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In San Pablito, a small village in Puebla, in southeast Mexico, the centuries-old tradition of amate paper — paper made from bark — is an important part of the local economy. It also used to part of the resistance to Spanish colonial rule.

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Argentine film magician Fernando Livschitz reports that “one day I woke up and I saw everything in perspective.”

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Looking for a Yucatan oven-baked tamales for Dia de Los Muertos? It’s easy when have a magical animation kitchen.

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YouTuber Parmesana (did someone cut the cheese?) shares the enigmatic and wondrous Legend of the Mexican Musician.


The Leipzig Torn And Restored Paper Effect is a classic routine for sleight-of-hand parlor magicians. In this new video, Scott Alexander presents the prestidigitation trick “Mexican” estyle, which involves a bad bigote, a sombrero, and is that a zerape? K tricky, no? These magic papeles are for sale — only with a magician’s recommendation, of course — but if you buy them, ask the company to make the stereotypes disappear, OK?

Mexico’s witches, brujas, shamans get down at Lake Catemaco (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés March 10, 2015 El Now
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Witches and sorcerers and brujas oh my gathered for Ritos, Ceremonias y Artesanias (Magical Rituals, Ceremonies and Handicrafts) at Lake Catemaco in Veracruz, Mexico early Saturday morning.

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Mexican Ouija board attack sends three to hospital (video)

by ROD ESTERLING June 26, 2014 Doomsday Countdown
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Britain’s Daily Mail has the breathless bulletpoints: Three American friends hospitalised after becoming ‘possessed’ following Ouija board game in Mexican village Alexandra Huerta, 22, reportedly playing with Ouija board in Mexican village Joined by her brother Sergio, 23, and 18-year-old cousin Fernando Cuevas But minutes into game, trio apparently started acting in a ‘trance-like state’

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¿Que paso que paso? Dude ‘walks this way’ and scares peeps (video)

by ROD ESTERLING July 24, 2013 Cultura
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For comic magician Andy Gross, it was just a walk in the park. For everyone else — well, let’s just say some chonies had to be changed.

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La Cucaracha offers rare look behind the scenes (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz May 20, 2013 Cartoons
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Elise Roedenbeck’s ‘Mija Weekly’ breaks the ñews 02.25.13 (video)

by Elise Valderrama February 25, 2013 El Now
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This week on Mija: so much crying! I explain the sequester with a stick of butter and discuss Marco Rubio’s visit to Israel. Plus, a bunch of dead sea animals wash ashore mi tierra, Peru and I wear a sweater! Make sure to leave your questions and comments below.

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When ‘The Hobbit’ took back Aztlán: A Latino nerd reads Tolkien

by EresNerd December 14, 2012 Cultura
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Today the names Smaug and Thorin Oakenshield will enter American pop culture. Dwarves rambling on a reconquista while Gollum plays riddles will reach a new audience because Peter Jackson filmed the nerd classic, The Hobbit — prequel to Lord of the Rings. Film has more impact than the written word in today’s society and this […]

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When the world turns crazy, luchadors turn pro ‘Muy Macho’ (video)

by CISCO YBERRA September 29, 2012 Cultura
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Muy Macho tells the tale of a put-upon, alcoholic gardener who finds out he comes from a long line of luchador-masked superheroes. When he ingests his pinche foul-mouthed abuela’s homemade remedio, he becomes a nine-foot tall wall of rippling Mexican crime-fighting muscle. (Totally NSFW language.) By special arrangement with writer and director Kevin Beauchamp.

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