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Seventeen year old Los Angeles-born Ralph Lazo (photo) voluntarily entered the Manzanar Japanese-American internment camp after learning his neighbors were being locked up by the government. He later joined the military and helped liberate the Philippines and spent his life “discouraging the occurrence of similar injustices and violations of civil liberties in the future.” [Video by Velshi and Ruhle for MSNBC.]

Did you ever ask yourself WHAT YOU WOULD DO if the time came when the Trump regime’s troopers came to round up your neighbors? THAT TIME IS NOW.


Raza Comida is your source for traditional cuisine with a modern flair, like the new and delicious Sunday morning menudo pops. [Audio via our friends @ Librotraficante.. Check out Tony and friends tonight on the radiola!]

Oh yeah, its Friday! featuring Olla Man (#FFF #FelizFrijolFriday toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ February 23, 2018 Cartoons
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Please put some cash for POCHO underneath this year’s Chancla Tree!

by José Canusí December 4, 2017 Corporate
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Can you donate $5 or $10 so we can make more ñews y satire? MR. POCHO SAYS ¡GRACIAS! As fams around the world place presents for loved ones under the Chancla Tree, please consider making a small holiday donation to POCHO so we can continue breaking the ñews! POCHO needs money to upgrade our webservers, […]

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Freaky Frightful Friday #FFF: The Chaneque (toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ October 20, 2017 Cartoons
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Mexico has its share of stories about the little people known as chaneque (Nahuatl) and alux (Maya). Their appearance varies; sometimes they look like children, other times they have animal-like or deformed extremities, or are reported wearing traditional garb native to the area.

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Feliz Frijol Friday: ¡Fuerza México! #FFF (toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ September 22, 2017 Cartoons
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Want to help? Famed DF rescue brigade TOPOS needs your dinero donation.

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¡Feliz Frijol Friday! Start the weekend right! (toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ August 4, 2017 Cartoons
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Los Lobos: ‘One Time, One Night in America’ (July 4 video, lyrics)

by Comic Saenz June 30, 2017 Cultura
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Sometimes homies Los Lobos sound like they are John Cougar Mellencamp’s or Tom Petty’s brothers from another mother. This is one of those times. These all-American stars sing all-American stories, like One Time, One Night in America. Respect. Mira los lyrics:

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It’s time for ‘¡Feliz Frijol Friday!’ starring … FRIJOL (#fff toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ June 23, 2017 Cartoons
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High fashion lets you look like a cholo – if you have the dinero

by Memo Nericcio June 8, 2017 Cultura
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Thanks to Professor Eliza Rodriguez Y Gibson who pointed my now-scalded eyes, my scarred Mexican-American soul, to this fantabulous atrocity! Haute couture non-mexican “cholos”!!!! Holy Baudrillard meets Eddie J. Olmos’s Pachuco — who would be rolling over in his grave if he weren’t still thriving in Hollywood!

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Chingones and Chingonas: You’ve got to see ‘Wonder Woman’

by DOLORES QUINTANA June 5, 2017 Cultura
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Chingones and Chingonas, here’s a movie you’ve got to see. Mujer Maravilla! FOR REAL. Follow me on this. The original Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter, if you know your Pocho Historia, is a Latina. In fact she’s a lot like another rarely acknowledged Latina goddess of the screen, Rita Hayworth aka Margarita Cansino. You like comic […]

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I have been awaiting Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” all my life

by DOLORES QUINTANA May 8, 2017 Cultura
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I have been waiting for something like Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown all my life. Really. The CNN season premiere April 30  was a watershed moment for Chicanos and Mexican Americans. Here’s what I Tweeted the night I saw it: The show asked people like me what it’s like to be who we are and I never thought anyone […]

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The Barrio Nostalgia of ‘Veteranas and Rucas’ on Instagram

by Memo Nericcio April 4, 2017 Cultura
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The internet is so much about what to look at. For me, that’s weird. You see the bulk of the first part of my life was bound up with reading—which is all about looking at things, reading words, but has little to do with seeing, with reading pictures. It is true that as a kid, […]

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Merry Christmas from POCHO

by José Canusí December 25, 2016 Cartoons
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Lalo Guerrero: Pancho Claus (Santa’s cousin from south of the border)

by QUESO QUESEM December 22, 2016 Cultura
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It doesn’t get more pocho than this! Lalo Guerrero, the father of Chicano music, tells the story of Pancho Claus, Santa’s cousin from south of the border, in this 1956 classic.

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