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A group of “isolates” from the Ashaninka Indian tribe in Acre in Northwest Brazil made “first contact” with government scientists last month.

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When you’re involved in one or more traffic accidents, or Accidentes as we like to call them, you need a good lawyer. But if you can’t afford one, call us!

Wait! This looks somewhat familiar. Haven’t we seen this before? [Mas…]

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Via EHistory.org:

Between 1776 and 1887, the United States seized over 1.5 billion acres from America’s indigenous people by treaty and executive order. The Invasion of America shows how by mapping every treaty and executive order during that period. It concludes with a map of present-day Federal Indian reservations.

PREVIOUSLY ON NATIVE AMERICANS: [Mas…]

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PREVIOUSLY ON PAUL RODRIGUEZ: [Mas…]

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Researcher Elizabeth Kennedy interviewed a 12-year-old boy who returned to El Salvador barefoot; he had been robbed of everything he owned.

"I asked him if he was going to try again," says Kennedy, "and he just burst into tears and said, 'What would you do if you were me? I haven't seen my mom or my dad in 10 years ... and no one here loves me.'"

NPR/Parallels writes:

Since October, a staggering 57,000 unaccompanied migrant children have been apprehended at the southwestern U.S. border. Sometimes, they’ve been welcomed into the country by activists; other times they’ve been turned away by protesters. [Mas…]

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Toon via ElSalvador.com on the Twitter.

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OK, we made up Mexican Dancing Horse Day, but we think there should be holiday like that, with Banda music and all the oats you can eat! Above is a brand-new dancing horse video, and here’s a classic dancing horse FAIL video: [Mas…]

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La Cucaracha 2007: Global warming + tacos FTW! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 29, 2014 Cartoons

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Linda Ronstadt awarded National Medal of the Arts (videos)

by MOON GUAC July 29, 2014 Cultura
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Pocha sweetheart Linda Ronstadt was awarded a National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama on Monday, citing the singer’s “one-of-a-kind voice and her decades of remarkable music.” The actual awards start after 5:30 or so in the video. Sadly, Ronstadt can no longer sing. This spring, she told Diane Sawyer why:

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As the Illegal Mexicans and Muslims Invade (a poem)

by KEN July 29, 2014 El Now
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AN ILLEGAL POEM By Illegal Immigrants I cross river, Poor and broke, Take bus, See employment folk. Nice man Treat me good in there, Say I need Go see Welfare.

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Bienvenido a Texas. Hablamos Spanglish

by EresNerd July 29, 2014 Cultura
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La Cucaracha: Where are the Mexicans in the movies? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 28, 2014 Cartoons
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I’m MAD about SDCC because I saw Sergio Aragones (photo,toon,video)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 28, 2014 Cartoons
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Here he is, my old amigo, comics legend Sergio Aragones, at SDCC Sunday. He is the world’s fastest and funniest cartoonist, and a really nice guy!

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Crime to cross the line? ‘Dame Agua, Give Me Water’ (music video)

by QUESO QUESEM July 28, 2014 Cultura
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A nameless man — let’s call him Juan Doe — dies in the desert near the border, and this musical fragment is his song: Dame Agua from Eric Holland. If you like this song, Eric asks you donate whatever you can to organizations that support immigrants and he especially likes Humane Borders/Fronteras Compasivas. Also we […]

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La Cucaracha: Murrieta, CA makes Top Ten list (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 25, 2014 Cartoons
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Stop the gay Muslim Chinese terrorist illegal aliens! (video)

by Andalé Mono July 25, 2014 El Now
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Conservatives explain how gays, Muslims, Mexicans and President Obama are all working together to destroy the moral fabric of America. Video’d at an anti-immigration protest in Houston, pro-immigration supporters also chime in while dancing.

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Cheap Chinese chanclas choke Chuy’s Choo Repair

by Comic Saenz July 25, 2014 El Now
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(PNS reporting from CHICAGO) Chuy’s Choo Repair on Ashland has been fixing heels, stretching boots and giving new soles to tired oxfords since 1956, but owner Eddie Calderon doesn’t know how long he can keep his shop open. Calderon (photo, right), whose father opened the business when he returned to Chicago after the Korean War, […]

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Nothing in this video is original, except the video: ‘Not Mine’

by CALLE D. CINEMA July 25, 2014 Cartoons
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Creator Guy Trefler writes: Not Mine is my graduate project in Graphic Design at the HIT college in Israel. My thesis is that nothing is original, therefore, none of the materials presented in the project were made by me. All of the 469 photos used in this video were taken out of Google’s image bank.

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La Cucaracha: Murrieta, CA is concerned for the kids (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 24, 2014 Cartoons
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In case you missed it, the “crisis manager” hired by Murrieta doesn’t much like my cartoons or my use of the Twitter hashtag #MurrietaHateCityUSA. Ken White, of the most excellent PopeHat blog has the story:

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‘How Tequila Is Made,’ ‘Maguey, Plant of 1000 Uses’ (videos)

by Gabacho Borracho July 24, 2014 Cultura
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Tequila — real tequila — can only be made from the blue agave. This short British documentary explains the process. But wait, there’s more. How about the 1952 Ralph Adams documentary Maguey: Plant of a Thousand Uses:

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The Champs rock ‘Tequila’ on American Bandstand

by Soy Capitan July 24, 2014 Cultura
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This clip from American Bandstand is so old everyone is in black and white, including a 20-something Dick Clark. Dick presents a gold record (1,000,000 45 RPM singles sold) and introduces The Champs and their hit Tequila. We featured the back story on this tune in our series Unsung Heroes of Hispanic History Month:

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The rise and fall of a Homies vending empire (NSFW video)

by E. Z. KOMM July 24, 2014 Cultura
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Danny Gonzalez’ East Los-styled cholos and hynas Homies toys were a big hit for a while in New York-based vending machines, and then not so much. [NSFW adult language.] VICE explains:

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La Cucaracha: Advice to militias guarding the border (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 23, 2014 Cartoons
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