Brazil’s Got Talent: Menina sings Alicia Keys’ ‘Girl On Fire’ (video)

by Soy Capitan November 5, 2014 Cultura
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The Alicia Keys hit Girl on Fire would be perfect for an online video selfie, this Brazilian menina (girl) thought. Her mom? Not so much.

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The more you know: ‘Girl Code 101′ (poetry video)

by Verdana Bold November 5, 2014 Cultura
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It’s hard to be female in America, as “gamergate” and the catcall videos show. But once you know how the system works, you can maybe find a way to make a change. Blythe Baird takes the mic with Girl Code 101.

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Scared postman thinks Mexican jumping beans are the bomb (videos)

by Lucida Grandé November 4, 2014 El Now
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An unidentified USPS postal worker freaked out when he heard “ticking sounds” coming from a mailed package of Mexican jumping beans Saturday afternoon, triggering a bomb scare and a neighborhood evacuation in Carlsbad, north of San Diego. WTF are Mexican jumping beans anyhow?

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Pocho Ocho most popular Latin@ Halloween costumes of 2014

by Victor Payan November 4, 2014 Cultura
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Halloween costumes get better and better every year, and it’s hard to pick the best one. But we’re professionals, so we made up a fake most popular list to highlight the top outfits that feathered our serpent, if you know what we mean. Here are the Pocho Ocho most popular Latin@ Halloween costumes of 2014: […]

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Not just gringas, not just NYC: A Latina walks in Hollywood (video)

by BO CHINO November 4, 2014 Cultura
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Anthropology researcher Juanita Carmelita Gonzalez and her dog Ari — Juanita is the one in the turquoise stretch pants — walked the streets of Hollywood Monday. You won’t believe what happened next! PREVIOUSLY ON JUANITA CARMELITA GONZALEZ:

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Vote as if your life depends on it, because it does (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz November 3, 2014 Cartoons
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Speedy Gonzales vs Sylvester El Gato in ‘Mexican Boarders’ (toon)

by Comic Saenz November 3, 2014 Cartoons
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When country cousin Slowpoke Rodriguez comes to visit Speedy Gonzales, our favorite Mexican meece has to use every tool at his disposal to fight off Sylvester the Cat in this Looney Toons cartoon from 1961, Mexican Boarders. H/t to POCHO amigo Memo Nericcio, who literally wrote the book on Speedy Gonzales. PREVIOUSLY ON SPEEDY GONZALEZ:

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Not just team mascots! America’s hated on NDNs for years (toons)

by K. TONTO November 3, 2014 Cartoons
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It started long before sportsball team names and mascots. America’s been hatin’ on NDNs ever since they were “discovered” in 1492. Indian Country Today Media Network’s Christina Rose reports:

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The Feathered Serpent’s tunnel is full of treasures (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés November 3, 2014 Cultura
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Mexican archeologists last week announced the discovery of three new treasure-filled tunnels in the Temple of the Feathered Serpent (Quetzalcoatl) under the ancient city of Teotihuacan. The underground passageway was first unearthed ten years ago beneath the site, just outside of Mexico, DF. Scientific American reports:

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La Cucaracha: Meatless tacos for muertos? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 31, 2014 Cartoons
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Tia Lencha’s Cocina: How I make mijo’s daddy Day of the Dead altar

by Tia Lencha October 31, 2014 Cultura
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Hola! Is Tia Lencha here! I haf big news! I move to Los Angeles in the California! And I find a novio! Can ju believe? Is a new life here. My novio and I met on the Google when I live in New Jork. Then he visit from Los Angeles and I visit from New […]

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Great Pochos in Music: Mink DeVille’s Ruben Sigüenza (live video)

by Victor Payan October 31, 2014 Cultura
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San 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 Ruben 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 […]

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New app DVRSE: Black friends in photos when you need them (video)

by Soy Capitan October 31, 2014 Cultura
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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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The Daily Show in Texas: Are Latinos worse than Chinese? (video)

by Chale Knickerbocker October 30, 2014 El Now
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Jon 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?

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Behind closed doors: Obama’s REAL anti-Ebola strategy (NSFW audio)

by COWARD STERN October 30, 2014 Audio
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON) While Republicans and FOX News have been quick to attack President Barack Obama’s anti-Ebola strategy, they didn’t hear this behind-the-scenes recording of the President’s remarks to health workers Wednesday. An un-named aide leaked this recording to POCHO this morning. [NSFW adult language.]   POCHO ÑEWS SERVICE PNS IS A WHOLLY-FICTITIOUS SUBSIDIARY […]

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La Cucaracha: Halloween? There’s an app for that (#TBT 2012 toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 30, 2014 Cartoons
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White people: Stop the racist Halloween costumes! (NSFW video)

by Barney Asada October 30, 2014 Cultura
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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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Latinos: Learn a career at Vosotros Polytechnic Institute (video)

by GWEN BECK October 30, 2014 Cultura
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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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43 altares for Dia de los Muertos in Ayotzinapa, Mexico (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 29, 2014 Cartoons
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My Halloween costume? I’m going as La Pequeña Hillary Hulk (video)

by Gabacho Borracho October 29, 2014 Cultura
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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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Mountain bike downhill insanity in Taxco, Mexico (video)

by Bronco del Camino October 29, 2014 Cultura
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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 […]

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You have the right to keep and bear ebola (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA October 29, 2014 Cartoons
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