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This is an acrylic on a wood cut-out in the New Mexico style of Santo paintings. It’s about 17 inches high and maybe 7 inches wide at its widest point, kind of a coffin shape. The bridge in the back is the Coronado Bridge and Santo Cholo is holding a low rider and the Kiosko from Chicano Park.

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That Barcode Placement…

mexicanweekLidl_Stiftung_&_Co._KG_logo.svgEuro-wide discount supermarket chain Lidl is celebrating “Mexican Week” (it started Monday) at its stores in Romania.

We’ve traveled the world and the seven seas; who are we to disagree?

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The Leipzig Torn And Restored Paper Effect is a classic routine for sleight-of-hand parlor magicians. In this new video, Scott Alexander presents the prestidigitation trick “Mexican” estyle, which involves a bad bigote, a sombrero, and is that a zerape? K tricky, no? These magic papeles are for sale — only with a magician’s recommendation, of course — but if you buy them, ask the company to make the stereotypes disappear, OK?

innermexicanThe “legendary” El Maco at McDonalds in OZ will feed your inner Mexican, as long as he or she wants two all-beef patties, sour cream and “taco sauce.” [Mustache, charro outfit and sombrero not included. Not available at McDonalds stores near any actual Mexicans. Your bigote may vary.]

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Latino Heritage Month Hero Video: Dick Tracy’s sidekick Go Go Gomez

by P. D. GONZALEZ September 22, 2014 Cartoons
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Dick Tracy’s 1961 TV cartoon partner Go Go Gomez saves the day in The Copy Cat Caper.

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Can you dance like a Mexican? Here’s how! (video)

by MOON GUAC March 10, 2014 Cultura
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California cultural ambassador Joseph Alvarado wants you to learn How To Dance Like A Mexican. PREVIOUSLY ON DANCE:

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Survey says? Pocho Ocho top Chipster New Year’s Resolutions

by Especial Correspondents January 15, 2014 Cultura
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To be a Chipster (Chicano + Hipster) is not a destination, but a journey, and seekers must never rest. These are the Pocho Ocho Chipster New Year’s Resolutions our readers shared with us: 8. Despite the Indio heritage that gives me a sparse Fu Manchu facial hair configuration, I resolve to grow a Chente-strength bigote […]

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Construction Zone: Must wear hard hat and mustache (photo)

by EresNerd December 19, 2013 Cultura
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¡Peligro! ¡Bigote! From two years ago, photographer and location unknown, found on Imgur PREVIOUSLY ON BIGOTE/MUSTACHE:

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Mujeres: How to do your hair and makeup like Frida Kahlo (video)

by NICOLETTE MADURO, R.N. November 22, 2013 Cultura
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Ooops, we’re being heteronormative with “mujeres” in the headline. Pochas y pochos! You too can have hair and makeup like the esteemed feminist and artist including the iconic monobrow (AKA unibrow) and mustache (AKA bigote.) PREVIOUSLY ON FRIDA KAHLO:

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Frida Kahlo finally comes to senses, sees cosmetologist (photos)

by HABLO PICASSO November 18, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from MEXICO, DF) Dead Mexican feminist artist and icon Frida Kahlo has finally come to her senses and visited a cosmetologist here to clean up her act. The old Frida, with monobrow and bigote, is on the left; new shiny, happy Frida on the right: Here are the same photos but bigger so […]

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Elise Roedenbeck: U.S. needs to adjust to new Latino reality (video)

by Comic Saenz August 1, 2013 Cultura
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TV network Univision is numero uno and Latinos are fast becoming America’s new demographic champions. Our MiJA, Elise Rodenbeck, offers some advice for gringos on dealing with this new reality. Hint: Food is “spicy,” women are not.

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Are you bigote-challenged? Try Turkey for mustache transplants

by JUST FORMEN May 10, 2013 El Now
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Do you have trouble growing a big bigote? Are you follicle-challenged in the upper liply region? Are you the lone bare-faced boy in a room of full of hirsute hombres? Let’s talk turkey, carnal. We mean Turkey with capital T that rhymes with “pee.” OK, maybe that’s a bad example.  But Turkey, the sick man […]

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Is that an ironic ‘hipster’ mustache or a real bigote? (video)

by Andalé Mono February 21, 2013 Cultura
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Mustaches are everywhere, and sometimes it’s hard to tell if that guy’s mustache over there at the bar or the bigotes on those women at the table in the back are for real or merely ironic affectations. This handy how-to guide will help you distinguish the posers from the sincerely hairy.

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Elise Roedenbeck’s ‘Mija Weekly’ breaks the ñews 02.18.13 (video)

by Elise Valderrama February 18, 2013 El Now
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Happy Presidents Day from Mija Weekly! This week: the State of the Union is doomed! Also, I say adios to el Popa and hello to some ruby red slippers. Last, don’t forget it’s Lent (avoid pork chops and cruise ships.)

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Welcome to Mexico in fabulous color and Cliché-O-Vision (video)

by Comic Saenz January 22, 2013 Cartoons
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Everything you need to know about Mexico in 72 seconds, courtesy of filmmaker Chui Galvan of Morelia, D.F., MX. Cliché, you say?

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Work in ‘The Office’? You need our Pocho Ocho Pro Tips for Latinos

by María Purísima August 17, 2012 Cultura
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8. Don’t wear your sombrero to the office — unless it’s casual sombrero Friday. 7. If you are going to speak in Spanish at the office, talk shit about your non-Spanish speaking co-workers. 6. Respond with “Yes, I am an immigrant” when your co-workers ask you where you are from. You don’t want to be rude and tell […]

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