Venezuela newscaster strips after Copa America futbol win (NSFW video)

by Andalé Mono June 19, 2015 Cultura
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She promised she would do it and she did. Venezuelan sports news anchor Yuvi Pallares said she would strip naked after a national victory in the Copa America, and when Venezuela beat Colombia Sunday 1-0, she kept her word. [Potentially NSFW. Naughty, blood-engorged sexy parts blurred out, but at your office, who knows?!]

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English is my third language; I grew up speaking Spanish and Caló

by WILLIE QUIÑONES June 19, 2015 Cultura
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I was born and raised in El Paso in an area known as The Second Ward because of its political designation in city government. In the greater community, it was most popularly called South El Paso. However, the approximately 25,000 mostly Chicano people who lived there referred to the neighborhood as El Segundo Barrio. It […]

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Quetzal tells a tale of urban survival in ‘The Coyote Hustle’ (video)

by Barney Asada June 18, 2015 Cultura
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East Los band Quetzal dedicates this video to the street vendors of L.A., the only major U.S. city where street vending is illegal. To learn more about the efforts to help hard-working families like the ones in this video, check out the Los Angeles Street Vendor Campaign on Facebook. Quetzal is the collaborative project of […]

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Pocho Ocho things Donald Trump wants you to know about Mexicans

by Especial Correspondents June 17, 2015 El Now
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Because he wants to make America great again, GOP presidential nominee wannabe Donald Trump shared some nasty knowledge about Mexican immigrants when he announced his candidacy Tuesday (video). They’re rapists, he said, and bring crime and drugs. But that’s not all! Here are are Pocho Ocho top things Donald Trump also wants you to know […]

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In Texas, love is just a four-letter word (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA June 17, 2015 Cartoons
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Watch: Mariachi El Bronx is burning up with ‘Wildfires’ (official video)

by Soy Capitan June 17, 2015 Cultura
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Burning with love like Wildfires, alt.neo.electro.fusion.cumbia.mariachi conjunto Mariachi El Bronx continues the quest for a hit record in 6/8 time with this new official music video:

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@AlMadrigal reports: Campaign 2016 begins in Iowa (video)

by Comic Saenz June 16, 2015 El Now
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As the 2016 presidential election campaign starts up, all eyes turn to Iowa, traditionally the first place Americans get a chance to vote for their candidates. Jon Stewart and The Daily Show sent POCHO Migrant Editor Al Madrigal to the Hawkeye State to find out why exactly Iowa rates this singular honor.

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La Cucaracha: Coming soon! Latino version of “19 and Counting” (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz June 16, 2015 Cartoons
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From LatinoUSA: The unlikely story of Chicano Batman (audio, video)

by QUESO QUESEM June 16, 2015 Audio
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Southern California pochos Chicano Batman started out in the hood, lucked out with a spot at Coachella and then went on the road opening for Jack White. They shared their story with LatinoUSA. The band’s latest video is Cycles of Existential Rhyme:

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D.A.R.E.’s Daren the Lion mascot quits, moves to Colorado

by M.J. PORFUMAR June 16, 2015 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from MILWAUKEE) Local cat made good Daren the Lion, long-time spokescritter for the D.A.R.E. anti-drug education program, has resigned and moved to Colorado, PNS learned Monday. “He’s fallen off the catnip wagon,” one area family member told PNS. “He’s all about the ‘flowers’ now.”

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In the Event of a Time Warp (Again), Keep Calm and Habla Spanglish

by José Canusí June 16, 2015 Corporate
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In the unlikely event of a Time Warp (again), Keep Calm and Habla Spanish. Available now at ThePochoStore on CafePress. And now, Let’s Do the Time Warp Again — en Español:

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La Cucarcacha: ET makes an unexpected phone call (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz June 15, 2015 Cartoons
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Tia Lencha’s Cocina: On Father’s Day I think about my ex’s chorizo

by TIA LENCHA June 15, 2015 Cultura
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Hola. Is Tia Lencha here. After many jears of being divorce from mijo’s daddy, (that’s a photo of him leaving I took for the lawyer), I share with ju the recipe I make for the Father’s Day, which is on Sunday. When I think of mijo’s daddy, I think of chorizo. Oso, when I see […]

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Watch: Competitive eater Nela Zisser eats 5-pound burrito in 5 minutes

by Barney Asada June 15, 2015 Cultura
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Nela Zisser, competitive eater, model, and Miss Earth New Zealand 2013, turns her deep throat up to 11 as she finishes a five-pound burrito in five minutes, topping MEGATOADS’ two-pound burritozilla record.

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Gustavo Arellano to UC Riverside grads: ‘You are secular saints’

by Gustavo Arellano June 15, 2015 Cultura
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Saturday morning, I had the honor of giving the commencement speech at UC Riverside’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences for their Sociology, Philosophy, Neuroscience, and Psychology students (what a mouthful!). Following are my prepared remarks, which I mostly hewed to. I did begin my speech with an explanation of what ustedes and y’all […]

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Ñews y Satire: Only 10¢ a laugh when you donate $50!

by Comic Saenz June 15, 2015 Corporate
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Can you donate $20 or $50 so we can make more Ñews y Satire? MR. POCHO SAYS ¡GRACIAS! We like making POCHO for you every day, but it takes money. Can you help? POCHO has no big backers, no mega investors, no brand-name “sponsors.” That’s deliberate.  We get the cash we need from you, our loyal […]

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eBay bidding has begun! @LaloAlcaraz’ AZTEC SK8R UPDATED*

by Lalo Alcaraz June 12, 2015 Cartoons
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I started this painting last week as part of a series of Mexicas (Aztecs) living and reacting to today’s world. I was reminded of on-again, off-again modern-day Mexicas by a hate letter/post I got from the organizer and head poobah of a brown “self-hate” group, the Mexica Movement. These geniuses are the Chicano equivalent of […]

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La Cucaracha: On the History Channel, casting is quirky (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz June 12, 2015 Cartoons
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Abuela with iPad terrorizes area family via Facebook

by Estefania Zavala June 12, 2015 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from CHICAGO) Rigoberto “Rigo” Chavez, 15, cringed in horror when he logged into Facebook Thursday morning and received a notification that his abuelita had once again commented on his status. The high school junior had posted a status that read “$waaaag$” and Abuelita replied in ALL CAPS: CACHORRITO ERES LA LUZ DE MI VIDA. […]

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