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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, D.C.) America will pause Monday to remember the life and message of Ricky Martin Luther King Jr., whose Tengo a Dream y Dance! speech changed the nation forever.

Post offices and other public facilities will be closed, banks and stock exchanges take the day off and salsa picante and sweet potato pie – his favorite snack combo – are on sale all across America. Today would have been RMLK’s 34th birthday.

Despite his tragic death in 2007 (he was shot and killed by the president of his fan club before an appearance in Dallas) King’s promotion of “love, equality, justice, innocence, malice, refuge, oppression, freedom” has continued to resonate among confused Latinos and Anglos alike. [Mas…]


Pancho Claus? He’s Santa’s cousin from south of the border! Long before he recorded novelty tunes, Lalo Guerrero was a star. Some call him the Father of Chicano music. [Mas…]


Pancho Claus? He’s Santa’s cousin from south of the border! Long before he recorded novelty tunes, Lalo Guerrero was a star. Some call him the Father of Chicano music. [Mas…]


Enjoy this hour-long compilation of skits from the pioneering Chicano Los Angeles comedy troupe’s television program. LOLz guaranteed or your money back.


Our favorite existentially-troubled puppets Chuy and Smiley are back with the first new Hey Vato! episode of the fall season. It’s called Friend me, ese and it’s all about — you guessed it – beeches and Feisbuk. Guest star: Jane Austen.


In the future, Latinas like Sofia Vergara won’t be able to make fun of themselves on TV shows like SNL because it would be politically incorrect. Oh wait — that’s happening now!

Here’s a Philadelphia blogger’s unfocused anti-Sofia rant we find perplexing: [Mas…]

In Hollywood, they say, Oscar is king. So why didn’t POCHO get invited to the king’s Big Night Out?

8. All the valet gigs are sewn up by Telemundo producers.

7. They only invite Hispanics with the right attitude, with good credit  and who play well with others.

6. There is an industry ban on pastel Quinceañera Tuxedos.

5. They think Mexican Mitt is a Cuban baseball catcher. [Mas…]


“Oh Arizona! I love Jan Brewer!” — and more! Great video by BeingLatino.us.

Vicente Fernandez to open Las Vegas mariachi-themed casino

by Victor Payan, Business Charrospondent February 10, 2012 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from LAS VEGAS) Soon-to-retire Mexican recording legend Vicente Fernandez is opening a mariachi-themed casino in Las Vegas. Designed to cash in on the immense popularity of such large-scale theme casinos like New York, New York, Fernandez said he expects to open his casino Guadalajara, Guadalajara by the end of the year. The casino, shaped […]

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@MexicanMitt TV ad: ‘The Most Mexican Man In The World’

by Chale Knickerbocker February 9, 2012 El Now
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(PNS reporting from an undisclosed Goat Ranch in Chihuahua) Mexican Mitt Romney’s headquarters here today released their first television commercial, a tribute to the “most Mexican man in the world.” This ad shows why @MexicanMitt is the leader of the Juan Percent. He doesn’t always make TV commercials, but when he does, they’re pinche funny. Stay […]

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Tia Lencha’s Cocina: Nopales for gringos y pochos

by TIA LENCHA February 9, 2012 Cultura
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Gwell, I am writing this blogue porque my son said that we went on the google because he was doing a reporte for school. Y you know what happened when he typed “Mexican Chef”? He said a white guy from Oklahoma popped up first, like he was the most important chef in Mexico or something. […]

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S. J. Rivera: My Guantanamo Bay self-deportation book tour

by Santino J. Rivera February 9, 2012 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from LA FLORIDA) Ace Pocho Ñews Service contributor, author and hardcore poet (Demon in the Mirror and Amerikkkan Stories) S. J. Rivera sat down to talk to himself about his Self-Deportation Book Tour and what it’s like to have a book signing at Guantanamo Bay. PNS: Your new book is AmeriKKKan Stories (Hardcore Poetry) – […]

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Write the best church sign message and win something cool! *

by Marco de Sod February 8, 2012 Cultura
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We had lots of fun last night with the “church sign generator” at Says-it.com and came up with this little image which we thought would make for a good contest. In the comments below, write your suggested language for the sign. Funniest entry wins. Contest ends at midnight and we’ll send the winner something cool! […]

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Pochismo 101 Edu-Video: ‘How to be a cholo’ (NSFW)

by Comic Saenz February 6, 2012 Cultura
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Would you like to swing on a star? Carry moonbeams home in a jar? And be better off than you are? Or would you rather be a cholo? Watch this video to find out how! NSFW (language.)

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Johnny Sanchez gets mistaken for a Middle Eastern guy (NSFW)

by Comic Saenz February 2, 2012 Cultura
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Mad TV’s Johnny Sanchez, one of the stars of the Alma Award-nominated Payaso Comedy Slam, talks about being mistaken for a Middle Eastern Guy. NSFW.

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Lalo on Patt Morrison: I miss Herman Cain

by José Canusí January 24, 2012 Audio
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POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz stopped by the Patt Morrison radio show on KPCC in Pasadena this afternoon to talk about the election, comedy and Pochismo. During the interview, Lalo gave props to pioneering Latino cartoonist Gus Arriola, confessed he misses Herman Cain and revealed that he stands 100% behind @MexicanMitt.

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Week o’ Ñews: No SOPA 4 U, sh!t pochas say, the real Romney

by Comic Saenz January 22, 2012 El Now
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A busy week in the ñewsroom: Tucson bans books, SOPA nazi attack meets resistance, pocha chicas making videos, chia pets’ health under assault by Mexican cartels and the Romney campaign releasing a subtitled video campaign ad. Here’s our roundup of the week’s big estories:

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PETA: Mexican quinoa vs chia cartel wars hurt Fido, Fluffy

by Lucida Grandé January 20, 2012 El Now
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(PNS reporting from AUSTIN) Skyrocketing demand for “perfect foods” has fueled a war between the rival QuinoaTraficante and ChiaTraficante agricultural cartels as they fight for market dominance – and Fido and Fluffy are the latest “collateral damage.” Texas People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) say recent attacks on Mexican chia seed production — apparently at the […]

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Hispanic labor federation backs Romney nomination

by Comic Saenz January 17, 2012 El Now

(PNS reporting from DIXIE) The Latino Labor Association and Limpiadores Alliance today announced they are backing former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney in advance of Saturday’s South Carolina GOP primary vote. LALALA president Ed “Big Tiny” Calvados said Romney offers the best hope for Hispanics to achieve the American dream of fame, fortune and greed. “The […]

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Sh!t Pocha Girls Say

by Comic Saenz January 17, 2012 Cultura
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When the memes come knocking POCHO starts rocking. Check out this “Sh!t Pocha Girls Say” video from Jessica Braganza and Sara Inés Calderón – it’s safe for work and cleared for fun.

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America pauses for Ricky Martin Luther King Jr. Day

by Andalé Mono January 16, 2012 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON) America pauses tomorrow to remember the life and message of Ricky Martin Luther King Jr., whose “Tengo a Dream y Dance!” speech changed the nation forever. Post offices and other public facilities will be closed, banks and stock exchanges take the day off and salsa picante and sweet potato pie – his favorite […]

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Forget Romney – Gingrich tops PNS ¿Quien Es Mas Loco? poll

by Victor Payan January 11, 2012 El Now
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(PNS reporting from NEW ENGLAND) While former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) led the pack in Tuesday’s New Hampshire GOP primary, it was former House speaker Newt Gingrich who emerged as the solid leader in the first PNS Presidential Race War ¿Quien es Mas Loco? poll. Gingrich’s “Contract on America,” his conversion to Catholicism and his […]

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Lowriders from another mother (photos)

by Comic Saenz January 9, 2012 Cultura
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Music video: La Pequeña does Amy Winehouse

by Comic Saenz January 8, 2012 Cultura
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They suggested she seriously consider some time in a medically-supervised rehabilitation facility, but she was dead set against the idea. La Pequeña sings Amy Winehouse — too soon? We told you there is no such thing as too soon!

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