Moctezuma Cortés


Following a family recipe preserved in a Louisiana Choctaw-Apache tribal cookbook, J Arendall makes Indian fry bread puffy tacos. You can get the Louisiana Cooking By Native American Choctaw-Apache cookbook here. That matchstick trick? It’s the real deal.

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Romina the whippet, who lost her right front leg in a lawnmower accident, is being fitted with a new prosthetic limb, courtesy of the Veterinary Hospital of the Universidad del Valle de Mexico (UVM) in Mexico City. And they’re making the device with a 3-D printer.

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The staff at Taqueria Mexico on West Colfax Avenue in Denver asked a homeless man to leave Thursday night.

Not so fast, said patron Vanessa Varona, who was there with her family, and offered to buy him a meal.

FOX31 KDVR in Denver has the story:

DENVER — A Denver woman’s Facebook post is going viral after she said a local restaurant refused to serve a homeless customer. [Mas…]


A bomba de mecate is a rope pump for water wells. In San Miguel del Valle, Díaz Ordaz, Oaxaca, Mexico, you can build one if you know how. Maybe! 😉

Here’s how you do it, at least according to YouTube: [Mas…]


Weatherman Chris Farley is El Niño and he’s coming your way. But what does “El Niño” even mean, though?

Los Angeles pocha Natalie Munguia didn’t learn Spanish when she was growing up, and now she feels left out, as she explains in this video for Sociology 244 at Whittier College. FYI, here’s the course description: [Mas…]

LaCucaracha1934La Cucaracha, a musical short, won an OSCAR in 1935.

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(Video added 3:15 PM PST Monday December 7.)

Coca-Cola drops controversial Christmas video set in indigenous Mexico

Updated Thursday 7:20 PM PST DECEMBER 3, 2015.
Via The Guardian:

Company spokesman said it had not meant to insult anyone with ad showing Coke being handed out by light-skinned actors in community of Mixe people

A Coca-Cola Mexico spokesman apologised and said the company had pulled an online ad after it was deemed offensive to the country’s indigenous people by consumers, media and advocacy groups. [Mas…]

Archaeologists: Skeletal remains linked to pulque god (photos,video)

by Moctezuma Cortés November 24, 2015 Cultura
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Archaeologists in Tlaxcala, Mexico have discovered skeletal remains of a high-ranking figure in Aztec ruins that are linked to the pulque god, as well as “the cooked vertebrae and ribs of at least three different infants.” Archeaology reports: Excavations at the Zultépec-Tecoaque archaeological site, home to the Acolhua between A.D. 1200 and 1521, have uncovered […]

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Veterans Day Video: ‘Soldados: Chicanos in Vietnam’

by Moctezuma Cortés November 11, 2015 Cultura
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Soldados: Chicanos in Vietnam is a half-hour documentary based on the book of the same name by Charley Trujillo. POCHO salutes all our veterans for their valor and sacrifice.

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Scientists: We’ve decoded more than 80% of Mayan hieroglyphs

by Moctezuma Cortés November 6, 2015 Cultura

The meaning of the intricate and striking hieroglyphs of the ancient Mayans have resisted decoding for centuries, but now some scientists claim the secrets will soon be revealed. Ancient Origins reports: For hundreds of years, linguists have been trying to decode the ancient hieroglyphic script of the Mayans, left behind on monument carvings, painted pottery, […]

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Kids tell Trump what they really think of him in totally NSFW video

by Moctezuma Cortés November 5, 2015 El Now
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What do you get when a bunch of cute kids use very adult language to tell El Donald what exactly they think of him and his racist agenda? The video is called Trashing Trump: Latino Kids Pound Racism Like a Piñata and it’s from DeportRacism.com. [NSFW: F-bombs galore.]

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Historical Hallucinations? History + Hipsters = Hipstory (toons)

by HABLO PICASSO October 16, 2015 Cartoons

Israeli artist Amit Shimoni reimagines historical figures as hipsters.

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

by Moctezuma Cortés October 9, 2015 Cultura
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From 2014: 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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Is this El Facebook? Is this just fantasy? (video)

by MARCO MONTAÑA DE AZÚCAR October 6, 2015 Cultura
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What would happen if Facebook jumped off the screen into “real life?” Val Rodriguez answers the question in this short video.

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Mexico City shines in time-lapse, drone footage: ‘La Ciudad’

by Moctezuma Cortés September 25, 2015 Cultura
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Es imposible describir a La Ciudad de México, este video es una mezcla del time lapses con tomas de drones que intentan darle una perspectiva distinta. [Música: Kinky – Uruapan Breaks; Dirección: Santiago Arau Pontones; Productor: Luis Arango.]

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Tunnels from 1531 discovered under streets of Puebla, Mexico (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés September 8, 2015 Cultura
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The urban legend is true. There ARE massive tunnels underneath the streets of Puebla, one of the first major cities of Spanish-era Mexico. RT reports: “…authorities have now confirmed their existence, and say the secret passageways could date back 500 years. The city hopes to turn the tunnels into an attraction. The underground passages, which […]

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Phoenix TV anchor Vanessa Ruiz knows her Spanish, thanks (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés September 3, 2015 Cultura

Newly-hired Vanessa Ruiz of KPNX TV Channel 12 news knows how to properly pronounce her Spanish, thank you very much and no, she won’t apologize. Ruiz’ Facebook page is here. [Pinche Flash video may not play on your device.] We have totally been here before. Mira two videos from Gustavo Arellano and Gustavo Almadovar.

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Ask your doctor if Nature Rx is right for you (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés September 2, 2015 Cultura
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Tired, irritable, stressed out? Try Nature! This non-harmful prescription is shown to relieve the crippling symptoms of modern life. Side effects may include confidence, authenticity, and being in a good mood for no apparent reason. Ask the doc fer sure. About Nature Rx.

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Archaeologists unearth ‘Aztec skull rack’ beneath Mexico City (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés August 24, 2015 Cultura
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A ceremonial Aztec trophy rack for displaying the skulls of vanquished enemies has been discovered underneath the Templo Mayor Aztec complex in Mexico City’s historic center. Reuters reports:

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Scientists: There’s a water-filled cave under Chichen Itza (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés August 17, 2015 Cultura
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Mexican scientists have discovered a cave/sinkhole/subterranean river underneath the ruins of the Kukulkan Pyramid at Chichen Itza in the Yucatan. Euronews reports on last week’s announcement:

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El Chapo joins El Donald as Mexican piñata (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés July 28, 2015 Cultura
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If beating zee caca out of a Donald Trump piñata is too last week, perhaps mademoiselle would like our newest creation, Piñata El Chapo.

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MundoFox: Get to know your narco cartel leaders (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés July 23, 2015 El Now
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What’s the difference between Medellin cartel jefe El Patron Pablo Escobar and Sinaloa cartel leader El Chapo Guzman? MundoFox has the answers.

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Latino? Hispanic? Spanish? What’s the difference? (videos)

by Moctezuma Cortés July 17, 2015 Cultura
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Hispanic, Latino and Spanish are often used interchangeably in describing ethnicity. But what’s the right terminology? Feminist, vlogger and “critical thinker” Kat Lazo sets people straight. Nice Venn diagram, too.

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