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In 1998, LA’s Kid Frost (Arturo Molina, Jr) and Mexican punk rappers Tijuana No teamed up for a history lesson about the so-called border imposed on Aztlan by the force of arms. SPOILER: We’re gonna get it back! [NSFW F-bombs.]

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The word “Nazhé” means “seed” in the Mexican Zapotec indigenous language and inspired this short animation about the cyclical nature of life and death. [Video by Chilango artist Fafer Reyes.]

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POCHO’s Subcommandanta del Ñews, Sara Inés Calderón, shares everything you need to know about Sansgiven, the Mexican Thanksgiving. She’s @SaraChicaD on the Twitter.

sombraAfter months of secrets leaking out of headquarters, the new hero for Orange County’s Blizzard Entertainment hit game Overwatch has finally been revealed. She’s a Mexican Latina named Sombra (photo). Her name means Shadow.

But does this impact the culture of Orange County? The culture of video game development? The very essence of Mexican and Mexican-American culture?

As a first generation Mexican-American, I think Sombra represents an important and much-needed shift in thought to get Latino people into careers in which we are consistently underrepresented. She is the champion of a new tech-forward identity that uses its own skills to take matters into its own hands. But, most importantly, she’s really freakin’ cool, as you can see in this video: [Mas…]

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But what term is “correct”? POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz explained it all to NBC Latino [Mas…]

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vivacalacaThe dead not only CAN dance, but they DO dance in Viva Calaca, an animated short based on the Voltaire tune from 2007. [Video by Ritxi Ostáriz.] [Mas…]

You want a wall on the border? Let’s paint it pink! (photos)

by Lucida Grandé October 28, 2016 Cultura
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Interns at Guadalajara architecture firm Estudio 3.14 came up a modern design for Donald Trump’s insane border wall. They want to paint it pink in the style of famed Mexican architect Luis Barragán. Dezeen.com reports:

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Casting Call: Do it again, but this time act ‘Mor Mexican!’ (video)

by CALLE DU CINEMA October 25, 2016 Cultura
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In Mor Mexican! Mexico City-born actor Ricardo “Pekas” Aranda eats a McXican Burger for the casting director. But is he acting Hispanic enough? Maybe makeup and wardrobe can help.

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All we are asking: ‘Who’s Gonna Build That Wall?’ (music video)

by Soy Capitan October 19, 2016 El Now
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Donald Trumpendejo wants a wall on the border with Mexico. “Who’s Gonna Build That Wall?” ask singers and writers Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodriguez. [Video by Jeth Weinrich.] But who is Chip Taylor?

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Oh, hi! My name is Frida — Frida Kahlo (animated GIF)

by HABLO PICASSO October 18, 2016 Cultura
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Hateline, Las Vegas: This is your country on Trump (Fox 5 News video)

by Lucida Grandé October 18, 2016 El Now
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In Henderson, Nevada, an angry Anglo Trump supporter was caught on video last week cursing at Latino construction workers, calling them “illegals,” “wetbacks” and worse. Fox 5 Las Vegas reporter Miguel Martinez-Valle went to find out why the pinche potty-mouthed gringo pendejo was so angry. CALL FOR COMMENTS: Have any of you pochos been subject […]

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Cuidado driving that rocket bike in the desert or you’ll ‘Suffer’ (video)

by FRITZ L. GATO October 7, 2016 Cartoons
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In Suffer, from GastarBetter, repeats a valuable lesson: Keep your eyes on the road, especially if you are wearing a crazy sombrero and driving a rocket bike across the desert.

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Today in Latino Heritage Month: First lowrider, 1880, Durango (toon)

by GARY LARSON October 4, 2016 Cartoons
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De Nalgas: We are culeros, here to wake you up (NSFW audio, lyrics)

by Soy Capitan September 28, 2016 Audio

Mexico City punk rockers De Nalgas’ (On Your Butt) new single, Pare de Sufrir Pare de Mamar (Stop Suffering, Stop Fucking Up) from the album Vulgar Dulce Hogar, has some deep feels about celebrity vs ability in the music world. POCHO scored the Mexclusive NSFW lyrics in Spanish and English to spread the word. [Adult […]

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This DF family has been making piñatas for generations (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés September 21, 2016 El Now
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Hugo Mena and his family make and sell piñatas in Mexico City, a family tradition for generations

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La Cucaracha: Here are my plans for a border wall (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 20, 2016 El Now
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Pocho Ocho Top GOP Picks for Latinx Heritage Month 2017

by Especial Correspondents September 16, 2016 Cultura
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“Hispanic” Heritage Month, the officially-approved celebration of Latinx and their contributions to the United Estates of America, started Thursday. Donald Trump’s GOP has proposed their own list of praise-worthy Hispanix for next year’s fiesta — assuming Trump wins — and POCHO has gotten a sneak peek at their nominations. Peep this Mexclusive list of the […]

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Hispanic survival at Texas ‘Christian’ college: White wash (video)

by Lucida Grandé September 16, 2016 Cultura
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Why did Samantha Granado cover herself with white wash and post the video online? Here’s the explanation she shared on Vimeo: I was inspired by the idea of an institutional critique based on my personal experience as a Hispanic female student at TCU. My performance was documented as a short film in which emphasizes the […]

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‘Wall?’ ‘Waddaya mean wall?’ ‘Yo no espico Español!’ (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 2, 2016 Cartoons
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White weddings vs Mexican weddings: You be the judge

by ERIC M. RUIZ September 1, 2016 Cultura
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It was very interesting growing up in a Mexican household yet being educated in predominantly “white” schools. For example, a sleepover is almost like a rite of passage for young children. But my Mexican parents could never understand why I’d want to sleep at someone else’s house when I had a perfectly good bed at […]

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The day my Mexican father met Cesar Chavez

by Alvaro Huerta, Ph.D. August 22, 2016 Cultura
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Long live the farmworkers! My late father, Salomón Chavez Huerta, first arrived in this country as an agricultural guest worker in the mid-1900s, during the Bracero Program. The Bracero Program represented a guest worker program between the United States and Mexico. From 1942 to 1964, the Mexican government exported an estimated 4.6 million Mexicans to […]

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¡Feliz Cumpleaños, Emiliano Zapata! (music video)

by Soy Capitan August 8, 2016 Cultura
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Mexican revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata was born on this day in 1879. POCHO amigo Eric Holland tells one of Zapata’s stories in a song. PREVIOUSLY ON ERIC HOLLAND:

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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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You can’t deport me! I’m Scotch-Irish, like President Obama! (toon)

by MR. POCHO July 29, 2016 Cartoons
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Herr Trump can’t deport me! I’m of Scotch-Irish descent, just like President Obama. Here is my official CLAN POCHO tartan if you don’t believe me.

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