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familyguytacosDear Ashley,

I don’t really know you very well. I met you for the first time when my family and I travelled to Rogers, Arkansas to see you marry my nephew. I knew my nephew at some point. I saw him grow up here in Los Angeles until my brother and his wife thought the streets of Woodland Hills too gang-infested and uprooted their entire family to the enclaves of my sister-in-law’s home state.

Shortly after, sometime in the 1990s, my mother and I travelled to Arkansas on an Amtrak train for two days (don’t ask – I still haven’t forgiven my mother for refusing to fly) to visit and see our family’s new dwellings.

You weren’t in the picture yet – your husband was still a teenager. Despite the torturous train ride, we relished the opportunity to spend time with my brother and his family. We were even excited to see a new part of the country. [Mas…]

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Damian Lopez Rodriguez was brought to the USA without documents as a child — you know, one of those rapists and narcos from Mexico Donald Trump is going to deport.

Damian loved his new country so much he enlisted in the Army when he turned 18. After he died in Iraq, he was granted posthumous citizenship by President George Bush. Damian’s dad has faith his son in Heaven is voting in this election. Are you?

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Today is the big game — Roosevelt vs Garfield — the Boyle Heights East/Los Angeles high school football rivalry that has lasted generations. The Roughriders meet the Bulldogs this evening at Weingart Stadium on Avenida César Chávez in Monterey Park.

In this 2013 poetry video, David A. Romero supplied the play by play.

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Donald Trump’s racist anti-immigrant rhetoric is a big worry for immigrant-owned businesses. The owners of a South Philadelphia staple, South Philly Barbacoa — around the corner from the famed Italian street market — are concerned about what a victory by GOP haters might mean for their family. [Video by Cora Cervantes.] [Mas…]


What really goes on when Latinos for Trump throw a get-out-the-vote campaign party for their candidate? Pachanga for Trump goes into the belly of the GOP beast to find out the shocking truth. [Video by the Latino Comedy Project.]


Best of Luck with the Wall takes the viewer on a hypnotic visual voyage across the length and breadth the U.S.-Mexico border, stitched together from 200,000 satellite images. [Directed and explained by Josh Begley.]

Joad Cressbeckler: Migrants who survive AZ desert deserve citizenship

by José Canusí October 27, 2016 El Now
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On The Cressbeckler Stance, talk show host Joad Cressbeckler says any Mexican who crosses the scorching-hot desert on foot has proved himself worthy of U.S. citizenship.

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‘That Mexican Thing Again’ ringtones make America great again (audio)

by Comic Saenz October 6, 2016 Audio
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Make America Great Again with Mike Pence That Mexican Thing Again ringtones. They’re the perfect audio identifiers for those extra especial phone calls!

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If elected, Trump will deport this Harvard University graduate (video)

by Verdana Bold October 3, 2016 El Now
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In La Graduación | The Graduation by Anna Clare Spelman, we meet an undocumented Latinx DREAMer about to graduate from the Harvard’s Kennedy School with a master’s degree. Thank God Donald Trump promises to deport rapists and narcotrafficantes like her and her mom!

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La Cucaracha: Here are my plans for a border wall (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 20, 2016 El Now
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Pocho Ocho Top GOP Picks for Latinx Heritage Month 2017

by Especial Correspondents September 16, 2016 Cultura
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“Hispanic” Heritage Month, the officially-approved celebration of Latinx and their contributions to the United Estates of America, started Thursday. Donald Trump’s GOP has proposed their own list of praise-worthy Hispanix for next year’s fiesta — assuming Trump wins — and POCHO has gotten a sneak peek at their nominations. Peep this Mexclusive list of the […]

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Surveillance Video: Mexican invaders jump border wall (GIF)

by Barney Asada September 15, 2016 Cultura
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Mexicans are invading America — crossing the border wall in their taco trucks. Recent surveillance video catches these ill eagles in action.

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Tamaleros on every corner are a good idea, too (videos)

by Comic Saenz September 15, 2016 Cultura
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See the guy with the tamales in the hot box on wheels? He’s well-known in San Pedro, home of the Port of Los Angeles, on the south side of the City of Angels. This vato — The Tamale Guy — even has his own reviews (good ones!) on Yelp: Legalizing street vendors like the Tamale […]

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‘Wall?’ ‘Waddaya mean wall?’ ‘Yo no espico Español!’ (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 2, 2016 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: Where are Melania’s immigration papers? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 29, 2016 Cartoons
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Fantastic Four fight ‘The Hate Monger’ (Marvel Comics radio show)

by Comic Saenz August 29, 2016 Audio
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The superhero gang just want a regular Fantastic Four superhero kinda day, but things are a little off kilter: An evil character called The Hate Monger is causing a massive disturbance in the Force with his hateful rhetoric. ComicVine @ GameSpot sets it up: The FF go out and run into the Hate-Monger. The Hate-Monger […]

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Why we fight for immigration reform and a ‘path to citizenship’ (video)

by Comic Saenz August 10, 2016 Cultura
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Donald Trump and the GOP haters want to split this beautiful family up and send the parents back to Mexico. We can’t let that happen. The President’s DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans) initiative is now stalled because the Republicans won’t vote on the Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court, a judge who could […]

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CNN video: ‘Remittances’ from the U.S. keep this Mexican town alive

by Andalé Mono August 8, 2016 Cultura
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After a son leaves his small, impoverished Mexican town of Francisco Villa to find a better life in Chicago, he sends money to help his family — and hometown — alive. Racist Donald Trump says he would stop these “remittances.”

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La Cucaracha: How is Donald Trump doing with Latinos? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 4, 2016 Cartoons
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Xenia Rubinos: Brown people do it all in ‘Mexican Chef’ (video)

by Soy Capitan August 2, 2016 Cultura
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New York City alternative whirlwind Xenia Rubinos makes quite an exhaustive list of things that brown people do, including Mexican Chef. Brown cleans your house, for example, and brown takes the trash, brown even wipes your granddaddy’s a$$. PREVIOUSLY ON XENIA RUBINOS: Xenia Rubinos live in a lowrider “Just Like I” (video) Xenia Rubinos is […]

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La Cucaracha: Is Trump really the ‘law and order’ candidate? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 29, 2016 Cartoons
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Watch: Pregnant mujer crossing border gives birth to ‘Alien’

by ROD ESTERLING July 19, 2016 Cultura
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Locked in the back of a van, desperate migrants must cross the Mexican border into the U.S. before one of them gives birth to an illegal alien. The Birth of an Alien (El Nacimiento de un Extranjero) is from Sumiko Braun.

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Born in East L.A.: “They’re coming to America!” (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés July 4, 2016 Cultura

Far, We’ve been traveling far Without a home But not without a star Free, Only want to be free We huddle close Hang on to a dream On the boats and on the planes They’re coming to America Never looking back again, They’re coming to America

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Elie Wiesel: No human being is illegal (toon)

by HABLO PICASSO July 2, 2016 Cartoons
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Bay Area artist Favianna Rodriguez illustrated a quote from Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel. R.I.P.

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