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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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alhombreJon Stewart and The Daily Show are in Austin, Texas, which is right next to, well, you know … that other country. POCHO’s Migrant Editor Al Madrigal went to the Lone Star State to find out why exactly Texans think Latinos are worse than Koreans and Chinese. Have we mentioned that Al is EL HOMBRE? [Mas…]

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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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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 Taxco competition last year. [VOLUME WARNING: LOTS OF ROAD NOISE.]

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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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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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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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Texas Border Zone UFO experts fear space aliens with nukes (video)

by DARTH MULDER October 27, 2014 El Now
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UFO researchers gathered in Presidio, Texas this weekend for the annual Border Zone UFO festival, where Kenneth Dudley warned of a “possible conflict between the [space] aliens and humans” over “nuclear weapons.”

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Meet the American Nazis who protect our US-Mexico border (video)

by BOB OSO October 24, 2014 El Now
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These Nazis wear swastikas and call themselves National Socialists, sure, but they’re not really socialists. They’re more nationalists, really, supporting the White Nation. All they want to do is to save America from the loser and quitter immigrants who gave up on their home countries to invade the U.S. of A. After all, integration was […]

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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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Chile bus driver beats purse snatcher with a bat (video)

by Andalé Mono October 23, 2014 El Now
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It was a bad day to be a purse snatcher on this bus in Chile. Three cheers for batman!

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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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Dancing Tijuana Cop: The White Zone is for Moonwalking only (video)

by Andalé Mono October 22, 2014 Cultura
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“Police officer Jose Ruben Echeverria showed he had the moves Sunday in the Mexican city of Tijuana, dancing to some of Michael Jackson’s greatest hits while directing traffic. Numerous bystanders snapped photos of the dancing police officer, with some even joining in with him. Echeverria says he dances while directing traffic to make the experience […]

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Watch: ‘Las lecciones de Silveria (Silveria’s lessons)’

by Verdana Bold October 21, 2014 Cultura
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Little Silveria learns a lesson she’ll never forget in this short video from director Yolanda Cruz.

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Presley’s Pantry: Day of the Dead Bread (Pan de Muerto) [video]

by JEFE BOYARDEE October 20, 2014 Cultura
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Nicole Presley of Presley’s Pantry shows off her recipe for Day of the Dead Bread (Pan de Muerto), using her sponsor’s Idaho potatoes, of course.

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The Chavez Ravine’s hardcore musical tour of ‘Los Angeles’ (video)

by MOON GUAC October 20, 2014 Cultura
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When you’re named after an infamous chapter in L.A. history, like the band The Chavez Ravine, your musical tour of the City of Angels would be pretty hard core too! ¡Mira Los Angeles! What’s the story on this band? Their Facebook esplains:

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He’s big gay Cassandro, the ‘Liberace of Lucha Libre’ (video)

by GORGEOUS JORGE October 17, 2014 Cultura
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He’s here, he’s queer and he’s the three-time world champion. Meet Cassandro, Luchador Exotico. Arielle Castillo reports for Fusion Live.

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Chipster’s Delight: Calavera fez for you stylin’ vatos (photos, video)

by Chale Knickerbocker October 17, 2014 Cultura
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With everybody and her tio dressing up for Halloween and Dia de los Muertos, it’s important to stand out from the crowd with a bold fashion-forward statement. For some stylish chipsters, that means a calavera-themed fez. Lucky for us, that’s exactly what our ‘chuco suave model, Pablo from the Internets, is wearing! Pablo’s embroidered velvet […]

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¡Viva Calaca! It’s the Day of the Dead! (video)

by Soy Capitan October 16, 2014 Cartoons
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The dead not only CAN dance, but they DO dance in Viva Calaca, an animated short based on the Voltaire tune from 2007. [Video by Ritxi Ostáriz.]

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Pre-Hispanic ingredients like bugs make Mexican food special (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN October 16, 2014 Cultura
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Long before the European invasion, the original inhabitants of Mexico were making amazingly complex food and taking complete of advantage of every creature that flew, swam, wriggled or crawled. That’s right. We’re talking edible insects. Correspondent Aissa García reports from Mexico, DF for Conexión Global on Caracas, Venezuela network teleSUR:

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