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[Due to popular demand, I have made this La Cucaracha comic strip print available immediately. “Straight Outta College” was inspired of course by the movie Straight Outta Compton, and also by all of our communities’ need for higher education. You can order here.]


In case you missed it: This is a clip from a 2012 concert that’s been online for over two years and it’s suddenly popular all over again. We think Cuban a capella group Vocal Sampling does a great version of the Eagle’s Hotel California. We’re also pumped it’s finally OK to like Cuba and Cubans and Cuban musicians now. Unless you’re Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio, of course.


El Pozol, una bebida típica del estado mexicano de Chiapas, está hecha a base de maíz, agua y azúcar. Hay de distintos sabores, uno de ellos es el cacao. // Pozol is a typical Mexican beverage, it is made with corn, water and sugar. Also, it can be prepared with cocoa.

coyotetopEvery day, twice a day, Monday through Friday for six months, the coyote (or human smuggler) concealed and transported migrants across the border from Mexico to Los Estados Unidos. El Coyote — based on a true story — has some NSFW words in Spanish and English. There’s lots more about filmmaker Javier Barboza and the making of this stop-motion and animated video at Barboza’s website.
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seniorsdanceAt the Residence Senior Living facility in San Juan, PR, the gray tigers are all about the Whip/Nae Nae. [Mas…]

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Este vídeo fue grabado en Chiapas, México. En él podemos ver la forma tradicional de hacer las tortillas, hechas por los mismos miembros de la comunidad de Petalcingo. Vuélvete un experto e impresiona a tus amigos. // This was recorded in Petalcingo, Chiapas, Mexico. We can see how native people of this community prepare traditional tortillas. Tortillas are typical in the Mexican gastronomy, so, if you want to become an expert and impress your friends, pay attention.

The Mystery of Flying Kicks from Closer Productions seeks to explain a world-wide phenomenon. Why do people hang old sneakers on telephone lines?

Love Train: ‘One-Way Trip/Round Trip, Un sentido/Doble vía’ [video]

by Bronco del Camino August 26, 2015 Cultura
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They spotted each other on the subway underneath New York City. Will they be riding home together or is it a classic missed connection? [Enrola TV shot this video with an iPhone 6 with actors Lorena Rodriguez and Alfonso Diaz.]

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The strange and mysterious ‘Legend of the Mexican Magician’ (video)

by Andalé Mono August 26, 2015 Cultura
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YouTuber Parmesana (did someone cut the cheese?) shares the enigmatic and wondrous Legend of the Mexican Musician.

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How gringas, gringos, gabachas y gabachos can pass as poch@s

by Yuppie Chicana August 25, 2015 Cultura
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If there’s one thing I’m pretty experienced at, it’s navigating between Gringolandia and Mi Raza. “Osea,” being pocho. As the racial landscape of our country darkens, for the better, and Latinos become the majority, proving your pocho-ness will become a valuable skill for all gringos, whether Trump likes it or not. Follow these three simple […]

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That time when Sylvester Stallone was a Mexican cover boy (toons)

by Memo Nericcio August 25, 2015 Cartoons
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With all the press he is getting, you would think that Pendejo-of-the-Century Donald Trump had invented all the twisted tales of Mexicans floating on the interwebs. But our pasty-faced, combover fatboy is not the first and not the last of the foolios who will get rich (and famous) for spouting hate-laced bon mots on the […]

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Archaeologists unearth ‘Aztec skull rack’ beneath Mexico City (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés August 24, 2015 Cultura
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A ceremonial Aztec trophy rack for displaying the skulls of vanquished enemies has been discovered underneath the Templo Mayor Aztec complex in Mexico City’s historic center. Reuters reports:

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SPONSORED: Take the worry out of gentrification – with GENTRÍFIA®

by Comic Saenz August 24, 2015 Cultura
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Gentrification is TERRIFIC with GENTRÍFIA®! “I used to worry about gentrification squeezing out local businesses,” says Monica Galvanes of Eagle Rock, a Los Angeles neighborhood in transition. “And then I heard about GENTRÍFIA®. Now I don’t give a shit!” Her reaction explains the great success of GENTRÍFIA®, according to its manufacturer, STFU PHARMA. Carlos Robles […]

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Los Hollywood: ‘Hasta Mañana’ (music video)

by Soy Capitan August 24, 2015 Cultura
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San Diego’s Los Hollywood says they’ll see you tomorrow. Heidy Flores is singing and playing bass. Remember her name.

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In Martinez, CA, Pablo Martinez repairs shoes, shares wisdom (video)

by Mister Geppetto August 21, 2015 Cultura
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Pablo Martinez, owner of Carlos Shoe Repair, learned the trade growing up in Mexico from his father. Will his shop, in the East Bay community of Martinez, survive the glut of cheap imported shoes? Does a family business like his matter? [Video by Rachel Aston for the Martinez News Gazette.]

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Yes, this woman threw a quinceañera for her cat (photos)

by Verdana Bold August 21, 2015 Cultura
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San Francisco-based photographer Kira Stackhouse’s cat Ponette recently turned 15, and Ponette was all like I CAN HAZ QUINCE? so Kira threw Ponette a party.

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La Cucaracha: We have discontinued one menu item (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 20, 2015 Cultura
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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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Meet Orlando Holguin, the littlest lowrider in Los Angeles (video)

by RON FLOSS August 19, 2015 Cultura
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Third-generation lowrider Orlando Holguin, six years old, was riding low and slow before he could walk. [Video by Shannon Cottrell for the L.A. Weekly.]

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Good morning, Guadalajara! ‘Una mañana en la ciudad’ (video)

by Chale Knickerbocker August 19, 2015 Cultura
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As the sun comes rises over Guadalajara ♬ ♫ Guadalajara, the city wakes up, cleans up, and gets to work.

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La Cucaracha: Check out our Shark Taco Week Specials (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 18, 2015 Cartoons
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Pochos With Attitude: Straight Outta Tacos (NSFW video trailer)

by Andalé Mono August 18, 2015 Cultura
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In the war to control the lucrative market for street food in South Central Los Angeles, one crew fought their way Straight Outta Tacos. Video by DESMADRE. [NSFW in several languages.]  

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Lets get tacos de suadero at Taqueria Jalisco in Mexico, DF (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN August 18, 2015 Cultura
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Even at 10:30 at night, at the Taqueria Jalisco – located in the car park behind the American Embassy in Mexico DF – you can get a killer plate of tacos de suadero (a cut of beef like flank steak) for $2.40. Our British guide TrueMexico takes us out to eat.

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