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asktijuanaPOCHO’s Associate Naranjero Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano has just returned from a weekend trip to Tijuana.

“Is it safe again in Tijuana, Gustavo?” someone asked him when he got back. “It’s safe — and it’s amazing!” he replied. [Mas…]

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askillegalPOCHO’s Associate Naranjero Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano answers the pregunta “What part of ‘illegal’ don’t Mexicans understand?” with his own question for pinches Know Nothing gabachos. [Mas…]

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vatoselenaEast Los vatos Smiley and Chuy still have a soft spot for Selena, 20 years after her tragic passing. Or is it Salinas? [Mas…]

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Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds) sing The Dreamer, composed by Eugene Rodriguez and Jackson Browne, in a just-released video by Emiliano Rodriguez. [Click on CC for English/Spanish captions.]

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hhhfranceOur mailbox here at POCHO fills up with a lot of questions, and none of them is “Why are the Hip Hop Hoodios — North America’s leading Jewish Latino bi-coastal hip hop collective — so gosh darn popular in France?” OK, so some questions go unasked, sure, but that doesn’t mean they should remained unanswered. Yo quiero video! [Mas…]

Ex-teacher Rep. Mark Takano gives Sen. Marco Rubio an ‘F’

by Comic Saenz March 20, 2015 El Now

Net Neutrality Showdown! MARCO RUBIO vs MARK TANAKA IN THIS CORNER: Mark Allan Takano (born December 10, 1960) is the United States Representative for California’s 41st Congressional District. A Democrat, former Inland Empire school teacher Takano is the first openly gay person of color in Congress. IN THAT CORNER: Marco Antonio Rubio (born May 28, 1971) […]

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This is your anti-immigrant GOP House of Representatives on GIFs

by Comic Saenz March 19, 2015 El Now
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From the party who brought you REPUBLICAN LETTER TO IRAN! No shit. We grabbed all the text and images from your House Judiciary Committee’s website as soon as we saw it so we could present it to you in all its animated GIF-y wonder. We made it better, though, since the GOP geeks apparently don’t know […]

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Ask A Mexican: Why do Mexicans play the radio so damn loud? (video)

by Comic Saenz March 19, 2015 Cultura
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Dear POCHO Associate Naranjero Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano: Why do Mexicans play the pinche radio so damn loud?

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Hey, Superman! Hey, Superman! Do you smell fire? (toon)

by Comic Saenz March 19, 2015 Cartoons
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[Toon mashed up from the Internets. Original source unknown.]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from President Barry O’Bama (photo)

by Comic Saenz March 17, 2015 Cartoons
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The San Patricio Batallón: The Irish heroes of Aztlan (music videos)

by Comic Saenz March 16, 2015 Cultura
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This corrido by Orange County Celtic-rock homies The Fenians tells the tragic story of the San Patricios, the St. Patrick’s Battalion. The unit of 200 mostly Catholic Irish immigrants deserted the United States Army and fought with the Mexican Army against the U.S.A. in the Mexican–American War. Scots-British post-punk The Wakes Band offer their version […]

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Ask A Mexican: Why do Mexicans hate yellow cheese so much? (video)

by Comic Saenz March 12, 2015 Cultura
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When POCHO’s Associate Naranjero, the esteemed Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano, watched the video of BuzzFeed feeding Taco Bell to actual Mexicans (photo), he knew he needed to set the record straight regarding the yellow cheese that tops lots of Mexican-American food. Because queso, k no? Yellow cheese, says Gus, has an honorable history — […]

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Pocha Yari Rodriguez wants to live (and die?) on Mars (video)

by Comic Saenz March 9, 2015 Cultura
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California-born Yari Rodriguez wants to be a crew member on that one-way trip to Mars – but she’s scared. For Smith College engineering grad Rodriguez, the most terrifying thing about a one-way trip to Mars isn’t a rocket malfunction, lack of oxygen, or the probability of death on Mars, she told Fox News Latino. It’s […]

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Speedy Gonzales: Los Gatos Bandidos (SNES video game)

by Comic Saenz March 5, 2015 Cultura
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Did you ever play this 1995 SNES video game featuring our hero, Mexico’s fastest mouse, Speedy Gonzales? ¡Andale! ¡Andale! Wikipedia: Speedy Gonzales: Los Gatos Bandidos is a Super Nintendo Entertainment System video game that was released in 1995 to an exclusively North American audience.

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Hey Vato! Are you staring at me? (NSFW video)

by Comic Saenz March 3, 2015 Cultura
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Hey Vato! Smiley and Chuy discuss the meaning of respect with a little help from existentialist soap tycoon Albert Camay. For a while, anyhow. [NSFW F-bomb.]

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Al Madrigal’s ‘Pocho Quest': ‘Half Like Me’ (complete video)

by Comic Saenz March 2, 2015 Cultura
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POCHO Migrant Editor Al Madrigal gets some help from POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz and POCHO Associate Naranjero Gustavo Arellano as he tries to understand what it means to be half-Mexican in America.

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Ask A Mexican: Do all Mexiguys want a woman who cooks? (video)

by Comic Saenz February 26, 2015 Cultura
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Dear Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano: Is it true that the way to a Mexican guy’s corazon is through his panza? And if so, why? [Possible F Bomb at the tail end of this video.]

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Live! All Things Comedy Podcast @AlMadrigal (NSFW Video)

by Comic Saenz February 19, 2015 Cultura
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[8:48PM PST] Whoa! LOL funny! Sorry you missed the live webcast.  We don’t know if a re-run will be available, but we’ll let you know. Check it out! POCHO Migrant Editor Al Madrigal and friends at the All Things Comey Podcast, LIVE from NerdMelt Comics on the Sunset Strip! All Things Comedy Live Podcast by […]

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Ask A Mexican: Should Mexicans move to the South? (video)

by Comic Saenz February 19, 2015 Cultura

It’s complicated, but Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano considers the future of Mexican-Americans in the South and suggests it’s the new, unconquered Aztlan ripe for the Reconquista Part II. After all, paisas and good ole’ boys are the same with the horses and the whiskey and the marrying their second cousins, right? (Gustavo’s art courtesy […]

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Why does @GustavoArellano say his name so Spanish? (audio)

by Comic Saenz February 17, 2015 Audio
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The ¡Ask A Mexican! Why do Mexicans OVER-PRONOUNCE Spanish? video prompted California Report’s Queena Kim to call POCHO Associate Naranjero Gustavo Arellano for more info. No, it’s not really pronounced “Kimm,” she explains. It should be pronounced more like “Keeeem.” C’est la vie.

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Classic @Buttronica: ‘Mija Weekly Valentine’ (video)

by Comic Saenz February 12, 2015 Cultura
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Experience Valentine’s Day with Elise Roedenbeck (AKA @Buttronica on the Twitter) in this 2013 episode of Mija Weekly! Fall in love all over again with drones, skimpy outfits, GOP immigrant-haters and learn the true meaning of Valentine’s Day. And, says Elise, try not to go into a diabetic coma.

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