La Cucaracha: NASA flies by a comet (#TBT 2010 toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz November 13, 2014 Cartoons
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NSFW Music Video: ‘Ya me canse (I’ve had enough)’

by Soy Capitan November 13, 2014 El Now
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“La democracia jamas puede aspirar a existir en una sociedad donde el gobierno no es igual al pueblo.” [Some images may disturb people who are afraid to look at what is going on in Mexico.] Video by Guy Montag. Music from Molotov: Dame El Poder.

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Speedy Gonzales vs Sylvester El Gato: ‘Cats and Bruises’ (video)

by WARNER HERMANO November 13, 2014 Cartoons
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When pesky Sylvester El Gato crashes the Cinco de Mayo fiesta, our hero has to act quickly to save the party and get the girl. Luckily, our hero is pinche Speedy Gonzalez, Mexico’s fastest mouse. You’ll ♡ his excellent singing voice, too, as he croons Cielito Lindo to his honey in a canoe on the […]

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Ask A Mexican: Why do gabachos love burritos so much? (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN November 12, 2014 Cultura
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POCHO co-conspirator Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano takes to the video to answer an age-old question: Why do gabachos love burritos so much?

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Mr. President: Tear down that wall! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz November 12, 2014 Cartoons
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‘Sticks and Stones’ may break my bones but empathy (video)

by MUTCH CARGO November 12, 2014 Cartoons
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When you compete for LIKEs and LOLs online, virtual Sticks and Stones can hurt like real body blows and peer pressure can be painful to resist. This Canadian video reveals one easy trick that can help you break on through to the sunshine of your love.

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After 45 minutes with no pulse, Boca mom returns (video)

by Verdana Bold November 12, 2014 El Now
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After an uneventful C-section, Boca Raton, Florida, mother Ruby Graupera-Cassimiro’s pulse stopped for 45 minutes. When her heart resumed beating on its own, Graupera-Cassimiro regained consciousness and shared her tale of what she found on “the other side.”

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Understanding Politics: The Natural Voting Cycle (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA November 12, 2014 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: On Veterans Day, know your Latino war heroes (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz November 11, 2014 Cartoons
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Pocho Ocho coolest addresses at new ‘.SOY’ Top Level Domain

by Especial Correspondents November 11, 2014 El Now
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Hey you Latinos – do you know your place in cyberspace? Forget .COM, .ORG, and .NET and move on up to the new .SOY Top Level Domain, “the place for Latinos online,” brought to you by domain registrar Google, Inc. (screencap above). What? The Goog explains: .SOY is the domain name for Latino identity and expression […]

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For the Vets: Anti-war poetry from WWI: ‘Dulce et decorum est’

by Barney Asada November 11, 2014 Cultura
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Today we observe Veterans Day, AKA Armistice Day, which marks the end of the first World War. The conflict started 100 years ago last Summer. Dulce et Decorum est was written by poet Wilfred Owen in 1917, and published posthumously in 1920. Owen’s poem is known for its horrific imagery and condemnation of war. They don’t use poison […]

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Cute kids dance to Cheech and Chong’s ‘Mexican Americans’ (video)

by Lucida Grandé November 11, 2014 Cultura
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It’s never too early to dress the kids up like Cheech and Chong and shoot video as they dance to Mexican Americans.

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La Cucaracha: Our tacos are so good, they’re contagious! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz November 10, 2014 Cartoons
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Does your animation project need a Latina maid?

by RON SUELA November 10, 2014 Cartoons
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Does your video animation project need stereotyped cartoon actors? How about a Latina? How about we name her “Maria,” oh, and get this, she’s a “housemaid!” Maria is ready to say “¡Si, Señora!” in all your corporate video, web avatar and/or white privileged productions. Sure we could have made Maria the “cool girl” character (above), […]

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Neo-Nazis, KKK in Texas for swastika lighting and BBQ (NSFW video)

by Bronco del Camino November 10, 2014 El Now
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Members of the Texas Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and the Michigan-based National Socialist Movement (NSM) staged a “show of force” rally against undocumented immigrants Saturday outside the Rockwall County (Texas) Courthouse, according to RUPTLY: [NSFW adult language F-bomb audio.]

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Mad as Hell Mariachi El Bronx has a brand ‘New Beat’ (lyrics video)

by QUESO QUESEM November 10, 2014 Cultura
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Pocholandia homies Mariachi El Bronx are mad as Hell and are not gonna take this anymore. There’s a New Beat in town, tu sabes. Advanced music appreciators — please correct us if we’re wrong, but we think the New Beat is in 7/4 and 3/4 and 6/8 and 12/8 time, but “it’s complicated.” This newly-released […]

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His Royal Highness Prince Charles busts a move in Mexico (video)

by Barney Asada November 7, 2014 Cultura
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Heir to the British throne His Royal Highness Prince Charles joined a group of dancers Wednesday in the picturesque Mexican coastal town of Campeche. El Chaz danced the Sarao Campechano dance, twirling his handkerchief above his head. PREVIOUSLY ON BRITISH PRINCES:

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Watch: So you’re saying that really WASN’T a photo of ‘El Cucuy’?

by ROD ESTERLING November 7, 2014 Cultura
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Yo, calmate, guey! That “El Kookooee” photo from last week is really not El Cucuy, OK? It’s called “refraction,” gente. Get a grip. Albuquerque’s KRQE News explains:

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1940s Style: Orquesta de Don Ramon ‘Chicano Boogie’ (video)

by Comic Saenz November 7, 2014 Cultura
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It’s not much of a video but it rules as a wild examplar of 1940s pachuco “boogie-woogie jitterbug” (like Lalo Guerrero’s Los Chucos Suaves.) This performance features unstoppable rhumba-flavored proto-rock-n-roll beat-me-eight-to-the-bar-boogie-woogie highlighted by shouted Spanglish insanity. Ladies and gentlemen, let’s give a nice welcoming round of applause to Orquesta de Don Ramon as they perform […]

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The 2014 midterm election results in one infographic

by Lalo Alcaraz November 6, 2014 Cartoons
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iJuan, smartphone app for day labor, scores $3,500,000 investment

by BUSINESS GWIRE PRESS RELEASE November 6, 2014 El Now
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(NOVEMBER 5, 2014, GUANAJUATO, MEXICO) iJuanCo, creator of iJuan, the first smartphone app to directly match day laborers and potential bosses, has secured a $3.5 million dollar investment from venture capital fund XS Dinero, iJuanCo company president Grito Del Toro announced here today. Day laborers using the app will be able to register their schedules, skill […]

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#TodosSomosAyotzinapa: We (43) are all Ayotzinapa (video)

by Andalé Mono November 6, 2014 El Now
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“Estamos indignados,” 43 different people say. “We are indignant!” Los nayaritas estamos indignados ante los sucesos de violencia y represión ocurridos en Ayotzinapa Guerrero.

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Can’t rock harder than Lalo Guerreros’ ‘Los Chucos Suaves’ (video)

by QUESO QUESEM November 6, 2014 Cultura
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Lalo Guerrero is the Father of Chicano Music. His amazing musical legacy (he died in 2005) includes the classic Spanglish “boogie-woogie jitterbug” Los Chucos Suaves – the kick-ass dance-tune inspiration for Zoot Suit (the musical.) We especially like the abstract piano solo that goes off into outer pachucostan and comes back in the nick of […]

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Jubilant Republican spokesman trumpets GOP victory (video)

by Chale Knickerbocker November 5, 2014 El Now
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In the jungle, the Washington jungle, the donkey fears tonight.

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