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Even though America was the country that invented the Internets, U.S. broadband connectivity lags behind the rest of the world. In Spain, fiber-optic broadband from ONO.es is so broad, zombies come to you.

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(PNS reporting from GUANAJUATO, MX) Trash collectors in the high-technology “Silicon Barrio” here have perfected a new technique for picking up basura that is greener and faster than traditional methods.

As this demo video shows, drivers in León never stop and re-start their trucks — which would mean wasted fuel and extra airborne pollution. Instead, they rely on inertia to keep the trucks on the route and advanced ballistics to perfect the trajectories that move the soft trash containers into the truck’s cavernous interior with a minimum of effort. [Mas…]

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gritofestheaderLooks like hella fun was had by all at Grito-Fest 2014 last Saturday night in Alicante, España. When lucha libre meets punk rock in a night club, what could go wrong?

Here’s the video from Matias Alhambra: [Mas…]

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2010censusraceproposednewcensusraceThe tricky choose-your-own race/ethnic questions in the 2010 United States Census didn’t work out as planned.

“As many as 6.2% of census respondents selected only “some other race” in the 2010 census (photo, top), the vast majority of whom were Hispanic,” the Pew Research Center reports.

The 2010 Census form asked two questions about race and ethnicity. First, people were asked whether they are of Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin.

Then they were asked to choose one or more of 15 options that make up five race categories — white, black, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander.

A separate question about Hispanic origin has been asked of all households since 1980, and the census form specifically instructs respondents that Hispanic origins are not races.

To address concerns about a rising share of “some other race” selections, a combined race and ethnicity question is under consideration for 2020 (photo, bottom), in which people would be offered all the race and Hispanic options in one place.

They could check a box to identify as white, black, Hispanic/Latino/Spanish origin, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander or some other race or origin. [Mas…]

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Cuban-Canadian-American Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is the best man for the next President of the United States, you Yankee hosers. With Sarah Palin as VP.

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Brazil team preps for next Winter Olympics (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés March 6, 2014 Cultura
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While the rest of the world focuses on Carnaval in Brazil, and the upcoming World Cup, dedicated Brazilian athletes have begun training for the next Winter Games.

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Happy Black History Month from a white coworker (NSFW video)

by Moctezuma Cortés February 20, 2014 Cultura
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Hey there, African American fellow employee! Your white colleague wants to wish you Happy Black History Month! [NSFW language.]

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Did I ever tell you that I’m half Mexican? (Vine video)

by EDUARDO BURRO February 6, 2014 Cultura
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Brandon Calvillo tells his friend David Lopez that he, Brandon, is half Mexican. Lopez, it seems, is not all that pumped. [Remember, with these Vine videos, you need to hover and click on the top left corner of the graphic to hear the audio.] PREVIOUSLY ON VINE VIDEOS:

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Your skin, your hair — what ARE you, anyhow? (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés January 27, 2014 Cultura
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A spoken word meditation on skin, hair, race, ethnicity, categories and stereotypes from Amani Hayes-Messinger. Since you were asking, she’s from Boston. PREVIOUSLY ON STEREOTYPES:

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Rio de Janeiro: Thunderbolts and lightning, very very frightening, me

by Moctezuma Cortés January 20, 2014 El Now
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A lightning bolt broke a finger off the right hand of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro last week. Gizmodo reports:

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One (Delicious) Minute in Mexico [video]

by MOSCA MEXICAN January 13, 2014 Cultura
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The Perennial Plate ate some good food in Mexico and refried it into a beautiful and tempting one-minute video, One Minute in Mexico. The music is Por El Suelo by Olmeca.

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Hermes and the ‘Futurama’ crew wish you a Happy Kwanzaa (video)

by AL IAN December 27, 2013 Cartoons
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Culture, food, history, tradition and humanoids from the future join the Kwanzaa party at Hermes’ house. PREVIOUSLY ON FUTURAMA:

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Mexican legislator strips to protest PEMEX legislation (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés December 16, 2013 El Now
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The plan to end the government-owned PEMEX oil monopoly got Mexican congressman Antonio Garcia Conejo, a member of the leftist Democratic Revolution Party, so angry he needed to strip to his chonies to get his point across. PREVIOUSLY ON PEMEX:

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Hurricane Marco Rubio on path of destruction, havoc (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés December 2, 2013 Cultura
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Hurricane Marco Rubio is headed up the East Coast, bringing havoc and destruction wherever he makes landfall.

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@SaraChicaD wishes you and yours a ‘Japi Sansgiven!’ (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés November 21, 2013 Cultura
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POCHO’s Subcommandanta del Ñews Sara Inés Calderón (@SaraChicaD on the Tuiter) wishes everyone a Japi Sansgiven — that’s Mexican Thanksgiving for you gringos. PREVIOUSLY ON @SARACHICAD:

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New! From Univision: ‘Los Walking Dead’ (telenovela video)

by Moctezuma Cortés November 15, 2013 Cultura
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When Hell is full, the dead will walk the earth — ¡Los Walking Dead! — on Univsion!

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Welcome to World Cup 2014 – with ♡ from Anonymous Brasil (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés November 4, 2013 El Now
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Riots in Rio continue as the country prepares for the World Cup next year. Self-appointed “hacktivist” group Anonymous Brasil has its own spin on events.

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