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The Good: George Washington’s birthday is a federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first President of Los United Estates, aka The Father of Our Country. Some people call it Presidents Day (sometimes spelled Presidents’ Day or President’s Day.) Schools and banks and government offices will be closed.

The Not So Good: Dave Chappelle isn’t so sure about George’s special day, right there in the middle of Black History Month (NSFW language): [Mas…]

latinocupidLittle love scamp Latino Cupid presents his special Valentine’s Day cards for tough times. As they say around here, Happy Valentimes Day!


Back from the dead and live on stage: El Chapulin Colorado, Pancho Villa, Frida Kahlo and El Santo are El Macheen! [Video by Raul Aguirre, Jr.]

hashtagheatmapSome Twitter users are just unclear on the concept, especially when it comes to the appropriate use of the #JeSuisCharlie hashtag, the most popular ever (“heat map,” above). The viral slogan — coined after the massacre at Paris satire magazine Charlie Hebdo — affirms support of free expression.

French-deficient? “Je suis Charlie” means “I am Charlie.”

The Pochodores combed the Internets for these Pocho Ocho top Twitter #JeSuisCharlie hashtag fails:

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The New York Times was in Paris in 2006 and video’d an editorial meeting at Charlie Hebdo magazine, as the staff brain-stormed a special Mohammed issue.

tarzhay[Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story included a Norman Rockwell spoof from 2010’s “Draw Mohammed Day.” With the death of the cartoon killers in Paris, we decided to replace the cartoon with an image that may or may not be a target. #satirematters]

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Kim Jong-Un condemns attack on ‘Charlie Hebdo’ (photo)

by Comic Saenz January 8, 2015 Cartoons
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From @LaloAlcaraz: The pen > the sword #charliehebdo

by Lalo Alcaraz January 7, 2015 Cartoons
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I just drew this on a flight to Houston. #charliehebdo. Please share.

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Bandido learns the hard way: ‘El Terror’ stalks Sonora (video)

by Barney Asada January 5, 2015 Cartoons
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It’s already a bad day for El Bandido in the scorching hot Sonoran desert, but bad turns to worse when he decides to mess with a four-year-old niña. PRO TIP: Never make El Terror angry. [Video by Franco E.]

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¡Gigante! Santo Claus vs Rudo Claus in ‘Lucha Christmas’ (videos)

by Victor Payan December 25, 2014 Cartoons
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Can Santo Claus save Lucha Christmas from Rudo Claus and his chupacabras? Find out in this classic chestnut from ¡Mucha Lucha!: Gigante. Part 2:

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Speedy Gonzales vs Sylvester El Gato: ‘Cats and Bruises’ (video)

by WARNER HERMANO November 13, 2014 Cartoons
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When pesky Sylvester El Gato crashes the Cinco de Mayo fiesta, our hero has to act quickly to save the party and get the girl. Luckily, our hero is pinche Speedy Gonzalez, Mexico’s fastest mouse. You’ll ♡ his excellent singing voice, too, as he croons Cielito Lindo to his honey in a canoe on the […]

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Does your animation project need a Latina maid?

by RON SUELA November 10, 2014 Cartoons
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Does your video animation project need stereotyped cartoon actors? How about a Latina? How about we name her “Maria,” oh, and get this, she’s a “housemaid!” Maria is ready to say “¡Si, Señora!” in all your corporate video, web avatar and/or white privileged productions. Sure we could have made Maria the “cool girl” character (above), […]

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Vote as if your life depends on it, because it does (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz November 3, 2014 Cartoons
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Speedy Gonzales vs Sylvester El Gato in ‘Mexican Boarders’ (toon)

by Comic Saenz November 3, 2014 Cartoons
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When country cousin Slowpoke Rodriguez comes to visit Speedy Gonzales, our favorite Mexican meece has to use every tool at his disposal to fight off Sylvester the Cat in this Looney Toons cartoon from 1961, Mexican Boarders. H/t to POCHO amigo Memo Nericcio, who literally wrote the book on Speedy Gonzales. PREVIOUSLY ON SPEEDY GONZALEZ:

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From Italy via the DR: Electrochill ‘Cumbia de Pierda’ (audio,video)

by MOON GUAC October 28, 2014 Audio
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Cumbia de Piedra is an abstract chillaxed electro-cumbia video by Benetton’s Fabrica, for MOHS, the second album from violinist Jhon William Castaño Montoya. Animation by by Tomás Pichardo, from the Dominican Republic.

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La Cucaracha: Tacos — what is hip?

by Lalo Alcaraz September 29, 2014 Cartoons
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Flashback Friday: Where are they now? (video)

by Barney Asada September 26, 2014 Cartoons
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Sure, they’re older now, but are they obsolete? Our childhood heroes: Where are they now?  Popeye is apparently no longer “strong to the finish,” for example. What’s up with that? Is spinach too expensive for retired sailors on a fixed income?

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Latino Heritage Month Hero Video: Dick Tracy’s sidekick Go Go Gomez

by P. D. GONZALEZ September 22, 2014 Cartoons
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Dick Tracy’s 1961 TV cartoon partner Go Go Gomez saves the day in The Copy Cat Caper.

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La Cucaracha: I have a great idea – let’s build a border wall (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 25, 2014 Cartoons
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She’s a ‘young adult’ now! ‘Dora and Friends: Into the City’

by Memo Nericcio August 20, 2014 Cartoons
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New Young Adult/YA Dora the Explorer on the Horizon: Dora and Friends: Into the City to Debut! What’s Next? Dora, the Sad College Years? Never one to say no to a good thing, Nickelodeon has opted to cash-in on their Latina golden goose! The morning mail finds our old friend Dora the Explorer all grown […]

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Openly-Latino Lalo Alcaraz explains himself and ‘Bordertown’ (video)

by Comic Saenz August 15, 2014 Cartoons
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FUSION Live’s host Mariana Atencio came to POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz’ studio to get up close and personal with the openly-Latino cartoonist. FUSION’s story is here….

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La Cucaracha: Kid refugees spawn communicable diseases (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 13, 2014 Cartoons
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