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(PNS reporting from HUNTINGTON BEACH) Area sales manager Rick Miller is happy to share his new-found Spanish vocabulary with co-workers, buds from the office disclosed Tuesday.

Miller (photo), who explained that he went to a barbecue Sunday over at his new Mexican-American neighbors’ house, informed early arrivals at yesterday’s quarterly sales meeting that a limon is actually what we call a lime in English, and lemons are limas in Spanish. [Mas…]

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(PNS reporting from LATIN AMERICA) Millions of Latin Americans are on vacation this week to celebrate Semana Santa, a festival to commemorate the desecration of the region’s native cultures and the Spaniards’ forceful imposition of Catholicism through celestial acts such as rape, pillage and genocide.

Holy Week, where children are off school and adults binge drink, gives Latin Americans time to reflect upon Jesus Christ’s selfless sacrifice for humanity, despite the fact that 500 years earlier no one on this side of the world had heard of him and worshiped far cooler Gods of the sun, rain and maize. Catholic cathedrals across the region are certain to be packed with Aztec, Mayan and Inca descendants, all to give thanks and praise to a merciful God coerced into their societies by armed, greed-fueled colonialists spreading the heavenly message of El Espíritu Santo. [Mas…]

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Spanglish is only one of the dialects created by people who straddle two culturas.

(See what I did there? )

The underlying assumption of Spanglish is that one language is not enough to capture the full experience of being immersed in two cultures.

The gente who use Spanglish are primarily first and second generation Latinos in the United States. I would say the phenomenon springs from the working classes and the sons and daughters of immigrants to the United States (not to exclude the immigrants themselves). [Mas…]

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White Americans feel free to be racist, now that Trump is president, she says. The video description on LiveLeak says this girl is in Virginia and it sure looks like the East Coast, but we’re not sure. The rest of the video? Looks and sounds legit. What do you think? [Possibly NSFW in Español.]

Whatever you do, don’t read the comments on LiveLeak.

The racist regime of President Donald Trump — an ignorant demagogue without a single Latino in his cabinet — has removed the Spanish section of the presidential website at whitehouse.gov — but wait, THERE’S MORE!

The Pendejo-in-Chief is also proposing additional anti-Espanol purification of the language. Here are the Presidential Prick’s Pocho Ocho Top Changes::

8. Chocolatl will now be known as Swiss Miss.

7. Latinos are now Invisible.

6. Marihuana will be called Kale. [Mas…]

The tilde — don’t leave home without it! Please share! [Mas…]

DREAMer from Georgia, back in DF, tries to fit in (NPR audio)

by Moctezuma Cortés December 12, 2016 Audio

Yovany Diaz was brought to the U.S. without papers when he was only seven, and he grew up in Georgia, speaking English. When his mom’s health issues required him to move “back” to Mexico City, this all-American ice hockey loving pocho found himself in a strange new world, even though it was “home.” James Frederick […]

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Breaking: Kellogg’s debuts new Christmas cereals for Latinos

by JEFE BOYARDEE November 25, 2016 Cartoons
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Look for Jesu Krispis, Guada Loops and Tade0s on store shelves soon! [Click to enlarge.]

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@UPDATED: Screw you, Trump! Esta tierra es mia tambien! (video)

by MARK LANE November 11, 2016 Cultura
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Wednesday my son’s second grade class in Lemon Grove, San Diego County, California put on a “Veteran’s Appreciation Show.” When the kids began with This Land is Your Land in Spanish, I was moved beyond words. The significance of this happening right after we elected a white supremacist to the highest office in the land […]

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La Cucaracha: Put the Hispaño back in Hispanic Heritage Month (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 14, 2016 Cartoons
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Happy Rosh HaShana from the Jews of Tijuana! Happy 5777! (video)

by Comic Saenz September 29, 2016 Cultura
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Mexico, like the United Estates, is a “nation of immigrants.” In the 1900s, Tijuana welcomed Jewish refugees fleeing wars, hate and poverty in Europe, Asia and the Mideast. Tijuana Jews, the story of the extended Artenstein family, has become a POCHO Rosh HaShana (New Year) tradition ever since we noticed rosh-ha-shana rhymed with Tijuana in […]

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Trump crowned with ‘Ring of Fire’ y Johnny Cash (toon, audio)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 21, 2016 Cartoons
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I fell into a burnin’ ring of fire I went down, down, down And the flames went higher And it burns, burns, burns The ring of fire, the ring of fire I fell into a burnin’ ring of fire I went down, down, down And the flames went higher And it burns, burns, burns The […]

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Yanga: African slave who rebelled in Spanish ‘Mexico’ (video)

by Especial Correspondents June 16, 2016 Cultura
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Gaspar Yanga was stolen from West Africa to work as a slave on a Spanish plantation in colonial “Mexico.” But not for long.

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Pronunciation for pochos: Cotija, tomatillo, huarache, taqueria

by ROSETTA ESTONE May 31, 2016 Cultura
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Pochos, by definition, can’t speak Espanish. We’re here to help.

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Happy May Day 2016 from the Workers of the World (video, lyrics)

by Comic Saenz April 30, 2016 Cultura
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Enjoy the Internacional, the world-wide (Get it? It’s international!) anthem of those red commie cabrones in Cuba and Venezuela and China and North Korea (and lurking in secretive Sanders cells here in the Homeland but the lamestream media sheeple won’t tell you that). Tomorrow, May 1, is May Day AKA International Workers’ Day, when the […]

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Learn how to pronounce ‘taco’ in Spanish with this short video

by Andalé Mono March 29, 2016 Cultura
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Your instructor today is named Amiyadae, and she is here to teach you how to pronounce “taco” in Spanish. Pay attention, because she’s only going to go through this once. More like this? This VINE video has a few additional pronunciation tips (be sure to click on the speaker icon for sound):

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All I wanted was a quinceañera – instead I turned white (video)

by Comic Saenz March 8, 2016 Cultura
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POCHO’s Elise Valderrama is a Peruvian-American who moved to Florida as kid. That’s where she learned it’s not so easy being white.

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Yes, you can! Usted tambien puede aprender otro idioma (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés February 25, 2016 Cultura
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Yes, you can!

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What Being Hispanic Means to Me: A Short Story (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés February 23, 2016 Cultura
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Live from her bedroom, California-native high school senior Allison Reyes explains the heartaches and joys of Being Hispanic. SPOILER: If she had to do it all over again, she wouldn’t change a thing.

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GOP Cuban Cockfight! Cruz vs Rubio – en Español (toon)

by DAN MCCLINTOCK February 16, 2016 Cartoons
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[Dan McClintock is an artist, animator and illustrator.]

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La Cucaracha: The GOP’s mixed messages for Latinos (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 27, 2016 Cartoons
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Franco-Venezuelan La Chica (Sophie Fustec) finds her ‘Oasis’ (video)

by Soy Capitan January 4, 2016 Cultura
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We bet you can figure out Sophie’s French by yourself: La Chica est le projet hybride de Sophie Fustec, artiste franco-vénézuélienne, qui propose un collage de textures sonores empruntées à son héritage traditionnel latino-américain et de diverses influences modernes en cassant les codes établis.

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