DREAMers: Here’s how to apply for DACA [POCHO Video PSA]

by Sara Inés Calderón October 7, 2014 El Now
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This video tries maybe too hard to be cool, but it’s packed with information for college students on how to apply for DACA. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is President Obama’s program — established by Executive Order — that can keep you from getting deported and help you get a driver’s license, work authorization, and […]

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Ask A Mexican: Is calling the Dodgers ‘Los Doyers’ racist? (video)

by F. NANDO VALENZUELA October 6, 2014 Cultura
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Is calling the Los Angeles Dodgers Los Doyers racist? Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano has a video answer:

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La Cucaracha: Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s … (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 6, 2014 Cartoons
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Local MEChA group ejected from Hong Kong returns to U.S.

by María Purísima October 6, 2014 El Now
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(PNS reporting from FRESNO) The 16 Cal State Fresno MEChA students who flew to Hong Kong to join the student protest — but were quickly kicked out of the demonstration — returned home late Sunday night. The students were ejected from Occupy Central after Hong Kong student organizers discovered that the Movimiento Estudiantil Chican@ de […]

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Unsung Heroes of Hispanic Heritage Month: ABBA (videos)

by Victor Payan October 6, 2014 Cultura
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It is a little known fact that 1970s supergroup ABBA became heroes to blonde Latinos throughout the Americas when the Spanish-language versions of the group’s singles Chiquitita, Fernando, Mama Mia and Dancing Queen failed to identify the band as Swedish.  For years, Latin Americans treasured what they thought was the first Argentine band to hit […]

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Las Clikas de L.A. according to El Popo (1970s docuvideo)

by JOE LOW October 6, 2014 Cultura
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Public affairs documentary producer Charles Cahill presents Street Gangs: Challenge to Law Enforcement a 1970s training movie digitized from a 16mm film purchased on eBay, according to YouTube uploader GuilfordGhost. Who are the OG’s in the video? Recognize anyone? Has anything changed?

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[Watch] Paul Revere and the Raiders: ‘Cherokee Nation’ (RIP Paul)

by QUESO QUESEM October 5, 2014 El Now
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RIP Paul Revere, organ-playing founder of Paul Revere and the Raiders. Thank you for your version of Cherokee Nation, which reached #1 in July, 1971.

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*UPDATED: Cal architecture students confront landscape of hate

by Lalo Alcaraz October 3, 2014 El Now
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*UPDATED 1PM FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3: LANDSCAPE OF HATE Well, well, well — whoever is behind the Sachi Landscape account on Facebook responded to a query I sent through FB Thursday. I wrote: Hi, I’m a writer for Pocho.com, and I’d like to confirm that you are the company that returned a message to a Latina […]

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To protect and defend the President of the United States (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 3, 2014 Cartoons
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It’s metal! It’s mariachi! It’s Metalachi with ‘Crazy Train’ (music video)

by QUESO QUESEM October 3, 2014 Cultura
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Ozzy Osbourne’s Crazy Train never sounded like this. Maybe it did sound like this but it’s all a crazy dream. Metalachi makes the metal music of someone’s dreams. Or the mariachi music of their nightmares. Shhh. Quiet now. Let’s listen in …..

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Ask A Mexican: Hispanic? Latino? Chicano? What’s the deal? (video)

by Comic Saenz October 3, 2014 Cultura
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In an Hispanic Heritage Month Latino Heritage Month special video episode, POCHO amigo Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano answers the perennial question: Hispanics? Latinos? WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE?

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It all begins with a touch: ‘El Contacto’ (video)

by MOON GUAC October 3, 2014 Cultura
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Familiar images morph into an unexpected sensual landscape of chill sound and shadow in El Contacto, a (music) video from Spanish filmmaker Francisco Montoro.

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La Cucaracha: Dear NFL – Here’s how to discipline a child (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 2, 2014 Cartoons
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San Berdoo man chants, sees blue UFO fly into a doorway in the sky

by K. B. NIKTO October 2, 2014 El Now
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There’s no name attached to Case Number 60066 in the Mutual UFO Network database. It’s an anonymous report submitted about an strange incident two weeks ago — Monday night, September 22 — and it follows two other unusual occurrences in San Bernardino County, east of Los Angeles:

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Presley’s Pantry: Halloween Mexican poutine smashers (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE October 2, 2014 Cultura
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Nicole Presley smashes up potatoes and barbacoa for a scary MexiCanadian Halloween recipe. Kids: You SHOULD try this at home! PREVIOUSLY ON MEXICANADA:

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It’s dog eat dog in the plush world of fat cats (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA October 2, 2014 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: Home Depot credit card info hacked? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 1, 2014 Cartoons
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‘El Alfabeto Latino’ (that’s alphabet for you pochos) [3 videos]

by SEÑOR ROGERS October 1, 2014 Cultura
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All you pochos: What are the names of the letters, besides “equis” which you only know because beer? What do you call “Ñ”? PREVIOUSLY ON ALPHABET:

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Pocho Ocho diseases that are way more dangerous than Ebola

by Especial Correspondents October 1, 2014 El Now
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Americans are worried about the chances of a future epidemic now that the nation’s first Ebola patient is being treated in a Dallas hospital. But is there really anything to be scared about? After all, there are Pocho Ocho diseases that are way more dangerous than Ebola: 8. Nobolas 7. Tres bolas 6. Cebolla

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‘What Is Hip?’ Tower of Power and Carlos Santana (video, lyrics)

by QUESO QUESEM October 1, 2014 Cultura
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We borrowed the title of this Tower of Power mega-hit for POCHO Jefe Lalo Alcaraz’ toon about San Francisco hipsters so it’s only fair we show our true love for the Bay Area in general and TOP in particular. Check out TOP’s performance of What Is Hip? live at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2006 […]

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La Cucaracha’s Latino Heritage Month Moment: Calendars (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 30, 2014 Cartoons
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New perfumes offer scents of dead Reds Che and Chavez (video)

by FREON TROTSKY September 30, 2014 El Now
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(PNS reporting from HAVANA) Hey, kids! Now you can smell like dead Commies Che Guevara and/or Hugo Chavez with these two new scents from Cuba’s Labiofarm labs. (That’s “labio” not “labia,” you freaks.) The just-announced perfume products could be a big source of hard currency for Venezuela‘s flagging economy, which Chavez poisoned and current Commandante […]

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Ratch online dating: Because sex feels better than love (NSFW video)

by VIDAL BUFFOON September 30, 2014 Cultura
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They’re letting anybody fall in love and get married these days! But what if you don’t want a long-term stable, loving, mutually-supportive relationship. Try new Ratch dot com.

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Belorussia’s ‘Life’ smartphones include Mexicans (video)

by MOE RIACHI September 30, 2014 Cultura
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Every new smartphone from cellphone company Life in Belorussia includes festive Mexican mariachis! Order today!

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