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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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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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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 a name we all love, but who knew he could sing!? This track comes from Uncle Sam, who hired an ad agency to make a hit record. [Mas…]

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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.

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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.

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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 her dreams were shattered by the dangerous conditions created by the El Salvadorian civil war which first broke out in 1979, and lasted for almost 13 years. [Mas…]


“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.


A wrenching tale of a desert crossing: A lone banana on a mission to el otro lado. Can Bonito make it?

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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Munchies in Oaxaca? This video tells you where to go!

by JEFE BOYARDEE May 21, 2014 Cultura
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Daniel Hernandez tells you where to go when you’re hungry in Oaxaca. [Video by Munchies TV] The YouTube explains:

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Brit paper explains how to eat nachos — the exotic ‘titans of trash food’

by JEFE BOYARDEE May 15, 2014 Cultura
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Nachos are exotic foreign fare in Merrye Olde Inglaterra, so you need someone to explain how they work. We think “trash food” is British for “junk food,” but these people also call cookies “biscuits” so who knows what they mean. Anyhow, our Limey expert’s first step to acceptable nacho eating is the purchase of Doritos. […]

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Authentic tacos in Seoul, South Korea – and Nutella nachos (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN May 12, 2014 Cultura
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Sweet and Tasty TV’s Professor Oh checks out the Mexican food at Vatos Urban Tacos in Seoul, South Korea. It’s puro L.A. fusion style – Korean kalbi beef tacos a la Kogi, pork carnitas and Baja-style fish tacos. Fresh guacamole and cool Coronas, too. Not to mention Nutella nachos. PREVIOUSLY ON MEXICAN FOOD:

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The Bangles walk like ‘The Olmecs’ (music videos)

by OLMEC DONALD May 8, 2014 Cultura
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Los Angeles “Paisley Underground” band The Bangles’ tune September Gurls gets a remake by History Teachers to tell the story of The Olmecs and those big stone heads. Mira the History Teachers’ lyrics: The Olmec heads From long ago Where they came from No one knows

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Mexican mama bear, baby bear climb Texas canyon wall (video)

by Barney Asada May 7, 2014 Cultura
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A mama black bear — probably from Mexico — and her cub climb a Texas canyon wall to escape the pinche OSO MIGRA. [Warning: Annoying loud wind noise audio -- you probably want to lower your volume.]

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OK to use the N-word? Be damn sure with the Negraph app (video)

by Barney Asada May 1, 2014 Cultura
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When is it OK for you to drop the N-bomb? Is it OK now? How about now? Don’t live with suspense and paranoia a moment more. With the new smartphone app NEGRAPH, you’ll know in a second if you are in the right place and with the right people to say N****r! In the App […]

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Why does it rain in Mexico but not the Middle East? (video)

by Barney Asada April 23, 2014 Cultura
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We’re not climate scientists but we’re pretty sure it rains a lot more in Mexico than in, say, Saudi Arabia. Here’s why. PREVIOUSLY ON TELEVISION:

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