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It’s OK to say the M word: Mexican.

Recent coverage of a new exhibit at a Texas museum — with headlines like “The Texas Rangers Killed Hundreds of Hispanic Americans During the Mexican Revolution(screen capture above) and “Texas Finally Acknowledges Rangers Killed Hundreds of Latinos,” — is not only historically incorrect but a dangerous attempt to sanitize history.

Just say Mexican, like this Houston Chronicle headline: EXHIBIT TO SHED LIGHT ON MEXICAN-AMERICAN MURDERS. It’s easy. [Mas…]

trumpshairForgive me for the very long message, but oh, you did allow me a lot of room.

Saw the little cartoon you burritos did calling Trump a nazi. All the rubbish aside, it isn't even slightly funny, or amusing, or witty. Just on the strength of the cartoon, you're obviously idiots. But you're also crackpots, and slanderers. And you're really inane and trite too, since it takes about one brain cell to quack that someone's a nazi, and people do it so often, being idiots like yourselves, that it's so unbelievably unoriginal, and pathetic. But that aside, you would have to be absolute scum to call someone a nazi as an insult. Especially someone who has a Jewish daughter. i mean you'd have to be an imbecile, and someone without shame, but also a real scumbag. And your loathsome, cretinous insults are one thing, but it is slander. Slander unless you can prove it. Now if you're going to call someone a nazi, then prove it - because that's what people with some sense of honor do when they make a serious and profoundly negative accusation against someone, they prove it (or they withdraw it). [Mas…]

BordertownBarracudaEPNHola. I’m Lalo Alcaraz. You might know me.

I have been a Chicano political cartoonist forever. I know, I know, it’s God’s work, you’re welcome. Now, all of a sudden I’m a primetime TV writer and producer. Huh? Yes, the last two years in my life have been a super WTF. With ten percent LOL. #facepalm

Like it or not, I am now part of a historic pop culture moment: the first season of the first animated primetime TV show featuring a large cast of Mexican and Mexican-American characters: Bordertown. [Mas…]


Gentle Cabrones:

After more than two years of plugging this again and again, the day has finally arrived: Bordertown is debuting THIS SUNDAY, January 3, on FOX at 9:30 PM (8:30 PM Central) and will be on every Sunday afterward (and on Hulu, too)!

If you’ve been living inside Donald Trump’s culo all this time, a recap: Bordertown is an animated show created by Mark Hentemann that deals with neighboring Mexican and white families who live in the fictional border town of Mexifornia. [Mas…]

hilllaryabuelaHillary Clinton’s campaign shared the “7 Ways Hillary Clinton Is Just Like Your Abuela” on her website Tuesday (photo), after daughter Chelsea announced that she was pregnant.

“[Hillary] isn’t afraid to talk about the importance of el respeto,” the site proclaimed, and “she knows what’s best.”

Also, we learned, “she reacts this way when people le faltan el respeto:” [Mas…]


Attention Latino/Hispanic children in southeast Florida: Santa Claus does not want your milk and cookies, kids. He wants plantanos, y arroz y frijoles negros y res (could be puerco) … from Sedano’s.


Is this is the spiciest expectant parents announcement video ever?

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Hollywood needs Mexicans! Put POCHO on your Christmas list

by José Canusí November 27, 2015 Corporate
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Hollywood needs Mexicans. We’ve been been saying it since we started: MAY 2012: Hollywood Spaniards, Puerto Ricans plan ‘ultimate’ Chicano film AUGUST 2013: Casting director to actor: Can you act more ‘Mexican’? (video) APRIL 2014: Pocho Ocho reasons why Latinos are Hollywood’s best customers

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La Cucaracha: Why did Lorne Michaels of SNL book Donald Trump? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 30, 2015 Cartoons

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Hollywood and Silicon Valley agree: ‘We dig diversity!’ (photo)

by MONTE ZUMBA October 28, 2015 Cultura
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[Photo via Paul Coelho. Thanks!]

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Driving While Hispanic? In Kentucky that’s ‘probable cause’ (video)

by Comic Saenz October 21, 2015 El Now
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In Kentucky, aka KY, the state with the same initials as a popular personal lubricant, County Attorney John K. Carter says being Hispanic is reason enough for a motorist to be pulled over by police in Oldham County. In open court. With video rolling. And the defense attorney pretends she didn’t hear that, just like […]

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As Hispanic Heritage Month ends, Brooklyn Hispanics try to carry on

by ELISE VALDERRAMA October 16, 2015 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from BROOKLYN) Hispanic Heritage Month is over, and without the corporate-approved celebration as a focus, local members of the Hispanic/Latino community here aren’t really sure how they can go on being local members of the local Hispanic/Latino community here. “What now?” lamented Brooklyn native and prolific bloguera Marielena Gutierrez (photo, right.) “Should I tell […]

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La Cucaracha: MASA announces historic Mars discovery (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 14, 2015 Cartoons
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Area taquerias are on lockdown as Trump fever heats up

by Comic Saenz October 8, 2015 El Now
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(PNS reporting from EAST LOS ANGELES) Neighborhood taquerias are on lockdown today with customers urged to “shelter in place” as Donald Trump’s immigrant-hating white wing campaign for the GOP presidential nomination heats up. Patrons at the highly-rated Guisados on East Cesar E. Chavez Avenue (photo) said they felt particularly vulnerable as Trump supporters began threatening taco-loving families […]

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Maria Muñoz: Mal*Mart gives back to local communities (video)

by MAYAN RAND October 8, 2015 Cultura
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Mal★Mart is a good neighbor, supporting local communities and creating jobs all across America — with a smile. Just ask Latina entrepreneur Maria Muñoz of Maria’s Flan.

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Playing the Trump Card (toon)

by Arnie Bermudez October 2, 2015 Cartoons
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There’s more like this at ArnieBermudez.com

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La Cucaracha: Latino Heritage Month Fun Facts (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 25, 2015 Cartoons
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Latina Heritage Month Patriot Alert: Obama’s Iran Deal Disrespects You

by REP. BLANCA ELEFANTE (R-CULERO) September 24, 2015 El Now
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You don’t lift sanctions. You crack down on their assets. You cut off their oil and drill, baby, drill for our own. We don’t retreat. We reload against any foe daring to test us. And that is what Iran just did. So, Congress, you got to kill the deal. The president is playing you. He […]

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Emilio Estefan: ‘Todos Somos Mexicanos’ (video, lyrics, credits)

by Soy Capitan September 21, 2015 Cultura
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We at POCHO have been around so long we remember when even Mexicans didn’t want to be Mexican. (We think that was just about two weeks ago.) But Miami-based Cuban-American Emilio Estefan and his friends are all Mexicans now, at least in a music video. By the way, we at POCHO also remember when Emilio […]

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It’s Time to #EndHispandering! Take Back Latino Heritage Month

by Marisel Moreno September 21, 2015 Cultura
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On September 14 a Latina friend of mine who’s also a college professor said to me, “Brace yourself for Hispanic Heritage Month, I’m already getting phone calls about recommendations for mariachi bands.” I laughed a bit, but her comment stayed with me. See, she’s half Colombian and I’m Puerto Rican, and the idea of becoming […]

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Clip y Save: Fall screenings of ‘Bordertown,’ maybe near you *UPDATED

by Gustavo Arellano September 8, 2015 Cartoons
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If you follow POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz and me, POCHO Associate Naranjero Gustavo Arellano, you know that we’ve been shamelessly promoting the upcoming FOX animated cartoon, Bordertown. In case you’re just some random Googler who stumbled across this page, here’s the synopsis: BORDERTOWN satirizes life on the U.S.-Mexico border — la migra, changing demographics, religion, […]

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