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Why, we asked ourselves, would these RelaxMusic people upload scores of allegedly ethnic or national background music videos to YouTube? If people play them as background audio, they will not be looking at — and clicking on — ads, so the uploaders will not make money. Is it a public service? Some kind alternative facts thing? We don’t know. On the other hand, you can enjoy two hours of uncredited, unnamed mariachi (and other Mexican) muzak right here.

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East Los musicians Las Cafeteras have long made political progress a signature element of their sound and the band’s new single continues the tradition.

If I Was President — released on Monday, Presidents Day — starts with the son jarocho song Señor Presidente and “then flows into a bilingual hip hop-folk fusion, with lyrics that make you dream, think, come up with alternatives.”

Read more at UNIVISION.

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There's a small stretch of soil north of the Rio Grande that's still part of the United States south of the Mexican border wall. The Atlantic went inside this No-Man’s Land to uncover what life is like in a place that feels like not-quite America, but not-quite Mexico.

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A wandering vaquero meets his destiny in a dusty desert saloon called La Bota — The Boot.

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Antioch College student Cristian Perez-Lopez put together this cool short video for a history of film class. How many of these films have you seen? [Mas…]

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Oral History: ‘I came to the U.S.A. in 1962 as a bracero’ (videos)

by Chale Knickerbocker February 15, 2017 Cultura
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When labor was short in 1950s and 60s, the American and Mexican governments worked together to import laborers across the border to work as “braceros.” The American Friends service Committee explains:

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#TBT 2012: Meet our newest sponsor – RentALatino!

by Gabacho Borracho February 9, 2017 Corporate
Rent A Latino!

In our ongoing search for advertisers to match our diverse audience, it looks like we have found a winner – a company with deep pockets and its heart in the right place. POCHO is glad to welcome RentALatino to the echelons of our Premium Sponsors. To learn how you might qualify for RentALatino‘s latest discounts […]

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Happy Guacamole Wednesday! Enjoy some ‘Fresh Guacamole’ (video)

by jefe boyardee February 8, 2017 Cultura
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According to POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz 2017 Calendar, it’s Gucamole Wednesday, and that’s why we’re sharing the best guacamole video ever:

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Watch the commercial that won the Super Bowl: 84 Lumber

by Andalé Mono February 6, 2017 Cultura
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You didn’t see this on FOX! A mother and daughter make their way to El Norte in the long version of the commercial that won the Super Bowl. Thank you, 84 Lumber!

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Haydn Vitera, Vanessa del Fierro: ‘Que Pasara’ (music video, lyrics)

by Soy Capitan February 6, 2017 Cultura
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Shot in East Austin, Que Pasara features Haydn Vitera, POCHO amiga Vanessa del Fierro, and the one and only Ruben Ramos “El Gato Negro” and celebrates the raza who made America (and Austin) great. ¡Mira los lyrics:

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La Cucaracha: Danger! Russian hackers, Mexican singers (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz February 1, 2017 Cartoons
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Donald Trump to Mexico: This is a Declaration of Wall! (toon)

by MAX ESPINOZA January 30, 2017 Cartoons
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[Max Espinoza toons for the BabyLonBros.]

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Can Donald Trump use his own resources to pay for a wall? (toon)

by Payton Hoegh January 30, 2017 Cartoons
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[Payton Hoegh toons regularly at Weekly Political dot com.]

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Mariachis vs Pink Floyd: Another brick in the wall? Nunca! (video)

by Soy Capitan January 27, 2017 Cultura
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Something there is that doesn’t love a wall, for example Mariachi Cabos vs Pink Floyd’s Another Brick In the Wall. Winner: MARIACHI CABOS!

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Quetzalcoatl says: ‘Resist!’ (toon)

by Gabriel Tellez Jr. January 26, 2017 Cartoons
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Video: Peep this ‘Thai-Mex Street Food’ – in the Philippines!

by Barney Asada January 13, 2017 Cultura
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It’s Thai food! It’s Mexican food! It’s in the Philippines! Step right up for your pad thai nachos at El Phante Thai-Mex Street Food, #12 1st Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig, Philippines. You can’t miss it: It’s the only place that has a logo showing an elephant wearing a sombrero. But if you do, here’s a map […]

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Tia Lencha’s Cocina: Roasted Red Chanukah Christmas Kwanzaa Salsa

by TIA LENCHA December 23, 2016 Cultura
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Hola. Is Tia Lencha here. Ju want to give presens to eberyone on your Chrismas list or Chanukah or Kwanzaa or Reyes Magos or Chinese Year but ju are short on dinero? No worry! Tia Lencha is going to give ju recipe for to make the oven roast red salsa! Is nice! Is a good gift […]

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Please donate to support POCHO and Merry Chanclas to you!

by José Canusí December 19, 2016 Corporate
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Dear 2016: Don’t let the door hit you on the nalgas on the way out, you horrible year, you. Buh bye. Scram. Get lost. A la chingada! Every juan here at POCHO tried her hardest in 2016. We were the online world’s premier Mexclusive supplier of Get out the vote toons border wall toons tiny […]

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#TBT 2007 Video: Latino Comedy Project “300”

by Comic Saenz December 15, 2016 Cultura
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A new age is dawning. We will never retreat. We will never surrender. Mexicans, tonight we dine… in SAN DIEGO!

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Never forget! Aztlan was ‘Stolen at Gunpoint’ (NSFW video, lyrics)

by La Chata December 6, 2016 Cultura
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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.] Mira los lyrics:

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The Circle of Life: “Nhazé” means “seed” in Zapotec (video)

by Verdana Bold November 30, 2016 Cultura
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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 @SaraChicaD wishes you a Happy Mexican Sansgiven (video)

by Sara Inés Calderón November 22, 2016 Cultura
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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.

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Sombra of OVERWATCH: Latinx champion of a tech-forward identity

by Earvin Ramos November 14, 2016 Cultura
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After 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 […]

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