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dailypennsylvanianlogoIn 1996, The Daily Pennsylvanian, the student newspaper of the University of Pennsylvania, reported on a presentation by POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz at the 14th annual Festival Latino de Penn.

You won’t believe what happened next!

Actually, nothing happened next — it happened a few years before 1996. Que? POCHO Jefe-de-Content Comic Saenz was Managing Editor of VERY SAME The Daily Pennsylvanian when he went to Penn and he planted that Lalo story in a future edition by means of his WordPress wormhole publishing prowess, which powers this POCHO.COM you are reading right now!

Lalo has remained true to his mission. At the festival, he unveiled his plans for POCHO.COM, his vision for a virtual varrio on the Internets, where ordinary people can control their own media:

Chicano cartoonist entertains students
By ANJALI KUMAR · March 28, 1996, 5:00 am

Cartooning is not what it used to be, according to Chicano political cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz.

Alcaraz spoke Monday night in Houston Hall, opening up the 14th annual Festival Latino de Penn. [Mas…]

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Big Gay Al MadrigalDaily Show Senior Latino Correspondent and POCHO Migrant Editor — travels way down south to Dixie to get to the bottom of the heinous homophobia in America’s southern states. Once he gives up his preconceptions, it doesn’t take long for reality to give him a wink and ask for his phone number.

PREVIOUSLY ON AL MADRIGAL: [Mas…]


From Chicago to the Bronx, Rebel Diaz makes music that fights racism and celebrates indigenous people. Is there something familiar about this song’s chorus? I’m An Alien includes a sample from Sting’s Englishman in New York.


“You can’t force me to learn a foreign language on American soil,” high school sophomore Kyle Johnson said. “Spanish sucks! I’m American and I speak American!” And he went to court to fight for his rights. (NSFW explicit language.)

En Español, MN lawmaker tells why she voted for gay marriage (video)

by KEN TINFLAS May 14, 2013 El Now
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Minnesota made history Monday as it became the 12th state to OK same-sex marriage. State Senator Patricia Torres Ray addressed her Spanish-speaking constituents from the Senate floor to explain why she voted FOR the measure.

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Minority gun owners start NGA group to challenge NRA supremacy

by Malcolm Mex January 23, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from COMPTON) Minority gun owners tired of the “racist white agenda” of the National Rifle Association have launched the National Gun Association (NGA) to lobby for the rights of Latino and African-American gun owners. NGA, straight out of the Los Angeles suburb of Compton, believes the NRA’s defense of mass shootings, which are […]

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Great Pochos in Sports: 1968 Olympic Bronze Medalist John Carlos

by Victor Payan July 30, 2012 Cultura
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While the non-violent “Black Power Salute” by U.S. medalists at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics was a defining moment in the Civil Rights movement, it is not often recognized that one of the medalists, John Carlos, was a Cuban-American pocho! Sabor Afro-Latino en el Movimiento! We salute all Olympic athletes who stand up for human […]

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Letter from the Editor: Respect the pinche artist (*updated)

by Lalo Alcaraz May 31, 2012 Cultura
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Yesterday I drew and subsequently shared on Facebook my syndicated editorial cartoon on Dolores Huerta receiving her Presidential Medal of Freedom (above.) Many of you shared it, as was my request. Thank you! We are all proud of the living legend Dolores Huerta, and the respect she has garnered, especially this week. However one person, […]

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