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A story of cross-border romance — a mojado and a Cajun queen — are the stars of country singer’s Hank Snow’s Mexican Joe and Joli Blon, released on 78 RPM disk in 1953.

Here are the lyrics and guitar chords (via Genius Lyrics) so you can sing and play along! [Mas…]


All the Mexican immigrant wanted was a hug and some conversation. His guera Texas girlfriend? Not so much. [Video by Luis Fernando Puente.]

larazatshirtLove is in the air for Valentine’s Day.

Is there a way for the politically active pocha or pocho, Chicano, Chicana, [email protected] and/or Latinx to get lucky AND make the world a better place?

Yes, there is, in our list of the Pocho Ocho top activist pickup lines you can use for Valentine’s Day:

8. What do we want? A quiet romantic dinner for two! When do we want it? Friday night — what do you think — 8-ish?

7. What’s a nice girl like you doing in a MEChA like this?

6. Is that a GMO-free organic sustainably-raised earth-friendly heirloom local family farm non-corporate elote in your pocket or are you just happy to see me? [Mas…]


POCHO regulars know comic and actor Frankie Quiñones as Creeper the Cholo, but there’s another side to his life. Quiñones is so intelligent and well-read many consider him the “World’s Smartest Man.” What can we learn from Quiñones? Well for one thing, he has some very smart dating advice.

PREVIOUSLY ON FRANKIE QUIÑONES: [Mas…]

larazatshirtLove is in the air for Valentine’s Day, along with cries for immigration reform, equal economic opportunity and an end to pervasive systemic racism.

Is there a way for the politically active pocha or pocho, Chicano, Chicana, [email protected] and/or Latinx to get lucky AND make the world a better place?

Yes, there is, in our list of the Pocho Ocho top activist pickup lines you can use this Valentine’s Day:

8. What do we want? A quiet romantic dinner for two! When do we want it? Friday night — what do you think — 8-ish?

7. What’s a nice girl like you doing in a MEChA like this?

6. Is that a GMO-free organic sustainably-raised earth-friendly heirloom local family farm non-corporate elote in your pocket or are you just happy to see me? [Mas…]

facebookrealWhat would happen if Facebook jumped off the screen into “real life?” Val Rodriguez answers the question in this short video. [Mas…]

‘Taking Pictures’: How to fall in love in the park (video)

by Lucida Grandé June 24, 2015 Cartoons
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When guy and gal photographers spot each other in the park, their cameras help them make a connection. Taking Pictures is an animated short by Simon Taylor.

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@SaraChicaD has a Latina Valentine’s Day dilemma (video)

by Chale Knickerbocker February 13, 2015 Cultura
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Sara Inés Calderón — POCHO’s Subcommandanta del Ñews and @SaraChicaD on the Tuiter — is facing Valentine’s Day without a boyfriend, a novio. Her grandmother recommends a statue of St. Anthony, the marriage saint; with San Antonio, according to her abuela, she won’t miss the love train.

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Activists’ Pocho Ocho top pickup lines for Valentine’s Day

by Especial Correspondents February 13, 2015 Cultura
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Love is in the air for Valentine’s Day, along with cries for immigration reform, economic fairness and equal justice. Is there a way for the politically active pocha or pocho to get lucky AND make the world a better place? Yes, there is, in our list of the Pocho Ocho top activist pickup lines you […]

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It’s not so easy being ‘Invisible’ in Bogota, Colombia (video)

by Lucida Grandé March 18, 2014 Cultura
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Sure, being Invisible is chingon and all, but what if you meet that special woman you’d like to get to know a little bit better … but she can’t see you?

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Pocho Ocho top activist pickup lines for Valentine’s Day

by Especial Correspondents February 13, 2014 Cultura
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Love is in the air for Valentine’s Day, along with cries for immigration reform, economic fairness and equal justice. Is there a way for the politically active pocha or pocho to get lucky AND make the world a better place? Yes, there is! Check out our list of the Pocho Ocho top activist pickup lines […]

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La Cucaracha: Latino Cupid offers his ‘Tips de Amor’ (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz February 13, 2014 Cartoons
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@SaraChicaD has a Latina Valentine’s Day dilemma (video)

by Barney Asada February 10, 2014 Cultura
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Sara Inés Calderón — POCHO’s Subcommandanta del Ñews and @SaraChicaD on the Tuiter — is facing Valentine’s Day without a boyfriend, a novio. Her grandmother recommends a statue of St. Anthony, the marriage saint; with San Antonio, according to her abuela, she won’t miss the love train.

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Penis size lie sends suitor outside to shiver in the cold

by María Purísima January 28, 2014 El Now
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(PNS reporting from BROOKLYN) Bank loan officer Leticia Martinez dumped her almost boyfriend Uriel Loya and kicked him out of the house after their first full-on sexual encounter Sunday night. “He was saying he was gonna give it to me, and that I ain’t never seen nothing like this, and all that bullshit. Ugh! So […]

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La Cucaracha: Love, chupacabra style (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz February 25, 2013 Cartoons
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UPDATED: San Diego multimillionaire’s Pocho Ocho rejected billboards

by Especial Correspondents December 7, 2012 El Now
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Gawker reports: San Diego real estate mogul Marc Paskin is looking for love in a very unusual place: A highway billboard overlooking the 28th Street exit of the I-5 freeway. “All I Want for Christmas is a Latina Girlfriend,” reads the giant personal ad that includes an AOL email address for interested “Christmas Latinas.” This […]

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Santeria? It’s what’s for dinner! ‘Otto and the Electric Eel’ (video)

by MALCOM EXUMA October 5, 2012 Cultura
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In Otto and the Electric Eel, a modern adaptation of an Afro-Cuban Santeria myth, Miami bass legend Otto Von Schirach (playing the role of Chango, god of thunder) battles to keep an inter-dimensional creature (serpent god Damballah) from ruining his dinner date.

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Dear Abuelita: WiFi bath salts, leave it to Beaver, going down

by Dear Abuelita August 1, 2012 Cultura
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Hey Old Lady! Oh they think they are so friggin clever but I know what they are up to listening to me through my wifi and microwave well i have nothing to hide so neener neener Mr. and Ms. Big Brother politically correct death panel. YOU WAN TO TAKE MY GUNNAWAY WELL HELL NO WE […]

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American Romance: ‘The One Semester of Spanish Love Song’ (video)

by POCHA XANTES July 26, 2012 Cultura
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She’s brown and beautiful; he’s white and smitten. And the only way he can express his feelings is to sing the One Semester of Spanish Love Song.

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Mis-addressed email leads to intercontinental Latino love (video)

by Comic Saenz June 14, 2012 Cultura
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PBS says it’s a true story: In January 2007, Rachel P. Salazar and Ruben P. Salazar were living 9,000 miles apart and completely unaware of each other’s existence. But when an email meant for Rachel accidentally went to Ruben, it wasn’t long before an ordinary mistake began to look like an extraordinary stroke of luck […]

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Mujeres: Wearing Victoria’s Secret doesn’t make you a model

by María Purísima May 18, 2012 Cultura
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Supposebly, I was supposed to sex it up for my boyfriend Manuelito. He said the romance was gone and we needed to spice it up. So I did what any girl would do — I went to Victoria’s Secret. I spent a long time in that store, too. I looked at everything they had — […]

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Carmelita, the diva on a budget, is ‘So Spicy’ (NSFW video)

by Soy Capitan May 18, 2012 Cultura
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Frankie Quinones — who was unforgettable as the star of The Cholo Whisperer — returns to the YouTube screen as Carmelita, the diva on a budget. She is So Eh-Spicy. (NSFW language.)

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Dear Abuelita: I howl like a dog in my sleep – could I be horny?

by Dear Abuelita April 11, 2012 Cultura
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Dear Abuelita, Early this morning while I was sleeping I thought my Jack-Chi dog Chacho was howling from his chair in the living room. (He enjoys the wing-backed chair with the mauve chenille cushion.) I called out for him to come to me. My roommate (my ex who is still legally my husband) came into […]

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