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argosythrillfWith all the press he is getting, you would think that Pendejo-of-the-Century Donald Trump had invented all the twisted tales of Mexicans floating on the interwebs.

But our pasty-faced, combover fatboy is not the first and not the last of the foolios who will get rich (and famous) for spouting hate-laced bon mots on the hygiene, sexual practices, and criminality of Mexicans or any other Latina/o for that matter.

Here, in some graphics from the 30s, we see some early 20th Century meditations on Latina/o/Hispanic subjectivities from the pages of Argosy Weekly.

As you can see, pulp magazine editors and illustrators were not ethnographers and whether the subjects depicted are Spanish, Argentine, or Mexican (or Italian — Sylvester Stallone?) is impossible to determine — though I am pretty sure the Buzzard Bait issue features some prehistoric Califas bandidos, and Señor Flatfoot’s “pampas” rogues look like they stepped out of the Mexico conjured in John Huston’s The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (which had not been made yet! Time travelers?) [Mas…]

sadgirl(PNS reporting from HOUSTON) After careful consideration, local woman Estela Zamora, 28, is aiming to be less ambitious in 2015.

“Turns out the ‘American Dream’ doesn’t mean to aim for the stars, but rather, right under the stars, where it’s safe and there’s more company,” Zamora told PNS Sunday.

“I’m just tired of getting flack for aiming too damn high!” [Mas…]

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LatinoUSA writes:

It can be hard for Latinos to break into the field of tech, they often lack social capital and funding.

Tech writer Sara Inés Calderon (photo) and DIY Girls founder Luz Rivas join Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa for our live show in Austin to talk about these obstacles and why they believe being a Latino is actually an asset in the world of engineering and innovation.


POCHO’s Subcommandanta del Ñews, Sara Inés Calderón (@SaraChicaD on the Twitter), wants to know why Latinos shame each other over culture.

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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: [Mas…]

Feminists: The struggles of immigrants are our struggles, too

by FRANCES E. VALDEZ October 14, 2013 Cultura
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I’m often asked, “Where were you born?” My answer? Houston, Texas. “Where were your parents born?” El Paso, Texas. “Where were your grandparents born?” El Paso, Texas, Balmorhea, Texas and Ft. Davis, Texas. That is when people usually start to get frustrated and ask, “Well, where is your family from originally?” The actual meaning behind […]

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Latinas largest donor group for male facial hair transplants

by María Purísima August 26, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from BEVERLY HILLS) Facial hair transplants for men desiring sexy, just-rolled-out-of-bed beards have skyrocketed in recent years. And Los Angeles, home to many Latinos with indigenous — and thus hairless — roots, is the epicenter for the growing transplant procedure. Fortunately for would-be burly bearded men here, there’s an ample supply of facial […]

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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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PNS*Hot*Flash: Chicana frets – winged eyebrows or eyeliner?

by María Purísima April 4, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from EAST LOS ANGELES) Veronica Gonzalez has a conundrum: Should she go rockabilly and do winged eyeliner or go chola and do winged eyebrows? “It’s, like, hard, you know? I’m just trying to keep up with my heritage,” Gonzalez told PNS Wednesday. Gonzalez said that if she went rockabilly it would not only […]

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Batgirl tells Batman: Equal pay for equal work! (except Latinas?)

by L. Segundo April 23, 2012 El Now
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Batgirl tells Batman she wants to get paid as much as Robin for the same work. Today’s Latinas need to stand up and demand their fair share too, since the benefits of the Equal Pay Act seem to have passed them by. In 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act which prohibits […]

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Pocho Ocho new merit badges for Latina Girl Scouts

by Sara Inés Calderón April 5, 2012 Cultura
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Latina girls are the key to growth for the Girl Scouts,  and the organization needs to shift culturally to accommodate these new scouts. How do you bring in a new crop of Latina scouts? How about some new Merit Badges? 8. Touting Trenzas. It may be India María style or Frida Kahlo style, but any good […]

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Punk pioneer Alice ‘Bag’ Velasquez tells all in ‘Violence Girl’ (videos)

by JUAN E. ROTTEN March 28, 2012 Cultura
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Alicia Velasquez AKA “Alice Bag” — music scene pioneer in first-wave L.A. punk band The Bags — went on the road this winter to promote her autobiography Violence Girl. After a record store appearance, she answered a few questions for Punk Globe magazine. Here’s the interview and the “trailer” for her book. Yes, books have trailers. […]

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60-Second Video: ‘Why I only date white chicks’ (NSFW)

by Comic Saenz February 15, 2012 Cultura
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Comedian Mike Robles only dates white chicas — and here’s why! (NSFW language.) OK, then, but what’s the deal with his shirt? 2006.

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