LatinoUSA calls her Mexico’s Eve. Antonia Cereijido reports:
La Malinche, often referred to as “the mother of all mestizos” is one of the most controversial figures in Mexican history. She’s been called a traitor and a victim. She was a Nahua woman who acted as interpreter for the conquistadors in the early sixteenth century. She had a child with Hernan Cortes named Martín and he is often called the “first mestizo.” Mestizos are the mixed race people of Mexico that make up 60% of the country. Her legend led to the creation of the term “Malinchista.” A Malinchista is a traitor, or someone who denies their Mexican culture in favor of another.
But since the 1950s, female writers have been trying to reclaim and vindicate the story of La Malinche – not just in Mexico but also here in the U.S. Chicana writers relate to La Malinche. They too are stuck between two cultures: their Mexican heritage and the U.S. culture they live their daily lives in.
Mexico’s Colima volcano is erupting again, and the spectacular explosions attracted the attention of our Space Brothers, whose recent visits were captured by the 24/7 webcams pointed at the magic mountain.
You call him Bigfoot. The Arizona White Mountain Apache Nation call him the Big Hairy Man. In this suspiciously-truncated and undated local video news report, eyewitnesses including law officers say the tall humanoid is venturing out of humanoid territory and into human territory lots more lately. The reports seem to date from 2009 with scant news since. Coincidence…or conspiracy? [Mas…]
Democratic Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, from Orange County, put her foot in her mouth on Saturday, and she used her hand to do it. In a speech to Indian American Democrats, she whooped up an “American Indian war cry.” She was confused, she told a group of Indian American at a party convention in Anaheim, about […]
Like puro pochos, the peeps at Latino USA talk Spanglish. In this episode they talk about their favorite Spanglish vocabulary words and also check in with expert and POCHO amigo Professor Ilan Stavans, who literally wrote the book on Spanglish.
If you’ve got to dance to keep from cryin’ — well then, dance to I’m an Indian, too! by the 1491s. All the kool kids are doing it! Careful listeners will note actual Native Americans cracking jokes with stereotypical Indian names like “Running Nose,” the same jokes that offended the sensitive extras on Adam Sandler’s Ridiculous […]
A concerned viewer from Georgia called CSPAN to expose the Environmental Protection Agency’s secret anti-Christian pro-abortion gay Latino agenda, planned in conjunction with the Sierra Club. The international conspiracy seeks to reduce human population. It happened in Rio, as it turns out.
A funeral for a woman in Mexico took an unexpected turn when a number of stray dogs unexpectedly showed up to pay their respects, according to this robotic announcer and some still photos as well as the Daily Mail.
Leftist loonies like Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela don’t much like criticism or mockery (i.e., reality) so they throttle creative freedom. Israel Centeno, who fled the Venezuelan Bolivarian socialist paradise, is among the exiled writers who have found a safe place to live and write in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Latino USA’s Erika Beras brings us the writers’ […]
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.
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 […]