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Pocha sweetheart Linda Ronstadt was awarded a National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama on Monday, citing the singer’s “one-of-a-kind voice and her decades of remarkable music.” The actual awards start after 5:30 or so in the video.

Sadly, Ronstadt can no longer sing. This spring, she told Diane Sawyer why: [Mas…]

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aragonesHere he is, my old amigo, comics legend Sergio Aragones, at SDCC Sunday.

He is the world’s fastest and funniest cartoonist, and a really nice guy! [Mas…]

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A nameless man — let’s call him Juan Doe — dies in the desert near the border, and this musical fragment is his song: Dame Agua from Eric Holland.

If you like this song, Eric asks you donate whatever you can to organizations that support immigrants and he especially likes Humane Borders/Fronteras Compasivas.

Also we made a big long list of non-profit orgs that could use some cash support: [Mas…]

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Conservatives explain how gays, Muslims, Mexicans and President Obama are all working together to destroy the moral fabric of America. Video’d at an anti-immigration protest in Houston, pro-immigration supporters also chime in while dancing.

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Creator Guy Trefler writes:

Not Mine is my graduate project in Graphic Design at the HIT college in Israel. My thesis is that nothing is original, therefore, none of the materials presented in the project were made by me. All of the 469 photos used in this video were taken out of Google’s image bank.

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Tequila — real tequila — can only be made from the blue agave. This short British documentary explains the process.

But wait, there’s more. How about the 1952 Ralph Adams documentary Maguey: Plant of a Thousand Uses: [Mas…]

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This clip from American Bandstand is so old everyone is in black and white, including a 20-something Dick Clark. Dick presents a gold record (1,000,000 45 RPM singles sold) and introduces The Champs and their hit Tequila.

We featured the back story on this tune in our series Unsung Heroes of Hispanic History Month: [Mas…]

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Danny Gonzalez’ East Los-styled cholos and hynas Homies toys were a big hit for a while in New York-based vending machines, and then not so much. [NSFW adult language.]

VICE explains: [Mas…]

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Jorge Ramos: Let’s treat child refugees like children (video)

by Comic Saenz July 23, 2014 El Now
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Jorge Ramos, of Univision and FUSION, says there is but one moral choice for America: We have to treat child refugees like the children they are — with love.

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe: I ain’t gonna study war no more (music video)

by Soy Capitan July 23, 2014 Cultura
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The people who count things and make lists say there are over three dozen wars going on right now. Some “experts” insist this is inevitable, but others offer a different vision. One opposing point of view comes from a dead dude we know as Isaiah:

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Kap G: Cops pull me over for no reason? ‘F– la policia’ (music video)

by MOON GUAC July 22, 2014 Cultura
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Kap G is just cruisin’ round town when the cops pull him over and jack him up and all his friends. There’s a song for that: F____ la policia. [NSFW adult language.]

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Small-town Oaxaca mayor marries crocodile princess for fish (video)

by Barney Asada July 22, 2014 Cultura
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Brides can often get a bit snappy on their big day – and one Mexican crocodile is no exception. She’s marrying the mayor of a Pacific coast fishing town in a traditional ceremony. The fishermen of the town of San Pedro Huamelula, Oaxaca, believe the crocodile is a princess, and a wedding ritual will bring […]

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Legend of Chicano Soul Greg Esparza: ’96 Tears’ (video)

by QUESO QUESEM July 22, 2014 Cultura
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You know him from Cannibal and the Headhuters and Thee Midniters: Pochas y pochos, please welcome the singer who is a legend of Chicano Soul, Los Angeles homie Greg Esparza, with the ? and the Mysterians hit, 96 Tears! On Twitter he’s OverSoulMessage. PREVIOUSLY ON ? AND THE MYSTERIANS:

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Stephen Colbert: I pity the poor immigrants (video)

by Barney Asada July 21, 2014 El Now
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Whatever it is these poor kid refugees are fleeing — Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, El Diablo — Stephen Colbert pities them. But not too much.

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A message from your local cable/internet provider (NSFW video)

by MO NAPOLI July 21, 2014 Cultura
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Your local cable and internet provider wants to make a few things clear. [NSFW language.]

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Scary kid immigrants from Japan: ‘Emoji Among Us’ (video)

by XAVIER MURRIETA July 18, 2014 Cultura
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They entered our God-Blessed America via smartphones and social media, and now these pint-sized Japanese are everywhere. Were these yellow-skinned child-like emo pictograms invited? Do they even have documents, bro?

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The Mexican Juligans twang a tribute to ‘Parral’ (music video)

by MOON GUAC July 18, 2014 Cultura
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Twangy Chilangos The Mexican Juligans name-check places all over the country in a rock en español music video inspired by classic cowboy movies. And they especially love Parral, Chihuahua.

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What if Latinos said the same kind of things Anglos say? (NSFW video)

by Moctezuma Cortés July 17, 2014 Cultura
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What if? [NSFW pinche adult language, guey!]

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Jon Stewart re kids on the border: ‘WTF is wrong with you?’ (video)

by Chauncey Gardner July 17, 2014 El Now
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Why the kidsplosion on the border? Jon Stewart has the sad, and then explains why haters gonna hate. Spoiler: They’re haters.

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Uncle Sam’s migracorrido ‘La Bestia (The Death Train)’ (music, lyrics)

by QUESO QUESEM July 17, 2014 Cultura
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From Central America comes this ballad that’s fast rising the Latin American charts. It’s all about the dangerous Death Train that Central American drug war refugees ride on their way across Mexico enroute to El Norte. In Spanish they call the train The Beast — La Bestia. And who is the man behind this music? It’s […]

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Illegals ride luxury limos to invade our country (video)

by Comic Saenz July 16, 2014 El Now
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This Reuters news video spotlights the luxury transportation the brown-skinned, drug-smuggling, disease-spreading, job-stealing illegal invaders use to travel across Mexico to infect our God-given homeland, all part of the Kenyan Muslim Obummer socialist plot to destroy America. POCHO ÑEWS SERVICE PNS IS A WHOLLY-FICTITIOUS SUBSIDIARY OF POCHISMO INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, WHO IS A PERSON […]

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45 years ago, the USA fake-landed on the Moon (video)

by Soy Capitan July 16, 2014 Cultura
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The United States faked a Moon landing 45 years ago today. FUSION Space Cadet Elise Roedenbeck reports. [Roedenbeck patrols several quadrants of the Twitterverse on the Federation Star Cruiser Buttronica.)

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Bar band Beatlemania, Cuba-style: ‘Hey Yude’ (video)

by MOON GUAC July 15, 2014 Cultura
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There’s lots of rum at this Camaguey, Cuba resort hotel bar and nothing goes better with rum than that Lennon y McCartney favorite, Hey Yude.

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Friday Night Lights in Tijuana means Lucha Libre (video)

by I. RON SHAKE July 15, 2014 Cultura
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A gringo goes to Tijuana to meet the men, both tecnicos and rudos, behind in the masks of lucha libre.

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