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Why are sightings of El Chupacabra on the rise? KOB 4 Eyewitness News in Albuquerque, New Mexico found an “expert” with an “answer.”

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Rio de Janeiro’s Carnaval parade was still spectacular Sunday despite a tropical deluge that soaked thousands of spectators, as well as feather-clad samba dancers and musicians.

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The BBC sent a reporter to the Southwest to find out what it means to be a Mexican-American. The answer? It’s complicated.

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desaparecidosOver at FUSION, Rafa Fernandez De Castro curated a nice photo gallery of street art in Mexico DF — beautiful and haunting and angry. Here are some of the photos she found that we especially liked. [Mas…]

chiquitaWhy are imported bananas so cheap while apples grown next door are expensive? I’m Chiquita Banana and I’m here to say: I’ve got your answer and it’s CIA. [Mas…]


A nine-year-old niña with dirty-blonde hair and commando pants wins the Quebradita competition in Quebradita, a Mexican analog to Square Dancing. She enters with her 26-year-old partner at 0:35, at least according to video uploader rubicon_cube.


Ruben Trevino and little Alex practice the Mexican Word of the Day: “Chicken Wing.”


Mexico City’s volcano next door, Popocatépetl, erupted three times Sunday. (Note: You are not losing your hearing. This webcam video is silent. You’re welcome.)

Milenio.com reports:

El volcán Popocatépetl presentó en las últimas 24 horas, tres explosiones que generaron columnas de más de 800 kilómetros sobre el cráter, una de ellas, la mañana de este domingo a las 9:38 horas.

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Me? I’m dreaming of a ‘Pulp %&*^$#$ Christmas’ (NSFW video)

by FRANCIS FORD GONDOLA December 24, 2014 Cultura
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Do you know what they call frackin’ Santa Claus in Italy? [NSFW adult language.]

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Recent UFO/OVNI videos put (alien hotspot?) Colombia on edge

by Moctezuma Cortés December 18, 2014 El Now
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Recent eyewitness reports, still photos and videos of UFO/OVNIs over Colombia have some observers wondering if this South American country is a top space alien tourist destination while other, more skeptical, observers cry “shenanigans!” Open Minds TV reports: The media has picked up on a few alleged UFO videos from Colombia, prompting some to ask […]

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Good news? Gold tops cocaine as Peru’s top illegal export (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés December 9, 2014 El Now
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Peru, the world’s largest producer of cocaine, has a new booming illicit business: gold, according to FUSION: Illegal gold mining has surged in the South American country, the world’s fifth biggest gold exporter. A new Univision Investigative report shows that the criminal organizations that traffic illegal drugs have diversified and are now in the business […]

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Spanish words that Anglos can’t pronounce (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés December 1, 2014 Cultura
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Post by Flama.

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Rosebud Sioux Nation: Keystone XL Pipeline Vote is ‘Act of War’

by Moctezuma Cortés November 17, 2014 El Now
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Last week’s vote to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline by the Republican-controlled United States House of Representatives constitutes an “act of war” and a “death warrant,” according to the South Dakota Rosebud Sioux (Lakota) Nation, Lakota Voice Rez News reported Friday. Tribal President Cyril L. Scott rebuked the House, according to Rez News: The […]

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The Feathered Serpent’s tunnel is full of treasures (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés November 3, 2014 Cultura
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Mexican archeologists last week announced the discovery of three new treasure-filled tunnels in the Temple of the Feathered Serpent (Quetzalcoatl) under the ancient city of Teotihuacan. The underground passageway was first unearthed ten years ago beneath the site, just outside of Mexico, DF. Scientific American reports:

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Before your White Privilege offends, get new Racism Insurance! (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés October 22, 2014 Cultura
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White people can’t help being white — they were born that way! But White Privilege can often get in the way of harmonious social relationships. Before it does, Racism Insurance can step in to ease the way. Call your agent today! [Not available in all states. Prices in Arizona may be higher.]

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Why is ‘Columbus Day’ still a thing? (NSFW video)

by Moctezuma Cortés October 8, 2014 Cultura
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Why do we still honor this cruel racist thief? There are so many more worthy Italians, like Frank Sinatra, Al Pacino and Mario Batali. [NSFW adult audio.]

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Crossing ‘Rush Hour’ streets in Buenos Aires is magical (videos)

by CALLE D. CINEMA September 23, 2014 Cultura
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Check out Rush Hour, another mind-bending video from Argentine director Fernando Livschitz. Here’s a bonus video from Livschitz; it’s called Wind Up Bots: PREVIOUSLY ON FERNANDO LIVSCHITZ VIDEO THEATRE: Watchale! The invisible roller coasters of Buenos Aires In Buenos Aires, look both ways before crossing the street (videos)

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Who are these so-called U.S. ‘Hispanics’? They’re Mex to the max

by RON FLOSS September 18, 2014 Cultura
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Mexican-Americans — all 34 million — make up over two-thirds of the U.S. Latino population according to the Pew Research Organization:

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America’s favorite crying NDN? An Italian-American from Louisiana

by Moctezuma Cortés September 11, 2014 Cultura
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America’s favorite (crying) Indian actor, Iron Eyes Cody, was actually born Espera Oscar de Corti in rural Louisiana in 1904. His parents, Antonio de Corti and Francesca Salpietra, had emigrated from Sicily just a few years before. After his non-Native history was revealed late in his career, Iron Eyes Cody refused to admit the truth […]

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Alfonso Ochoca: Don’t hate me because I don’t speak Spanish (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés September 2, 2014 Cultura
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Ever have an awkward moment when you have to pretend to be an Anglo at the taqueria because you don’t speak Spanish? Alfonso “White Boy Mexican” Ochoa reports.

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Watch and learn: The Brazilian sport of head-butting sheep

by Moctezuma Cortés August 28, 2014 Cultura
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With FIFA2014 World Cup futbol now nothing but a memory, Brazilian athletes have revived the traditional sport of butting heads with sheep. But don’t call these guys butt heads!

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Massive ancient Mayan cities found deep in Mexican jungle

by Moctezuma Cortés August 25, 2014 El Now
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Archeologists have re-discovered two ancient Mayan cities deep in the Yucatan jungle — massive cities with plazas, buildings and pyramids, some over six stories high. One spectacular find was a monster mouth portal carved with a stylized earth monster eye and fangs along the doorway jamb (photo.) The cities, Lagunita and Tamchen, flourished in what […]

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How to pronounce ‘cholo’ (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés August 21, 2014 Cultura
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Cholo? What’s that? PronounceDaily explains: cholo /ˈtʃoʊloʊ/ [choh-loh] noun, plural cholos. Chiefly Southwestern U.S.

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Canadian NDN group Drezus is on the ‘Warpath’ (music video)

by Moctezuma Cortés August 12, 2014 Cultura
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First Nation band Drezus is on the Warpath in this single from their new album Indian Summer. “When it all goes bad,” they ask, “who’s gonna ride with me?” PREVIOUSLY ON NATIVES:

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