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*UPDATED: Ms. Capps removed her video from public scrutiny on YouTube. We have substituted a copy we downloaded last night, anticipating that the original video might somehow disappear.

ANOTHER UPDATE:
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pewchart Mexican-Americans — all 34 million — make up over two-thirds of the U.S. Latino population according to the Pew Research Organization: [Mas…]

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ngramHispanic or Latino? This question comes up all the time, and not just during Hispanic Heritage Month, which we insist on calling Latino Heritage Month.

Is there a trend? We asked the Google NGram Viewer to search their big index of published books to see how many times the word “Latino” and the word “Hispanic” were used over time. [Mas…]

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memorialflagsThe undocumented immigrants impacted by the bombing of the World Trade Center were practically invisible to the government and agencies that were supposed to help them, two academics reported Tuesday.

The victims and their families were never properly counted because of their social and political isolation from wider society:

  • Immigrants without papers distrusted law enforcement and were wary of drawing attention to themselves.
  • Even if they did come forward, they lacked the paperwork necessary to prove claims and receive assistance.
  • Public opinion linking immigration and terrorism after 9/11 exacerbated the risks of coming out of the MIGRA closet.

Study authors Alexandra Délano and Benjamin Nienass explain: [Mas…]

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Over 1900 people in Jalisco, the official-looking English-sounding allegedly Guinness World Records guy says in the video, set a new world record this week for the most people singing a “round.” The round in question was Cielito Lindo, and the town was Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico. Some news channel from Indonesia reports, you decide.

PREVIOUSLY ON JALISCO: [Mas…]

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Breaking: Selena Gomez to sue NSA over nude photos

by María Purísima September 9, 2014 El Now
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(PNS reporting from HOLLYWOOD) Selena Gomez plans to sue the National Security Agency for photographing her naked and publishing the photos on the Internets last week, according to a statement just released by her attorney. “Ms. Gomez was minding her own business, just watching some YouTube videos while she got dressed for a Hollywood function,” […]

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How the Minutemen will stop the ‘Latino-ization’ of America (video)

by Lucida Grandé September 8, 2014 El Now
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Thank God for patriots like the Minutemen, who are mobilizing a militia to stop the hordes of refugee children invading our country. These volunteer vigilantes are fighting the fiendish conspiracy which wants to Latino-ize America! The Daily Show’s Michael Che is on the case.

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Official spokesman for U.S. Hispanics quits: ‘It’s a bullshit job!’

by María Purísima September 5, 2014 El Now
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(PNS reporting from MIAMI) Gerardo Lamas, the official spokesman for all Hispanics in the United States, resigned Thursday night. “This is a bullshit job and I’ll never be able to please anybody,” he told PNS in a late-night phone call. “I mean, I’ve been at this for a while, and let me tell you, it hasn’t […]

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La Cucaracha: Take my ice bucket challenge, please (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 4, 2014 Cartoons
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A burrito is not a sandwich, Massachusetts judge rules

by Especial Correspondents August 29, 2014 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from MASSACHUSETTS) A burrito is not a sandwich, you idiots, according to a court decision announced here last week. Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Locke made the ruling as he threw out a lawsuit brought by a Panera restaurant seeking to stop White City Shopping Center in Shrewbsury from leasing space to a franchisee […]

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Why do Republicans hate it when Obama plays golf? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 28, 2014 Cartoons
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Jon Stewart: The colorblind death of an unarmed black teen (video)

by Lucida Grandé August 28, 2014 El Now
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Now that Obama has been elected and re-elected, we’re in a post-racial society, right? And the death of an [another] unarmed black teenager at the hand of a white cop isn’t about race at all. Anti-American liberals, you see, are playing the race card again. Jon Stewart explains.

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The Beandocks: To protect and serve the sh!t out of you (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 27, 2014 Cartoons
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I’m Señor Chang, your Spanish teacher this semester (video)

by Bronco del Camino August 27, 2014 El Now
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Me llamo el Señor Chang y seré su profesor de español en este semestre.

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Street art from Italy: Facebook likes me, this I know (time-lapse video)

by HABLO PICASSO August 27, 2014 El Now
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Italian artist MISTERTHOMS paints a mural in Italy.

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It’s a long, hard road from Central America to El Norte

by Lucida Grandé August 25, 2014 El Now
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Escaping criminal gangs in Central America and crossing Mexico to enter the U.S. without papers is only the first step in a long journey, a journey with an ending that remains unknown. The Intercept tells the story: A few nights ago, Ana crossed illegally into the United States from Guatemala. Her husband paid a coyote […]

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Massive ancient Mayan cities found deep in Mexican jungle

by Moctezuma Cortés August 25, 2014 El Now
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Archeologists have re-discovered two ancient Mayan cities deep in the Yucatan jungle — massive cities with plazas, buildings and pyramids, some over six stories high. One spectacular find was a monster mouth portal carved with a stylized earth monster eye and fangs along the doorway jamb (photo.) The cities, Lagunita and Tamchen, flourished in what […]

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