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Martin Sheen, aka President Jed Bartlet, is the narrator in this César Chávez 2006 tribute video from the United Farm Workers (UFW.) César Chávez’ birthday is March 31

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What’s it like to come out of the closet as an undocumented immigrant? POCHO amigo Julio Salgado and friends explain.

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ic_tyrone_photoWhat is Tyrone Drone? Is it an app? Is it a drone? Stop — you’re both right, sorta.

“Reach new heights of artistic expression with Tyrone Drone,” says the hype. “Dare to tag wherever you couldn’t — or wouldn’t — before. You might not crash the White House, but Tyrone is armed with a couple cans of spray paint and no conscience. Paint your neighborhood. Or destroy it with graffiti.” [Mas…]

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Biography.com offers up this Frida Kahlo video and a big list of Notable Hispanic Women for Women’s History Month.


 


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In The Letter, based on a 1947 short story La Carta by Dominican-Boricua-Mexican Marxist author José Luis González, a migrant writes home to Mom. “Everything is super here in New York,” he tells her. Sixty-seven years later and an ocean apart, the story is as true now for the African protagonist of this video as it was for the original Puerto Rican migrant.

Did you read this short story in school? Here is the complete text:

San Juan, Puerto Rico 8 de marso de 1947

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totplesstorressIn the 1933 Marx Brothers classic Duck Soup, Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx) is introduced to the fetching Vera Macal (Raquel Torres), “a famous dancer.” “I could dance with you ’til the cows come home,” Groucho tells her. “On second thought, I’d rather dance with the cows ’til you come home!” [Mas…]

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We all know it’s hard to make money, and even hard to hold on to it. That’s why idiots like us need to who’s really picking our pockets and how they do it. And that’s why we recommend The Idiot’s Guide to Smart People: ‘Money’. [This video is NSFW if the word sh!t or however smart people spell it is a bad word at your job. You do have a job, right?]

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ranchosWhen Los Angeles was a still a little pueblo in the northern part of Mexico known as Alta California, Spanglish was born.

Public Radio International’s Global Nation explains:

…living in the a rancho just north of the pueblo was a young Scottish adventurer named Hugh Reid. In the 1830s he left the old world for the new — Mexico. And in his adopted home he was rechristened with an additional Spanish name, Perfecto Hugo Reid. Reid would eventually settle down on a ranch in southern California near the San Gabriel mission in what’s now Arcadia, a suburb of Los Angeles, where he married a local woman, Doña Victoria.

Robert Train has been obsessed with Hugo Reid’s backstory for the last few years. Train is a professor of Spanish at Sonoma State University. We met recently at the Huntington Library archives in Pasadena, to read Reid’s extremely yellowed letters.

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POCHO Jefe Lalo Alcaraz explains himself to Stanford (audio)

by Andalé Mono February 11, 2015 Audio
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POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz spoke last month with Stanford Hispanic Broadcasting’s Iso Jubes about his nationally-syndicated comic La Cucaracha, his work on FOX’s Bordertown, his books and America’s Latino future. The interview starts like this:

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Wet cleanup on Aisle #3! Look for the dancing cow (video)

by Andalé Mono February 6, 2015 Cultura
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A “Vaca Loca” from Mexican dairy company Alpura dances her tetas off in a promotional appearance at a supermarket, but nobody seems to care. We think it’s because a dancing cow from a dairy company needs to be — ahem — anatomically complete:

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Welcome to the USA! Please to answer a few questions (video)

by Andalé Mono January 30, 2015 Cultura
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This is your MIGRA on Brazil.

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(Jo) Raquel (Tejeda) Welch: ‘One Million Years B.C.’ (1966 video)

by Andalé Mono January 21, 2015 Cultura
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This sci-fi fantasy B-movie trailer is so old-school it’s prehistoric! Pocha pin-up (Jo) Raquel (Tejeda) Welch co-stars in One Million Years B.C.

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Video Link: Topless women protest PAN land grab in Mexico City

by Andalé Mono January 14, 2015 El Now
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We can’t publish this video because NSFW but we can link to it. Hundreds of members of the 400 Pueblos movement protested Monday in front of the National Action Party (PAN) headquarters in Mexico City, many of them topless. Semi-nude protests — by men and women — have been a tactic of the group for […]

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You white people sure ‘Love You Some Indians!’ (video)

by SUMMERFALL WINTERSPRING January 8, 2015 Cultura
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Everybody in Cleveland sure Loves You Some Indians, says Navajo poet Rowie Shebala. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, doncha know. We’re honoring your culture.

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Will Shakila become the next ‘Christmas Idol’? (video)

by JUAN-DMC December 25, 2014 Cultura
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The Christmas Idol panel of judges is as tough as a grand jury. Santa Claus, Lady Sharoun the Purple, and Jesus H. Christ Himself can make a contestant’s dreams come true or break her heart. Can Shakila (Roberta Valderrama) win them over with her hot hot hot version of Feliz Navidad?

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It has finally come to this: Kim Kardashian butt piñata, the video

by ENDES NAI December 8, 2014 Cultura
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A small piñata shop in the Rio Grande border town of Reynosa now offers a piñata of the infamous Paper Magazine shoot in which Kim Kardashian appears nude, RT reports: Inspired by Kim Kardashian’s rising popularity throughout Mexico, shop owner Dalton Javier Davalos decided to make a pinata of the star’s posterior for the Posadas […]

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Magic mushroom tea time in San Jose Pacifico, Oaxaca, Mexico (videos)

by Andalé Mono December 2, 2014 Cultura
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In San Jose Pacifico, Oaxaca, Mexico, you can take tea and see. Magic mushroom tea, that is; psilocybin. [NSFW adult language and (legal) drug use.]

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Jon Stewart: How Obama’s amnesty shreds the Constitution (video)

by Andalé Mono November 19, 2014 El Now
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With the midterm election over, President Obama’s plan to use his executive powers to ease immigration issues for DREAMers, Central American refugees and others has Republicans up in arms about so-called “amnesty.” Obama is “shredding the Constitution,” they claim, and even Mitt Romney, for Pete’s sake, has to remind Obama that he, Obama, is a […]

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Charlie Chicken, Canine Artist: A Puerto Rican perro in NYC (video)

by Andalé Mono November 18, 2014 Cultura
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He’s only a small town dog from Puerto Rico, scoffers say. But seriously, can Charlie Chicken, Canine Artist, make it in the uber competitive New York artistic scene? Charlie’s creations (his mixed media are poop and urine) are regularly featured all across Brooklyn, the short documentary explains.

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#TodosSomosAyotzinapa: We (43) are all Ayotzinapa (video)

by Andalé Mono November 6, 2014 El Now
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“Estamos indignados,” 43 different people say. “We are indignant!” Los nayaritas estamos indignados ante los sucesos de violencia y represión ocurridos en Ayotzinapa Guerrero.

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Chile bus driver beats purse snatcher with a bat (video)

by Andalé Mono October 23, 2014 El Now
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It was a bad day to be a purse snatcher on this bus in Chile. Three cheers for batman!

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Dancing Tijuana Cop: The White Zone is for Moonwalking only (video)

by Andalé Mono October 22, 2014 Cultura
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“Police officer Jose Ruben Echeverria showed he had the moves Sunday in the Mexican city of Tijuana, dancing to some of Michael Jackson’s greatest hits while directing traffic. Numerous bystanders snapped photos of the dancing police officer, with some even joining in with him. Echeverria says he dances while directing traffic to make the experience […]

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Extraterrestres y UFOs/OVNIs visit Santa Rosa, Argentina

by ROD ESTERLING October 15, 2014 El Now
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Reports of vari-colored luminous OVNIs and strange beings with big heads are coming from “dozens of eyewitnesses who claim having seen them in broad daylight and under various circumstances. Not merely one, but several of them flying over the city of Santa Rosa, La Pampa [Argentina], and several localities of this region,” according to Inexplicata:

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In the name of Jesus! This Mexican kid is harassing me! (video)

by Andalé Mono October 9, 2014 Cultura
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Too much caffeine? A “Christian” lady in an Oklahoma coffee shop has hella angry feels. “In the name of Jesus!” she exclaims. “This Mexican kid is harassing me!” We’re confused. Do you think his name might be Jesús? The video is from 2011, but crazy H8RZ are forever.

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