POCHO’s Ñews y Satire is under 10¢ a laugh when you donate $50!


Can you donate $20 or $50 so we can make more Ñews y Satire?

We like making POCHO for you every day, but it takes money. Can you help?

POCHO has no big backers, no mega investors, no brand-name “sponsors.” Longtime readers may have notice we dripped Google’s syndicated ads.

That’s deliberate.  We get the cash we need from you, our loyal readers, and no one tells us what we can or cannot publish. Can you help?

We need cash. Ten bucks, $20 or even $50 isn’t that much once you do the math. Can you help?


POCHO typically publishes four new posts every weekday, or 20 posts each week. If only half of those make you laugh, that’s 10 laughs a week. Fifty-two weeks of 10 laughs is over 500 laughs a year. With a $50 donation, your net cost per laugh is a less than a dime.


Such a deal!

Please kick in a few bucks to keep the Ñews y Satire flowing.  It doesn’t have to be $50 – ten bucks, twenty, whatever, it’s all good. We take all plastic and PayPal tambien.

Click on the DONATE button to give and thank you for your support.

Los Pochodores 

Please put some cash for POCHO underneath this year’s Chancla Tree!

Can you donate $5 or $10 so we can make more ñews y satire?

As fams around the world place presents for loved ones under the Chancla Tree, please consider making a small holiday donation to POCHO so we can continue breaking the ñews!

POCHO needs money to upgrade our webservers, money to fix our broken computers and, more than anything, money to pay our editors and writers and videographers and cartoonists who have contributed a year’s worth of amazingly chingon content for free.

Every $10, $20 or $50 helps. Click on the donate button now.

Thank you, pochos!

Chingones and Chingonas: You’ve got to see ‘Wonder Woman’

Chingones and Chingonas, here’s a movie you’ve got to see. Mujer Maravilla! FOR REAL.

Follow me on this. The original Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter, if you know your Pocho Historia, is a Latina.

In fact she’s a lot like another rarely acknowledged Latina goddess of the screen, Rita Hayworth aka Margarita Cansino.

You like comic books and superhero movies? Of course you do.

Mas…Chingones and Chingonas: You’ve got to see ‘Wonder Woman’

I have been awaiting Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” all my life

I have been waiting for something like Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown all my life.


The CNN season premiere April 30  was a watershed moment for Chicanos and Mexican Americans.

Here’s what I Tweeted the night I saw it:

Mas…I have been awaiting Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” all my life

The Barrio Nostalgia of ‘Veteranas and Rucas’ on Instagram

The internet is so much about what to look at.

For me, that’s weird. You see the bulk of the first part of my life was bound up with reading—which is all about looking at things, reading words, but has little to do with seeing, with reading pictures.

It is true that as a kid, I was all about reading while seeing, with Richie Rich, Mad Magazine, Vampirella, Batman, Eerie, and Plop! infecting the technicolor corridors of my imagination.

But after that came college and graduate school with a major in literature—so novels took over (that and critical theory), so words came to dominate the scene of my life.

Mas…The Barrio Nostalgia of ‘Veteranas and Rucas’ on Instagram