Pocho Ocho top Aztec deities we could sure use today

by Malcolm Mex August 22, 2014 Cultura
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In these troubled times, God[ess] knows, we could use some help from indigenous, culturally-appropriate deities. Here are the Pocho Ocho top Aztec gods we could sure use today: 8. Chingilipochtli, god of payback 7. Guautemoc, god of amazement and wonder 6. Spocktezuma, god of living long and prospering tambien

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‘Is it the sound of coming riots?’ Outernational ‘Future Rock’ (video)

by MOON GUAC August 22, 2014 Cultura
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You say you don’t want to hear the same old sounds? Then you’ll like this new track from Outernational — Future Rock — produced by RATM’s Tom Morello. And we’ve got lyrics:

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Kilometer-long earthquake fissure splits Sonora (drone video)

by Barney Asada August 22, 2014 El Now
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An earthquake last week opened up a giant fissure in the desert west of Hermosillo, in the northern Mexican state of Sonora. The crack in the earth is 1 kilometer long and up to 25 feet deep in some stretches. This drone video shows Nature’s awesome power.

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La Cucaracha: Talking Raccoon Guardians of the Galaxy! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 21, 2014 Cartoons
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Maybe I grew up in a Latino and African-American neighborhood

by NAVARRO August 21, 2014 El Now
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Maybe I grew up in a mostly Latino and African American neighborhood because that was where my parents could pay rent. Maybe they could only pay rent there because my parents immigrated into this country with only a bag of clothes. Maybe they worked 16 hrs a day 7 days a week in ranches cutting […]

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Russki electropunks Barto live at a Yucatan mezcaleria (video)

by MOON GUAC August 21, 2014 Cultura
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Barto, Барто in Russki, an electropunk combo from Saint Petersburg, rocks the Chalupa “Hostal & Mezcalería” in this new video. The “hostal” is in Tulum in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, on the Yucutan Peninsula. Also, luchadores. Schizflux reports: Their arrival on the scene prompts the managers of wholesome pastime to just in case […]

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How to pronounce ‘cholo’ (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés August 21, 2014 Cultura
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Cholo? What’s that? PronounceDaily explains: cholo /ˈtʃoʊloʊ/ [choh-loh] noun, plural cholos. Chiefly Southwestern U.S.

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If ‘nacho cheese’ is wrong, I don’t wanna be right (photo)

by KIM JONG-UN August 20, 2014 Cultura
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La Cucaracha: ‘Latinos, the Movie’ opens this weekend! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 20, 2014 Cartoons
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Savage street fight shocks Mexican neighborhood (video)

by Andalé Mono August 20, 2014 Cultura
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Everybody was kung foo fighting, and it was a little bit frightening. But just a little bit.

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She’s a ‘young adult’ now! ‘Dora and Friends: Into the City’

by Memo Nericcio August 20, 2014 Cartoons
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New Young Adult/YA Dora the Explorer on the Horizon: Dora and Friends: Into the City to Debut! What’s Next? Dora, the Sad College Years? Never one to say no to a good thing, Nickelodeon has opted to cash-in on their Latina golden goose! The morning mail finds our old friend Dora the Explorer all grown […]

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La Cucaracha: Where are the Latino movie actors? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 19, 2014 Cartoons
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Chicano decides to start calling himself ‘Hispanic’

by María Purísima August 19, 2014 El Now
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(PNS reporting from IRVINE, CA) Roland Vega, 33, formerly known as “Rolando,” has come to an important moment in his life: He’s transitioned from a “Chicano” to a “Hispanic.” The decision to change the way he self-identifies came as somewhat of a shock to his family and his homeboys, but not necessarily to Vega’s former […]

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Watch: ‘Sh!t San Franciscans Say’ (classic NSFW video)

by YERB CAINE August 19, 2014 Cultura
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Since POCHO is in Southern California we have a responsibility to mock Frisco aka “The City” as much as possible. Here’s a classic video that lets typical “Baghdad by the Bay” citizens do it themselves. And believe you me, it’s no day at the beach! [NSFW adult language.]

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Been indicted and it feels so good: The Governor Rick Perry Story

by Comic Saenz August 18, 2014 El Now
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When news broke Friday that GOP presidential nominee wannabe Texas Governor Rick Perry (photo) was indicted on two counts of abuse of power, we were pissed off because we were in the middle of a conference call and didn’t that grand jury know our meeting schedule and publishing deadlines? We realized later, however, that we […]

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Confused cholo adopts worst pit bull ever (NSFW video)

by Lucida Grandé August 18, 2014 Cultura
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A vato loco went to the animal shelter to adopt a mad-crazy pit bull and you’ll never guess what happened next! [NSFW adult language.]

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Roast chicken Mexi-lollipop taste test: Pollito Asado (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN August 18, 2014 Cultura
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It’s a chicken. A little chicken, to be precise. And it’s roasted. And a lollipop. Let’s sum that up: It’s a roasted, little chicken-looking mango- and chile-flavored Mexican lollipop. Liz Swafford, Lead Candy Curator of Mexican Candy Box, who is not a big spicy fan, taste tests the Pollito Asado.

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Openly-Latino Lalo Alcaraz explains himself and ‘Bordertown’ (video)

by Comic Saenz August 15, 2014 Cartoons
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FUSION Live’s host Mariana Atencio came to POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz’ studio to get up close and personal with the openly-Latino cartoonist. FUSION’s story is here….

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Alaskans praise candidate who will save us from illegals with tats

by María Purísima August 15, 2014 El Now
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(PNS reporting from ANCHORAGE, AK) Some they call him Joe, some they call him Doh! but one group of Alaska voters is 100% behind Joe Miller, the Tea Party-affiliated candidate who is seeking a United States Senate nomination. “His campaign mailer (click on photo to enlarge) convinced us that Miller will do a great job […]

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Bush Sr. backs DREAMers, Reagan says ‘no border fence’ (1980 video)

by Andalé Mono August 15, 2014 Cultura
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Come with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear (1980), when Republican candidate George H.W. Bush backed the rights of kids brought into the country without documents and GOP rival Ronald W. Reagan just said no to a fence on the Mexican border.

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Rosa Diaz goes ‘method’ on Charles Bukowski project (audio, video)

by MOON GUAC August 15, 2014 Audio
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Philly singer-songwriter Rosa Diaz started a Charles Bukowski-themed project, and to make it authentic, she became a Method Actor — actually living the writer’s hard-drinking life style until it almost killed her. LatinoUSA’s Nadia Reiman reports: In this recent a capella music video, Diaz sings about Pain:

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Mexico breaks own record for world’s largest torta (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN August 14, 2014 Cultura
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Dozens of cooks joined forces in Mexico City late last month to prepare a 173-foot (53-meter) monster torta as part of the opening ceremony of the ninth annual Torta Fair, thus setting the new world record for the sandwich, according to the World Record Academy.

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