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chileufo1Officials at the Chilean government agency in charge of investigating anomalous aerial phenomena have confirmed that photos taken last year at a copper mine in the remote north Andes are definitely photos of an anomalous aerial phenomenon, or Objecto Volante Non Identificado.

The photos show a disc-shaped unidentified flying object with an internal glow, according to the experts, who concluded that the photos were genuine. [Mas…]

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security Transportation Security Adminstration officers at Los Angeles International Airport stopped and questioned POCHO Music Editor La Chata Monday afternoon, allegedly because of a suspicious substance in her handbag (photo.)

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la_serena_ufo_2 A colorful OVNI/UFO buzzed the beachfront promenade in the northern Chilean city of La Serena and was recorded by a group of young people late last month.

OpenMindsTV reports:

The video was recorded at the La Serena beachfront promenade La Avenida del Mar, a location popular with tourists. As Chilean news site El Observatodo describes, the UFO video shows a small yellow light moving in the sky at different speeds and quickly changing altitude. And, according to UFO Digest, one of the witnesses can be heard in the video stating that the UFO lands in an empty lot on the beach before ascending again. [Mas…]

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Chile peppers were first domesticated in the area now known as Oaxaca, in eastern Mexico, about 8000 years ago, according to scientists.

Popular Archeology explains:

Central-east Mexico gave birth to the domesticated chili pepper — now the world’s most widely grown spice crop — reports an international team of researchers, led by a plant scientist at the University of California, Davis.

Results from the four-pronged investigation — based on linguistic and ecological evidence as well as the more traditional archaeological and genetic data — suggest a regional, rather than a geographically specific, birthplace for the domesticated chili pepper. [Mas…]


So Chilean Rose, what’s up? That’s a good tarantula. Calm down now. What? Is something wrong? You seem nervous. Take it off.  Take it ALL off!


Americans will eat 100 million pounds of avocados on Super Bowl Sunday (that’s 100,000,000), mostly as guacamole:

Southern California Public Radio reports:

Avocado growers in Mexico have figured out that Americans need a lot of avocados about now, and they’re always ready to meet the demand.

“They step up their volume for those weeks leading up to Super Bowl, and they do it each year,” said Steve Taft, President of Eco Farms Avocados Inc in Temecula. His 40-year old business grows and packs avocados, but also imports them from countries like Mexico, Chile, Peru, and New Zealand. He said this time of year, about 90% of the avocados consumed in the U.S. come from growers in Mexico.

Baby Margaret sure loves her some guacamole: [Mas…]


(PNS reporting from CULVER CITY, CA) Westside entrepreneur Pico E. Sepulveda tries not to count his pollos before they hatch, but he will admit to being stoked about the profit potential of the 12 cases of Huy Fung Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce he purchased at Smart & Final Iris here Thursday morning.

“Now that the State of California has joined the City of Irwindale in cutting off the supply of America’s favorite hot sauce, the sky’s the limit on these babies,” the Mar Vista man told PNS. “When I pulled out of the store’s parking lot onto Venice Boulevard, I actually started chair dancing in my car and even broke out the maracas!” (Sepulveda’s excitement was captured by a POCHO reader who emailed us this VINE video, right)

“I got a dozen 12-count cases of the 28-ounce bottles,” Sepulveda explained, “for $35 each — for a total for $420, which I thought was good omen. This could be bigger than Bitcoins, if Bitcoins had a trailer for a video on demand download on Vimeo!” [Mas…]

In Chile, the best part of waking up is Coffee with Legs (video)

by MEJOR DICK A. SON November 4, 2013 Cultura
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In Chile, white-collar businessmen like to start their days with Cafés con Piernas — coffee with legs — at a local mashup of Hooters and Starbucks.

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Rebel Diaz: ‘I’m An Alien’ [music video]

by MOON GUAC September 4, 2013 Cultura
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From Chicago to the Bronx, Rebel Diaz makes music that fights racism and celebrates indigenous people. Is there something familiar about this song’s chorus? I’m An Alien includes a sample from Sting’s Englishman in New York. PREVIOUSLY ON NEW JACK CITY:

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Al Madrigal: Latinos CAN assimilate — they’re haters, too! (video)

by Comic Saenz July 16, 2013 Cultura
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The Daily Show (with Jon Stewart)’s Al Madrigal disputes the lie that Latinos can’t assimilate in America’s Melting Pot. They can be as good h8rz as any other group! [Disclosure: Al Madrigal insists we keep him on the POCHO masthead as our Migrant Editor because it helps him with thick Chilean chicks.]

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Mexican cuisine in Alta California: Not what you think (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE May 30, 2013 Cultura
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Here in San Angeles there would be no restaurants without Mexicans in the kitchen. But they’re not cooking what you think.

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It’s all nalgas all the time in ‘Panda’ by Astro (NSFW music video)

by JUAN D. BINGENHEIMER February 7, 2013 Cultura
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Naked dancing butts of all descriptions shake it and don’t break it in this music video from Chilean synthpop band Astro. We don’t know about the Panda part, they just shout “panda” a lot. (Potentially NSFW semi-nudity, depending.)

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Tia Lencha’s Cocina: Mexican flag three-color salsa for El Grito

by TIA LENCHA September 16, 2012 Cultura
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Happy Day of the Mexican Independence! Is Tia Lencha here. Today we make a salsa that is the colors of the Mexican bandera (flag for you pochos). Tia Lencha is all dress in her green, white, and red to celebrate El Grito, but all of her pocho and gringo friends is a little confuse. They […]

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Tia Lencha’s Cocina: Rajas con crema if you don’t espeak English

by TIA LENCHA July 11, 2012 Cultura
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Hola. Is Tia Lencha here. Today I give you the recipe for Rajas con Crema. This was inspire by a trip to the store that sells Mexican things like dancing papier mâché skeletons, Frida Kahlo key chains, overpriced things for the wall. You know, is like Mexican Disneyland. I went in looking for a rebozo […]

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Pocho Ocho responses to &^%$#@ hot chile

by María Purísima June 18, 2012 Cultura
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Not all pochos love hot chile, but the ones that do understand that there is more than one way to respond to that too-hot picante sauce in your mouth. Here’s a list of our Top Eight: 8. Denial – It’s not that hot. Maybe you are trying to impress your old country relatives, or a […]

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Food safety cops spot mysterious (Mexican?) CACA ‘intruder virus’

by Barney Asada June 11, 2012 El Now
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON) The anti-import National Food Safety Workshop (NFSW) here claims a dangerous foreign food virus is infecting Caucasian-American digestive systems nationwide. The comida cops say the virus is spread by manipulating the DNA of four foods native to Mexico — chiles, avocado, corn and agave. “We’re calling it the CACA Virus,” says NFSW […]

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Ñewsweek: Old-school remedios, to live and dine Miami y mas

by Comic Saenz June 3, 2012 El Now
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When in Miami, there’s more to eat than face, grandmother knows best when it comes fixing your boo-boo, Mexican Mitt Romney is the “last juan standing,” the Smithsonian immortalizes the Nike Cortez and Florida’s voter fraud crackdown actually snares an actual fraudster. A busy week of ñews taxed our overworked POCHO estaff, but we’ve got […]

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Vegeterrible: Fight to survive behind the refrigerator doors (video)

by Jefe Boyardee May 25, 2012 Cultura
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A wild fiesta behind closed refrigerator doors turns into a nightmarish slaughterhouse when a rotten avocado crashes the party and eats the guests. Vegeterrible, where the last tomato fights for survival, is from Denmark. FYI, we have another avocado video right here!

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Chile’s Celine Raymond: Bhangra Latina trippy ‘Tunupa’ (music video)

by QUESO QUESEM May 21, 2012 Cultura
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Chilean actress and singer Celine Raymond goes to the dark side of the moon and returns as bhangra Latina chanteuse Kali Mutsa in this trippy category-smashing music video. We don’t know what Tunupa is exactly, but we like it. And you?

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Silver UFO crashes on hillside, retrieved by Chilean military (videos)

by Obé Juan Xinobé May 17, 2012 Cultura
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It was a silvery object 15 meters (50 feet) across, the witnesses said. The excellent “Hispanic Ufology” blog Inexplicata reports: [At]… 15:45 hours, residents of Paihuano, a small village in Valle de Elquí (Chile) underwent an extraordinary experience which keep its 2,500 residents on the edge of their seats. A flying object described as having […]

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Starbucks test-markets nopal, chile-flavored drinks in East Los Angeles

by Barney Asada May 14, 2012 El Now
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(PNS reporting from BOYLE HEIGHTS) Starbucks Coffee starts test-marketing their new nopal, chile and mole-flavored coffee drinks exclusively in this East Los Angeles enclave today. Staying true to their gentrified roots, Starbucks based the new varieties on past-the-expiration-date flavors from more upscale stores  – adding chemical food coloring for “eye appeal.”

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We’ve got your Pocho Ocho cures for la cruda right here

by Sara Inés Calderón March 1, 2012 Cultura
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We all know it’s coming. It’s only Thursday, but THE WEEKEND is right ahead of us — a sign post up ahead that spells PARTY. And somebody is gonna get her drink on. If that means you, perhaps we can help with the Pocho Ocho cures for your hangover (la cruda.) 8. Menudo. In my […]

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FLOTUS on healthy food for Chicano kids: Eat like Puerto Ricans

by Lalo Alcaraz and Sara Inés Calderón February 4, 2012 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from LA FLORIDA) Joining First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative, Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned U.S. food company, will help promote MiPlato, the USDA program designed to encourage children to make healthier eating choices. “Today’s announcement is about eliminating diabetes in the Mexican-American community by helping them make better choices, and, with the help […]

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