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Orange County poet and activist Marilynn Montaño’s poem His Machucada Hands is a “testament to the ways that being undocumented has taken a physical toll on her father’s body. The title, she said, came from noticing his hands on the steering wheel every morning as he drove her to middle and high school,” according to the PBS News Hour. [Mas…]


All the kool kats and kitties dig this playlist o’ videos from the Esquivel Christmas LP. Man, they dig it the most! Plus, it’s in ¡LIVING STEREO!

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Cute, curious kids at the Mexican Israelite Church of God in Brooklyn have many questions about their neighbors –– mysterious Hasidic Jews. Example: What is the deal with those big fur hats?

Debbie Nathan reports for LatinoUSA: [Mas…]

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POCHO’s Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz (right) and POCHO Associate Naranjero Gustavo Arellano (left) know politicians will say and do almost anything to get the critical Hispanic vote. Last week, they explained this “Hispandering” to LatinoUSA.

NPR’s Mandalit Del Barco was on the scene as L.A. band El Mariachi Manchester showed off their mariachi-Morrissey mezcla at the Dia de Los Muertos fiesta at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. [Mas…]


East Los homies Las Cafeteras are back with another rebellious La Bamba Rebelde, this one a danceable remix.

Here’s the original 2012 video: [Mas…]


Celebrity chef and TV host Anthony Bourdain tells SiriusXM’s Pete Dominick that the restaurant industry in the U.S. would collapse if Donald Trump deports 11 million immigrants.


Cuban culture has dominated Latino Miami ever since Cubans arrived after Castro’s revolution 50 years ago. But recently, other Latin Americans have been moving in, and some are asking if Cuban immigrants get preferential treatment. Maria Murriel and Maria Hinojosa report for LatinoUSA.

New from Los Lobos: ‘Gates of Gold’ (audio)

by Soy Capitan September 21, 2015 Audio
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LA’s best band, Los Lobos, is releasing their first album of new material in five years, Gates of Gold. We’ve got the entire record here and then individual tracks, courtesy NPR.

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NYC is home to America’s richest – and poorest – Mexicans (audio)

by Barney Asada September 14, 2015 Audio
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If you go to a high-end restaurant in New York City, there’s a good chance that you’re dining among some of the wealthiest Mexicans in the world and being served by some of the poorest. Antonia Cereijido of Latino USA reports:

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#TBT 2005: Arizona Minuteman makes a shocking confession (audio)

by Comic Saenz August 20, 2015 Audio
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THROWBACK THURSDAY #TBT August 2005 (found on our answering machine): Aaron Judgement, a (former?) member of the Arizona border Minutemen anti-immigration vigilante group, makes a shocking confession:

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UPDATED! @LaloAlcaraz: Talk, photos, toons from Comic-Con 2015

by Lalo Alcaraz July 12, 2015 Audio
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Just like I promised the Washington Post, here are some photos from Comic-Con in San Diego: Let’s start with the first of several selfies.  Here I am with Ramon Ramirez of Smarty Cartoons: This dude? Photo speaks for itself. Maybe:

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Live from Comic-Con: @LaloAlcaraz & KFI’s @MrMoKelly (audio)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 11, 2015 Audio
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Mr. Mo Kelly of KFI 640 AM interviewed me live at Comic-Con.    

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LatinoUSA: Malinche, Mexico’s Eve, the mother of all mestizos (audio)

by Moctezuma Cortés July 6, 2015 Audio
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Malinche: You love her, you hate her. 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 […]

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Doo-Wop TGIF, the Bronx, 1959: The Eternals: ‘Babalu’s Wedding Day’

by Soy Capitan July 3, 2015 Audio
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Babalu? Who was Babalu? Isn’t that a song? And the monkey took the money and ran away? Que what?

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Happy 4th of July! ‘Star Spanglish Banner’ by Horchata Ice (audio)

by QUESO QUESEM July 2, 2015 Audio
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Here’s one from the vaults! Is it a lost track from INSANE IN THE BRAIN, the unreleased 2007 album that was the subject of speculation, lawsuits and at least two shootings? Those close to Horchata Ice won’t say. And those ties to Biggie and Tupac? Don’t go there. More cool fireworks GIFs like this one […]

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Proudly presenting Rainbow Mariachi de Los Angeles (audio, video)

by Verdana Bold June 29, 2015 Audio
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Somos here, somos queer, somos Mariachi Arcoiris de los Angeles — Rainbow Mariachi of L.A. Maria Hinojosa and Camilo Vargas of LatinoUSA tell the story:

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From LatinoUSA: The unlikely story of Chicano Batman (audio, video)

by QUESO QUESEM June 16, 2015 Audio
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Southern California pochos Chicano Batman started out in the hood, lucked out with a spot at Coachella and then went on the road opening for Jack White. They shared their story with LatinoUSA. The band’s latest video is Cycles of Existential Rhyme:

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Out of the night, when the full moon is bright! America’s first superhero

by Barney Asada May 26, 2015 Audio
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“The Zorro story, invented in 1919 by pulp fiction author Johnston McCulley, tells the tale of an aristocrat in Spanish California who dons a mask to fight against corrupt colonial officials on behalf of the oppressed,” writes Marlon Bishop of Latino USA.

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POCHO Jefe Lalo Alcaraz explains ‘Bordertown’ to ‘The World’ (audio)

by Comic Saenz May 22, 2015 Audio
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Carol Wills of PRI asked POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz to explain himself and this Bordertown thing to The World. Let’s listen in as Lalo, at Pasadena’s KPCC, talks with Carol, at WGBH in Boston….

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Latino USA: Favorite Spanglish words and Ilan Stavans (audio)

by Moctezuma Cortés May 13, 2015 Audio
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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.

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WAR (the original band): ‘Cinco de Mayo’ (1981 complete)

by Comic Saenz May 2, 2015 Audio
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This 1981 single from WAR was the first time many non-Latinos heard of Cinco de Mayo. This photo shows the original guys at the Sunset Grill (7439 Sunset, next to their offices (Far Out Productions) at 7417 Sunset. The Guitar Center swallowed up 7417 a while back. L-R: Charles Miller (sax, RIP), Lonnie Jordan (keyboards, […]

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Latino USA: What would Frida Kahlo eat? [Hint: Mole] (audio)

by Andalé Mono April 27, 2015 Audio
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What would Frida Kahlo eat? Latino USA’s Von Diaz reports.

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