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Cheering throngs in the Mexican city of Leon, Guanajuato, set a new Guinness world record Saturday as 4,334 simultaneous “geysers” erupted, caused by combining Mentos breath mints with Diet Coke. The previous record was 2,865 diurnal emissions, set in the Philippines.

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“That’s what we want them to remember. ‘Those guys are Apaches. And they came in here and put the fire out.’” The Geronimo Hotshots are on the Front Line of Fire combines hot GoPro fire footage with interviews of the forest firefighters from the San Carlos Apache Reservation in southeastern Arizona.

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Today we observe Veterans Day, AKA Armistice Day, which marks the end of the first World War. The conflict started 100 years ago last Summer.

Dulce et Decorum est was written by poet Wilfred Owen in 1917, and published posthumously in 1920. Owen’s poem is known for its horrific imagery and condemnation of war.

They don’t use poison gas too much any more (attention ISIS and Bashar Al-Assad) but phosphorous flares and drone strikes aren’t much fun either.

POCHO dedicates this poem to all our veterans in gratitude for their service and sacrifice and with the hope no child will ever be sent into war again. [Mas…]

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Heir to the British throne His Royal Highness Prince Charles joined a group of dancers Wednesday in the picturesque Mexican coastal town of Campeche. El Chaz danced the Sarao Campechano dance, twirling his handkerchief above his head.

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Attention white viewers, especially sorority sisters getting ready for a Halloween party: Don’t get dressed up as a taco — or worse. [This NSFW public service announcement is from Frank Legend, who is not Mexican.]

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daydeadbreadNicole Presley of Presley’s Pantry shows off her recipe for Day of the Dead Bread (Pan de Muerto), using her sponsor’s Idaho potatoes, of course. [Mas…]

bugsLong before the European invasion, the original inhabitants of Mexico were making amazingly complex food and taking complete of advantage of every creature that flew, swam, wriggled or crawled. That’s right. We’re talking edible insects. Correspondent Aissa García reports from Mexico, DF for Conexión Global on Caracas, Venezuela network teleSUR: [Mas…]

Stephen Colbert exposes the ‘Attack on Columbus Day’ (video)

by Barney Asada October 13, 2014 Cultura
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“Secular progressive factions” are getting some traction as they re-examine the real history of Christopher Columbus’ invasion of the New World and the disease, destruction, devastation and depopulation he inflicted. “Why do these people hate America so much?” asks Stephen Colbert.

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MexicanPeopleMeet.com: A big-ass Facebook – for Mexicans! (video)

by Barney Asada October 10, 2014 Cultura
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Dating has never been easier — and more Mexican! MexicanPeopleMeet.com has the hookups you’ve been waiting for. It’s like a big-ass Facebook — for Mexicans! [NSFW adult language, F-bombs, etc.]

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Las Clikas de L.A. according to El Popo (1970s docuvideo)

by JOE LOW October 6, 2014 Cultura
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Public affairs documentary producer Charles Cahill presents Street Gangs: Challenge to Law Enforcement a 1970s training movie digitized from a 16mm film purchased on eBay, according to YouTube uploader GuilfordGhost. Who are the OG’s in the video? Recognize anyone? Has anything changed?

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Presley’s Pantry: Halloween Mexican poutine smashers (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE October 2, 2014 Cultura
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Nicole Presley smashes up potatoes and barbacoa for a scary MexiCanadian Halloween recipe. Kids: You SHOULD try this at home! PREVIOUSLY ON MEXICANADA:

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Flashback Friday: Where are they now? (video)

by Barney Asada September 26, 2014 Cartoons
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Sure, they’re older now, but are they obsolete? Our childhood heroes: Where are they now?  Popeye is apparently no longer “strong to the finish,” for example. What’s up with that? Is spinach too expensive for retired sailors on a fixed income?

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Latino Heritage Month Hero Video: Dick Tracy’s sidekick Go Go Gomez

by P. D. GONZALEZ September 22, 2014 Cartoons
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Dick Tracy’s 1961 TV cartoon partner Go Go Gomez saves the day in The Copy Cat Caper.

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‘Latinos. We are all over the f___ing place’ (music video)

by Barney Asada September 17, 2014 Cultura
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It’s Latino Heritage Month, and that means Latinos. We Are All Over the Fucking Place!

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1900 sing ‘Cielito Lindo’ in Jalisco = Guinness World Record (video)

by R. U. SLEEPING September 11, 2014 Cultura
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Over 1900 people in Jalisco, the official-looking English-sounding allegedly Guinness World Records guy says in the video, set a new world record this week for the most people singing a “round.” The round in question was Cielito Lindo, and the town was Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico. Some news channel from Indonesia reports, you decide. PREVIOUSLY ON […]

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When ‘Joe’ became ‘José’ his life changed forever (NSFW video)

by Barney Asada September 8, 2014 Cultura
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Out-of-work Joe Sullivan was having a hard time finding a job until he decided to change his name to José. You won’t believe what happened next! [NSFW adult language.] PREVIOUSLY ON JOBS:

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It’s a cake! It’s a burrito! It’s a pinche CAKE BURRITO! (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN September 3, 2014 Cultura
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America’s love affair with the burrito (a wheat flour tortilla wrapped or folded into a cylindrical shape to completely enclose the filling, according to Wikipedia) has moved the tubular tummy-buster from the kitchen to the bakery, as this burrito-styled cake demonstrates. PREVIOUSLY ON BURRITOS:

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On this Labor Day, I honor my mom (photo)

by Eri Fernandez August 29, 2014 Cultura
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Post by Eri Fernandez.

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Dronestagrams: Drone photos (and one video) from Mexico

by Barney Asada August 27, 2014 Cultura
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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.]

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Kilometer-long earthquake fissure splits Sonora (drone video)

by Barney Asada August 22, 2014 El Now
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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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Mexico breaks own record for world’s largest torta (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN August 14, 2014 Cultura
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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.

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Oklahoma GOP uses jumping bean in a sombrero on fundraising flyer

by Barney Asada August 8, 2014 El Now
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Come 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 […]

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Jon Stewart: I can solve kid crisis at the border (educational video)

by Barney Asada August 6, 2014 El Now
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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 […]

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