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salcedosAfter the United States passed the openly racist Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882, migrants from China went to Mexico instead. And the legacy of those immigrants is still found today on both sides of the border: Chinese-Mexican food.

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American sure love Mexican food — as POCHO’s Associate Naranjero Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican Arellano noted in his best-selling book Taco USA. And Mexican-inspired dishes are everywhere, like deep-fried nachos on a stick in Milwaukee,, Arizona’s potentially dangerous churro dog and kosher carnitas y nopales burritos inside a donut here in Los Angeles.

Today, on Munchie Monday, Ben & Jerry’s go nationwide and win the Internet with their new ice cream BRR-ito inspired by Apple’s ground-breaking 1984 Macintosh commercial, with a little 4/20 mixed in.

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reefermadnesscroppedWhen high school students get addicted to weed, bad stuff happens. Reefer Madness depicts the horrific consequences — a hit and run, manslaughter, suicide, attempted rape, hallucinations, and a descent into madness. [NSFW probably. It’s complicated.] [Mas…]

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mexicanswim(PNS reporting from HOUSTON) Julio Reyes wanted a beach body shape this Summer, but after weighing changing his diet, swapping soda for water and committing to a strenuous of weights and cardio, he reconsidered.

“I think I’m just going to wear my t-shirt with my swim trunks this year,” he told PNS. “That way, if my workout regimen doesn’t kick in ‘til later no one will notice.” [Mas…]

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It’s hard to find decent Mexican food in London, but critic Richard Vines found three taquerias worth visiting in a report for Bloomberg TV. We were puzzled that the Limeys spell Oaxaca “Wahaca” but then we remembered that Brits are stupid with “foreign” terms — they pronounce “filet” like “fill-it,” for example. Food critic Vines does an exemplary job, however, with words like “molcajete.” PRO TIP FOR SEÑOR VINES: There is no such thing as “molcajete sauce.”

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After futebol, soltar pipas, is Brasil’s most popular sport. In the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, flying the pipa is more than a leisurely escape from on-the-ground realities — it’s a venue for battle, with the entire sky as the arena. Pipa designs and airborne “cutting” strategies have been passed through generations, from rooftop to rooftop.

Filmmakers Guilherme Tensol and Leandro HBL spent time in Rocinha, Rio’s largest favela, among its young pipa warriors and elder statesmen, absorbing their secrets and documenting their stories.

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Ask A Mexican: Is it safe to visit Tijuana? (video)

by Comic Saenz April 16, 2015 Cultura
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POCHO’s Associate Naranjero Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano has just returned from a weekend trip to Tijuana. “Is it safe again in Tijuana, Gustavo?” someone asked him when he got back. “It’s safe — and it’s amazing!” he replied.

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Hey, Coachella: My heritage is not your ‘costume’ (toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ April 16, 2015 Cartoons
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I made this cartoon, in collaboration with Native actress MorningStar Angeline, for the petition drive @ Change.org. Here’s the petition text and the complete toon [click on the image to enlarge]:

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Descance en paz Eduardo Galeano (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA April 16, 2015 Cartoons
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The Beandocks: Explaining Ted Cruz (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 15, 2015 Cartoons
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When life is a video game, love is your secret weapon (video)

by JAI ESCORR April 15, 2015 Cartoons
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In the Great Video Game of Life, a little love from (plus tortillas, cumbia y nopales) can help you escape the zombies and crush the bullies. A true story from Los Cenzontles. PREVIOUSLY ON LOS CENZONTLES:

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Los Kumbia All Starz: ‘Speedy Gonzales’ (music video)

by Soy Capitan April 15, 2015 Cartoons
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Los Kumbia All Starz (from Corpus Christi, Tejas!) take the classic Speedy Gonzales cartoon theme song to a whole other level. PREVIOUSLY ON SPEEDY GONZALES:

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Amara La Negra twerks and the whole world watches in ‘Asi’ (video)

by María Purísima April 15, 2015 Cultura
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World class twerking delights the neighborhood in Asi (This) by Miami-born Dominican Amara La Negra.

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La Cucaracha: George P. Bush is a ‘Latino Leader’ (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 14, 2015 Cartoons
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Latinos, at least according to the mainstream media (video)

by Lucida Grandé April 14, 2015 Cultura
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Mainstream media is full of Latinos — Latino criminals, Latina maids and exotic Latino sex machines. Ordinary people just like you? Not so much. [Video by David Viramontes.]

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Mexican candidate in pointy boots dances in campaign video

by EDUARDO BURRO, FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT April 14, 2015 Cultura
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Botas picudas (pointy boots) and shitty “tribal” music are the highlights of this campaign video for candidato del PAN Diego Leyva por el distrito 1 en Guanajuato. PREVIOUSLY ON GUANAJUATO:

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Frida Kahlo takes a selfie [photo?]

by HABLO PICASSO April 14, 2015 Cultura
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[Original image from a series by SAMSUNG.]

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Texas man gets ticket for riding horse to Taco Bell (video)

by GUY D'YAPPE April 13, 2015 El Now
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We have no problem with the guy riding a horse, but with all the possible places for xlnt tacos in the Great State of Tejas, this baboso goes to Taco Bell?

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Mexclusive: Beware the New World Order Deadly Space Termites

by Especial Correspondents April 13, 2015 Cultura
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LiveLeak’s Jeffrey Barber has some serious warnings for you guys so listen up, K? The pulsating you can see on this desk are YOYO NIOPION. These are extraterrestrial termites. They voraciously consumer not only wood, but everything. I mean EVERYTHING! but stone. They eat glass, steel, aluminum, plastic, wood, but most of all, they like, […]

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