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leticiajuarezThe Buenas Vibras (Good Vibes) festival last weekend in Lake Elsinore was a benefit for cancer patients. Why did the U.S. Border Patrol show up?

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fruitvendorWe can all sleep easier now that a guy selling fruit from a little carrito on a street corner in San Bernardino has been busted by the cops. Facebook member Jason Gomez was there: [Mas…]

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katlazoHispanic, Latino and Spanish are often used interchangeably in describing ethnicity. But what’s the right terminology? Feminist, vlogger and “critical thinker” Kat Lazo sets people straight. Nice Venn diagram, too. [Mas…]

Mr. Manager: WTF is this ‘Hispanic Option Dr Pepper’? (NSFW video)

by Lucida Grandé June 5, 2015 Cultura
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Excuse me, Mr. Store Manager in San Antonio, Texas. I see you’re selling Hispanic Option Dr Pepper. Is it good? Do you have White Option Dr Pepper? Black Option? Korean? Chinese? [NSFW adult language.]

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Cartman of ‘South Park’ and JLo, who eats tacos y burritos (video)

by Soy Capitan June 2, 2015 Cultura
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Bootleg video of a South Park scene (it looks to be cellphone video of a TV screen) shows Cartman’s presentation for the Latino Endowment Committee, featuring special guest star Jennifer Lopez, who eats tacos y burritos, even though she is Puerto Rican. The actual, official clip is here, but for some reason they don’t allow […]

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Out of the night, when the full moon is bright! America’s first superhero

by Barney Asada May 26, 2015 Audio
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“The Zorro story, invented in 1919 by pulp fiction author Johnston McCulley, tells the tale of an aristocrat in Spanish California who dons a mask to fight against corrupt colonial officials on behalf of the oppressed,” writes Marlon Bishop of Latino USA.

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Memorial Day: In 1918, this Latino war hero swam until he died

by TIO SAM May 22, 2015 Cultura
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He was only 19 when he died in 1918, a kid who would become America’s first Latino Medal of Honor Recipient. His posthumous Medal of Honor for heroism came in 1919, but his acknowledgement as a Latino had to wait until 1989. Wikipedia explains: David Bennes Barkley was born March 31, 1899 in Laredo in […]

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Latino USA: Favorite Spanglish words and Ilan Stavans (audio)

by Moctezuma Cortés May 13, 2015 Audio
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Like puro pochos, the peeps at Latino USA talk Spanglish. In this episode they talk about their favorite Spanglish vocabulary words and also check in with expert and POCHO amigo Professor Ilan Stavans, who literally wrote the book on Spanglish.

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Pocho Ocho changes to expect after Indios + Chinos > Mexicanos

by Especial Correspondents May 12, 2015 El Now
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China and India now top Mexico as leading sources of new immigrants to the United Estates, new data reveals. What are the Pocho Ocho top changes we can expect from these evolving patterns in immigration? 8. Indian actors will replace Puerto Ricans playing Mexicans on TV 7. San Jose, California will be known as Sanjay, California 6. […]

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Latinos, at least according to the mainstream media (video)

by Lucida Grandé April 14, 2015 Cultura
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Mainstream media is full of Latinos — Latino criminals, Latina maids and exotic Latino sex machines. Ordinary people just like you? Not so much. [Video by David Viramontes.]

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GOP Strikes Back: Hillary is ‘Soft on tacos, soft on Iran’ (toon)

by Comic Saenz April 13, 2015 Cartoons
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Why advertising to Hispanics sucks balls* [Updated]

by BERNADETTE RIVERO April 6, 2015 Cultura
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Technically, the word I should have used above, in the headline, is “Manipulates.” As in, “Safely Manipulate Your Balls When You Celebrate!” That’s what the Federal Drug Administration advises this season, anyway. (Screen capture, above.) But I’m a writer who has spent a lifetime in both advertising and journalism, and I know the value of […]

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La Cucaracha: Hollywood discovers GMO casting (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 16, 2015 Cartoons
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Meet Biography.com’s ‘Notable Hispanic Women’ (photos, Frida video)

by Andalé Mono March 10, 2015 Cultura
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Biography.com offers up this Frida Kahlo video and a big list of Notable Hispanic Women for Women’s History Month.   Here’s their big list of mujeres:

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La Cucaracha: Hollywood Presents ‘One Latino Movie’ (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz February 23, 2015 Cartoons
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