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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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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.]

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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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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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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 citizenship by President George Bush. Damian’s dad has faith his son in Heaven is voting in this election. Are you?

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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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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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In Tijuana, Javier is el super taquero recargado! (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN August 18, 2016 Cultura
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In Tijuana, Chef Javier of Tacos El Poblano on Boulevard Diaz Ordaz las Huertas serves up tacos with style and flair. [Recargado (“recharged”) is slang for “kick-ass” or “awesome”.]

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Why we fight for immigration reform and a ‘path to citizenship’ (video)

by Comic Saenz August 10, 2016 Cultura
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Donald Trump and the GOP haters want to split this beautiful family up and send the parents back to Mexico. We can’t let that happen. The President’s DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans) initiative is now stalled because the Republicans won’t vote on the Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court, a judge who could […]

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All about the ‘Maiz’ (video)

by Barney Asada August 9, 2016 Cultura
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Corn — Maiz — is central in the Mexican food culture and was first cultivated over 100 centuries ago. Here is a short tribute to maiz, the golden gift of Mother Nature. [Video by Marysol.]

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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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Welcome to 2040 and life on ‘The Other Side’ (video)

by Obeah Juan Xenobi August 2, 2016 Cultura
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Exterior, day: Destitute desert town in the year 2040. Audio: Spanish newsradio tells the story — unemployment is 86%, gangs are everywhere and food and water are getting scarce. There’s only one thing a father can do — smuggle his family across the border to the prosperous country on The Other Side.

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WANTED FOR MURDER! The notorious Pancho Villa (1950 comic book)

by Cartoonistas July 26, 2016 Corporate
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“Western” adventure comics, true crime comics, and gringo-written history all came together when publisher Avon gave birth to a Pancho Villa issue as part of their notorious outlaws series: Steve Lopez explains:

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Watch: Pregnant mujer crossing border gives birth to ‘Alien’

by ROD ESTERLING July 19, 2016 Cultura
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Locked in the back of a van, desperate migrants must cross the Mexican border into the U.S. before one of them gives birth to an illegal alien. The Birth of an Alien (El Nacimiento de un Extranjero) is from Sumiko Braun.

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