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muertosaltarHola! Is Tia Lencha here! I haf big news! I move to Los Angeles in the California! And I find a novio! Can ju believe?

Is a new life here. My novio and I met on the Google when I live in New Jork. Then he visit from Los Angeles and I visit from New Jork and now I live in Los Angeles. He make me micheladas and likes walking romatical to the taco trucks. Tia Lencha has little hearts in her eyes.

Okay, but I can’t leave my pochos without some advice. One pocho ask me, how ju build an altar for Día de los Muertos? I tell ju how!

I make an altar for my old life with mijo’s daddy in New Jork as a sample, okey?

We make Mijo’s Daddy Day of the Dead altar: [Mas…]

minkdevilleSan 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 Raul 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…]

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What do you do when a social media photo needs black friends and none of your many African-American amigos are around? There’s an app for that, new DVRSE. [NSFW F-bombs, etc.]

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Attention white viewers, especially sorority sisters getting ready for a Halloween party: Don’t get dressed up as a taco — or worse. [This NSFW public service announcement is from Frank Legend, who is not Mexican.]

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An education is the gateway to a climb up the career ladder, and you can get the skills you need to succeed at Vosotros Polytechnic Institute. Comes with a student loan guaranteed to last a lifetime!

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I’ve decided on my Halloween costume for this year. I’m going as La Pequeña Hillary Hulk.

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Mountain bike downhill insanity in Taxco, Mexico (video)

by Bronco del Camino October 29, 2014 Cultura
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Slovak champion mountain biker Filip Polc strapped a GoPro camera on his helmet and recorded this insane downhill competition run earlier this month in Taxco, Mexico. Although he only came in second (!) this first-person point-of-view video will thrill you, give you vertigo or leave you shaking your head and asking, “Huh?” Polc won the […]

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It’s out in the open now: I like to stir up trouble ;-) [video]

by Lalo Alcaraz October 28, 2014 Cartoons
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The New York Times got me to admit the truth. I’m a trouble maker: Lalo Alcaraz uses his nationally syndicated comic strip, “La Cucaracha,” to highlight prejudice, challenge media representations and generally stir up trouble in humorous ways.

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La Cucaracha: These aren’t the spicy tacos you’re looking for

by Lalo Alcaraz October 28, 2014 Cartoons
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From Italy via the DR: Electrochill ‘Cumbia de Pierda’ (audio,video)

by MOON GUAC October 28, 2014 Audio
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Cumbia de Piedra is an abstract chillaxed electro-cumbia video by Benetton’s Fabrica, for MOHS, the second album from violinist Jhon William Castaño Montoya. Animation by by Tomás Pichardo, from the Dominican Republic.

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Wonder Woman and Marya la Giant fight Mexibandidos (1945 toon)

by Memo Nericcio October 28, 2014 Cartoons
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I love it when my vocation and avocation converge as they do in this wonderful comic installment of Wonder Woman from the one and only Pappy’s Golden Age Comic Blogzine. Pappy explains: This delightfully oddball tale is set in Mexico with a beautiful eight-foot-tall señorita, bandits with bandoleros, Wonder Woman’s invisible plane, chains, bondage, and even […]

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Our heritage and culture are not your Halloween costume

by Enrique C. Ochoa and Gilda L. Ochoa October 28, 2014 Cultura
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A school in our neighborhood recently held a “Dress as Your Heritage Day.” For one Friday, students were encouraged to wear items representing their backgrounds, and some did. Students walked around campus in a combination of family heirlooms and seemingly exaggerated symbols to reflect their racial/ethnic groups. The rationale underlying this day was cultural celebration, […]

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La Cucaracha: Top Halloween costumes of 2014 (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 27, 2014 Cartoons
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Bob Dylan: ‘Hot chili peppers in the blistering sun’ (corrido video)

by QUESO QUESEM October 27, 2014 Cultura
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In 1975 and 1976, Bob Dylan and friends toured as the Rolling Thunder Revue, performing Romance in Durango, a corrido about a murderer and his lover in Mexico, on the run. “Hot chili peppers in the blistering sun,” it begins, as Dylan sings the part of the murderer. “No llores, mi querida; Dios nos vigila,” […]

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Alternate Universe: Honest Advertising Slogans (toons)

by L. DON DRAPER October 27, 2014 Cartoons
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Somewhere, over the double rainbows, there’s a place on a river with tangerine trees and marmalade skies. And Honest Slogans, perfectly realized, from the Honest Slogans Tumblr.

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Photo Contest: Scariest Halloween House in the ‘Hood!

by Chale Knickerbocker October 24, 2014 Cultura
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Is there a decorated, haunted Halloween house in your ‘hood? Is it scarier than this one? Send your photo to info@pocho.com. We’ll share the top entries and pick the best one Halloween eve, Thursday night, October 30. Win a POCHO sticker and the admiration of your friends. Enter now! We’re looking for photos of houses […]

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La Cucaracha: Latinos – take me to your leader! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 24, 2014 Cartoons
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An abused kid prays: ‘Please God, make me a saint’ (NSFW video)

by ESTEBAN LEE October 24, 2014 Cartoons
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After his mother screams abuse because he won’t go to sleep, a Mexican niño’s prayer requesting God to Make Me A Saint gets answered in a ghoulish nightmare. [This video by Victor Orozco contains some NSFW adult language -- pero en español.]

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Jarina De Marco NSFW Halloween video: ‘I Put A Spell on You’

by MOON GUAC October 24, 2014 Cultura
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Jarina De Marco reinvents Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ I Put A Spell On You, santeria style, in Spanglish. [NSFW language.]

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Bidi bidi bom bom: ‘What ARE you?’ she asked

by DANNY HERRERA October 23, 2014 Cultura
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“What ARE you?” the Indian woman behind the counter asked. I was at a Dunkin’ Donuts in New York City grabbing coffee. After handing me my change, the Indian woman wanted to know where I was from. This happens often — whether I’m at a restaurant, an adult video store or a funeral. Inevitably someone […]

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The best part of waking up? Chiapas in your cup! (photo)

by MOSCA MEXICAN October 23, 2014 Cultura
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Even in Bel Air, they know wassup.

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Before your White Privilege offends, get new Racism Insurance! (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés October 22, 2014 Cultura
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White people can’t help being white — they were born that way! But White Privilege can often get in the way of harmonious social relationships. Before it does, Racism Insurance can step in to ease the way. Call your agent today! [Not available in all states. Prices in Arizona may be higher.]

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