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(PNS reporting from PHOENIX) Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has fallen and he can’t get up. The 80-year old remains in St. Joseph’s Hospital after falling and breaking his left shoulder on the way to lunch.

Doctors say they can fix him up better than ever:

Joe Arpaio, racist cop. A man barely alive. Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world’s first bionic bigot. Joe Arpaio will be that man. More racist than he was before. Hateful, senile, old. [Mas…]

(PNS reporting from PHOENIX) This just in: In observance of Varmint Day, Gov. Jan “Brewja” Brewer walked outside of her office this morning and saw her shadow, which means there will be six more months of racism in Arizona. [Mas…]

(PNS reporting from PHOENIX) Arizona’s toughest sheriff, Joe Arpaio, might soon be known as Arizona’s fiercest sheriff. Arpaio is gearing up for what he expects will be the toughest of his five re-election campaigns and he is pulling out all the stops this time by revealing his alter ego, “KoKo.”

No stranger to controversy, Arpaio is facing a determined effort from immigration rights activists and the Justice Department to push him out of office but says that “KoKo” will give him the edge this time in fending off his enemies.

A ruling in a lawsuit that alleges his department violated the civil rights of Latinos is expected any day now but Arpaio says that he will weather the storm with “swag and style” the likes of which Maricopa County has never witnessed. [Mas…]

(PNS reporting from the HATE STATE OF ARIZONA) The “Sleeping Mexican” statues of Tucson we featured last week snooze no more. Buoyed by the online support they received after POCHO publicized their plight, these hombres woke up, stood up, dressed up and went on tour across Los United Estates to tell their story.

From their early untold history — hanging out backstage with Frank Sinatra — to their recent appearances at the Academy Awards, the Mexican garden gnome hombres (AKA gnombres) are on the move, getting out the word and straight up representing! Look for them in a garden near you, or in the photos below. [Mas…]


When a French filmmaker shoots Chicano Tucson, the result is fascinating and maybe a little bit foreign — in a good way. Low y Cool documents the lives of the Camaradas Lowrider Bike Club in South Tucson, AZ in 1996. The 52-minute video was directed by Tucson resident and transplanted Frenchie Marianne Dissard with funding from French TV channel Planête Cable. The film has been seen regularly since 1997 on Planête.

How many Kinkade 'art' stores near you? Al Madrigal finds there's an app for that

POCHO Jefe-in-Chief  Lalo Alcaraz gets Migrant Editor Al Madrigal on Skype to talk about the art and death of Thomas Kinkade and the Pew Hispanic identity survey (Latino? Hispanic? Mexican?)

¡Ask A Mexican! Gustavo Arellano phones in to discuss his delicious new book Taco USA and producer Marcelo Ziperovich wonders if he’s a “white Hispanic” like you know who.

Oh! The laughs we had.  Those were the days my friend, I thought they’d never end. Is this thing still on?

Faux Kinkade by Mariner1.

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Arizona sure loves its Mexicans!

Taos-based author John Hamilton Farr went to Tucson on family business and was stunned by the “Sleeping Mexican” statues all around his mom’s old hood. He photographed these guys “within a two or three block radius of my mother’s old place…less than 10 minutes!”

He brought the statuary to the attention of official neighborhood Arizonians. Their reply? “What’s racist about that?”

People are asking the same question in San Antonio and Tucscon.

Nine big versions of Farr’s photos are below.
And can you answer the trick question: What’s racist about that?

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Republicans in the Hate State of Arizona are not newbies when it comes to ignorance, racism and stupidity. The state’s Grand Old Party has a grand old poopy history.

Come with us now as we take a Hate State Hot Tub Time Machine Tour — in photos. A picture is worth a thousand palabras. [Mas…]

California’s new official poetry man is Juan Felipe Herrera (video)

by Guillermo Chespeer March 31, 2012 Cultura
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Gov. Jerry Brown has sworn in UC Riverside professor Juan Felipe Herrera as California’s Poet Laureate — the first Chicano to get the honor. In this video, Herrera reads his poem 187 reasons Mexicanos can’t cross the border. The poem illustrates the difference between Jerry Brown’s California and Jan Brewer’s Hate State of Arizona, where […]

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Video: The ‘Sheriff Babeu for @MexicanMitt’ TV spot

by Moss Kratloff February 20, 2012 El Now
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(PNS reporting from ARIZONA) It’s the commercial the Mexican Mitt Romney campaign didn’t want you to see — an explosive TV endorsement by anti-immigrant Sheriff Paul Babeu calling for the erection of a GAYDAR border fence. The six-figure TV buy on local stations was cancelled over the weekend after Babeu faced hard questions about how […]

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Mexican Mitt Romney: ‘Sheriff Paul Babeau’s GAYDAR got to the bottom of the illegal problem’

by Mexican Mitt Romney February 18, 2012 El Now
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Anti-Immigrant Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu has resigned as Mitt Romney’s Arizona GOP Primary Campaign Co-Chair.  Sheriff Babeu is facing explosive allegations that he tried to intimidate a former Mexican immigrant lover with deportation threats. Especial Guest Columnist Mexican Mitt Romney offers his Opinión: Sheriff Babeu has stepped down from his volunteer position with the campaign […]

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Mexico issues travel warning for Los United Estates

by Santino J. Rivera February 15, 2012 El Now
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(PNS reporting from MEXICO CITY) In the widest travel advisory since the Zoot Suit Riots of the 1940s, the Mexican government is recommending that Mexicans avoid travel to all or parts of the United States of America. Mexico’s State Department has warned against any nonessential travel in all of California, Arizona, Texas and New Mexico […]

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Ñewsweek: Chente, Los Grammys and @MexicanMitt

by Soy Capitan February 12, 2012 El Now
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Vicente Fernandez, Los Grammys and the continuing adventures of presidential hopeful @MexicanMitt were the big stories this week on POCHO: The Grammys were faced with a boycott led by Latino artists calling themselves Los 60%. Mexican singing superstar Vicente Fernandez announced both his upcoming retirement and plans to open a Las Vegas casino called Guadalajara, […]

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Mississippi: Rename Gulf of Mexico to ‘Gulf of America’

by Lalo Alcaraz February 10, 2012 El Now
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A Mississippi state lawmaker introduced legislation Tuesday that would rename the Gulf of Mexico the “Gulf of America.” According to state Rep. Stephen Holland’s bill, the name would apply only to his home state, much to the relief of embarrassed neighboring states. Ironically, Holland chose to rename this international body of water “Gulf of America,” […]

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@MexicanMitt TV ad: ‘The Most Mexican Man In The World’

by Chale Knickerbocker February 9, 2012 El Now
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(PNS reporting from an undisclosed Goat Ranch in Chihuahua) Mexican Mitt Romney’s headquarters here today released their first television commercial, a tribute to the “most Mexican man in the world.” This ad shows why @MexicanMitt is the leader of the Juan Percent. He doesn’t always make TV commercials, but when he does, they’re pinche funny. Stay […]

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If a tree falls in the forest, and hits someone in the head…

by Eric J. Garcia February 8, 2012 Cartoons
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This just in from from Arizona! Tree falls in forest and …

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AZ official has a dream: White Appreciation Day

by Lalo Alcaraz February 7, 2012 El Now
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Cecil Ash has a dream — a dream that one day white people will have a day to celebrate their accomplishments. Dubbed by some as the “White Martin Luther King Jr.,” Arizona State Rep. Cecil Ash (R-MESA) has long campaigned for wider recognition of the U.S.’s most invisible ethnic minority, white people.

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Ñewsy Week: Daniel D Portado returns, AL ♥ CA y much more

by Comic Saenz February 5, 2012 El Now
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A busy ñewsweek brought the return to glory of the original self-deportationist, Daniel D. Portado, who, it turns out, is a fictional character created by POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz; an Alabama plan to import Canadians to replace the immigrant labor that used to keep the state running; and militant MEChA murmurings about the Lack of […]

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Alabama legislators to ‘import’ Canadian workers to fill jobs

by Santino J. Rivera February 2, 2012 El Now
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(PNS reporting from DIXIE) In a move to avoid further financial ruin and humiliation, Alabama legislators are considering an unusual measure called the “Canuck Program” that would “import” laborers from Canadia to fill empty Alabama jobs. Immigrant Mexican labor has all but disappeared from the Alabama landscape and the state has lost $10.8 billion in […]

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Listen: Daniel D. Portado’s NPR debut, 1996

by Andalé Mono January 31, 2012 Audio
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Daniel D. Portado is no newbie. Check out this interview with NPR’s Ira Glass on This American Life.

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Week of Ñews: AZ showdown, FLA follies, CT jerk, MX mischief

by Comic Saenz January 29, 2012 El Now
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President Barack Obama flew into Arizona and was greeted on the tarmac by a nasty Gov. Jan Brewer; POCHO has the audio. In political news, Herman Cain backed Newt Gingrich in the GOP nomination race and released a new poster, while Newt’s peeps supplied a subtitled version of his Spanish-language TV commercial. Jerkiosity spread to […]

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BARACK vs. BREWER! Exclusive audio: When Obama met Brewer at the PHX airport (NSFW)

by Barney Asada January 26, 2012 El Now
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(PNS reporting from ARIZONA) When Gov. Jan Brewer met visiting Pres. Barack Obama at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway airport Wednesday they appeared to have engaged in a testy verbal exchange. The PNS crack mobile team of forensic audiologists have managed to extract the sound of the conversation from the background noise. Here’s what Obama and Brewer […]

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Badges? Badges? Steenkin’ badges you don’t need IRL!

by Comic Saenz January 23, 2012 Cultura
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“We don’t need no steenkin’ badges,” actor Alfonso Bedoya told Humphrey Bogart in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Well, sorta. Although his line is one of the most-often quoted and parodied lines of cinema dialog, almost everyone has it wrong. Click to peep some badges you definitely don’t need to see In Real Life.

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Week o’ Ñews: No SOPA 4 U, sh!t pochas say, the real Romney

by Comic Saenz January 22, 2012 El Now
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A busy week in the ñewsroom: Tucson bans books, SOPA nazi attack meets resistance, pocha chicas making videos, chia pets’ health under assault by Mexican cartels and the Romney campaign releasing a subtitled video campaign ad. Here’s our roundup of the week’s big estories:

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