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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!

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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…]

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(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…]

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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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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.

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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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