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Mohira Tacoshophere they are on Facebook — wants you to know there is a right and a wrong way to eat a burrito. Are they right or wrong? Also, have they never encountered a burrito mojado?


A Mexican cleaning lady in New York Ctiy learns that the “nation of immigrants” is not so friendly these days. Based on a true story, Let My People Stay is by Olivia G. Jimenez.


He crossed the river several times to find work in the United States — and got sent to jail or sent back. Now Zacatecas native Pedro Leyva is a citizen and a business owner of The Taco Shop in his adopted town of Oxford, Mississippi.

Link via pocho Profe Chastillez.


Originally proposed as an international peace park with Mexico, Big Bend, Texas has a unique relationship with its southern neighbor. For the past 40 years, Mike Davidson — the Ferryman at the Wall — has been ferrying tourists across the Rio Grande for a little taste of Mexican life. He’d like to keep it that way, but some orange pendejo wants to build a great big border wall to divide the park.


A story of cross-border romance — a mojado and a Cajun queen — are the stars of country singer’s Hank Snow’s Mexican Joe and Joli Blon, released on 78 RPM disk in 1953.

Here are the lyrics and guitar chords (via Genius Lyrics) so you can sing and play along! [Mas…]

A true life story from the Mexican Revolution and a mojado’s migration from Chihuahua to Califas come alive as our Chicano musical hero Lalo Guerrero shares The Ballad of Pancho Lopez. [Mas…]

Joad Cressbeckler: Migrants who survive AZ desert deserve citizenship

by José Canusí October 27, 2016 El Now
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On The Cressbeckler Stance, talk show host Joad Cressbeckler says any Mexican who crosses the scorching-hot desert on foot has proved himself worthy of U.S. citizenship.

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La Cucaracha: The GOP’s mixed messages for Latinos (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 27, 2016 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: Nothing like a hot, dry, sandy beach day! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 13, 2015 Cartoons
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Ask A Mexican: Why do politicians hate taco trucks so much? (video)

by Comic Saenz January 20, 2015 Cultura
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Even in Santa Ana, Orange County, Califas (it’s actually “Santana,” Gustavo Arellano notes), the Latino-controlled city council dislikes taco trucks. To find out why, it seems prudent to once again ¡Ask A Mexican!

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iJuan, smartphone app for day labor, scores $3,500,000 investment

by BUSINESS GWIRE PRESS RELEASE November 6, 2014 El Now
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(GUANAJUATO, MEXICO) iJuanCo, creator of iJuan, the first smartphone app to directly match day laborers and potential bosses, has secured a $3.5 million dollar investment from venture capital fund XS Dinero, iJuanCo company president Grito Del Toro announced here today. Day laborers using the app will be able to register their schedules, skill set and service […]

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To live outside the law you must be honest: ‘Border Stories’ (video)

by Verdana Bold March 5, 2014 Cultura
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“To live outside the law you must be honest,” Bob Dylan wrote. For two guys crossing into the U.S. from Mexico without papers, that’s easier said than done. PREVIOUSLY ON BORDER VIDEO:

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Flaco Jimenez vs Los Gabachos: ‘El Mojado Sin Licencia’ (music video)

by GUERILLA ICE August 16, 2013 Cultura
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The wetback drove from Laredo to San Antonio to see his girl — and that’s when the trouble started.

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Flash: Bob Esponja reveals he’s an undocumented immigrant

by Comic Saenz June 11, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from HOLLYWOOD) SpongeBob SquarePants is an undocumented immigrant whose family drifted into Bikini Bottom, Hawaii, from Mexico when he was child, the Nickelodeon star revealed this morning. SquarePants (real name: Bob Esponja) made the announcement at packed press conference called by Animal Actors for Reform and Fairness (AARF), a pro-immigration reform group. The […]

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Flash: Worker slips into Canada, becomes first NAFTA mojado

by EresNerd June 3, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from CANADIA) David Pérez became the first NAFTA mojado when he crossed illegally into Canadia Saturday. The undocumented worker from Jalpa, Zacatecas first crossed the Rio Grande into the United States near San Elizario, TX, 10 years ago seeking employment in El Norte. After working in El Paso for a year doing construction, […]

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Talk radio guy blows the lid off ‘Mexican swimming lessons’ (video)

by MITCH YUKON May 20, 2013 Cultura
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If you’ve been wondering why the internationally-lauded public school system in Mexico makes sure all the kids get swimming lessons, talk show guy AND education expert Rick Rantz of 1270AM WQTT in Union County, OH, has the answer. Advertising Sales Manager Mike Schnell is at 614.935.1038 if you have more questions.The radio station’s Programming Department […]

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Stoner Latino student calls woman’s mom a ‘wetback’ on Facebook

by EresNerd May 13, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from  SAN MARCOS, TX) Seventeen-year-old San Marcos High School senior Byron Chavez called someone’s mother a “wetback” in a comment on a Facebook photo yesterday — Mothers Day. Chavez, the grandson of Mexican immigrants, used the W-word in response to a widely-circulated picture of a young woman at an immigration reform rally holding […]

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PNS*Hot*Flash: Notimex stops saying ‘negrito’ and ‘chino’

by Victor Payan April 12, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from MEXICO) The Mexican government news agency Notimex announced today that it has stopped using the terms “negrito” and “chino” to describe people of African descent and Asians. A Notimex spokesman said the move was in response to the Associated Press decision to stop using the terms “illegal immigrant,” “bean eater,” “sleepy Mexican,” “pepper-belly,” […]

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AP’s Pocho Ocho dropped names beside ‘illegal immigrant’

by Especial Correspondents April 2, 2013 Cultura
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Associated Press (AP), the cooperative news service used by print, broadcast and online media, today dropped the term “illegal immigrant” from its stylebook: ‘Illegal immigrant’ no more Posted on 04/02/2013 by Paul Colford The AP Stylebook today is making some changes in how we describe people living in a country illegally. Senior Vice President and […]

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Illegal Border Crossing Park – a night in Hell for under $20! (video)

by MARKO POLLO September 28, 2012 Cultura
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Tired of Machu Pichu? Eco-tourism in Borneo too old school? Disneyworld — been there done that? Visit exciting Illegal Border Crossing Park where you can spend a terrified night being hunted by “La Migra.” Under $20 per person! H/T Huffington Post.

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Son of immigrants takes the oath to become a ‘Pinche Migra’

by EresNerd August 24, 2012 El Now
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(PNS reporting from EL PASO) The smell of grilled cebollas greeted visitors to a carne asada party in the back yard of the Lopez home in El Paso’s lower valley Saturday evening, as the family celebrated the graduation of the Lopez family’s prodigal son as a “Pinche Migra.” José “Johnny” Marrufo completed the 58-day course at […]

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No more ‘Wetback Willie’ burritos, sir; try our ‘Dirty Sanchez’ (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN August 3, 2012 El Now
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In Florida, where killers have fan clubs and bath salts lose face, there’s been some commotion about the menu at Lola’s Burrito Joint, which featured the Wetback Willie Burrito, Dirty Sanchez Crab and No Papers Shrimp. This just in: Try the Dirty Sanchez at Torchy’s Tacos, Austin

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More Mexicans bypassing U.S. for friendly neighbor to the north

by Victor Payan June 12, 2012 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from OTTAWA) A recent study from the Canadian Undocumented Labor Office here (CULO) reveals more and more undocumented immigrants are bypassing Los United Estates, preferring to seek a better life in Canadia. Analysts say this could have major consequences for the U.S. economy, agriculture, Republican scapegoating and the sales of leaf blowers. A TIME […]

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Dear undocumented immigrants: You suck at freeloading

by newstaco January 14, 2012 Cultura
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I  hate undocumented immigrants. I spent most of the holidays on my roof, throwing used cell phones and rusty nine-volt batteries at my undocumented family members as they arrived for festive gatherings. (Tía Lupe should be out of the hospital any day now, and you better believe that ICE will be waiting to cart her […]

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