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El Empleo/The Job by opusBou is an award-winning short animation from Argentina. Please don’t watch this before you leave for work, or you’ll be late for the bus.


In a busy life, a father tries to teach his son the right way. But what is the correct path? Alike is an animated student video from Barcelona.

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La Cucaracha: Looking for a job? Click here (#TBT 2010 toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz June 9, 2016 Cartoons
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Es saludo es pa Donald Trump (NSFW en Español video)

by BEN DAYHO May 9, 2016 El Now
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Look what we’re doing here — fixing your sidewalk so you can walk and you want to send us back to Mexico? Who’s going to do the work if we’re gone? Look at the white boy with his hands in his fucking pockets! [NSFW en Español.] (Original video apparently from @aque_tuuu_botellas on Instagram.)

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Welcome to your future, Citizen Worker Alice. Click here (videos)

by ARTURITO February 19, 2016 Cartoons
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“Machines could take 50% of jobs in the next 30 years,” according to Rice University comp sci professor Moshe Vardi. What will that mean for Alice, holder of the last job on Earth? Do not fear this dystopian future, pochos. The Last Job on Earth is a good thing, at least according to The Guardian. […]

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Paletas y Racismo: I was a teenage paletero – in Georgia

by Estefania Zavala July 7, 2015 Cultura
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After we published our shocking story about a missing El Paso paletero, a real-life former ice cream man reached out to POCHO on Facebook. Jonathan Omar Ramirez (Facebook profile pic, right) had been a teenage paletero, he said. We asked him for his story: POCHO: So what led you to become a paletero? Well my […]

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In Oz, ‘Mexican feast hamper’ means happy employees (video)

by FRODO CALO June 12, 2015 Cultura
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We think this short commercial from the Land Down Under urges companies to improve employee morale by giving homesick painters named Mike either a “Mexican Face Tamper” or a “Mexican feast hamper.” We just don’t speak Australian. PREVIOUSLY ON MEXICAN AUSTRALIAN:

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iJuan, smartphone app for day labor, scores $3,500,000 investment

by BUSINESS GWIRE PRESS RELEASE November 6, 2014 El Now
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(GUANAJUATO, MEXICO) iJuanCo, creator of iJuan, the first smartphone app to directly match day laborers and potential bosses, has secured a $3.5 million dollar investment from venture capital fund XS Dinero, iJuanCo company president Grito Del Toro announced here today. Day laborers using the app will be able to register their schedules, skill set and service […]

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La Cucaracha: Darn those lazy immigrants! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 17, 2014 Cartoons
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Advice from HR: Do this when men stare at your breasts (video)

by Lucida Grandé October 15, 2014 Cultura
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Productivity in the workplace can suffer when men are confronted by women’s breasts, so here’s some Advice from HR for you gals: Check yourself before you wreck yourself! [Video by Danielle Langlois.]

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La Cucaracha: A day off for Labor Day? Not so much! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 29, 2014 Cartoons
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La Santa Cecilia picks Beatlefruit in ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ (video)

by MOON GUAC August 6, 2014 Cartoons
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Beatle John Lennon’s song about playing in the Salvation Army’s Strawberry Fields children’s home near his casa in Liverpool becomes an animated allegory about who picks the juicy red fruits and the crop’s journey from farm to table table to farm as East Los homies La Santa Cecilia transform Strawberry Fields Forever. PREVIOUSLY ON LA […]

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If you think you worked hard today, watch these guys! (video)

by HO LEE KAO July 10, 2014 Cultura
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Four guys with picks and shovels dig a water well in Oaxaca in this 2008 video. The temperature approached 100°, according to the uploader. It’s amazing to watch how hard these guys work, and the techniques they use to turn a hole in the ground into a working well. Here’s what it says on YouTube:

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Update Facebook Status: What’s on your mind? (video)

by Soy Capitan July 2, 2014 Cultura
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Is this the real life, is this just fantasy? On Facebook, you never know. PREVIOUSLY ON FACEBOOK:

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La Cucaracha: Adventures in Basic Cable (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz June 18, 2014 Cartoons
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Dateline Brazil: Don’t sleep on the job or else! (video)

by RON FLOSS June 18, 2014 Cultura
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We present this video, said to be from Brazil, as a cautionary tale about the hazards of trying to catch a few Z’s on the job. Kids: Don’t try this at home. PREVIOUSLY ON PRANKS:

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Brazil sex workers learn English to prep for World Cup (NSFW video)

by MY LLORONA June 10, 2014 Cultura
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The Association of Prostitutes of Minas Gerais is teaching English to sex workers to help them deal with foreign customers. The state will host a match between Costa Rica and England and expects horny hordes of visiting futbol fans. Monday’s class, run by Igor Fuchs, was the last before today’s formal start of the games […]

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Mom puts cross on son’s front lawn to mark another failed relationship

by EresNerd October 14, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from HOUSTON) Sara Maestas placed a two-foot-high cruz on her only son’s lawn early this morning — a cross in remembrance of his latest failed relationship. The 32-year-old transactional lawyer got dumped Saturday night by his novia, less than 20 minutes after he blew off a dinner date. And now his mother’s white […]

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La Cucaracha: Labor Day Holiday? Not so much! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 2, 2013 Cartoons
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Talk radio guy blows the lid off ‘Mexican swimming lessons’ (video)

by MITCH YUKON May 20, 2013 Cultura
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If you’ve been wondering why the internationally-lauded public school system in Mexico makes sure all the kids get swimming lessons, talk show guy AND education expert Rick Rantz of 1270AM WQTT in Union County, OH, has the answer. Advertising Sales Manager Mike Schnell is at 614.935.1038 if you have more questions.The radio station’s Programming Department […]

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