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pueblacartel640(PNS reporting from PUEBLA, MX) Federales have finished cleaning up the streets of this southeastern city after a three-day battle between area gangsters and a French gang left 83 locals and 462 gabachos dead, PNS has learned.

The  Marseilles gang (“La Eme”) — sent to collect a drug debt allegedly owed by the Puebla-based Ignacio Zaragosa clika (the “Zetas”) — was overwhelmed by the fierce Mexican gangbangers.

Faulty HUMINT (human intelligence) was also a factor.

Based on bogus tips from informants who called themselves “los mentirosos,” which La Eme interpreted as “mentors,” the frogs engaged the enemy at noon. La Eme expected the Zeta sentries to be taking siestas with their sombreros pulled so low they couldn’t see the advancing gunmen. And the close-by burros? The French plan relied on the overhwhelming odor of naturally estanky donkeys to mask the telltale scent of French breath-de-fromage.

But the Zetas were not asleep and those weren’t your mother’s burritos. [Mas…]


On the outskirts of Mexico City, over 50 years ago, a family began making and selling piñatas to the local community. Nowadays, the whole town is involved. The Piñata King takes a look inside the life of this town, and the head of the family who started it all.

When a piñata is too tough to whack, call ‘The Pinata Closer’ (video)

by Comic Saenz November 6, 2017 Cultura
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Sometimes that festive piñata is a tough nut to crack. That’s when folks call Wilmer Suarez, the Piñata Closer. PREVIOUSLY ON PIÑATA VIDEOS: My father, the ‘Human Piñata’ — a true story by Alex Koll (video)

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La Cucaracha: Nasty nightmare on Nunca Street (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 11, 2017 Cartoons
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Feliz Cinco de Mayo con El Donald Trump (toon)

by SERG HERNANDEZ May 5, 2017 Cartoons
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When piñatas fall in love: ‘Pinata Enamorado’ storyboard video

by Lucida Grandé December 16, 2016 El Now
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“What are piñatas thinking about when they’re waiting on the ceiling of the mercado?” asks Lucia Ventura. She answers her own question with this “storyboard pitch for a short film about a paper maché donkey who chases after the one who got away.”

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He was a Latino GOP official, until Donald Trump came along (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés November 3, 2016 El Now
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Ignacio Padilla was always Republican; he even served as treasurer of the party in New Mexico. But everything changed when Trump became the party’s nominee. Padilla started making Trump piñatas and was fired. Now he gives people in Santa Fe a chance to hit Trump.

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Casting Call: Do it again, but this time act ‘Mor Mexican!’ (video)

by CALLE DU CINEMA October 25, 2016 Cultura
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In Mor Mexican! Mexico City-born actor Ricardo “Pekas” Aranda eats a McXican Burger for the casting director. But is he acting Hispanic enough? Maybe makeup and wardrobe can help.

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A Madrefoca Film: ‘La Madre Buena’ and the Trump piñata (video)

by Lucida Grandé October 21, 2016 Cultura
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When your kid really really really wants a Donald Trump piñata for his birthday party, a good mom — La Madre Buena — knows what to do.

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La Cucaracha: Trick or Treat candy is murder! (#TBT 2009 toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 20, 2016 Cartoons
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Ex Mex President Fox eats truck tacos, beats Trump piñata (video)

by Verdana Bold September 15, 2016 El Now
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Mexican President Vicente Fox beat a Donald Trump piñata after eating at a taco truck last week in Los Angeles. “Tacos will make America great,” Fox said. Business Insider has the story: During an appearance on El Show de Piolín in Los Angeles, former Mexican President Vicente Fox found a new way to demonstrate his […]

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The Krayolas election-inspired ranchera: Piñata Trump (video)

by Soy Capitan July 26, 2016 Cultura
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San Antonio’s The Krayolas — known to their screaming fans as THE TEX-MEX BEATLES — crank up the accordion, tuba, and more cowbell for the ranchera-style Piñata Trump. Santiago Jimenez Jr. (Flaco Jimenez’s younger brother) guest stars on button accordion.

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Happy Cinco de Mayo from Donald Trump (toon)

by SERG HERNANDEZ May 5, 2016 Cartoons
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In Puebla, MX, narco cartel killers crush French gangsters

by Comic Saenz May 5, 2016 El Now
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(PNS reporting from PUEBLA, MX) Federales have finished cleaning up the streets of this southeastern city after a three-day battle between area gangsters and a French gang left 83 locals and 462 gabachos dead, PNS has learned. The  Marseilles gang (“La Eme”) — sent to collect a drug debt allegedly owed by the Puebla-based Ignacio Zaragosa clika […]

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You only hurt the Trump you love, the Trump you shouldn’t… (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 12, 2016 Cartoons
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Mexican artisan preserves, extends tradition of papier-mâché (video)

by Verdana Bold March 30, 2016 Cultura
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Carlos Arredondo is a 24-year-old self-taught artisan who crafts papier-mâché figurines. He sees his creations as counterweights to crime and violence; there is beauty and enchantment in Mexico, he says.

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Latino USA: Trump is good for business – the piñata business (audio)

by Andalé Mono February 22, 2016 Audio
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“Jennifer De Benito could have had any piñata she wanted for her 14th birthday party. She chose a piñata of Donald Trump. The three-foot-tall piñatas depict Trump in a business suit with his infamous blonde hair and they’re flying off the shelves on both sides of the U.S.–Mexico border,” writes Samantha Clark. “It all started […]

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Vanessa Del Fierro: Meet ‘Mi Novio, Pancho Villa’ (music video)

by Soy Capitan January 8, 2016 Cultura
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San Antonio’s Vanessa Del Fierro has a boyfriend. Maybe you’ve heard of him — Mi Novio, Pancho Villa. Together, they’re fighting for immigrants and their families, and in this video, manage to assimilate a white wing elote-haired GOP presidential wannabe — Donald something. VIOLENCE TRIGGER WARNING: There are piñatas involved. But enough about Pancho. Who […]

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