4/20 Music Video: Tawny River and ‘Aye, Marijuana! ¡Mira la luna!’

by MOON GUAC April 20, 2016 Cultura
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It’s a love song, tu sabes, from Tawny River. This guy just totally loves this gal named Mary Jane, and she makes him feel like he’s walking on the Moon! PREVOUSLY ON MARIJUANA:

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Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions: ‘Isn’t it True’ (music video)

by Comic Saenz April 19, 2016 Cultura
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MR POCHO’s imaginary girlfriend, East Los Angel Hope Sandoval (formerly of Mazzy Star) just released this new music video Isn’t it True. We’re in love all over again. Hope: Look in your OTHER mailbox on Facebook. ❤️

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La Cucaracha Presents Voteria 2016: It’s like BINGO, gringo! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 19, 2016 Cartoons
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In Toronto, a Veracruz chef makes Tacos de Rajas Poblanos (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE April 19, 2016 Cultura
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Elia Herrera is the executive chef of Los Colibrís in Toronto, an upscale Mexican restaurant that features cuisine from her home state of Veracruz. Watch how she makes tacos de Rajas Poblanos — with chicken, corn, onions, poblano peppers, panela cheese, milk and handmade flour or corn tortillas, as she explains the unique mezcla of […]

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R U Voting Today? POCHO endorses these candidates (photos)

by José Canusí April 19, 2016 El Now
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Are you voting today? MR. POCHO urges you to consider these candidates:

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Have it your way at Burger King in Spain: ‘Mexican Crispy’ (video)

by Bronco del Camino April 19, 2016 Cultura
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In España, when the boys hang out at Burger King and talk shop, they have it their way: Mexican Crispy. Also Nuevos King Nuggets. Not huevos, you pervs. Nuevos.

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My name is Vero and I’m a Mexican-American (video)

by Verdana Bold April 18, 2016 Cultura
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Vero Higareda made this video for a class she’s taking at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Like so many others, she has been told that she doesn’t look Mexican.

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LatinoUSA: The War on Weed’s racist history (plus ‘Reefer Madness’)

by DAVE ZNOTEER April 18, 2016 Audio
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“Before Ronald Reagan’s crusade against crack, and Richard Nixon’s war on drugs, there was the ‘reefer madness’ campaign,” writes Sarah Hayley Barrett: In the early 1900’s, cannabis was well-known as a plant with curative properties. It was listed in the U.S. Pharmacopoeia as medicine for over 100 illnesses. But in 1930, Harry J. Anslinger was […]

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La Cucaracha: How did the FBI unlock that iPhone? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 15, 2016 Cartoons
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How greedy miners poisoned a city: ‘El Corrido Del Rio Sonora’ (videos)

by Soy Capitan April 15, 2016 Cultura
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Michael J. and Peter D. Ronstadt — of Ronstadt Generations — perform their song El Corrido Del Rio Sonora, about the 2014 Buena Vista Mine Spill in Cananea, Sonora, Mexico. The spill released copper sulphate acid that flowed down the Rio Bacanuchi to the Rio Sonora. The river supplies water for the capital city of […]

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La Cucaracha: Stop violence at Donald Trump campaign rallies (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 14, 2016 Cartoons
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‘The New Che of Havana’ is a skater and tattoo artist (video)

by ROMAN COKE April 14, 2016 Cultura
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If Comrade Fidel were alive today, he’d be turning over in his grave. Wait. Let’s try that again. If Comrade CHE were alive today… In The New Che of Havana, skateboarder and tattoo artist Che Alejandro, faces an uncertain future as unprecedented change transforms Cuban society.

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McDonald’s plans Golden Arches for Teotihuacan, Chichen Itza

by Pejibaye Staff April 14, 2016 El Now
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Company claims indigenous communities lived on maiz, tortillas and McRibs (PNS reporting from CHICHEN ITZA) In a fresh effort by McDonald’s to prove that “tamales are a thing of the past,” the U.S. food chain has opened locations at famed Aztec and Mayan sites of Teotihuacan and Chichen Itza, with plans to expand to Guatemala’s […]

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Smell of blood money? Red crabs swarm off coast of Panama (video)

by MORE ISKOS April 14, 2016 Cultura
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Last April, a research team studying biodiversity at the Hannibal Bank Seamount off the coast of Panama captured something unexpected — unique video of thousands of red crabs swarming in low-oxygen waters just above the seafloor. What do you think: Are they attracted by the smell of all that hidden blood money?

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It’s Income Tax time, but if you complain it’s ‘class warfare’ (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 13, 2016 Cartoons
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Bienvenidos a Mexico DF, ‘La Ciudad de los Perros’ (video)

by Lucida Grandé April 13, 2016 Cultura
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In Mexico City, it’s a dog’s life. La Ciudad de los Perros is a video by Efrén (Freddy) del Rosal 

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ZUBI to the rescue if you hate Mexicans and that taco emoji (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés April 13, 2016 Cartoons
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Advertising agency ZUBI (in Florida, of course) steps up for the minority of “Latinos” and “Hispanics” who aren’t Mexican — and people who hate tacos. Because “Latino emotions,” tu sabes, are different and require special emoji.

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Benji, in the United Kingdom, makes a ‘Mexican-inspired curry’ (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN April 13, 2016 Cultura
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We’ll let Cooking With Benji tell the story: Mexican food is great and curries are also great of all types from all sorts of places. Fajitas are also delicious, this recipe is a modification of a a fajita recipe with the secret ingredient of creme fraiche to make a cool but spicy and smooth curry.

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You only hurt the Trump you love, the Trump you shouldn’t… (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 12, 2016 Cartoons
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LA’s Ramiro Gomez makes invisible workers visible (NPR audio)

by Comic Saenz April 12, 2016 Audio
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Painting on the radio is like fish on bicycles, except if you are POCHO amigo Ramiro Gomez, Jr., whose artistic mission is to represent the usually invisible immigrant laborers who keep America running. Via NPR’s Morning Edition:

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