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Experience Valentine’s Day with Elise Roedenbeck (AKA @Buttronica on the Twitter) in this 2013 episode of Mija Weekly! Fall in love all over again with drones, skimpy outfits, GOP immigrant-haters and learn the true meaning of Valentine’s Day. And, says Elise, try not to go into a diabetic coma.

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tedcruzdonkeyhoteySenator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has reintroduced legislation to take away federal benefits from same-sex married couples. But this troglodyte’s penedjitis is too advanced to stop at one stupid and hateful idea.

That’s right, there’s more — Ted Cruz’s Pocho Ocho Top Legislative Priorities for 2015:

8. Federal guidelines on subsidized school lunches for poor children shall encourage incorporation of nutritious roadkill meat, especially racoon. Now yer ‘coon is a touch on the greasy side, not sweet like ‘possum, but if you cook ‘em up right, mmmmmmm, racoon!

7. Women banned from buying condoms because it curtails a Man’s Right to Reproduce.

6. Solar energy outlawed because it sucks the light right out of the Sun. [Mas…]

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produceaisleYou say tomato, I say tomahto, and when a migrant farmworker visits the produce aisle at a local supermarket he sees an entirely different picture.

PRI’s Monica Campbell reports:

In the produce aisle of a supermarket in Madera, in California’s rural Central Valley, Francisco surveys the fruits and vegetables on display in the produce aisle. He’s 40 years old and stocky. He’s also undocumented, and he asks to use his first name only.

 

 

Produce photo by Jaskam Dhatt

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The BBC sent a reporter to the Southwest to find out what it means to be a Mexican-American. The answer? It’s complicated.

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This is your MIGRA on Brazil.

dacacardThis process was a long one. At first it was about me saying fuck your DACA. Then finding out ways to help my sister pay for hers. Then having my dad call me out on my bullshit because he could have benefited from one. Then me trying to get a green card instead. Then that not following thru cos shit happens. Then trying to get my shit together. Then finding out that my parents could potentially benefit. Then finding out that they didn’t. This thing right here. This thing that wasn’t given to us. This piece of document that many fought thru sleepless nights and courageous actions. This thing right here. Love you mom. Love you dad. Love you sister. Peace.

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The sad true story behind ‘Spare Parts’ (videos, audio)

by Verdana Bold January 23, 2015 Audio
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In 2004, an Arizona high school team beat the odds by topping M.I.T in an underwater robotics competition. The undocumented team members’ stories inspired a book, a documentary, and now a feature film produced by and starring George Lopez. Spare Parts (trailer, above) is in theaters now. This interview with two original team members by […]

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Watch! Al Madrigal: ‘Half Like Me’ (Al meets with a Minuteman)

by Comic Saenz January 22, 2015 Cultura
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POCHO Migrant Editor Al Madrigal’s new docu-comedy Half Like Me went live on FUSION Thursday night. In this clip, Al meets up at the US-Mexican border with a patriotic member of the Minutemen. Also, Borderlandia looks familiar somehow. PREVIOUSLY ON HALF LIKE ME:

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‘Testimonios’ of the undocumented (Lalo Cura music video)

by Soy Capitan January 20, 2015 Cultura
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Testimonios tells the stories of undocumented immigrants and the “American Dream” — soulful rock en español from Lalo Cura. No one is illegal. Lalo Cura is Sonny Carreño on drums, Adam Carter on guitar and backup vocals, Rafael Chávez y Moreno on guitar and vocals, Adam Hartung on bass and Sam Que on sax and […]

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Ramiro Gomez: This Golden Globe is for ‘the little people’… (toon)

by Cartoonistas January 13, 2015 Cartoons
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Our amigo artist Ramiro Gomez writes: For the many who were not thanked Sunday night, for those that help keep the Hollywood engine running steadily, behind the scenes: Congratulations! [10 x 12 in. Acrylic on magazine advertisement. 2015.] [Editor’s Note: Ramiro names all his subjects. For best performance using a leafblower…*drum roll*….AURELIO!]

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Official Report: La Migra’s border drone results not on fleek (videos)

by Comic Saenz January 8, 2015 El Now
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The Department of Homeland Security Inspector General may not have the sad, exactly, but his end-of-2014 report on border-patrolling drones was not very happy. Tio Sam, the Inspector General recommended, should spend his Migra-Industrial Complex money somewhere else. More drones are not on fleek, the report concluded. The LexisNexis newsroom pulled this quote from the […]

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DJ for Juárez Catholic radio massages migrants’ feet (audio)

by Lucida Grandé January 5, 2015 Audio
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Migrants seeking a better life in El Norte often pause on the border across from El Paso — in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua — before they cross to El Otro Lado. Jorge Gutierrez, a host on Radio Guadalupana, a religious station run by the Catholic Diocese of Juárez, is there for them. More than just a […]

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POCHO Holiday Classic: ‘The Story of Felix Navidad’

by Victor Payan December 25, 2014 Cultura
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Not so long ago And not very far Lived a jolly young man With a lowrider car His name it was Felix Navidad was his name And he was known ’round the world So great was his fame He was just a man Just like you or like me He couldn’t fly through the air […]

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Merry Christmas from Lucy, Ricky and Little Ricky Ricardo (video)

by DONNA N. BLITZN December 25, 2014 Cultura
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Cuba is cool again, baby, and we’re resuming relations with America’s favorite interracial family — Lucy, Desi and Little Ricky Ricardo. They have a lot of ‘splainin’ to do as they get ready to welcome Christmas.

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POCHO wishes all you pochos a Merry Christmas (toon)

by José Canusí December 24, 2014 Cartoons
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Merry Christmas from Los Pochodores: Lalo Alcaraz, Jefe-in-Chief; Dennis Wilen AKA Comic Saenz, Jefe de Editorial; Sara Inés Calderón, Subcommandanta del Ñews; Victor Payan, Subcommandante de la Cultura; Beto Mesta AKA Eres Nerd, Texas Burro Jefe; Elise Roedenbeck, New Jack City Burro Jefe (Emeritus); Celina Martinez, Food and Gwine Editor; Al Madrigal, Migrant Editor.

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Video Hall of Montezuma: Esteban Colberto’s Greatest Latino Hits

by Soy Capitan December 19, 2014 Cultura
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He’s gone from the Report, but Esteban Colberto will always be in our hearts, and online, as long as these video links stay alive. Check ‘em out: Save the planet, stop illegal immigration (Colbert Report video) Hispanic Heritage Month with Fox News y Esteban Colberto (video) Stephen Colbert, John Malkovich: ‘Cesar Chavez’ hates America (video) […]

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Orange County patriots protest Obama’s immigration actions (video)

by Lucida Grandé December 15, 2014 El Now
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YouTube user nauiocelotl was out with his camera last week in Santa Ana, California, filming a group protesting President Barack Obama. These demonstrators have met citizen videographer nauiocelotl before, it seems, and they weren’t too pleased to see him again. The “vendidos” were extra pissed off.

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La Cucaracha: Little-known immigration facts (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz December 8, 2014 Cartoons
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