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POCHO’s favorite Mexico-inspired Canadian band, The Mariachi Ghost, has new album and new music video.

Cuerpo Mortal starts out in Art Laboe’s Sunday night Latin soul oldies mode but soon moves into a dark metaphor: [Mas…]

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El Santo, the Vimeo description says, is a “Real New-Mexican Story for Real Lovers.” We’ve watched it a buncha times and were not sure what it means or if we are one of those “real lovers” in the intended audience, but we like what we see. [Video by K48 PRODUCTIONS … in Milano of all places.] Also, be careful of strangely glowing cocktails with with bugs inside.

(PNS reporting from NOGALES) Mexico Presidential front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) will deploy the country’s finest and fiercest lucha libre fighters to the northern border should U.S. President Donald Trump carry out his pledge to militarize the nations’ shared international boundary, the candidate known as AMLO said in a press conference on Wednesday. [Mas…]


Got back pain? Neck pain? Need an adjustment? Rompe Espalda Luchapractic combines the latest in quack-approved chiropractic treatment with the ancient art of Mexican wrestling. They’ve got some moves for you! [Video by Crooked & Ugly.]

The lucha libre wrestler’s mask: Don’t enter the ring without it! (video)

by EL RUDO March 2, 2017 Cultura
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The history of the lucha mask goes back hundreds of years. “The mask is the most important accessory in lucha libre because the mask makes a warrior,” according Magno, a luchador for over 20 years. Luchadores place such a premium on their in-ring personas that they refuse to reveal their identities whenever they appear at […]

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Pro-Trump luchador stirs up the lucha libre crowds in Mexico (video)

by Bronco del Camino February 16, 2017 El Now
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Pittsburgh pendejo Sam Polinsky moved to Mexico to get a job as lucha libre bad guy — a “rudo.” How rude can you go? He’s a Trumpista! The National (United Arab Emirates) explains:

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BBC Video: Lucha libre — not just for hombres anymore

by Verdana Bold December 9, 2016 Cultura
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Lucha libre is no longer just for men, as Marcela and her friends explain to the BBC.

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La Cucaracha: Summer starts at the topless beach (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz June 17, 2016 Cartoons
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Meet Cassandra – Mexico’s big gay luchador (video)

by Verdana Bold April 27, 2016 Cultura
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Cassandra is the “Queen of the Ring,” a champion wrestler in drag – not that there’s anything wrong with that. PREVIOUSLY ON CASSANDRA:

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Donald Trump’s triumph of the will inspires campaign rally (video)

by Comic Saenz February 26, 2016 El Now
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At a torch-lit evening campaign rally, GOP nominee wannabe Donald Trump shows the crowd how to handle those darn Mexicans – handle them LIKE A BOSS! POCHO ÑEWS SERVICE PNS IS A WHOLLY-FICTITIOUS SUBSIDIARY OF POCHISMO INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, WHO IS A PERSON ACCORDING TO THE SUPREME COURT. DON’T ASK US, WE JUST WORK […]

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Coloring book from El Rey Del Art: Frida bot, taco dreams, luchador

by Comic Saenz February 8, 2016 Cartoons
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The Big Fancy Coloring Book offers something special for odd grownups, peculiar kids, and lovers of absurd drawings of tacos, Frida Kahlo and/or Chiquita Banana and/or Carmen Miranda, luchadores and armadillos. It’s the latest creative product from our mysterious amigo, The Painter of Arizona Light, whose Internet spokespern is known as El Rey Del Art […]

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I wear black lucha libre chonies because that’s how I feel inside

by Verdana Bold January 12, 2016 Cultura

Speaking of underwear, I wear black lucha libre chonies because that’s how I feel inside. This is a real product, as manufacturer WrassleRoos esplains:

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Luchadores are Mexico’s ‘real life superheroes’ (BBC video)

by Verdana Bold September 16, 2015 Cultura
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“Lucha Libre – or free fighting – is a Mexican style of wrestling,” writes the BBC World Service. “Katinka Herbert documents the secret lives of these so-called luchadores known for their outlandish outfits and garish masks.”

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La Cucaracha: Get lost, El Trumpo! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 11, 2015 Cartoons
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Luchador boasts: ‘Putin and I will beat Obama and Peña Nieto’ (video)

by Bronco del Camino July 8, 2015 Cultura
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Luchador El Hijo del Fantasma says he and wrestling partner Vladimir Putin would beat President Obama and Mexican Presidente Enrique Peña Nieto in a tag team match.

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La Cucaracha: Happy Papi’s Day (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz June 19, 2015 Cartoons
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The problematic retirement of El Rey, greatest luchador ever (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés May 28, 2015 Cartoons
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When El Rey, the greatest Luchador ever, leaves the ring to live a normal life, things don’t go as planned. Nevertheless, VIVA LUCHA!

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Frida La Luchadora: ‘The Legend of the Flying Tomato’ (video)

by LEW CHADOR April 8, 2015 Cartoons
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Young luchadora wannabe Frida (check her eyebrows) has trouble finding success in the ring – until she finds herself and becomes The Flying Tomato.

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Mex techno duo in luchador masks rocks NYC subway station (video)

by QUESO QUESEM November 14, 2014 Cultura
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The band is called Chango and they played Wednesday in the Delancey Street Station in Lower Manhattan.

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He’s big gay Cassandro, the ‘Liberace of Lucha Libre’ (video)

by GORGEOUS JORGE October 17, 2014 Cultura
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He’s here, he’s queer and he’s the three-time world champion. Meet Cassandro, Luchador Exotico. Arielle Castillo reports for Fusion Live.

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La Cucaracha: Your Latino Heritage Month Highlights (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 7, 2014 Cartoons
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Russki electropunks Barto live at a Yucatan mezcaleria (video)

by MOON GUAC August 21, 2014 Cultura
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Barto, Барто in Russki, an electropunk combo from Saint Petersburg, rocks the Chalupa “Hostal & Mezcalería” in this new video. The “hostal” is in Tulum in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, on the Yucutan Peninsula. Also, luchadores. Schizflux reports: Their arrival on the scene prompts the managers of wholesome pastime to just in case […]

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