La Cucaracha: Get lost, El Trumpo! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 11, 2015 Cartoons

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Taco Tuesday Treats: Octotacos, sushitacos and greenteatacos (photos)

by Barney Asada August 11, 2015 Cultura
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Tired of asada? Pollo getting old? Frijoles run outta gas? These Taco Tuesday Tokyo Treats may be the change of pace you’ve been looking for. On the other hand, maybe you’ll count your blessings. RocketNews24 reports:

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Celebrate ‘Mexican Week’ – Romanian-style – with Lidl (video)

by Lucida Grandé August 11, 2015 Cultura
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Euro-wide discount supermarket chain Lidl is celebrating “Mexican Week” (it started Monday) at its stores in Romania. We’ve traveled the world and the seven seas; who are we to disagree? Cliches and stereotypes included at no extra charge.

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Sweet cactus juice: The agave ‘sugar’ of Guadalajara, Jalisco (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE August 11, 2015 Cultura
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Australian foodsters Sugars of the World made this video to promote Agave Sugar, and its birthplace, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

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La Cucaracha: Good job news from Cousin Memo the immigrant (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 10, 2015 Cartoons
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Can solar-powered mariachis replace bean-powered mariachis?

by Comic Saenz August 10, 2015 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from GUANAJUATO, MX) Solar-powered mariachis have begun coming off production lines here in the high tech manufacturing city of Guanajuato, Mexico, musical soldiers in the war on climate change. The eco-friendly musicians use renewable energy from the sun instead of traditional musical fuels like frijoles, tacos y cerveza, all of which produce the […]

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Bienvenidos a Minneapolis, Minnesota, Aztlan (photos)

by RUSSELL CONTRERAS August 10, 2015 Cultura
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During the National Association of Black Journalists Convention in Minneapolis last weekend I decided to take a break and visit East Lake Street. That’s the heart of the city’s Mexican and Somali immigrant communities. I had tacos at Taqueria Los Ocampo then strolled down East Lake and discovered scenes one might find in East Los […]

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Now playing on a screen near you: Republicans With Attitude (toon)

by ULISSES SANCHEZ August 10, 2015 Cartoons
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NWAs Straight Outta Compton [NSFW video]:

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La Cucaracha: Make money fast! Ask me how (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 7, 2015 Cartoons

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Ramiro Gomez remembers ‘The Forgotten – Los Olvidados’ (video)

by HABLO PICASSO August 7, 2015 Cultura
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Los Angeles artist Ramiro Gomez, Jr. first captured our attention when he began placing carboard cutouts of immigrant laborers in front of fancy mansions in Beverly Hills. Why? He wanted to celebrate the workers who are usually invisible by making them visible for all to see. Gomez subsequently began creating cutouts memorializing immigrants who died on […]

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Donald Trump explains his ‘border wall with a door’ concept (toon)

by Comic Saenz August 7, 2015 Cartoons
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What’s for lunch? Tacos al vapor – steamed tacos in a basket (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN August 7, 2015 Cultura
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Also known as Tacos de Canasta (tacos in a basket) and Sweaty Tacos (tacos sudados) these Mexico City soft tacos are cheap, delicious and easy to scarf down during a short lunch break. Just look for the taquero with a bicycle — and a basket!

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Dems, GOP reveal picks for top of the ticket in 2016 (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 6, 2015 Cartoons
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New medical study: Eating spicy foods helps you live longer

by Barney Asada August 6, 2015 Cultura
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Here’s some fantastically hot news: The more chiles you eat, the longer you’ll live! The New York Times explains: Eating spicy food is associated with a reduced risk for death, an analysis of dietary data on more than 485,000 people found. Study participants were enrolled between 2004 and 2008 in a large Chinese health study, […]

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R. Crumb ‘Zap Comics’ 1975: Mexican kid just lookin’ to make a dime

by Memo Nericcio August 6, 2015 Cartoons
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One of the peculiarities of my tendencies when it comes to semiotic hoardings, as you well know, are cameos by Latinas/os in mainstream American media artifacts. Now Zap Comics were anything but the mainstream back in the day, but they have, over time, entered the effluvial, miasmic flow of pop culture leavings that typify a […]

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La Cucaracha: Shocked just shocked at El Chapo’s escape (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 5, 2015 Cartoons
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Burrito rolling not so easy, Beverly Hills lawyer learns (NSFW video)

by Comic Saenz August 5, 2015 Cultura
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POCHO amigo Jeff B. Cohen, a child actor (Chunk in The Goonies) who grew up to be a Beverly Hills entertainment lawyer, learned the hard way that rolling a burrito on a hot grill is no piece of cake. [NSFW F-bombs.]

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Pocho Ocho best ways to bait a Chipster (Chicano + hipster) Trap

by Especial Correspondents August 5, 2015 Cultura

In New Jack City, proactive pranksters have set Hipster Traps to snare unwary hipsters. The NYC traps are baited with Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, American Spirit cigarettes, a bike chain and neon-pink Wayfarer sunglasses. When trapping chipsters (Chicano hipsters), our experts recommend these Pocho Ocho Best Ways to Bait Your Chipster Trap: 8. Suavecito® Pomade and Beard Wax […]

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Nom nom nom: The pastries of South America (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE August 5, 2015 Cultura
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Got your cafecito ready? Sit down at the mesa and enjoy delicious fracturas from Argentina and sweet quesadillas from Ecuador.

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La Cucaracha: Californians – be kind to white people (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 4, 2015 Cartoons
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Tough Taco says ‘Don’t hate the player, hate the game’ (video)

by Barney Asada August 4, 2015 Cartoons
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A Bay Area taco makes the most of his mellow until a magical Crown of Bling gives him a more energetic lifestyle – for a while. But you Don’t Hate the Player, Hate the Game.

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Central American Refugees: Hecho en Los Estados Unidos (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA August 4, 2015 Cartoons
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