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What really goes on when Latinos for Trump throw a get-out-the-vote campaign party for their candidate? Pachanga for Trump goes into the belly of the GOP beast to find out the shocking truth. [Video by the Latino Comedy Project.]

rubiobooIf was not a fun fiesta for Senator Marco Rubio (R-FLA) Sunday when Orlando festival goers greeted his appearance with a chorus of yells, jeers and boos.

NPR reports:

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio got booed off a stage in Orlando on Sunday, by a crowd that was overwhelmingly Latino.

It happened at Calle Orange, a street festival in downtown Orlando geared toward the city’s large Puerto Rican community. The icy reception was an indication of the challenges that Rubio, a Republican of Cuban heritage, has faced in locking down support from Latinos in Florida as the state’s Latino electorate has begun to shift to the left….

“I’m going to introduce a man who represents Latinos, no matter where you’re from,” the emcee boomed in Spanish. The boos grew louder still. “Ladies and gentlemen, the senator for the state of Florida, a Latino like you and me … his name is Marco Rubio! Applaud!”

We’ve got video and audio: [Mas…]

superbrewerFormer Arizona Governor Jan Brewja is predicting Donald Trump will win in the Hate State elections because Latinos won’t vote.

“Nah,” Brewer said in an interview with the Boston Globe. “They don’t get out and vote. They don’t vote.”

What else does she foresee? Here are her Pocho Ocho Mas Loco Predictions:

8. Pigs will fly.

7. When nasty women stop provoking the average guy with slutty clothes, rapes will stop.

6. If regulators approve the AT&T-Time Warner merger, the cable guy will actually arrive between 10am and 2pm. [Mas…]


See the guy with the tamales in the hot box on wheels? He’s well-known in San Pedro, home of the Port of Los Angeles, on the south side of the City of Angels. This vato — The Tamale Guy — even has his own reviews (good ones!) on Yelp:

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Legalizing street vendors like the Tamale Guy is one of the key elements of the Manifesto of The Taco Truck Party, announced on POCHO last week by our Associate Naranjero Gustavo ¡Ask a Mexican! Arellano.

Via our friends at LatinoLA.com, here’s an academic analysis of the issues involved:

Why the City of Los Angeles Should Legalize Street Vending

Street entrepreneurs should not be criminalized

By Vanessa Alcantar and Robert D. Flores Jr.

“¡Tamales! ¡Tamales! ¡Tamales!”

Growing up in the East L.A. and Pico Union neighborhoods of Los Angeles, this shouting is something everybody in the neighborhood is accustomed to because it provides a sense of home. To everyone in our households, this is the cue to scour through the house for cash and hurry outside to catch the tamale lady in time before she takes off. [Mas…]

truckinteriorBecause of you know who and you know why, we thought it would be chingon to take a look back at the taco truck videos that have graced POCHO’s pages over the years.

Did we mention we love tacos?

In no particular order: [Mas…]


Sing along with America! The Taco Trucks Anthem was written on a taco truck napkin by POCHO amigo JIMWiCH and performed by the U.S. Marine Band and friends:

Oh beautiful for taco trucks
On every corner YES
Fresh salsa on tortilla chips
Our country God did bless

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The Beandocks: Why Trump tries to split Blacks and Latinos (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 30, 2016 Cartoons
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UCLA Study: American Latinos live longer than Anglos because blood

by WISHIN VIEJO August 18, 2016 El Now
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Latinos age slower — and live longer — than other ethnic groups in America, according to a new study from the University of California, Los Angeles. Why? Their blood ages more slowly. The Daily Mail reports: Scientists refer to the phenomenon as the ‘Hispanic paradox’, since Latinos typically have higher rates of diabetes and other […]

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La Cucaracha: How is Donald Trump doing with Latinos? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 4, 2016 Cartoons
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The Chavez Ravine is a SoCal band ready to ‘Touch Down’ (audio)

by Soy Capitan May 24, 2016 Audio
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The three homies who comprise a band named after the Mexican barrio destroyed to build Dodger Stadium (photo) — The Chavez Ravine — are out with a new tune: Touch Down. PREVIOUSLY ON THE CHAVEZ RAVINE:

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La Cucaracha: Who exactly are those Latinos for Trump? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 9, 2016 Cartoons
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Que lastima! The GOP’s Latino candidates are anti-Latino

by Dr. Alvaro Huerta February 25, 2016 El Now
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Growing up on the mean streets of East Los Angeles, I, like many of my childhood friends, feared the police more than the local gang, Big Hazard. Specifically, we dreaded Latino police officers, since they had a reputation of being more brutal than their white peers with us — poor Chicano kids from the projects. […]

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OSCAR needs Latinos (stop if you’ve heard this before) [2007 toons]

by Lalo Alcaraz January 20, 2016 Cartoons
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Roots of Chicano Satire: Lalo Guerrero and Culture Clash (videos)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 5, 2016 Cultura
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Before there was Bordertown, there was The Culture Clash show. Only about TWENTY YEARS AGO, so SUCK IT humorless haters! (It was my first showbiz writing gig!) Big props and eternal thanks to the Culture Clash guys! And before all of us, there was LALO GUERRERO doing Chicano satire, hell, INVENTING it! Check out Guerrero’s […]

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¡Hola, America! It’s time to watch @BordertownOnFOX (videos, photos)

by GUSTAVO ARELLANO Y LALO ALCARAZ December 29, 2015 Cultura

Gentle Cabrones: After more than two years of plugging this again and again, the day has finally arrived: Bordertown is debuting THIS SUNDAY, January 3, on FOX at 9:30 PM (8:30 PM Central) and will be on every Sunday afterward (and on Hulu, too)! If you’ve been living inside Donald Trump’s culo all this time, […]

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BORDERTOWN Mexclusive: Whites are a minority in Mexifornia (video)

by Comic Saenz December 22, 2015 Cartoons
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OMG! Is it true? For the first time in history, whites are a minority in Bordertown, Mexifornia. What are the implications for gringos like Bud?

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LatinoUSA: Do the Cubans still run Miami? (audio)

by Lucida Grandé October 19, 2015 Audio
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Cuban culture has dominated Latino Miami ever since Cubans arrived after Castro’s revolution 50 years ago. But recently, other Latin Americans have been moving in, and some are asking if Cuban immigrants get preferential treatment. Maria Murriel and Maria Hinojosa report for LatinoUSA.

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La Cucaracha: Who are the top 20 Latinos in Hollywood? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 15, 2015 Cartoons
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Playing the Trump Card (toon)

by Arnie Bermudez October 2, 2015 Cartoons
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There’s more like this at ArnieBermudez.com

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T-Man: Fighting the crime, shaking the maracas in Cuba (1951 toon)

by Memo Nericcio October 1, 2015 Cartoons
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I love Pappy’s comics blog — one of the best in the biz! And I love the treasure trove of stuff he unearths and shares; with or without knowing it, he has curated one of the best short histories of Latina/o representation available on the net! A grand tip of the sombrero to Pappy! Here’s […]

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