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It is important that one pronounce “Chicano” properly, is it not, Sir?

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Who can help the innocent children of the world? It’s Christmas and the Devil is infecting their dreams! El Santa Claus — from his headquarters on a cloud in outer espace — is on the case with the help of friends like Merlin the Magicican. It’s fun for the whole family in English dub of the 1959 Mexican classic Santa Claus. Thrill at the cheap special effects! Marvel at the casual racism! Cringe at the mashup of cinema tropes from many genres! And laugh.

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bigotesign¡Peligro! ¡Bigote! From two years ago, photographer and location unknown, found on Imgur

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South African standup comic Trevor Noah wasn’t sure what to expect the first time he ate at a taco truck in downtown Los Angeles. [NSFW language.]

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Ai, yai, yai yai! The late great Tex-Mex music superstar Freddy Fender has his way with the 1882 ranchera classic Cielito Lindo. But do you know the words? ¡Ajua!

Here are the lyrics via Wikipedia: [Mas…]

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kidsinschool(PNS reporting from SAN ANTONIO) All across America, elementary school teachers performed a traditional back-to-school ritual this week — the ceremonial renaming of thousands of boys named “José.”

The annual ritual is performed when teachers take roll in the morning:

  • First, teachers call the boys named “José” by new “American” names, typically “Joe,” “Joey,” or “Joseph.”
  • After a moment of silence, the boys realize the teacher is calling them, and the ceremony concludes when the boys accept their new names by answering with “here” or “present.”

The ritual was performed here earlier this week at Indian Creek Elementary School. [Mas…]

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Breaking: Marketing to Latins? Talk Latin to us, activists say

by ZACK A. TEXAS August 12, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from UPTON ABBEY, MI) Frater Cassius the Yon was adamant. “In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti,” he insisted in a rare English-language interview Sunday. “There is no such thing as Latin dancing, unless you mean the “dance of death” from the Black Plague. And Latin music is Gregorian chants, Enya and […]

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Pocho Ocho ways to tell you’re watching ‘Latino ñews’

by Especial Correspondents July 24, 2013 Cultura
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It’s no surprise to us Pochodores — it’s why we started POCHO.COM: Actual research reveals more and more U.S. Latinos are getting their ñews in Ingles – ñews from respected journalists like brothers Jorge Cooper-Ramos (right), and Anderson Ramos-Cooper (left.) OK, sometimes Latinos get their ñews from Gustavo Almadovar live in the O.C., but not lately. Meanwhile, Univision is leading […]

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Pocha Playmate of the Year speaks Spanish AND American (video)

by CHUCK FULLOVNATZ May 14, 2013 El Now
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Playboy’s first Pocha Playmate of the Year, Raquel Pomplun, is bilingual. Hugh Hefner notes (after the one-minute mark) that the Chula Vista, CA native speaks both Spanish and “American.” (Totally nonironic video via Brussels, Belgium’s Jewish News One Network. Who knew?)

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Eligio El Nene wants you to know: ‘En America Se Habla Ingles’ (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés April 17, 2013 Cultura
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Eligio The Kid and his super hero squad of Extranjeros realize that in America, one needs to speak English. I’m so sorry you don’t know what I say!

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Pocho Palabra with @SaraChicaD ‘Supposebly’ (video)

by FLAN LANDERS April 12, 2013 Cultura
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POCHO’s Subcommandanta del Ñews Sara Inés Calderón (@SaraChicaD on Twitter) doesn’t care what the rulebooks say. She’s going to keep on saying “supposedbly.”

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Pocho Palabra with @SaraChicaD ‘Irregardless’ (video)

by FLAN LANDERS April 11, 2013 Cultura
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POCHO’s Subcommandanta del Ñews Sara Inés Calderón (@SaraChicaD on Twitter) doesn’t care what the rulebooks say. She’s going to keep on saying “irregardless.”

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Pocha Podcast: WTF is up with these catcalls? (NSFW audio)

by Soy Capitan April 8, 2013 Audio
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POCHO’s Subcommandanta del Ñews Sara Inés Calderón in Los Angeles and New Jack City Burro Jefe Elise Roedenbeck got together in audioland to see if they could figure out WTF is up with guys and their weird catcalls and come-ons. Is it different in New York vs. L.A.? Are Spanish catcalls different from English? What’s […]

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Pocho Palabra: So you think you have balls, w/ @SaraChicaD (video)

by BIG JUANS February 27, 2013 Cultura
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It’s a fine line between drawers and testicles, as POCHO Subcommandanta del Ñews Sara Inés Calderón explains in this one-minute video. She’s @SaraChicaD on Twitter. PREVIOUSLY… Pocho Palabra: Don’t get knocked up, with @SaraChicaD (video) ‘Espeak & Espell’ with @SaraChicaD (video)

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Pocho Palabra: Don’t get knocked up, with @SaraChicaD (video)

by BAY B. BOMP February 20, 2013 Cultura
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It’s a fine line between being embarrassed and being pregnant, as POCHO Subcommandanta del Ñews Sara Inés Calderón explains in this one-minute video. She’s @SaraChicaD on Twitter. Too late you say, you already are pregnant? Have we got a video for you!

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‘Espeak & Espell’ with @SaraChicaD (video)

by Andalé Mono January 30, 2013 Cultura
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Subcommandanta del Ñews Sara Inés Calderón has a one-minute Spanish lesson for you pochos. She’s on Twitter as @SaraChicaD.

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Another semester of Spanish and yet another ‘Love Song’ (video)

by QUESO QUESEM January 11, 2013 Cultura
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She’s brown and beautiful; he’s white and smitten. And the only way he can express his feelings is to sing the Second Semester of Spanish Love Song. He tried before, when he had only one semester of Spanish:

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Meet my elementary school hero: ‘Facundo the Great’ (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés December 26, 2012 Cartoons
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Ramón “Chunky” Sanchez narrates: My name was Ramón, but the teachers called me Raymond; Maria was Mary and Juanita was Jane. But everything changed at school when the new kid came — Facundo. More Chunky Sanchez: Ballad of the Pocho by Los Alacranes (music video)

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