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With inexpensive remote-controlled drones (typically quadcopters) mounted with small, lightweight digital cameras, previously unseen vistas can be captured and shared as videos and stills. This video shows the Monument to the Mexican Revolution in the Plaza de la República in downtown Mexico City. [Click on the photos to enlarge.] [Mas…]

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An earthquake last week opened up a giant fissure in the desert west of Hermosillo, in the northern Mexican state of Sonora. The crack in the earth is 1 kilometer long and up to 25 feet deep in some stretches. This drone video shows Nature’s awesome power.

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Dozens of cooks joined forces in Mexico City late last month to prepare a 173-foot (53-meter) monster torta as part of the opening ceremony of the ninth annual Torta Fair, thus setting the new world record for the sandwich, according to the World Record Academy. [Mas…]

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jumping150Come for the (Mexican jumping) “GOP Bean Feed,” read the Oklahoma Republican Party fundraising flyer, and maybe you’ll stay for the KKK lecture. No offense, though.

Truthyism has the story:

Oklahoma democrats were shocked to see the crude racially charged image of a Mexican jumping bean on a GOP fundraising flyer for governor Mary Fallin which claimed to have information about the KKK.

In fact, many had assumed this was a hoax or a parody. [Mas…]

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Why do the right wing haters make it so hard? The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart knows exactly what to do to clean up the mess at the border. PRO TIP: Do not risk monitor damage and/or electric shock by drinking coffee, beer or any other beverage while watching this educational video. Extreme danger of spitting on the screen! Kombucha drinker? Put down the beverage and step away from the computer.

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Brides can often get a bit snappy on their big day – and one Mexican crocodile is no exception. She’s marrying the mayor of a Pacific coast fishing town in a traditional ceremony.

The fishermen of the town of San Pedro Huamelula, Oaxaca, believe the crocodile is a princess, and a wedding ritual will bring plenty of fish for them to catch along the Pacific coast. And then there’s the part when the mayor talks about the parade of “morenos” bearing croc statues.

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Stephen Colbert: I pity the poor immigrants (video)

by Barney Asada July 21, 2014 El Now
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Whatever it is these poor kid refugees are fleeing — Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, El Diablo — Stephen Colbert pities them. But not too much.

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Uncle Sam’s migracorrido ‘La Bestia (The Death Train)’ (music, lyrics)

by QUESO QUESEM July 17, 2014 Cultura
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From Central America comes this ballad that’s fast rising the Latin American charts. It’s all about the dangerous Death Train that Central American drug war refugees ride on their way across Mexico enroute to El Norte. In Spanish they call the train The Beast — La Bestia. And who is the man behind this music? It’s […]

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Proper Pronunciation for Pochos: ‘How to say fajita’ (video)

by Barney Asada July 11, 2014 Cultura
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Today’s word is fajita, (/fəˈhiːtə/; Spanish: [faˈxita]), commonly referring to any grilled meat served as a taco on a flour or corn tortilla in Tex-Mex cuisine. It’s a difficult word to pronounce properly, so listen closely. PREVIOUSLY ON PROPER PRONUNCIATION:

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Sprechen Sie Deutsch? The Border Patrol says ‘Willkommen!’ (video)

by Barney Asada July 8, 2014 Cultura
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Just like President John F. Kennedy who charmed the world with this line in the 1960s, “Ich bin ein berliner” is magic. PREVIOUSLY ON BORDER PATROL:

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Making It in L.A.: From El Salvador to American Apparel (video)

by Barney Asada June 27, 2014 Cultura
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Salvadoran refugee Alma Velasco fled the civil war to come to America when she was 16. Now she works as a seamstress at American Apparel in Los Angeles. This is her story, courtesy I Am Los Angeles: As a teenager, Alma Velasco had dreams of finishing school and getting a degree in El Salvador. But […]

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Iguanas everywhere? This must be Nicaragua (video)

by Barney Asada June 24, 2014 Cartoons
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“Traveling to Nicaragua with his family, a young boy finds the world a weirder, scarier, and more difficult place. And filled, stuffed, and absolutely teeming with iguanas,” explains creator Miguel Jeron. The L.A. resident calls his video LA-GAR-TO. We do not know if he rolls his RRRRRR’s.

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He’s been to the desert on a banana with one name: Bonito (video)

by Barney Asada June 19, 2014 Cartoons
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A wrenching tale of a desert crossing: A lone banana on a mission to el otro lado. Can Bonito make it?

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John Oliver: Immigrants are just all right with me (NSFW video)

by Barney Asada June 18, 2014 El Now
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Foreigner John Oliver (formerly of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and currently fronting Last Week Tonight) has been through the immigration system, and he has some advice for the GOP. (NSFW language.)

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Tiny gringa eats 2-pound multi-chile ‘Diablo Burrito’ in 3:23 (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN June 17, 2014 Cultura
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Competitive eater Molly Schuyler (all 125 pounds of her) takes on “the world’s hottest burrito” at Allan’s Authentic Mexican Restaurant in PDX. Can she show the same competitive spirit and stamina that helped her finish a 72-ounce steak in a previous webisode? The 2-pound “wet” Diablo Burrito is filled with rice, beans and habanero, serrano, […]

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For Father’s Day, make Dad a carne asada and fries burrito (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE June 13, 2014 Cultura
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San Diego homeboy El Guzzii shows how to prepare a gigantor marinated steak burrito with fries inside. Attention, families: This is what Daddy wants.

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Latinos y gringos in Buenos Aires? Eat tacos, watch futbol here (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN June 11, 2014 Audio
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Attention assorted Latinos and gringos: Are you stuck in Buenos Aires far away from home when you’d rather be watching the World Cup with your amigos? Come on down to La Fábrica del Taco (LFDT) at either Gorriti 5062 Palermo or Baez 246 Cañitas for comida, cerveza and futbol! Maybe you’ll miss home a little […]

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Tacos are American as Applebee’s chicken wontons (photos)

by Barney Asada June 5, 2014 Cultura
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POCHO amigo Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano maintains in his book Taco USA that the tiny tortilla-wrapped bundles of delicioso are American food now. We’ve concluded that tacos are American as wontons, at least at Applebee’s, where this all-American appetizer costs $6.99.

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Watch: ‘Dragons Love Tacos’ (Doh! Well of course they do!)

by MOSCA MEXICAN June 2, 2014 Cultura
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Seriously. Dragons Love Tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. We wanted to make sure you knew, if you didn’t already. Here’s the bestseller read by Daniel Perrine from the band All My Sins Remembered:

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Chemistry Cat presents ‘Guacamole for Science Nerds’

by JEFE BOYARDEE May 30, 2014 Cartoons
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Chemistry Cat knows how to make good guac. Add to his knowledge base here. PREVIOUSLY ON GUACAMOLE:

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That Chipotle thing? America loves beans but hates beaners (video)

by Barney Asada May 27, 2014 Cultura
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You know that thing about Chipotle Mexican Grill and how they couldn’t find any Mexican or Latino writers to decorate their bags? POCHO amigo Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano explains: Americans love Mexican foods, he says, but hate Mexicans. In other words, they love the beans but hate the beaners.

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Your friendly, neighborhood Mexico City bakery (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE May 22, 2014 Cultura
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Honey, please stop by the panaderia on your way home and pick up some pastries for dessert, OK? [Video by Diario.]

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