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This painting is a tribute to Ayotzinapa’s 43 missing students.

Ayotzinapa means “place of the turtles“ in the ancient Náhuatl language, a reference to the tragic events in southern Mexican state of Guerrero. [Mas…]

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Superstar singer-songwriter Jackson Browne teams up with POCHO faves Los Cenzontles (the Mockingbords) for The Dreamer, a new video. [Mas…]

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When Japanese students at the Q International School in San Diego tried an unlikely All-American Mashup, a “sushirrito,” they were surprised.

At first, they noted, the colors weren’t right, there was no mustard and it lacked ketchup and hamburger. On the other hand, nom nom nom!

We weren’t surprised. In SD, burritos have explored new culinary and multicultural frontiers — they come with French fries: [Mas…]

copsIn Central Maine, two neighboring police departments compete in an eating contest for charity under the impression they are being served “tacos.” That’s why they need knives and forks, of course.

koreaMeanwhile in Seoul, Korea, two college students video an excursion to local Mexican restaurant Don Charly for a class project. They are unclear on the entire enchilada, knife and fork concept.

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Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds) sing The Dreamer, composed by Eugene Rodriguez and Jackson Browne, in a just-released video by Emiliano Rodriguez. [Click on CC for English/Spanish captions.]

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New Enrique Peña Nieto video reaffirms shared values

by Lucida Grandé March 20, 2015 El Now
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El Presidente Enrique Peña Nieto supports traditional Mexican values and he wants you to know it.

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Mexican Attorney General Karam: The case of the 43 is closed (toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ February 2, 2015 Cartoons
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Grand OM: ‘FOR THOSE’ who protested, for those they arrested (video)

by MOON GUAC December 12, 2014 Audio
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This song and video is FOR THOSE, for those 43 kids who were “disappeared” in Mexico. It was filmed at their college, Rural Normal School Ayotzinapa, in Guerrero. Participants in the project, organized by graphic artists Grand OM, were musicians Lengualerta (México), Wally Warning (Aruba-Alemania), Ana Sol (Argentina), Dj Saeg (México) and Eduardo Morris (Argentina-Suiza). […]

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When Los Doyers give out jerseys, Mexicans be like… (toon)

by GALAC TICO December 11, 2014 Cartoons
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Mexican government sees no 43, hears no 43, speaks…. (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA November 19, 2014 Cartoons
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NSFW Music Video: ‘Ya me canse (I’ve had enough)’

by Soy Capitan November 13, 2014 El Now
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“La democracia jamas puede aspirar a existir en una sociedad donde el gobierno no es igual al pueblo.” [Some images may disturb people who are afraid to look at what is going on in Mexico.] Video by Guy Montag. Music from Molotov: Dame El Poder.

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#TodosSomosAyotzinapa: We (43) are all Ayotzinapa (video)

by Andalé Mono November 6, 2014 El Now
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“Estamos indignados,” 43 different people say. “We are indignant!” Los nayaritas estamos indignados ante los sucesos de violencia y represión ocurridos en Ayotzinapa Guerrero.

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43 altares for Dia de los Muertos in Ayotzinapa, Mexico (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 29, 2014 Cartoons
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DREAMers: Here’s how to apply for DACA [POCHO Video PSA]

by Sara Inés Calderón October 7, 2014 El Now
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This video tries maybe too hard to be cool, but it’s packed with information for college students on how to apply for DACA. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is President Obama’s program — established by Executive Order — that can keep you from getting deported and help you get a driver’s license, work authorization, and […]

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Venice High School 11th Grade: ‘It’s Not My Fault’ (music video)

by MOON GUAC June 9, 2014 Cultura
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It’s Not My Fault is an original song and music video created by a group of 11th grade students at Venice High School. Their goal was to raise awareness and prevent physical, mental and emotional abuse against women. [Video project via My Purpose Party.]

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Turkey cracks down, stuffs Twitter (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 27, 2014 Cartoons
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Gustavo Arellano at ASU: The Glories of the Arizona Latino

by Comic Saenz December 19, 2013 Cultura
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POCHO amigo Gustavo Arellano (he’s the ¡Ask A Mexican! guy and editor of the O.C. Weekly) delivered this keynote speech at Arizona State University’s biannual Hispanic Convocation Wednesday. The photo (below) shows him at his day job. Gracias, Arizona State, for asking me to be this year’s Hispanic Convocation keynote. I’m sure it’s a mercy […]

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La Cucaracha: Teachers, face your fate, it’s back to school (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 26, 2013 Cartoons
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Teacher Vero from La Cucaracha is facing her greatest annual challenge yet- It’s Back To School time! See more of La Cucaracha, the nationally syndicated comic strip by me, Pocho Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz here.

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GOP alerts Congressmen on vacay to ‘looming threat of liberalism’

by Comic Saenz August 5, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, DC) As the Republican-controlled House of Representatives left town for a five-week paid vacation, GOP leaders warned members returning to their home districts to be on high alert because of unspecified “threats of liberalism.” “These liberals are out there with their ‘logic and facts and science,’ and all our malarkey will […]

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For Rep. Steve King (R-IA): A Day in the Life of a DREAMer (toon)

by Alberto Ledesma July 29, 2013 Cartoons
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Scary! Mexican students practice riding the school bus (video)

by EDUARDO BURRO July 5, 2013 Cultura
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These Zacatecas schoolboys take their school bus practice very seriously. And if this cautionary bus drill looks scary, think about the actual bus rides it must have been based on!

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Artstrike #nomorecuts: Artists fight budget cuts, demand fair taxes

by Lalo Alcaraz December 19, 2012 Cartoons
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Many visual artists have united for today’s Artstrike #nomorecuts Day of Action. I was invited to contribute a piece that pushes back against the rhetoric of the so-called “Fiscal Cliff,” a construct that seems to be a set up to slash needed social service budgets. We’ve created art to fight budget cuts that impact the poor […]

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GOP’s new app suppresses minority voters automagically (NSFW video)

by C. K. PEDO October 25, 2012 El Now
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Why worry about sending bogus mailers and erecting hateful billboards to suppress poor, minority, elderly and student voters? The Republican National Committee’s VoteRite app makes it easy! iPhone and Android compatible. (NSFW language.) RELATED: Sarah Silverman explains the ‘voter fraud’ fraud (NSFW video)

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