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Last Sunday night my dad picked me up at the San Diego Airport after my nine-hour, one stop in Houston, flight from Mexico City, and my uncle called over the Bluetooth and started chatting about his recent visit to my city of residence.

“At first I was afraid to be walking around el Centro, but after a few days I got over it.”

If a Pocho who lived in CDMX for over 20 years fears a short trip back to Mexico City, then what are the rest of us Millenial Poch@s out here supposed to do to conquer this? Have no fear!

The Pochas Guide to Mexico City is here! [Mas…]


Profe and poet Natalie Scenters-Zapico, with violinist Ernesto Villalobos (of the Villalobos Brothers), served up some powerful music and poignant poemas at a recent perfomance in CDMX. [Video by Di/Verso Encuentro de Poemas en la Ciudad de México, a program from the city government.]

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After the sun sets, Chilangos walk the darkened streets of Mexico D.F. in search of …. El Trompo! [Video by Urban Plane Media.]

Want to help? Famed DF rescue brigade TOPOS needs your dinero donation.


Where are the best tacos in Ciudad be Mexico? This video for Unknown Mexican Magazine thinks they know. Are the right?


Mexico City science teacher Moises Vazquez has found a great way to lighten the mood in his classes and get students more relaxed and focused. He dresses up as Spider-Man.

This video from the Taco Gurú folks is a love letter to tacos

by Barney Asada June 7, 2017 Cultura
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This video is a love letter to tacos from the folks behind the Mexican Taco Gurú app.

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Tacos are for everyone – paisas, gueros, y morenos tambien (video)

by Barney Asada May 26, 2017 El Now
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The tacos at Taqueria El Califa in Mexico City are for everyone – paisas, gueros y morenos tambien. All together now: WORLD PEACE AND TACO GREASE!

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It’s in Spring in Teotihuacán: Let’s play (Mesoamerican) ball! (video)

by BARRY GUDTUME April 19, 2017 Cultura
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Mexicans organized and participated in a national championship for the Mesoamerican Ballgame in Teotihuacán, the pre-Hispanic city outside of Mexico DF, on Saturday, Euronews reports. “The pre-Colombian Mesoamerican Ballgame dates back to around 1500 BCE.”

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Live from Mexico City: It’s Chilango Street Art (photos)

by Especial Correspondents April 3, 2017 Cultura
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POCHO amigo Professor Equis and his family were in Ciudad Mexico last week and he sent us these photos.

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Why there a ‘Penis Seat’ in the Mexico City metro? (videos)

by Verdana Bold March 31, 2017 Cultura
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The Mexico City Metro has installed a “penis seat” in one of its subway cars, featuring a molded likeness of a man’s torso and penis. Por que? They hope to get men thinking about the sexual harrassment Mexico City mujeres have to put up with every pinche day. Trade magazine Adweek reports:

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Que Taco in San Antonio serves it up Mexico City style (video)

by Barney Asada March 22, 2017 Cultura
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Que Taco taqueria on the north side of San Antonio takes its flavors from the heart of Mexico.

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Mexican Dubwiser wants you to ‘Lecture Me’, babe (video)

by Soy Capitan February 27, 2017 Cultura
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Shot in Los Angeles and Mexico City, Mexican Dubwiser‘s latest “Post Futuristic Rebajada Cumbia Soul Experiment” is this chingon video with Spanglish rhymes with a mad house vibe. We like it. PREVIOUSLY ON MEXICAN DUBWISER:

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…and that’s how they make tortillas in Mexico City, D.F. (video)

by Barney Asada January 11, 2017 Cultura
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Ritual ordinario mixes the sounds of Mexican streets with visuals of the process of making, baking, and selling tortillas. This video was shot and the ambient audio recorded in Mercado Cartagena in Mexico City, D.F. [Video by Ricardo Martinez Roa.]

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DREAMer from Georgia, back in DF, tries to fit in (NPR audio)

by Moctezuma Cortés December 12, 2016 Audio

Yovany Diaz was brought to the U.S. without papers when he was only seven, and he grew up in Georgia, speaking English. When his mom’s health issues required him to move “back” to Mexico City, this all-American ice hockey loving pocho found himself in a strange new world, even though it was “home.” James Frederick […]

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MX archaeologists find wind god temple under supermarket (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés December 5, 2016 Cultura
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Archaelogoists have found a circular platform dedicated to wind god Ehecatl-Quetzalcoatl and eight sets of human remains under the site of a demolished supermarket in the Tlatelolco area of Mexico City. UK’s The Guardian reports:

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Mexicano collects 1000 pairs of sneakers, opens a sneaker store (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés December 1, 2016 Cultura
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Roberto Pelayo aka El Niño is one of the world’s top sneakerheads, with a collection of over 1000 pairs. He started out as a collector is Mexico City; now he buys and sells for himself and his retail operations, Globstore.

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Calaveras y catrinas y skeletons parade in Mexico City (video)

by Verdana Bold October 27, 2016 Cultura
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Hundred paraded through the streets of Mexico City last weekend to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos, aka Day of the Dead.

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

by CALLE DU CINEMA October 25, 2016 Cultura

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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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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Webcam video: Stunning double rainbow forms over Mexico City

by Verdana Bold June 30, 2016 El Now
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Mexico City got a treat Tuesday when a double rainbow formed over Santa Fe in the western part of the city. A webcam on top of the Hotel Presidente InterContinental captured the arc’s formation as the sun returned following a rainstorm.

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Los Supercivicos: Satirical super hero citizens of Mexico City (audio)

by Andalé Mono May 23, 2016 Audio

Los Supercivicos, Mexico’s City’s self-appointed superhero vigilantes, wield the wicked sword of satire as they fight for truth, justice and the Mexican Way. Zakiya Gibbons reports for NPR’s LatinoUSA: Alex Marin y Kall and Arturo Hernández are redefining crime-fighting in Mexico City with their comedy group, Los Supercívicos. Armed with comedy and a camera, the […]

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Bienvenidos a Mexico DF, ‘La Ciudad de los Perros’ (video)

by Lucida Grandé April 13, 2016 Cultura
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In Mexico City, it’s a dog’s life. La Ciudad de los Perros is a video by Efrén (Freddy) del Rosal 

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Get your anime and cosplay on at Friki Plaza in Mexico DF (video)

by Andalé Mono March 23, 2016 Cultura
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In Mexico City (that’s Mexico DF in Español) you can get your fix of kawai, anime, manga, cosplay, Japanese food and more at Friki Plaza. True Mexico reports.

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