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It’s International Talk Sing Like A Pirate Day and we’re please to present not only a “sea shanty” about being a pirate, but one about the Mexican-American war of the 1850s. It’s even in Wikipedia! This video of Santy Anno has music by Forebitter and Lord Cavendish manga-influenced artwork assembled by uploader LordDrakoArakis, probably not his real name.

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In the southwestern Mexican state of Michoacan, the Hernandez Garcia family takes local clay and water and transforms it into stunning glazed pottery, just like their ancestors before them. [Video by Mariano Rentería Garnica.]

The Beandocks: In Puerto Rico, Trump faces his own ‘Katrina’ (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 11, 2017 Cartoons
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‘When Mexican Joe Met Jole Blon’ (1953 YouTube music, lyrics)

by Soy Capitan August 14, 2017 Audio
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A story of cross-border romance — a mojado and a Cajun queen — are the stars of country singer’s Hank Snow’s Mexican Joe and Joli Blon, released on 78 RPM disk in 1953. Here are the lyrics and guitar chords (via Genius Lyrics) so you can sing and play along!

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Deja Vu: Columbus Day in North Dakota (toon)

by SERG HERNANDEZ October 10, 2016 Cartoons
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Neil Young vs the Dakota Access Pipeline: ‘Indian Givers’ (video,lyrics)

by Soy Capitan September 19, 2016 Cultura
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OG activist Neil Young stands up for the Standing Rock Sioux and against the Dakota Access Pipeline in this new song and video — Indian Givers. The lyrics include the story of Dale “Happy” American Horse Jr., a Native activist who was busted after chaining himself to a digger machine at the site. Mira los […]

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Talk and Sing Like a Mexican Pirate Day: ‘Santy Anno’ (music video)

by MOON GUAC September 19, 2016 Cultura
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It’s International Talk Sing Like A Pirate Day and we’re please to present not only a “sea shanty” about being a pirate, but one about the Mexican-American war of the 1850s. It’s even in Wikipedia! This video of Santy Anno has music by Forebitter and Lord Cavendish manga-influenced artwork assembled by uploader LordDrakoArakis, probably not […]

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This just in from Standing Rock, North Dakota (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA September 14, 2016 Cartoons
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To win playing BORDERS, you need to beat La Migra (video)

by Comic Saenz July 7, 2016 Cultura
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BORDERS is a game from Gonzalo Alvarez where players walk in the shoes of an immigrant to endure the danger of a journey across the desert. You only win if you can avoid La Migra and beat the heat by hiding under bushes and staying hydrated. Many make the journey towards the border with the […]

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Don’t try this at home: How to make an ‘Obsidian Heart’ (video)

by TIFFANY TWISTED June 6, 2016 Cultura
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It looks easy if you know how. Mexico City master jeweler José Luis Gonzalez Bautista fashions a silver setting for an Obsidian Heart. [Video by robertopotamo.] Need some silver work? Go straight to Plaza San Jacinto 3B, San Ángel, 01000 Álvaro Obregón, DF, México.

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La Cucaracha: Testing the tap water in Flint, Michigan (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz February 2, 2016 Cartoons
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In rural Mexico, where there’s a will, there’s a well (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés January 13, 2016 Cultura
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A bomba de mecate is a rope pump for water wells. In San Miguel del Valle, Díaz Ordaz, Oaxaca, Mexico, you can build one if you know how. Maybe! 😉 Here’s how you do it, at least according to YouTube:

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Chiapas drought reveals 16th-century church (video)

by ROD ESTERLING October 20, 2015 Cultura
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It’s dry in Mexico, too, but it’s not all bad. Low waters in a Chipas reservoir have revealed a sunken treasure. Discovery.com reports:

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La Cucaracha: MASA announces historic Mars discovery (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 14, 2015 Cartoons
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Scientists: There’s a water-filled cave under Chichen Itza (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés August 17, 2015 Cultura
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Mexican scientists have discovered a cave/sinkhole/subterranean river underneath the ruins of the Kukulkan Pyramid at Chichen Itza in the Yucatan. Euronews reports on last week’s announcement:

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Hot fun in the Summertime? Too hot! ‘Sun of a Beach’ (video)

by MALIBU BARBIE July 29, 2015 Cartoons
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Man, it is hot out here today. Sun of a Beach!

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