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As the disputes that led to World War One were building, Germany tried to enlist Mexico’s help against the U.S.A. It didn’t turn out like the Germans hoped, and the repercussions of the Kaiser’s overture are still felt today, especially at the border.

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Desiertoa gripping action-adventure film inspired by events on the US-Mexican border — opens in two weeks. The original English trailer (above) has now been supplemented with a trailer that includes remarks by Donald Trump: [Mas…]


Undocumented immigrants Abril, brought to the U.S. as a child, and her 2-year-old boy Julián live near San Diego. Julián’s father Uriel was stopped by police for a minor traffic ticket and deported to Tijuana. In order to see each other, Uriel, Abril and Julián must cross difficult terrain to reach the border to spend time together the only way they can — Through the Wall. [Video by Tim Nackashi.]

border_immersion_morenoBy the time the two young women walked into the shelter, the other migrants were mostly finished with their meals. They stood out as two women among dozens of recently deported men enjoying a meal before continuing on their way. I did what I had been doing all that January morning: I served them each a glass of hot chocolate and a plate of food.

We were volunteering at the Kino Border Initiative (KBI) in Nogales, Mexico, as part of the Center for Social Concerns’ Border Immersion Faculty Seminar. For several years, Notre Dame students have participated in this seminar, but this was the first time it was being offered to faculty and staff as well. As a professor of U.S. Latino literature who studies and teaches about the border, this was an opportunity for me to experience the border in a different way. [Mas…]


The Tiki Oasis, San Diego, Califas 2014: El Vez is going to Aztlan — that’s where he wants to be. “The Mexican Elvis” (real name Robert Lopez) is from Chula Vista, Califas, so he’s already there. POCHO world headquarters — in East Los — tambien!

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Dear Don: You’ve got mail — Inland Empire (Califas) rapper YungBlu’s Letter to Donald Trump. And if you’re having trouble getting the message, Donald, YungBlu is on Facebook, the web and the Twitter.

vicentefoxfinger(PNS reporting from MEXICO CITY) Former Mexican President Vicente Fox announced Monday that he has a rare disorder known as “Trump Induced Tourette’s Syndrome,” or TITS, in which every time he hears the name or sees an image of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, he involuntarily screams vulgarities and suffers mild convulsions.

“The condition was originally diagnosed by doctors as just visceral hatred for a bigoted, sexist, fascist, moron,” Fox said this morning at a Mexico City press conference. “But the more his popularity surged and the more I heard the name Trump, the more I cursed that mutha fu¢kn hate-mongering piece of baboon $h!t.” [Mas…]


Go to full screen and serious sound to experience the the stark natural beauty of the Gran Desierto de Altar in Sonora, Mexico, which has been designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Music: Sinfonía India by Mexican composer Carlos Chávez. [Video by PALAN7HIR.]

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La Cucaracha: Will Mexicans build Trump’s wall? (toon, video)

by Lalo Alcaraz February 22, 2016 Cartoons
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Latino USA: Trump is good for business – the piñata business (audio)

by Andalé Mono February 22, 2016 Audio
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“Jennifer De Benito could have had any piñata she wanted for her 14th birthday party. She chose a piñata of Donald Trump. The three-foot-tall piñatas depict Trump in a business suit with his infamous blonde hair and they’re flying off the shelves on both sides of the U.S.–Mexico border,” writes Samantha Clark. “It all started […]

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Tell the truth: Texas Rangers killed Mexicans, not ‘Hispanics’ or ‘Latinos’

by Sara Inés Calderón February 8, 2016 Cultura
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It’s OK to say the M word: Mexican. Recent coverage of a new exhibit at a Texas museum — with headlines like “The Texas Rangers Killed Hundreds of Hispanic Americans During the Mexican Revolution” (screen capture above) and “Texas Finally Acknowledges Rangers Killed Hundreds of Latinos,” — is not only historically incorrect but a dangerous […]

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Where in the media world is ‘Mundo Latino?’ (video)

by Comic Saenz February 3, 2016 Cultura
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In Mundo Latino, Kianna Gonzalez mashes up footage from Speedy Gonzales, “passionate” telenovelas, viral Internet videos, and sexy TV weather chicas. The resulting montage does not paint a pretty picture of how Latinos are portrayed in the media. Great little video, though!

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Today’s POCHO Hatemail: You pathetic little burritos are obviously idiots

by ANONYMOUS EMAIL CORRESPONDENT #327 February 2, 2016 Cartoons
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Forgive me for the very long message, but oh, you did allow me a lot of room. Saw the little cartoon you burritos did calling Trump a nazi. All the rubbish aside, it isn’t even slightly funny, or amusing, or witty. Just on the strength of the cartoon, you’re obviously idiots. But you’re also crackpots, […]

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Vanessa Del Fierro is a coyote on a ‘Mexican Train’ (music video)

by Soy Capitan January 15, 2016 Cultura
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San Antonio sensation Vanessa Del Fierro is the alt.mariachi chingona behind Las Coronelas, whose mega-viral David Bowie cover almost blew up POCHO’s servers this week. Vanessa also stars as an immigrant-smuggling coyote in a new video for her original composition Mexican Train. It’s a love song; too bad she’s in love with the wrong vato. Extra […]

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La Cucaracha: American criminal immigrants busted in Mexico (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 12, 2016 Cartoons

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Vanessa Del Fierro: Meet ‘Mi Novio, Pancho Villa’ (music video)

by Soy Capitan January 8, 2016 Cultura
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San Antonio’s Vanessa Del Fierro has a boyfriend. Maybe you’ve heard of him — Mi Novio, Pancho Villa. Together, they’re fighting for immigrants and their families, and in this video, manage to assimilate a white wing elote-haired GOP presidential wannabe — Donald something. VIOLENCE TRIGGER WARNING: There are piñatas involved. But enough about Pancho. Who […]

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OMG! El Niño is coming! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 7, 2016 Cartoons
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¡Hola, America! It’s time to watch @BordertownOnFOX (videos, photos)

by GUSTAVO ARELLANO Y LALO ALCARAZ December 29, 2015 Cultura

Gentle Cabrones: After more than two years of plugging this again and again, the day has finally arrived: Bordertown is debuting THIS SUNDAY, January 3, on FOX at 9:30 PM (8:30 PM Central) and will be on every Sunday afterward (and on Hulu, too)! If you’ve been living inside Donald Trump’s culo all this time, […]

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Merry Christmas from POCHO

by José Canusí December 25, 2015 Cartoons
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Let’s build a Mexican border wall with confiscated weed (video)

by NO MUNCHIES December 21, 2015 Cultura
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All your weed are belong to us, OK? So let’s put that pot to good use by building a Mexican border wall made of the 17,000,000 pounds of marijuana confiscated by the Border Patrol! LiveLeaker Clark Griswold explains the video from The Center for Investigative Reporting:

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Donald Trump scores two awesome new fanboys (photo, GIF)

by Gabacho Borracho December 18, 2015 Cartoons

When we shared this ^^^^^ UNIVISION headline on POCHO’s Facebook  — revealing Donald Trump’s incredibly famous new fan, Vladimir Putin — one FB pocha wondered who could possibly top Putin. “Could it be … SATAN?” she asked. Pretty good guess:

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Alejandro González Iñárritu: ‘No human being is illegal’ (video)

by Lucida Grandé November 10, 2015 Cultura
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OSCAR winner Alejandro González Iñárritu spoke to an audience at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Sunday night. No human being, he told them, is illegal. Here’s the transcript:

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Taco Tuesday Motown munchies? Visit Southwest Detroit (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN November 3, 2015 Cultura
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In Southwest Detroit, a good lonchera isn’t hard to find. It’s taco Tuesday, Motown gente. Where are you headed for lunch? PREVIOUSLY IN DETROIT: Lalo Alcaraz’ Big Fat Mexican Detroit Weekend

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Lalo Alcaraz: My Excellent Texalent ‘Bordertown’ Adventure (photos)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 21, 2015 Cultura
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(TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20 2015 – TEXAS, USA) I’m “on tour” in South Texas, down along the border, screening episodes of the animated series Bordertown, which debuts next year on FOX. It’s exotic! The indigenous cuisine served ^^^ at the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, in McAllen, is like nothing I’ve previously encountered – it’s “quirky.” And […]

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