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Dear Mr. Trump: We have a Mexican gift for you — the best gift evah!

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shirtmodel(PNS reporting from EAST LOS) Ruben Covarrubias astounded family and friends here Sunday night when he admitted that the history of Cinco de Mayo didn’t concern him and he’d always thought “May 5 was Mexican Independence Day, so like so what?!”

“I don’t care what it’s about, yo!” he told everyone within earshot of the backyard grill. “I just always celebrated it with MEChA and at school. Partay!”

Friends and family at the Covarrubias’ weekly carne asada were aghast. Some reconsidered whether they’d be driving back to El Sereno next week, multiple witness reported. [Mas…]

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(PNS reporting from MEXICO CITY) French invaders fighting indigenous militias in the state of Puebla are using poison gas, according to situation reports circulating here in the capital.

If the reports can be substantiated, it marks a dangerous escalation in the hostilities, and would mean Napoleon III’s troops have “crossed a red line” set by the Lincoln Administration in Washington.

“Oh simon, it was gas,” said one eyewitness rushed from the front by the cavalry. “French General Pepe Le Pew knows he is losing the la guerra and he is desperate. We think it is the deadly gas de brie, which these queseros love.” [Mas…]

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alvarezfacebookSteven Alvarez, POCHO amigo and Assistant Professor (Writing Rhetoric and Digital Media, Latin America Studies, English) at the University of Kentucky, teaches a course called Mexington, about the growing community of Mexican Americans in UKY’s hometown, Lexington. He’s a poet, too.

CON PAPELES / CON DIGNIDAD

0:03to my left is Appalachicano see & down the canyon just six miles in
0:07a thousand people oh it’s citizenship—
0:09one senses the isolation of citizenship in Appalachicano seen the twin mining
0:13communities nestled in the corner mountains—
0:15the history this area has been a history of struggle—
0:18labor struggle—
0:21do—
0:25do—
0:28since the turn of the century—when the club dinner in A district was the first
0:31major coal producer in Kentucky— [Mas…]

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maydaybigEnjoy the Internacional, the world-wide (Get it? It’s international!) anthem of those red commie cabrones in Cuba and Venezuela and China and North Korea (and lurking in secretive Sanders cells here in the Homeland but the lamestream media sheeple won’t tell you that).

Tomorrow, May 1, is May Day AKA International Workers’ Day, when the communist comrades sing this stirring appeal, with its hummable melody and a vague vision of making the future great again that’s hard to disagree with, except maybe the LUCHA FINAL aspect. [Mas…]

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Facebook member Reginald Widener was chowing down on some Mexican food in suburban Atlanta Sunday when something extraordinary happened. A photo and caption from his Facebook page tell the story:


We also grabbed this video: [Mas…]

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MR POCHO’s imaginary girlfriend, East Los Angel Hope Sandoval (formerly of Mazzy Star) just released this new music video Isn’t it True. We’re in love all over again. Hope: Look in your OTHER mailbox on Facebook. ❤️

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LA’s Ramiro Gomez makes invisible workers visible (NPR audio)

by Comic Saenz April 12, 2016 Audio
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Painting on the radio is like fish on bicycles, except if you are POCHO amigo Ramiro Gomez, Jr., whose artistic mission is to represent the usually invisible immigrant laborers who keep America running. Via NPR’s Morning Edition:

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Hey Vato! What will it be like for ‘Homies in the Future’? (NSFW video)

by Comic Saenz April 6, 2016 Cartoons
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Special guest star SIRI gets name-checked as Chuy and Smiley consider what the future will bring in this latest episode of Hey Vato! [NSFW F-bomb.] And don’t forget to check out Smiley and Chuy’s website where you can buy Hey Vato! t-shirts.

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Castro defends ‘Blue Rubber Band Man’ as July 4 parade marshall

by Comic Saenz March 29, 2016 El Now
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(PNS reporting from VISALIA, CA) Outgoing Visalia Chamber of Commerce president Adrianna Castro stands behind the selection of her brother, area broccoli farmer and businessman Eddie Reyes, to serve as Grand Marshall for the annual July 4th parade. “Eddie is not only an outstanding, civic-mind citizen,” she told PNS early this morning, “but his blue broccoli […]

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What do you mean ‘No Easter Bunny?’ Jesus, please! (video)

by Comic Saenz March 25, 2016 Cultura
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When Juanita Carmelita throws an Easter party for the kids, she’s expecting the Easter Bunny to make a guest appearance. But the costume store is out of bunny costumes, so a long-haired bearded Savior-looking guy in robes shows up instead. Dare we expect . . . . a MIRACLE? [Frankie Quiñones stars as Juanita Carmelita.] […]

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Narco corridos are so over! El Chapo has a narco juego (video)

by Comic Saenz March 23, 2016 Cultura
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Was it inevitable? Nevertheless, here it is: El Chapo Fat ‘n’ Furious, a new smartphone video game. We’ll let the creators tell the story: In a 16-bits graphic vintage style, which perfectly syncs to the shifted-tone gameplay, the player finds himself in the shoes of El Chapo on the day of his escape. As he […]

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Pocho Ocho top ways to tell that Spring has finally esprung

by Comic Saenz March 21, 2016 Cultura
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Spring began at 9:30 PDT Saturday night as the Northern Hemisphere marked the Vernal Equinox. But if you’re not looking at a calendar, how would you know? Here are the Pocho Ocho Best Ways to Tell that Spring has Sprung: 8. Chipotle Mexican Grill introduces Fresh Seasonal Virus Menu 7. KKK members don short-sleeved sheets and […]

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President Barry O’Bama Wishes You A Happy St. Patrick’s Day (photo)

by Comic Saenz March 16, 2016 Cartoons
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AAA Fresno Grizzlies (aka Fresno Tacos) celebrate ‘Three Amigos’

by Comic Saenz March 11, 2016 Cultura
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Triple-A baseball team the Fresno Grizzlies will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the hit comedy Three Amigos with special caps and jerseys this summer. Last year, the Grizzlies became the Fresno Tacos for just one night. The Major League Baseball website has the story:

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Profe ‘Memo’ Nericcio sits in chair, goes to Laredo’s Mami Chula (videos)

by Comic Saenz March 10, 2016 Cultura
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POCHO amigo and contributor William A. “Memo” Nericcio is a professor of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University. The school him sat down in the red chair and shot this video, and we’re glad they did. Did you know that Memo LITERALLY WROTE THE BOOK on our hero Speedy Gonzales? Indeed he […]

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Hey Vato! Chuy and Angie discuss modern gender roles (NSFW video)

by Comic Saenz March 9, 2016 Cartoons
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Hey Vato’s Chuy is hungry so asks his sister Angie to make some food, because that’s what women do, right? Angie is not in complete agreement. [NSFW adult language.]

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All I wanted was a quinceañera – instead I turned white (video)

by Comic Saenz March 8, 2016 Cultura
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POCHO’s Elise Valderrama is a Peruvian-American who moved to Florida as kid. That’s where she learned it’s not so easy being white.

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Arturo’s BBQ – the food truck – is the Fresh Grill of Bel Air (video)

by Comic Saenz February 29, 2016 Cultura
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Mis amigos Ricardo and Arturo are feeding a lot of hungry people at Arturo’s BBQ on the south side of Mulholland Drive east of the 405 Freeway in Upper Bel Air. Their six-month-old upscale food truck, parked around the corner from American Jewish University, serves grilled tri-tip, baby back ribs, chicken, half-pound hamburguesas, salmon, and […]

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Donald Trump’s triumph of the will inspires campaign rally (video)

by Comic Saenz February 26, 2016 El Now
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At a torch-lit evening campaign rally, GOP nominee wannabe Donald Trump shows the crowd how to handle those darn Mexicans – handle them LIKE A BOSS! POCHO ÑEWS SERVICE PNS IS A WHOLLY-FICTITIOUS SUBSIDIARY OF POCHISMO INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, WHO IS A PERSON ACCORDING TO THE SUPREME COURT. DON’T ASK US, WE JUST WORK […]

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Taco Tuesday Video: That one time @buttronica went to Taco Bell

by Comic Saenz February 23, 2016 Cultura

POCHO’s Elise Valderrama, aka @buttronnica on the Twitter, reconsiders that one time she went to Taco Bell.

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