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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: [Mas…]

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! [Mas…]

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 books and superhero movies? Of course you do. [Mas…]

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:

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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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Please donate to support POCHO and Merry Chanclas to you!

by José Canusí December 19, 2016 Corporate
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Dear 2016: Don’t let the door hit you on the nalgas on the way out, you horrible year, you. Buh bye. Scram. Get lost. A la chingada! Every juan here at POCHO tried her hardest in 2016. We were the online world’s premier Mexclusive supplier of Get out the vote toons border wall toons tiny […]

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POCHO’s Ñews y Satire is under 10¢ a laugh when you donate $50!

by JOSÉ CANUSÍ, AUTHORIZED SPOKESVATO November 24, 2016 Corporate
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Can you donate $20 or $50 so we can make more Ñews y Satire? MR. POCHO SAYS ¡GRACIAS! We like making POCHO for you every day, but it takes money. Can you help? POCHO has no big backers, no mega investors, no brand-name “sponsors.” That’s deliberate.  We get the cash we need from you, our loyal […]

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Hola! My Mexican-American family and I don’t speak Spanish (video)

by Andalé Mono November 11, 2016 El Now
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It’s not easy being a pocho. That’s the premise of The Loteria, by Santa Cruz, CA film student Joseph Cueto-Araiza. He grew up in a Mexican-American family where nobody could speak Spanish, and that includes Joseph Cueto-Araiza.

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Want more Ñews y Satire? Sure! Send POCHO some money! Please.

by COMIC SAENZ, EL JEFE DE CONTENT October 2, 2016 Corporate
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Can you donate $20 or $50 so we can make more Ñews y Satire? MR. POCHO SAYS ¡GRACIAS! We like making POCHO’s Ñews y Satire for you every day, but it takes money. Can you please help? We like to afflict the comfortable, comfort the afflicted, and mock the pendejos. Please, can you help? POCHO […]

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Face of Jesus appears on flour tortilla in San Antonio (photo, video)

by ZORRO MULDER January 7, 2016 Cartoons
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Jesus Cristo has appeared on a tortilla in San Antonio, Texas. His burnt, crusty face showed up (photo) on a homemade flour tortilla just after his mom, La Virgen de Guadalupe, appeared on another flour tortilla in nearby Mexifornia. News4SanAntonio reports:

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Year-End Roundup 2015: POCHO’s Top Five Most Popular Posts

by Especial Correspondents December 31, 2015 El Now
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We cranked up the old stats machine to find out the 2015 stories you liked the most and copied and pasted them into this post here. Some of these stories are News and others are Ñews. We post, you decide.

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This L.A. pocha wishes she could speak better Spanish (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés December 16, 2015 Cultura
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Los Angeles pocha Natalie Munguia didn’t learn Spanish when she was growing up, and now she feels left out, as she explains in this video for Sociology 244 at Whittier College. FYI, here’s the course description:

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Ñews y Satire < 10¢ per laugh when you donate $50!

by Barney Asada December 7, 2015 Corporate
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Can you donate $20 or $50 so we can make more Ñews y Satire? MR. POCHO SAYS ¡GRACIAS! We like making POCHO for you every day, but it takes money. Can you help? POCHO has no big backers, no mega investors, no brand-name “sponsors.” That’s deliberate.  We get the cash we need from you, our loyal […]

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Ñews y Satire is under 10¢ a laugh when you donate $50!

by José Canusí December 2, 2015 Corporate
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Can you donate $20 or $50 so we can make more Ñews y Satire? MR. POCHO SAYS ¡GRACIAS! We like making POCHO for you every day, but it takes money. Can you help? POCHO has no big backers, no mega investors, no brand-name “sponsors.” That’s deliberate.  We get the cash we need from you, our loyal […]

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La Cucaracha: Halloween or Day of the Dead? (#TBT 2007 toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 22, 2015 Cartoons
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POCHO fan emails a selfie: ‘My tat says proud POCHO!’ (photo)

by Comic Saenz July 31, 2015 Cultura
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POCHO’s newly-designated Kansas massage therapist Berny Damian Hernandez emailed us a selfie Thursday and wrote: I had this tattoo done nine years ago; just decided to share. I’m glad somebody else is using this word proudly! ¡Orale!

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La Cucaracha: A verse grows in Fresno (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz June 30, 2015 Cartoons
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