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pochoonlineRunning POCHO is a real job. It takes hours of work, dedication and writers, editors, artists and videographers.

And it takes time and money.

We’ve got the time. We need you for the money.

  • We’d like more Internet bandwidth which means we need more money for our hosting company.
  • We’d like to rebuild this website, which means we need to hire a web development company.
  • And we’d like to pay the volunteer editors, cartoonists, reporters, and photographers who contribute because they believe in the mission.

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tamales2How do the three Texas locations (McAllen, Mission, Pharr) of De Alba Bakery de La Familia make tamales, donuts and rosca de reyes?

Glad you asked!  We’ve got (three) videos:

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marspochaCalifornia-born Yari Rodriguez wants to be a crew member on that one-way trip to Mars – but she’s scared.

For Smith College engineering grad Rodriguez, the most terrifying thing about a one-way trip to Mars isn’t a rocket malfunction, lack of oxygen, or the probability of death on Mars, she told Fox News Latino. It’s the cameras.

“It’s the scariest part about the whole mission,” Rodriguez, 27, said. “I’m really shy and nervous…I’ve been coming to terms with being on TV.” [Mas…]


When a British scientist and his hottie Latina girlfriend embark on an exotic jungle river quest to find a mysterious Amazon monster, what they discover is more astounding than they ever imagined — ¡Monstro!


He’s what we might call a snake oil salesman. El Vendedor de Humo — the smoke seller — is a master of wish fulfillment and deception. Why did he really come to town? Abuela is skeptical at first, but then…

It’s aliens and the kids from Lugar High vs Evil Don Nabisco (video)

by ROD ESTERLING December 27, 2012 Cartoons
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The crew at Lugar High (in Lugar Heights) gets a visit from space aliens who, like all space aliens, want to empower Latinos. The Lugar kids’ mission, should they decide to accept it: Confront the evil Don Nabisco, host of a wildly-popular TV show. Look for special guest star cameos by Che Guevara and Sammy […]

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What to expect when you’re expecting retirement — or not (video)

by KAY SERA May 30, 2012 Cultura
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Carlos’ final day working as an auto mechanic is sad one, and his life in retirement looks to be boring and bleak. Will he ever feel useful again?

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Barriosphere progress slow in search for intelligent life in Arizona

by Trey Buchet May 22, 2012 Doomsday Countdown
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(PNS reporting from MEXICO) The international community is celebrating the news this week that the crew of Mexico’s Barriosphere research station made limited progress in its search for signs of intelligent life in Maricopa County, AZ. The Mexican-manned mission to Maricopa launched from a secret base in Chihuahua in May 2009 and landed in the […]

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Black & white history: Juvenile delinquents ‘Ask Me, Don’t Tell Me’

by Lucida Grandé May 19, 2012 Cultura
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Ask Me, Don’t Tell Me (1961, 22 mins.) Adult suspicion, pompadours, cigarettes, chromed cars, pool halls, the jitterbug and pinball machines conspire to turn kids into juvenile delinquents, but earnest do-gooders can save the day! Great rock ‘n’ roll soundtrack and candid footage make late 1950s early 1960s gang life look sweet — in the […]

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