Clip & Save: POCHO’s Handy Visual Field Guide to Spice Identification

by Comic Saenz October 17, 2014 Cartoons
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Print, clip and save this handy field guide to visually identify spices at the store, on the street, on a horse or wherever you may find them.

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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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La Cucaracha: How about that White House fence jumper? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 16, 2014 Cartoons
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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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Brooklyn Hispanics try to carry on as Hispanic Heritage Month ends

by Elise Roedenbeck October 16, 2014 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from BROOKLYN) Hispanic Heritage Month is over, and without the corporate-approved celebration as a focus, local members of the Hispanic/Latino community here aren’t really sure how they can go on being local members of the local Hispanic/Latino community here. “What now?” lamented Brooklyn native and prolific bloguera Marielena Gutierrez (photo, right.) “Should I tell […]

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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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Day of the Dead: Los 4 Judios Mas Importantes de la Historia (video)

by ONO MISTERBILL October 15, 2014 Cartoons
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The Four Most Important Jews in History are back from the dead just in time for Dia de los Muertos. Can they all just get along? [Video by Abraham Luna.]

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Extraterrestres y UFOs/OVNIs visit Santa Rosa, Argentina

by ROD ESTERLING October 15, 2014 El Now
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Reports of vari-colored luminous OVNIs and strange beings with big heads are coming from “dozens of eyewitnesses who claim having seen them in broad daylight and under various circumstances. Not merely one, but several of them flying over the city of Santa Rosa, La Pampa [Argentina], and several localities of this region,” according to Inexplicata:

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Pocho Ocho top new Spanish phrases learned by Nigel the Parrot

by Especial Correspondents October 15, 2014 El Now
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When he flew away from his British owner in Torrance, CA four years ago, Nigel talked with an English accent. When he returned last week, the talented African gray parrot spoke Spanish. Here are the Pocho Ocho top phrases Nigel the Parrot picked up on his Raza Vacation: 8. No más “Nigel.” Mi nombre es […]

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Advice from HR: Do this when men stare at your breasts (video)

by Lucida Grandé October 15, 2014 Cultura
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Productivity in the workplace can suffer when men are confronted by women’s breasts, so here’s some Advice from HR for you gals: Check yourself before you wreck yourself! [Video by Danielle Langlois.]

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NPR Audio: ‘The Book of Life’ is spooky fun for whole familia

by Chale Knickerbocker October 14, 2014 Audio
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The Book Of Life movie premiere was this weekend, and POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz was there. He thinks it is a beautiful, lush and fun familia film. Lalo spoke to National Public Radio’s national reporter Mandalit del Barco after the film. Check out this brilliant report that explains the origins of the pelicula and features […]

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La Cucaracha: Is Latino Heritage Month over yet? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 14, 2014 Cartoons
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Seamless, wireless, ultra portable: ‘Introducing Carrot’ (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN October 14, 2014 Cultura
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Carrot is designed with you in mind. It’s a seamless experience, meticulously crafted, from beginning to end. It’s not just a vegetable. It’s what a vegetable should be.

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Letterman: Top 10 Mexican nicknames for N.J. Gov. Chris Christie

by Verdana Bold October 14, 2014 El Now
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The plus-sized Republican leader of the Garden State, Governor Chris Christie, recently visited Mexico. David Letterman compiled the Top 10 Mexican Nicknames for the New Jersey GOP presidential nominee wannabe.

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Chalupa Tuesday: Jungle Fire’s tasty ‘Chalupa’ (KidGusto remix)

by QUESO QUESEM October 14, 2014 Audio
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Remixer KidGusto flips Jungle Fire’s Afrocumbiafunk tune Chalupa into a bumpin’ dancefloor groove. PREVIOUSLY ON JUNGLE FIRE:

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Stephen Colbert exposes the ‘Attack on Columbus Day’ (video)

by Barney Asada October 13, 2014 Cultura
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“Secular progressive factions” are getting some traction as they re-examine the real history of Christopher Columbus’ invasion of the New World and the disease, destruction, devastation and depopulation he inflicted. “Why do these people hate America so much?” asks Stephen Colbert.

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Clip & Save: La Cucaracha’s Hispanic Heritage Calendar

by Lalo Alcaraz October 13, 2014 Cartoons
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La Santa Cecilia: It’s a ‘Losing Game’ (performance video)

by QUESO QUESEM October 13, 2014 Cultura
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Grammy winnners La Santa Cecilia recorded this live performance of Elvis Costello’s Losing Game for KCRW radio last week and Marisoul’s smokey vocal and evocative accordion made for musical magic. PREVIOUSLY ON LA SANTA CECILIA:

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Breaking Ñews: Biologists ID the gene behind white male hate

by Victor Payan October 13, 2014 El Now
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(PNS reporting from CHICAGO) They think they’ve finally figured it out: A single gene — passed from father to son — is responsible for the hateful words and actions perpetrated by white males. A 20-year-long Northwestern University study on male aggression, released this morning, backs their conclusion. The report, Male Pattern Whiteness: Genesis or Genetics, […]

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New Mexico petroglyphs: Headlines from the past (photos)

by RUSSELL CONTRERAS October 13, 2014 Cultura
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There’s lots to see in Placitas, a small New Mexico community north of Albuquerque between the Sandia and Santa Ana Pueblos. If you take a stroll through the foothills, chances are you’ll spot ancient petroglyphs amid the hoof prints of wild horses. And that’s what I found on a jog Sunday near my home. On […]

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The Daily Show: For the GOP, Latino is the new gay (video)

by Comic Saenz October 10, 2014 El Now
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With the Republican realization that exploiting homophobia can no longer bring their hate base to the polls, the GOP is looking for a new group they can use to scare potential voters. POCHO Migrant Editor Al Madrigal explains to Jon Stewart why Latino is the new gay.

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La Cucaracha: Let’s make English our official language (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 10, 2014 Cartoons
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