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In Mundo Latino, Kianna Gonzalez mashes up footage from Speedy Gonzales, “passionate” telenovelas, viral Internet videos, and sexy TV weather chicas. The resulting montage does not paint a pretty picture of how Latinos are portrayed in the media. Great little video, though! :-)

Los Angeles pocha Natalie Munguia didn’t learn Spanish when she was growing up, and now she feels left out, as she explains in this video for Sociology 244 at Whittier College. FYI, here’s the course description: [Mas…]

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Yesterday’s Most Pathetic Stereotypes Reimagined for the Digital Age of All our Cyber Tomorrows or Need a Sexy Latina or Bandit for your Animated Video

Next generation digitally-borne stereotypes for millennials and their kids!

Bandits, sexy Latinas, y mucho mas more…ACK!

Does your next CGI animation project need an ugly racist stereotyped Mexican gangster but you’re short on dinero? El Penumbra (The Darkness), a “Mexican Bandito,” can be yours for just $45! [Mas…]


Experience Frida Khalo’s paintings in a musical slideshow by RiZaAnn

weliseCalifornia artist Xochitl Cahuenga-Alvarado (born in 1988 in Fresno) creates mixed media artworks and performances.

By investigating language on a meta-level, Cahuenga-Alvarado tries to grasp language.

Transformed into art, language becomes an ornament. At that moment, lots of ambiguities and indistinctnesses, which are inherent to the phenomenon, come to the surface. Ooooh, shiny!

Her mixed media artworks are an investigation into representations of (seemingly) concrete ages and situations as well as depictions and ideas of the Latin@ that can only be realized in mixed media art. [Mas…]

Three hours into Selena night at the Regent in downtown Los Angeles, Bidi Bidi Bom Bom starts playing.

I feel this deep, animal sense of belonging.

This is my song and I need to be on stage. I claw my way up to the stage and slip in a puddle of what is maybe human sweat.

The hands of my fellow Selena enthusiasts pull me up.

We do what we came here to do: we dance. [Mas…]


Newly-hired Vanessa Ruiz of KPNX TV Channel 12 news knows how to properly pronounce her Spanish, thank you very much and no, she won’t apologize. Ruiz’ Facebook page is here. [Pinche Flash video may not play on your device.]

We have totally been here before. Mira two videos from Gustavo Arellano and Gustavo Almadovar.


They spotted each other on the subway underneath New York City. Will they be riding home together or is it a classic missed connection? [Enrola TV shot this video with an iPhone 6 with actors Lorena Rodriguez and Alfonso Diaz.]

‘Dale Evans [the Mexican help] and the Roughneck Romeos’ (toon)

by Cartoonistas April 24, 2015 Cartoons
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“Queen of the Westerns” Dale Evans aka Mrs. Roy Rogers, starred in her own comic book series in 1958. Roughneck Romeos, from Issue #2, features Dale and the Mexican “help.” When two cowboys fight for the favors of sexy Conchita, Chef Gomez’ niece, there’s trouble on the rancho [click on images to enlarge]…

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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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Pocha Yari Rodriguez wants to live (and die?) on Mars (video)

by Comic Saenz March 9, 2015 Cultura
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California-born Yari Rodriguez wants to be a crew member on that one-way trip to Mars – but she’s scared. For Smith College engineering grad Rodriguez, the most terrifying thing about a one-way trip to Mars isn’t a rocket malfunction, lack of oxygen, or the probability of death on Mars, she told Fox News Latino. It’s […]

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Gay couple vs door-to-door missionary in ‘Knock Knock’ (video)

by AL YUNID February 27, 2015 Cultura
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Knock Knock. All the Christian missionary at the front door wants to know is if they have a few minutes to talk about “Our Lord and Savior.” Knock Knock.  But no one ever expects the lesbian inquisition. Video by German Torres. [NSFW language.]

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Watch: In the Amazon, there are monsters and there is ¡MONSTRO!

by ZORRO MULDER February 24, 2015 Cartoons
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When a British scientist and his hottie Latina girlfriend embark on an exotic jungle river quest to find a mysterious Amazon monster, what they discover is more astounding than they ever imagined — ¡Monstro!

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The Pocho Ocho worst Valentine’s Day gifts evah?

by La Chata February 13, 2015 Cultura
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8. Candy Bra: Lets face it, dude, the gift wasn’t really for your girl — it was for your own enjoyment. If eating chalky conversation hearts is what turns you on, you might as well just give her one. Plus, you could have thrown it on her body when she was naked. Now you just […]

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Tia Lencha’s Cocina: My Hot Aphrodisiac Valentine’s Day Salsa

by TIA LENCHA February 12, 2015 Cultura
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I’m Elena Maria Celina Carrillo Martinez de los Angeles Delgadillo Trujillo…Lopez. But you can call me Lencha. Today my son is in his room reading his Naruto muñequito books, so I can chare with you my special recipe for Valentime’s Day. M’ijo don’t like it when I talk about sexy things because me and his […]

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La Cucaracha: Disney finally has a ‘Latina’ princess (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz February 2, 2015 Cartoons

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(Jo) Raquel (Tejeda) Welch: ‘One Million Years B.C.’ (1966 video)

by Andalé Mono January 21, 2015 Cultura
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This sci-fi fantasy B-movie trailer is so old-school it’s prehistoric! Pocha pin-up (Jo) Raquel (Tejeda) Welch co-stars in One Million Years B.C.

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Will Shakila become the next ‘Christmas Idol’? (video)

by JUAN-DMC December 25, 2014 Cultura
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The Christmas Idol panel of judges is as tough as a grand jury. Santa Claus, Lady Sharoun the Purple, and Jesus H. Christ Himself can make a contestant’s dreams come true or break her heart. Can Shakila (Roberta Valderrama) win them over with her hot hot hot version of Feliz Navidad?

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NorCal school hires private dick, expels 7-year-old Latina *UPDATED

by Lalo Alcaraz November 28, 2014 El Now
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* UPDATE: School officials in Orinda have reversed their decision, according to the ContraCosta Times.   ******** In the true spirit of the season, the Orinda, California School Board has gone after the most egregious criminal in their school. How did the Northern California district know this 7-year-old chica (screen cap from Merky News) was a law […]

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Hello, ‘I’m from Colombia,’ and I am not a cocaine mule (video)

by TONY MONTANA November 24, 2014 Cultura
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When Yeimi Salazar came to New York City from Colombia, everyone assumed she was involved with cocaine. So she became a nose.

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Does your animation project need a Latina maid?

by RON SUELA November 10, 2014 Cartoons
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Does your video animation project need stereotyped cartoon actors? How about a Latina? How about we name her “Maria,” oh, and get this, she’s a “housemaid!” Maria is ready to say “¡Si, Señora!” in all your corporate video, web avatar and/or white privileged productions. Sure we could have made Maria the “cool girl” character (above), […]

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Pocho Ocho most popular Latin@ Halloween costumes of 2014

by Victor Payan November 4, 2014 Cultura
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Halloween costumes get better and better every year, and it’s hard to pick the best one. But we’re professionals, so we made up a fake most popular list to highlight the top outfits that feathered our serpent, if you know what we mean. Here are the Pocho Ocho most popular Latin@ Halloween costumes of 2014: […]

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Not just gringas, not just NYC: A Latina walks in Hollywood (video)

by BO CHINO November 4, 2014 Cultura
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Anthropology researcher Juanita Carmelita Gonzalez and her dog Ari — Juanita is the one in the turquoise stretch pants — walked the streets of Hollywood Monday. You won’t believe what happened next! PREVIOUSLY ON JUANITA CARMELITA GONZALEZ:

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Woman needs stricter hubby test than ‘not a drunk, won’t beat me’

by María Purísima October 21, 2014 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from SAN ANTONIO) Sandra Ceballos made a shocking discovery Friday night when she was out with her girlfriends. The standards she’d been using to find a good husband were, as her friend Jenny put it, “appallingly low.” Ceballos, whose family is from Mexico, was raised to believe that if a man is not too […]

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