(PNS reporting from MEXICO) Mexican researchers are baffled by the discovery of a lost tribe of Frenchmen living in an artfully-decorated cave in the foothills of Mt. Popocatépetl in the state of Puebla.
The Frenchmen, found by a group of hikers, are believed to be descended from a military patrol that went missing in 1862, during the French occupation of Mexico.
The cave was discovered when the hikers followed the distinct smell of espresso to its entrance. Upon entering, they found the walls painted with scenes of picnics and absinthe drinkers and the floors littered with empty bottles of the hallucinatory liqueur. [Mas…]
Passions run hot in the lucharrific Aztec Gold Dating Game featuring the Glorious Gabacho, Gabe “The Babe” and filmmaker Erik Bosse; all three are vying to be the valentine of a smoldering San Antonio señorita. [Aztec Gold Dating Game by me, Victor Payan.]
(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, D.C.) Latino and African-American activists hate Beerchata’s new TV ad campaign.
The first scheduled commercial, which airs today, repurposes old video of the late Ricky Martin Luther King to sell the new alcoholic concoction.
The ad shows King, digitally inserted into classic footage of a 1963 civil rights rally at the Washington Monument, telling the crowd that he had a dream, “a dream about drinking Beerchata, the passionate horchata-flavored malt beverage from our amigos at Cervezeria Pochteca.”
“This I Have a Drink! commercial is an insult to the civil rights movement,” Ron de Cuba, told reporters Sunday.
“And it is an insult to insinuate that Latinos drink Beerchata.”
De Cuba is the author of the Amazon best-selling free audiobook The Revolution Will Be Advertised.
The author spoke at a press conference at the Watergate Hotel here organized by Not White Activists, an advocacy, diversity and solidarity community coalition of, by and for persons of color. [Mas…]
Halloween costumes get better and better every year, and it’s hard to pick the best one. But we’re professionals, so we made up a fake most popular list to highlight the top outfits that feathered our serpent, if you know what we mean.
Here are the Pocho Ocho most popular Latin@ Halloween costumes of 2014:
8. Sexy Machete
7. Sexy Katrina
6. Sexy Sor Juana [Mas…]
San Francisco soul rockers Mink DeVille were the house band at New York’s legendary CBGBs, the epicenter of punk, from 1975-1977. Their bassist was Ruben Sigüenza, brother of Culture Clash funnyman Herbert Sigüenza. This makes him the first Central Americans in punk rock, and one of the Great Pochos in Music. Check out Raul’s Spanish verse in this 1978 performance of The Spanish Stroll. [Mas…]
(PNS reporting from CHICAGO) They think they’ve finally figured it out: A single gene — passed from father to son — is responsible for the hateful words and actions perpetrated by white males.
A 20-year-long Northwestern University study on male aggression, released this morning, backs their conclusion.
The report, Male Pattern Whiteness: Genesis or Genetics, details a genetic relationship between male whiteness and the wave of white-originated violence sweeping the country, like mass shootings, killer cops and senseless foreign wars. [Mas…]
It is a little known fact that 1970s supergroup ABBA became heroes to blonde Latinos throughout the Americas when the Spanish-language versions of the group’s singles Chiquitita, Fernando, Mama Mia and Dancing Queen failed to identify the band as Swedish. For years, Latin Americans treasured what they thought was the first Argentine band to hit it big.
To this day, older fans still wear their faded Se ABBA Español t-shirts and fair-haired fresas in Mexico City think that ABBA’s Frida Lyngstad painted surreal portraits of monkeys and Diego Rivera in her spare time. [Mas…]