[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’sHotel 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.
Every 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. [Mas…]
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.
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.]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.]
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.