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POCHO sent reporters to bars and parties, barbecues and parades all across the United Estates to find out how Americans were celebrating Cinco de Mayo. Here’s what they said:

  • CLYDE WORKMAN, DETROIT: I’m squeezing limes into my 40′s
  • TAD BROGET, PRINCETON: Naturally, one had one’s valet bring a snifter of proper reposado
  • PANAMA RED, DENVER: A dank day for primo Oaxacan, meng! [Coughs.] [Mas…]

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Former President George W. Bush knows what’s good about Cinco de Mayo — and he explains it in his own special way.

PochOpinion: Here’s what I thinko about Cinco

by Lalo Alcaraz May 5, 2014 Cultura
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White folks in sombreros and serapes. Spanglish beer commercials every few minutes. Yup, pretty ridiculous, señor. I agree with most of my friend Gustavo Arellano’s Cinco de Mayo video rant, mas o menos. He says it’s ridiculous, only serves some limited purposes as far as educating about the evils of Imperialism, or the promotion of self-determination, […]

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Tribe of lost French people found living in cave near Puebla, MX

by Victor Payan May 5, 2014 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from MEXICO) Mexican researchers are baffled by the discovery of a lost tribe of Frenchmen living in an artfully-decorated cave in the foothills of Mt. Popocatépetl in the state of Puebla. The Frenchmen, found by a group of hikers, are believed to be descended from a military patrol that went missing in 1862, during the French […]

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All your Cinco de Mayo memes in one click-bait listicle! (toons)

by Sara Inés Calderón May 5, 2014 Cartoons
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We scraped the Internets to bring you the very best Cinco de Mayo graphic memes.Please like and share!   Willy Wonka: Matrix Morpheus:

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Shock confession! Local man doesn’t care what Cinco de Mayo is about

by María Purísima May 5, 2014 El Now
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(PNS reporting from EAST LOS) Ruben Covarrubias astounded family and friends here Sunday night when he admitted that the meaning of Cinco de Mayo didn’t concern him and he’d always thought “May 5 was Mexican Independence Day, so like so what?!” “I don’t care what it’s about,” he told everyone within earshot of the backyard […]

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Cartel street fight in Puebla, MX crushes French gang invaders

by EDUARDO BURRO May 4, 2014 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from PUEBLA, MX) Federales have finished cleaning up the streets of this southeastern city after a three-day battle between area gangsters and a French gang left 83 locals and 462 gabachos dead, PNS has learned. The  Marseilles gang (“La Eme”) — sent to collect a drug debt allegedly owed by the Puebla-based Ignacio Zaragosa clika […]

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From Los Pochodores to You: May the Fourth Be With You (toon)

by Victor Payan May 4, 2014 Cartoons
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Xapi Star Guars Day!

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Cinco de Mayo is an American holiday — and we’ve got the video!

by QUESO QUESAM May 3, 2014 Cultura
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QUESTION: How can you tell when Cinco de Mayo has turned into a totally American holiday? ANSWER: When gabachos from Tennessee start making rap videos about it in broken Spanglish! Dear Hootie (AKA Hoochie) and the Brofish: Orale!

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Cinco…in Brentwood, California (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz May 2, 2014 Cartoons
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They celebrate every year, usually on the fifth day in May. Brentwood? Where? What? Huh?

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This Cinco de Mayo: Stop the violence, save the piñatas (video)

by STYX N. STONES May 2, 2014 Cultura
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This Cinco de Mayo, will you do your part to make the world a safer place? Stop the violence! Save the piñatas! PREVIOUSLY ON PIÑATAS:

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The Daily Show unmasks ‘The Real Cinco de Mayo’ (video)

by GAUCHO MARQUEZ May 8, 2013 El Now
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Jessica Williams goes to Dallas, Tejas, so she can report on the real Cinco de Mayo for Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show. [Sorry if it doesn't work for you -- pinche Flash video!]

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Breaking: Sunday’s Cinco de Mayo called ‘most dangerous ever’

by Comic Saenz May 7, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, D.C.) America’s observance of Cinco de Mayo on Sunday was the “most dangerous ever” according to a report released here today by the National Institute of Holidays (NIH.) A record 1378 emergency room visits by gringos failing the “chile challenge” were reported by the group as well as 287 “chancla accidents.”

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Tia Lencha’s Cocina: Food Network goes ‘Mexican’ for Cinco de Mayo

by TIA LENCHA May 6, 2013 Cultura
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Oh. Hi. Is Tia Lencha here. Don’t talk loud. My cabeza hurts. Tia Lencha went to a restaurante with mariachis and micheladas and little mini tacos jesterday. She had more micheladas than tacos, and gwell. Is not her fault. The tacos were spensive and the size for the dolls to eat. So she stay at […]

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Here’s what I thinko about Cinco

by Lalo Alcaraz May 5, 2013 Cultura
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White folks in sombreros and serapes. Spanglish beer commercials every few minutes. Yup, pretty ridiculous, señor. I agree with most of my friend Gustavo Arellano’s roiling denunciation of Cinco de Mayo, mas o menos. He says it’s ridiculous, only serves some limited purposes as far as educating about the evils of Imperialism, or the promotion of […]

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Happy Inko! Celebrate National Cartoonists Day on Cinco de Mayo

by Lalo Alcaraz May 5, 2013 Cartoons
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Happy Inko de Mayo from La Cucaracha! Yes, today is the day where we celebrate cartoonists, as it is National Cartoonists Day. Serio, the National Cartoonists Society started this event a few years ago, apparently  because they had no Latino members at the time who might have mentioned May 5 is already Cinco de Mayo, […]

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I’m drinking a cerveza and contemplating Cinco de Mayo

by ABELARDO DE LA PEÑA JR. May 3, 2013 Cultura
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I approach el Cinco de Mayo with excitement and ambivalence. I learned the history of the Battle of Puebla as the son of proud Mexicans, who happened to be immigrants. The story goes: On the fifth of May 1862, a small Mexican army kicks French butt. Bueno. My dad and grandmother worked at the Cinco […]

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Lost tribe of Frenchies discovered living in cave near Puebla, MX

by Victor Payan May 3, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from MEXICO) Mexican researchers are baffled by the discovery of a lost tribe of Frenchmen living in an artfully-decorated cave in the foothills of Mt. Popocatépetl in the state of Puebla. The Frenchmen, found by a group of hikers, are believed to be descended from a military patrol that went missing in 1862, during the French […]

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