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An earthquake opened up a giant fissure in the desert west of Hermosillo, in Mexico’s Sonora state last week. The crack in the earth is 1 kilometer long and 25 feet deep. This drone video shows Nature’s awesome power.

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navarrobannerMaybe I grew up in a mostly Latino and African American neighborhood because that was where my parents could pay rent.

Maybe they could only pay rent there because my parents immigrated into this country with only a bag of clothes. Maybe they worked 16 hrs a day 7 days a week in ranches cutting cabbage. Maybe they worked 2 or 3 jobs, and yet it was barely enough to get by. [Mas…]

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hispanicguy(PNS reporting from IRVINE, CA) Roland Vega, 33, formerly known as “Rolando,” has come to an important moment in his life: He’s transitioned from a “Chicano” to a “Hispanic.”

The decision to change the way he self-identifies came as somewhat of a shock to his family and his homeboys, but not necessarily to Vega’s former Hispanic fraternity brothers.

He made the announcement on Facebook Sunday night.

“You know, Roli — er, I mean, Roland — was always the most radical Chicano in the fraternity, but c’mon man, he was studying accounting. I kinda always knew he was going to end up a Hispanic,” said Ed Taboada, Vega’s college roommate. [Mas…]

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rickperryhorseWhen news broke Friday that GOP presidential nominee wannabe Texas Governor Rick Perry (photo) was indicted on two counts of abuse of power, we were pissed off because we were in the middle of a conference call and didn’t that grand jury know our meeting schedule and publishing deadlines?

We realized later, however, that we had a treasure trove of Perry-ana that could be given fresh life on the Interwebs with a cool big-ass image of Perry, a clever headline and lots of SEO-friendly keywords.

POCHO proudly presents PREVIOUSLY ON INDICTED TEXAS GOVERNOR RICK PERRY THEATRE: [Mas…]

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joemillerracistmailer (PNS reporting from ANCHORAGE, AK) Some they call him Joe, some they call him Doh! but one group of Alaska voters is 100% behind Joe Miller, the Tea Party-affiliated candidate who is seeking a United States Senate nomination.

“His campaign mailer (click on photo to enlarge) convinced us that Miller will do a great job keeping the thriving Latino community of Alaska in check,” read a press release issued Thursday by Cecilia Jones, the president of National Organization for Minorities, Advertisements, Media Exposure and Symbolism. “And that especially goes for your drug-dealing border-crossing tat-wearing illegal alien Democrat voters!” [Mas…]

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Dozens of cooks joined forces in Mexico City late last month to prepare a 173-foot (53-meter) monster torta as part of the opening ceremony of the ninth annual Torta Fair, thus setting the new world record for the sandwich, according to the World Record Academy. [Mas…]

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For Robin Williams: Na-nu na-nu! Shazbot? KO!

by Lalo Alcaraz August 13, 2014 Cartoons
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Robin Williams reads Pablo Neruda’s ‘Sonnet XVII’ (video)

by EresNerd August 13, 2014 Cultura
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In the film Patch Adams, Hunter “Patch” Adams — played by the late Robin Williams — “commits himself into a mental institution. Once there, he finds that using humor to help his fellow inmates gives him a purpose in life….” Sonnet XVII By Pablo Neruda I don’t love you as if you were a rose […]

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La Cucaracha: Kid refugees spawn communicable diseases (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 13, 2014 Cartoons
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Cops out of control kill Eric Garner in NYC, Mike Brown in MO (videos)

by POCHOS CON ACTITUD August 13, 2014 Cultura
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#RIPMikeBrown #RIPEricGarner & to all boys/men of color who've lost their lives to ignorance, hate & injustice. pic.twitter.com/GlimbBMhT0 — Veronica Rodriguez (@LaresNYC) August 13, 2014

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RIP Robin Williams aka Ramon the singing, dancing Mexipenguin (video)

by Comic Saenz August 11, 2014 Cultura
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There will never be another actor and comedian like Robin Williams, and there will never be another Ramon, the animated, singing, dancing Mexican penguin Williams brought to life in Happy Feet. Williams, 63, was pronounced dead at his home by first responders today in Tiburon, north of San Francisco.

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La Cucaracha: Militias on the border — so cute! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 11, 2014 Cartoons
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Oklahoma GOP uses jumping bean in a sombrero on fundraising flyer

by Barney Asada August 8, 2014 El Now
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Come for the (Mexican jumping) “GOP Bean Feed,” read the Oklahoma Republican Party fundraising flyer, and maybe you’ll stay for the KKK lecture. No offense, though. Truthyism has the story: Oklahoma democrats were shocked to see the crude racially charged image of a Mexican jumping bean on a GOP fundraising flyer for governor Mary Fallin […]

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La Cucaracha: Border militias say ‘Don’t mess with Texas!’ (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 8, 2014 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: Why a militia? Kid refugees mean danger! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 7, 2014 Cartoons
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End of a Bromance: ‘Tear Drops for Eric Cantor’ by John Boehner

by Soy Capitan August 7, 2014 El Now
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Speaker of the House John Boehner has the sad now that his GOP bromantic buddy Majority Leader Eric Cantor is stepping down. What’s that? Water gushing from Boehner’s ojos? Elise Roedenbeck’s musical dramatization is called Tear Drops for Eric Cantor.

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La Cucaracha: TX militias will save the border because Alamo (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 6, 2014 Cartoons
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Jon Stewart: I can solve kid crisis at the border (educational video)

by Barney Asada August 6, 2014 El Now
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Why do the right wing haters make it so hard? The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart knows exactly what to do to clean up the mess at the border. PRO TIP: Do not risk monitor damage and/or electric shock by drinking coffee, beer or any other beverage while watching this educational video. Extreme danger of spitting […]

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La Cucaracha: Those refugee kids are changing Texas (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 5, 2014 Cartoons
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Reality check at the Sierra Blanca, Texas border checkpoint (video)

by EresNerd August 5, 2014 El Now
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At the Sierra Blanca, Texas, border checkpoint, even La MIGRA has realized that immigrants have rights. PREVIOUSLY ON THE BORDER:

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