Watch! Al Madrigal: ‘Half Like Me’ (Al meets with a Minuteman)

by Comic Saenz January 22, 2015 Cultura
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POCHO Migrant Editor Al Madrigal’s new docu-comedy Half Like Me went live on FUSION Thursday night. In this clip, Al meets up at the US-Mexican border with a patriotic member of the Minutemen. Also, Borderlandia looks familiar somehow. PREVIOUSLY ON HALF LIKE ME:

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La Cucaracha: Does detection of methane mean life on Mars? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 22, 2015 Cartoons
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Ask A Mexican: Here’s an idea – Learn to love hipsters (NSFW video)

by Comic Saenz January 22, 2015 Cultura
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In between the Mexican curse words, Gustavo Arellano has a modest proposal: Learn to love your local hipster and/or chipster. We’re still trying to figure out what and who ¡Asked A Mexican! That cartoon, though! [NSFW adult language.] CHIPSTERS? Are you a Chipster (Chicano + hipster)? There are Pocho Ocho ways to tell. You might […]

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Pocho Ocho top reasons Obama’s State of the Union gave us a sad

by ERES NERD Y PROFESSOR EQUIS January 22, 2015 El Now
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Despite the his many significant accomplishments and chingon new proposals, we were disappointed by what President Obama didn’t say at Tuesday night’s State of the Union address. Here are the Pocho Ocho top reasons Obama’s SOTU gave us a sad: 8. Still no federal funding for Flying Trocas research. 7. Didn’t announce plan to make […]

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Bananas! How Uncle Sam raped Latin America for cheap fruit (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés January 22, 2015 Cultura
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Why are imported bananas so cheap while apples grown next door are expensive? I’m Chiquita Banana and I’m here to say: I’ve got your answer and it’s CIA.

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#TBT Throwback Thursday Frank Zappa ‘Cucaracha’ (1970s audio)

by Barney Asada January 22, 2015 Audio
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ESTRANGE BUT TRUE: It was the tail end of the 1960s and Frank Zappa of the Mothers of Invention was making Public Service Announcements for “underground radio.” Few examples survive, but this short audio segment warns impressionable young people about a popular Chicano-themed cartoon that had not even been invented yet — a subversive cartoon […]

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La Cucaracha: My haters wrote me a letter (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 21, 2015 Cartoons
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Out of F-bombs, Foo Fighter Dave Grohl puts ‘Chile Olé’ in a song

by Soy Capitan January 21, 2015 Cultura
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At a concert in Chile last week, Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters ran out of F-bombs to drop on stage, so he turned the adoring crowd’s Chile Olé chant into a new song. [NSFW F-bombs.] H/t Remezcla. PRO TIP FOR ROCK AND ROLL CONCERT PROMOTERS WHO WANT TO BOOK THE FOO FIGHTERS: THE BAND IS VERY […]

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(Jo) Raquel (Tejeda) Welch: ‘One Million Years B.C.’ (1966 video)

by Andalé Mono January 21, 2015 Cultura
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This sci-fi fantasy B-movie trailer is so old-school it’s prehistoric! Pocha pin-up (Jo) Raquel (Tejeda) Welch co-stars in One Million Years B.C.

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Heavy Rain to Hit Houston, Texas, Thursday, January 22, 2015 (video)

by Lucida Grandé January 21, 2015 Cultura
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Here’s Thursday’s weather forecast for Houston, Texas, via Nova Scotia, Canadia, provided by Internetz Weather Expert FRANKIE: Heavy Rain is on its way for Houston Texas on Thursday January 22, 2015 and it will bring 30+ mm of rain and the Heaviest Rain will be in Southeastern Texas Including Houston and Galveston and the Center […]

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Reies Lopez Tejerina, One of the Chicano Movement’s Four Horsemen

by ERIC J. GARCIA January 21, 2015 Cartoons

Reies Lopez Tijerina? Read the obituary of this controversial activist by our friend Russ Contreras of Associated Press.

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La Cucaracha: Is this the GOP’s plan to create jobs? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 20, 2015 Cultura
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Ask A Mexican: Why do politicians hate taco trucks so much? (video)

by Comic Saenz January 20, 2015 Cultura
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Even in Santa Ana, Orange County, Califas (it’s actually “Santana,” Gustavo Arellano notes), the Latino-controlled city council dislikes taco trucks. To find out why, it seems prudent to once again ¡Ask A Mexican!

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Expect these Pocho Ocho surprises in tonight’s State of the Union

by Especial Correspondents January 20, 2015 El Now
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Washington insiders all know tonight’s State of the Union address — like every one before — will bring a few surprises. We asked around town, and our peeps say these are the top eight to watch for: 8. First use of the Booger-Cam™ captures candid live video of bored Republicans 7. Warmup act Oprah Winfrey to Congress: “You get a drone…and you get a […]

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‘Testimonios’ of the undocumented (Lalo Cura music video)

by Soy Capitan January 20, 2015 Cultura
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Testimonios tells the stories of undocumented immigrants and the “American Dream” — soulful rock en español from Lalo Cura. No one is illegal. Lalo Cura is Sonny Carreño on drums, Adam Carter on guitar and backup vocals, Rafael Chávez y Moreno on guitar and vocals, Adam Hartung on bass and Sam Que on sax and […]

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La Cucaracha: Is this why Mayan civilization collapsed? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 19, 2015 Cartoons
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MLK is back from dead and not all that happy (SNL video)

by Verdana Bold January 19, 2015 El Now
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When a student has trouble writing a school paper on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the slain civil rights leader returns from the dead to help him out.

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Blacks, Latinos slam Beerchata’s new ‘I Have A Drink’ ad campaign

by Victor Payan January 19, 2015 Cultura

(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, D.C.) Latino and African-American activists hate Beerchata’s new TV ad campaign. The first scheduled commercial, which airs today, repurposes old video of the late Ricky Martin Luther King to sell the new alcoholic concoction. The ad shows King, digitally inserted into classic footage of a 1963 civil rights rally at the […]

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Los Pollos Hermanos – one taste and you’ll know! [sponsored video]

by Barney Asada January 16, 2015 Cultura
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The Chicken Brothers use only the finest pollos and hermanos. One taste and you’ll know!

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POCHO History 101: Public Enemy, Arizona, MLK Day (video)

by Soy Capitan January 16, 2015 Cultura
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In the final decade of the 20th Century Public Enemy‘s epic By the Time I Get to Arizona spotlighted the Hate State of Arizona’s failure to implement the Martin Luther King Day holiday. #blacklivesmatter

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America pauses for Ricky Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2015

by Comic Saenz January 16, 2015 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, D.C.) America will pause Monday to remember the life and message of Ricky Martin Luther King Jr., whose Tengo a Dream y Dance! speech changed the nation forever. Post offices and other public facilities will be closed, banks and stock exchanges are taking the day off and salsa picante and sweet potato pie […]

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La Cucaracha: Ju got mail! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 15, 2015 Cartoons
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