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tijuanaMexico, 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 2012. [Mas…]

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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 ring of fire, the ring of fire

Johnny Cash somehow manages a version of Ring of Fire en Español: [Mas…]

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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.


Pochos, by definition, can’t speak Espanish. We’re here to help. [Mas…]

maydaybigEnjoy 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 communist comrades sing this stirring appeal, with its hummable melody and a vague vision of making the future great again that’s hard to disagree with, except maybe the LUCHA FINAL aspect. [Mas…]


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): [Mas…]

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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¡Wachale! POCHO Public Service New Year 2016 Punctuation Alert

by Chale Knickerbocker December 27, 2015 Cartoons
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The tilde — don’t leave home without it! Please share!

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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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Los Hip Hop Hoodíos fire up ‘Ocho Kandelikas’ for Chanukah (videos)

by SOY VEY December 4, 2015 Cultura
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Feliz Hanukkah from POCHO and the Hip Hop Hoodíos! Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, begins at sunset Sunday night and ends at sunset on December 14: Ocho noches means Ocho Kandelikas. This salsa version of Ocho Kandelikas comes from swingin’ L.A. Cantor Kenny Ellis. The lyrics are in Ladino, the Sephardic language with roots […]

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La Cucaracha: Where does Jeb! Bush stand, exactly? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 9, 2015 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: Sarah Palin says ‘Speak American!’ (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 24, 2015 Cartoons
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Happy Rosh HaShanah from the Jews of Tijuana! Happy 5776! (video)

by Comic Saenz September 11, 2015 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 HaShanah (New Year) tradition ever since we noticed rosh-ha-shanah rhymes with Tijuana. The […]

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GOP presidential candidates debate en Español (#TBT 2007 toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 10, 2015 Cartoons
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Tunnels from 1531 discovered under streets of Puebla, Mexico (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés September 8, 2015 Cultura
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The urban legend is true. There ARE massive tunnels underneath the streets of Puebla, one of the first major cities of Spanish-era Mexico. RT reports: “…authorities have now confirmed their existence, and say the secret passageways could date back 500 years. The city hopes to turn the tunnels into an attraction. The underground passages, which […]

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Phoenix TV anchor Vanessa Ruiz knows her Spanish, thanks (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés September 3, 2015 Cultura

Newly-hired Vanessa Ruiz of KPNX TV Channel 12 news knows how to properly pronounce her Spanish, thank you very much and no, she won’t apologize. Ruiz’ Facebook page is here. [Pinche Flash video may not play on your device.] We have totally been here before. Mira two videos from Gustavo Arellano and Gustavo Almadovar.

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First-generation Felipa was born ‘North of the Border’ (#TBT 1970 video)

by Verdana Bold September 3, 2015 Cultura
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First-generation Texas-born Filipa wants to be teacher, and she gets some early experience when she helps her uncle learn English so he can obtain a driver’s license for a new job. The documentary short Felipa: North of the Border is from 1970 and aired on CBS.

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