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panzonI was born and raised in El Paso in an area known as The Second Ward because of its political designation in city government.

In the greater community, it was most popularly called South El Paso. However, the approximately 25,000 mostly Chicano people who lived there referred to the neighborhood as El Segundo Barrio. It was a barrio that was like an island sandwiched between the Rio Grande Mexican border and downtown El Paso.

In this isolated area, about a third of the families were of second or third generation Mexican descent like ours. Another third was made up of mostly migrant newer arrivals and the rest were in transition. However, it was the Spanish language that served to unite the whole community. Although Spanish was prevalent, lots of exposure to English came through, school, work, movies, radio, music and TV, which was then in its infancy.

Although I love that I am bilingual, I was recently reminded that I am, in fact, trilingual. You see, this third language was unique to our Segundo Barrio culture because it originated there. It started as the jargon for the criminal element in our midst. These outlaws were widely know as “pachucos” because of the Los Angeles bent to their style of clothes. Most of us called them Tirilis and for all intents, they were the precursors of today’s gang members. [Mas…]

foodscientistabuela(PNS reporting from RIVERSIDE) After a decade-long quest to duplicate his Oaxacan abuela’s mole poblano recipe, UC Riverside food scientist Miguel Jimenez, 33, declared defeat Sunday.

Microbiologist Jimenez had hoped to identify the ingredients in the mysterious chocolate chile sauce his abuela puts on chicken.

“She won’t give anyone the recipe!” said Jimenez, as he kicked his chair and wiped away tears at UCR’s Chucheria Research Facility. “Abuelita just pinches my cheek and tells me to portarme bien and go to church more.” [Mas…]

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Unseen for half a century: Frida Kahlo’s wardrobe (photos, video)

by LOU NASOL May 7, 2015 Cultura
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Selected photos of Frida Kahlo’s wardrobe – locked away for half a century – will go on exhibit in London next week. Dangerous Minds reports: After Kahlo’s death in 1954, her husband Diego Rivera shut her belongings in a bathroom at their Mexico City home, the Blue House, [video, below] the marvelous house they shared—and then […]

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Frida La Luchadora: ‘The Legend of the Flying Tomato’ (video)

by LEW CHADOR April 8, 2015 Cartoons
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Young luchadora wannabe Frida (check her eyebrows) has trouble finding success in the ring – until she finds herself and becomes The Flying Tomato.

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CNN finds ‘underground’ tacos in Los Angeles (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN February 10, 2015 Cultura
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Oh wow! Underground food! Taco trucks! Street vendors! Birria! Secret restaurants in peoples’ homes! CNN’s Nick Valencia has the scoop from the City of Angels.

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Undocumented strangers meet and share their secrets (video)

by Verdana Bold June 17, 2014 Cultura
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Director Rocsi Diaz’s short video The Secrets of Strangers explores what happens when undocumented immigrants reveal their status to people they have just met — other undocumented immigrants.

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Attention Latino ‘Millennials’: Is this your story? (video)

by Soy Capitan March 25, 2014 Cultura
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Telemundo says it knows the secret to attracting the Millennial generation — so advertisers and marketeers can sell more product. (Spoiler: The secret word is 3BALL MTY.) What do you think? Is this video about you? But wait! What does Univision have to say?

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Can underwater robots find Montezuma’s gold in Utah?

by ROD ESTERLING February 21, 2014 Cultura
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There’s $3,000,000,000 worth of Aztec gold at the bottom of Three Lakes pond in Kanab, Utah and movie producer Mike Wiest along with landowner Lon Child are determined to get it, even if they need underwater robotic help. For 100 years, locals have believed Montezuma’s treasure lies at the end of a tunnel below the […]

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[Sponsored] CIA’s new drone flights were designed with you in mind!

by MATHEW August 22, 2013 Cultura
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Our new drone flights were designed with you in mind. It’s a difficult world, so why make it any more difficult? Your Central Intelligence Agency is now offering select targets the option of upgrading to CIA Business Class Drone Flights. For a small fee, you’ll get exclusive benefits and special treatment: E-checkout. NSA computers update […]

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Is the Vatican covering up space alien visitations? (video)

by ROD ESTERLING March 3, 2013 Cultura
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Pope Benedict XVI may have left the building, but investigators claim something is still rotten in Vatican City. They say the Roman Catholic Church is hiding evidence of extraterrestrial visitors — evidence that includes the remains of a dead ET buried beneath the Vatican. RELATED: Unmasked! Vatican-Jesuit conspiracy hides truth about aliens (video)

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Gangster Computer God Worldwide Secret Containment Policy (video)

by RON PABLO September 27, 2012 Cultura
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Don’t say we didn’t tell you – especially the part about the brain bank cities on the dark side of the Moon! (NSFW language.) RELATED: SCHWA the Video: Dear ‘Stick People’ – Your Alien Overlords are here

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Pocho Ocho reasons Mitt Romney won’t release his tax returns

by Victor Payan July 20, 2012 El Now
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Mitt Romney’s undisclosed tax returns have people wondering if he is just as skilled at making cash disappear as he is making jobs disappear. Here are the Pocho Ocho reasons we think Mitt Romney won’t release his tax returns: 8. Uses Etch-A-Sketch for accounting 7. Lists his status as “Corporation” 6. Substantial deduction for fake […]

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