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LatinoUSA’s Antonia Cereijido writes the intro:

If you go to a high-end restaurant in New York City, there’s a good chance that you’re dining among some of the wealthiest Mexicans in the world and being served by some of the poorest. This story was produced in collaboration with Round Earth Media. Tyler Kelley is a co-reporter on the piece.

[Mariachi Restaurant in Astoria, Queens, NY, photographed by Aude. Some rights reserved.]

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La Cucaracha

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In the indigenous communities around the town of Juchitán de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, the world is not divided simply into males and females. The local Zapotec people have made room for a third category, they call Muxes – men who consider themselves women and live in a socially-sanctioned limbo between the two genders. [Video by Ivan Olita.]

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mexiconaziSeventy-some years ago, Mexico joined the Allies (AKA the United Nations) to fight against Nazi Germany. Contrast and compare with 2016 when the U.S.A. will soon be “led” by its very own homegrown fascist.

Back in the good old days, the U.S. Office of Inter-American Affairs produced and released the propaganda flick Mexican Moods praising our new World War II BFFs south of the border, the place where cheeto boy wants to build his wall. [Mas…]


Lucha libre is no longer just for men, as Marcela and her friends explain to the BBC.


Folk/country singer songwriter Tish Hinojosa sings a song about a pilgrim’s progress in America — a Mexican pilgrim in Texas. Felipe, the father, lived in San Antonio, on The West Side of Town. That’s were Felipe met Maria…

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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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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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De Nalgas: We’re here to help you stop ‘f-ing up’ (NSFW music video)

by Soy Capitan November 23, 2016 Cultura
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Mexican punks De Nalgas are the f*ckers that have come to wake you up. Although the song is ostensibly directed at music business posers, we think it has a wider application. 😉 [NSFW lyrics in Español, adult images.] Mira los lyrics and [official] translation:

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Can you hear me now? ‘Te escucho!’ (video)

by Verdana Bold November 17, 2016 Cultura
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On a dark and stormy night, a pregnant woman stumbles and falls in the rain. What can a passing stranger do? Te escucho, a 2009 entry in a Mexican cell phone company video contest, has the answer. [Video by creator and artist Alexander Da Silva.]

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In Tijuana, Taco Tuesday means tacos de adobada (video)

by Barney Asada November 8, 2016 Cultura
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YouTube says this Tijuana taquero is making tacos de adobada, maybe al pastor. A close look at the video suggests we’re at Taquerias El Guero. Hella good!

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Vote! Damian Lopez Rodriguez died to become a citizen (video)

by Comic Saenz November 4, 2016 El Now
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Damian Lopez Rodriguez was brought to the USA without documents as a child — you know, one of those rapists and narcos from Mexico Donald Trump is going to deport. Damian loved his new country so much he enlisted in the Army when he turned 18. After he died in Iraq, he was granted posthumous […]

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¡Viva Calaca! It’s the Day of the Dead! (Voltaire music video)

by Soy Capitan November 1, 2016 Cartoons
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The 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.]

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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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Good luck with the 1954 miles of the US-Mexico wall (video)

by ELMO JADO October 28, 2016 El Now
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Best of Luck with the Wall takes the viewer on a hypnotic visual voyage across the length and breadth the U.S.-Mexico border, stitched together from 200,000 satellite images. [Directed and explained by Josh Begley.]

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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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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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Can you show us, Salvador, how you make tacos al pastor? (video)

by Barney Asada October 12, 2016 Cultura
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Salvador Santiago demonstrates how he makes tacos al pastor in a video by NOTIMEX, an official government propaganda agency. Still legit, though. PRO TIP: “Trompa” means “horn” and reflects the shape of the meat on the vertical rotisserie spit. The vertical spit — estimated birthdate 1950s — is either from Turkey or Greece or Arab […]

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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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Border high school’s pep rally smells like quinceañera spirit (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés September 23, 2016 Cultura
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When the kids at Eagle Pass Independent School District’s C.C. Winn High School — on the Mexico-US border west of San Antonio — planned a pep rally, they wanted it to reflect their heritage. MySanAntonio reports: Internet is loving Texas school’s pep rally that looked, sounded more like a quinceañera

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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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Talk and Sing Like a Mexican Pirate Day: ‘Santy Anno’ (music video)

by MOON GUAC September 19, 2016 Cultura
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It’s International Talk Sing Like A Pirate Day and we’re please to present not only a “sea shanty” about being a pirate, but one about the Mexican-American war of the 1850s. It’s even in Wikipedia! This video of Santy Anno has music by Forebitter and Lord Cavendish manga-influenced artwork assembled by uploader LordDrakoArakis, probably not […]

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From Michoacan to LA: ‘Chef Al Pastor’ and his American Dream (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN September 7, 2016 Cultura
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His father wanted him to stay in Michoacan, work on the family farm, and do construction, but Raul Morales crossed over from Mexico at 17 to pursue his culinary dreams. Now, at 44, he’s his own boss, and a master of tacos al pastor. “Chef Al Pastor” was interviewed at his Los Angeles restaurant Taqueria Vista […]

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Payaso Donald Trump and his Pinche Border Wall (toons)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 1, 2016 Cartoons
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