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East Los homies Delinquent Habits made people pay attention with Tres Delinquentes, the music video for a song on their self-titled first studio album. This music video has it all! English, Spanish, Spanglish, hiphop, rap, mariachi, moshing, hynas, scratching, lowriding, little people, Blaxicans, and, of course, burros.

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This Cannot Be from Irene Diaz is a poignant tale of love found, family and love lost.

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whitewashSan Diego artist Ricardo Islas used acrylic on wood to create this miniature 5″ x 7″ gem — Gentrification.

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borderpatrolcover“Heroic” Border Patrol Agents of Lore: Or “That’s Not the Migra I Know!” More Tales of Greedy “Mexicans,” “Savage” Native Americans, and “Heroic” Uber Gringos!

Pappy’s Golden Age of Comics Blog is at it again — posting delectable artifacts from American comic book history that are also revelatory chronicles unraveling the collusion of race, ethnicity, violence, and more in popular “entertainments.” [Mas…]

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Philosophy for Children in the Borderlands is an educational program in El Paso, TX and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, designed to lead children in philosophical discussions related to the ethics and philosophy of the borderlands region. The El Paso Herald Post has the story: [Mas…]

captionalienRaymundo Corona built a stone pyramid on his farm near the Mexico-U.S. border on orders from a tall alien from the Constellation Orion named Herulayka, who had honey-colored eyes and white hair, like many Orionians, except for those other Orionians with honey-colored hair and white eyes, not that there’s anything wrong with that. [Mas…]


La Llorona? It’s just a legend, mijo, a ghost story told by a traveling puppet show. Still, if you think you hear a weeping woman in the night, don’t come running. [Video by Matthew James Tebbutt.]

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Check out this trailer for Farmworker: How Immigration Feeds America from freelance journalist Diana Prichard. She’s working on a film telling the story of how immigrants are critical to American agriculture.

And always remember who worked hard to get you that next glass of leche or bowl of hot queso.

Regular gente plus Los Cenzontles: ‘I’m a Mexican-American’ (videos)

by Moctezuma Cortés May 13, 2016 Cultura
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Mexican, American or both? Residents of Elkhart County, Indiana, talk to The Elkhart Truth. And this wonderful music video from Los Cenzontles expresses the same sentiments in song:

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Back from the dead and live on stage! ‘Frida Kahlo In Slow-Mo’ (video)

by Verdana Bold May 10, 2016 Cultura
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Frida Kahlo is back from the dead and live on stage in this slow-motion Portuguese fashion show video from State of the Art.

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Happy Inko! It’s National Cartoonists Day AND Cinco de Mayo

by Lalo Alcaraz May 5, 2016 Cartoons
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Happy Inko de Mayo from La Cucaracha! Yes, today is the day where we celebrate cartoonists, as it is National Cartoonists Day. Serio, the National Cartoonists Society started this event a few years ago, apparently  because they had no Latino members at the time who might have mentioned May 5 is already Cinco de Mayo, […]

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Me? Today I’m drinking a cerveza and contemplating Cinco de Mayo

by ABELARDO DE LA PEÑA JR. May 5, 2016 Cultura
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I approach el Cinco de Mayo with excitement and ambivalence. I learned the history of the Battle of Puebla as the son of proud Mexicans, who happened to be immigrants. The story goes: On the fifth of May 1862, a small Mexican army kicks French butt. Bueno. My dad and grandmother worked at the Cinco […]

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@SaraChicaD gets her Cinco de Mayo ¡Grito! on (videos)

by Sara Inés Calderón May 4, 2016 Cultura
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It’s time again for Cinco de Mayo, the holiday whose popularity no one really understands, except for the beer companies. But now you can celebrate by getting your Grito on with the ¡Grito! app. Get it here. What is the ¡Grito! app? It’s an app a native Texan and lover of her Mexican heritage Kathryn […]

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Dear Mr. Trump: Here’s a Mexican gift…for you! (video)

by Comic Saenz May 3, 2016 El Now
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Dear Mr. Trump: We have a Mexican gift for you — the best gift evah!

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East Los man doesn’t care what Cinco de Mayo is all about, yo!

by Comic Saenz May 3, 2016 El Now
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(PNS reporting from EAST LOS) Ruben Covarrubias astounded family and friends here Sunday night when he admitted that the history of Cinco de Mayo didn’t concern him and he’d always thought “May 5 was Mexican Independence Day, so like so what?!” “I don’t care what it’s about, yo!” he told everyone within earshot of the backyard […]

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La Cucaracha: It’s almost time for Cinco de Mayo (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz May 2, 2016 Cartoons
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Board Meeting: Huey Newton, Sitting Bull, Emiliano Zapata (photo)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ April 8, 2016 Cartoons
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Ask your Mexican if Bayer® aspirin is right for you (video)

by MR. MOTA April 6, 2016 Cartoons
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Headache? Cold? Flu? Rheumatism? Is your horse sick and tired too? Surrounded by desert, cacti and vultures? Ask a Mexican cabellero with an English accent if Bayer® aspirin is right for you!

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Dear Bernie Sanders: Funny, you don’t look Mexican! (toon)

by ALEX GARCIA DE AZTLAN April 6, 2016 Cartoons
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[There’s lots more from Alex Garcia de Aztlan on the Instagram.]

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Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano spews large column of ash (video)

by TERRY MOTO March 31, 2016 El Now
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Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano spewed a large column of ash and vapor Tuesday afternoon. The eruption took place at 16:40 PM (22:40 GMT) and reached a height of 3,500 metres (11,482 feet), according to Luis Felipe Puente, the national coordinator of civil protection. Mt. Popo lies just 50 miles (80 kilometres) southeast of Mexico City, and […]

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Mexican artisan preserves, extends tradition of papier-mâché (video)

by Verdana Bold March 30, 2016 Cultura
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Carlos Arredondo is a 24-year-old self-taught artisan who crafts papier-mâché figurines. He sees his creations as counterweights to crime and violence; there is beauty and enchantment in Mexico, he says.

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Manitoba MexiMetal: The Mariachi Ghost’s “Susana” (video)

by Soy Capitan March 22, 2016 Cultura
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Electric guitar? ✔︎ Vihuela acoustic guitar? ✔︎ Guitarron? ✔︎ Trumpet? ✔︎ Soaring harmonies? ✔︎ Grunge synthesizer? ✔︎ Neo-charro outfits? ✔︎ Dia de los Muertos makeup? ✔︎ Hypnotic masked dancer in a red bandanna? ✔︎ Winnipeg, Manitoba, is the home of The Mariachi Ghost, the world’s best Mexi-Canadian progressive metal band. This live performance of Susana […]

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Sal and Isela’s song for a farmworker: ‘Sudor (Sweat)’ (video)

by Soy Capitan March 16, 2016 Cultura
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It’s hard work, but somebody’s got to do it. Califas balladeers Sal and Isela tell the story of a farmworker in Sudor (Sweat). Mira los lyrics:

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Artisanal organic Oaxaca mezcal? Take my dinero please (video)

by Barney Asada March 16, 2016 Cultura
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Alberto Martinez, an agave farmer and mezcal distiller in Oaxaca, makes his traditional liquor the old fashioned way. Nikki Vargas (photo) has the story.

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