Pocho Ocho things about the USA that surprise Cuban defectors


Cuban ballet dancers who recently defected from their troupe in Mexico and now live in Miami are “amazed at how many foods come canned and can be easily heated up in a microwave,” according to the Associated Press.

Canned foods! But wait, there’s mas. Here are the Pocho Ocho other things about the U.S. that also surprised our new island immigrants:

8. Studebaker, DeSoto, Willys and Nash are out of the automobile business

7. America’s most famous Cuban? Mark Cuban

6. Fidel is a sofa bed mogul and Che sells t-shirts

Mas…Pocho Ocho things about the USA that surprise Cuban defectors

Happy International Women’s Day from Flight of the Conchords (video)

Flight of the Conchords: Ladies of the World. The fellas want the world to put down that rifle and pick up a woman! In Bolivia! And Namibia! Actually, International Women’s Day is serious business, and here’s a good summary from Fox Latino (of all places!). Bottom line, according to Fox’s Mariela Dabbah? There’s lots to celebrate, and a lot more yet to be done:

Mas…Happy International Women’s Day from Flight of the Conchords (video)