L.A.’s Westlake District – Little Guatemala.


It’s not just Machu Picchu and women in traditional Andean dress and penguins and llamas and/or alpacas. Peru is amazingly beautiful. Also our MiJA, Elise Valderrama, is from there. PRO TRAVEL TIP: Summer’s just starting in Peru! Andale!

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ZUBI to the rescue if you hate Mexicans and that taco emoji (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés April 13, 2016 Cartoons
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Advertising agency ZUBI (in Florida, of course) steps up for the minority of “Latinos” and “Hispanics” who aren’t Mexican — and people who hate tacos. Because “Latino emotions,” tu sabes, are different and require special emoji.

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Gene genie: Mexico is happier than the average bear because science

by Verdana Bold January 27, 2016 Cultura
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Why are Mexicans happier than the average bear? It’s in their genes, according to a new scientific paper, which asserts that nations with the highest prevalence of the A allele also perceive themselves happiest — countries like Ghana and Nigeria in West Africa, and northern Latin American nations like Mexico and Columbia. Science Daily has […]

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Nom nom nom: The pastries of South America (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE August 5, 2015 Cultura
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Got your cafecito ready? Sit down at the mesa and enjoy delicious fracturas from Argentina and sweet quesadillas from Ecuador.

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Freaky Flowers: Echinopsis Cacti in Bloom (video)

by Andalé Mono July 10, 2015 Cultura
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Greg Krehel aka Echinopsis Freak loves Echinopsis Cacti, which are native to South America He hopes you like his cactus video, too: A montage of a dozen types of Echinopsis cactus flowers blooming. And wilting. And just generally showing off their mind-blowing colors. My favorite cactus flowerings from the 2014 blooming season.

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Pocho Ocho Important Facts for Mexicans about El Ocho de Mayo

by Especial Correspondents May 8, 2015 Cultura
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Our Mexican friends have many misconceptions about today’s American celebration of El Ocho de Mayo. It is NOT the day the British burned the White House, for example, and it is NOT the day Gerry Rivers became Geraldo Rivera. Help a hermano out with the Pocho Ocho Top Facts Mexicans Should Know about El Ocho […]

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Hello, ‘I’m from Colombia,’ and I am not a cocaine mule (video)

by TONY MONTANA November 24, 2014 Cultura
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When Yeimi Salazar came to New York City from Colombia, everyone assumed she was involved with cocaine. So she became a nose.

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Who are these so-called U.S. ‘Hispanics’? They’re Mex to the max

by RON FLOSS September 18, 2014 Cultura
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Mexican-Americans — all 34 million — make up over two-thirds of the U.S. Latino population according to the Pew Research Organization:

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Mami, it’s cold outside (video)

by HELLA HIELO December 18, 2013 El Now
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Post by DigiBunch. That awkward moment when your boogers freeze and you miss the nice warm playa back in the DR. ¡Mami!

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Pocho History 101: El Presidente de San Marcos is killed (video)

by EDUARDO BURRO November 12, 2013 Cultura
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It was on this day in 1971 that right-wing conspirators assassinated the democratically-elected president of the small Latin American country of San Marcos and replaced him with a military dictator. Howard Cosell reports. PREVIOUSLY ON POCHO HISTORY 101:

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Fashion Forward Victims: Miss Universe ‘National Costumes’ (photos)

by EDITH CABEZA November 5, 2013 Cultura
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The Miss Universe 2013 competition begins this weekend in Moscow and the pre-show festivities Monday included a photo session to show off the “national costumes” for each country’s entrant. Above is Miss Mexico, Cynthia Duque, (left) and Miss Ecuador, Constanza Báez. Meet Miss Brazil, Jakelyne Oliveira:

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Pocha Podcast #2: Sexism, feminism, football and IT (NSFW audio)

by Sara Inés Calderón April 16, 2013 Audio
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Pochas Elise Roedenbeck and me, Sara Inés Calderón, have a grand old time talking about sexism and feminism. Isn’t it interesting that, even though the U.S. had a “feminist movement,” we have never elected a woman president, and the wage gap between men and women in Latin America is smaller than it is here? And […]

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Pocho Ocho Mexican products unlikely to make it in the U.S.

by Especial Correspondents July 16, 2012 Cultura
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Remember how Chevrolet totally FAILED when they introduced the Chevy Nova (photo) because “no va” means “it doesn’t go” in Spanish and people all over Latin America just laughed and laughed at the stupid gringos and didn’t buy any Novas? That story is bullshit. But English en Espanol can be as wack as Spanish in […]

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Amazon dinosaur hunt? What else could these pictographs be? (video)

by OCAM RAZOR May 18, 2012 Cultura
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ZOMG! Do these 5000-year-old pictographs show men chasing and spearing a sauropod dinosaur, ages after the giant reptiles’ alleged extinction? Does this mean the Biblical creation story is right and science is wrong? In this new Amazon rainforest video, Canadian “creationist” Vance Nelson is very impressed by a “secular” expert’s testimony, but he can’t get […]

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Hollywood Spaniards, Puerto Ricans plan ‘ultimate’ Chicano film

by CISCO YBERRA May 15, 2012 Cultura
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  (PNS reporting from HOLLYWOOD) Following the warm reception to the upcoming César Chávez biopic, producers in Hollywood have mounted an international effort to produce the “most extensive Chicano film in history.” The production not only features an all-star cast from the United States and Latin America but also includes both factual and fictitious events in […]

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