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La Cucaracha -- Cinco de Mayo

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Headache? Cold? Flu? Rheumatism? Is your horse sick and tired too? Surrounded by desert, cacti and vultures? Ask a Mexican cabellero with an English accent if Bayer® aspirin is right for you! [Mas…]

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BERNIEMEX[There’s lots more from Alex Garcia de Aztlan on the Instagram.]


Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano spewed a large column of ash and vapor Tuesday afternoon. The eruption took place at 16:40 PM (22:40 GMT) and reached a height of 3,500 metres (11,482 feet), according to Luis Felipe Puente, the national coordinator of civil protection.

Mt. Popo lies just 50 miles (80 kilometres) southeast of Mexico City, and it is one of the country’s most active volcanoes. [Video by The Netherland’s BNO News.]


Carlos Arredondo is a 24-year-old self-taught artisan who crafts papier-mâché figurines. He sees his creations as counterweights to crime and violence; there is beauty and enchantment in Mexico, he says.


Electric guitar? ✔︎ Vihuela acoustic guitar? ✔︎ Guitarron? ✔︎ Trumpet? ✔︎ Soaring harmonies? ✔︎ Grunge synthesizer? ✔︎ Neo-charro outfits? ✔︎ Dia de los Muertos makeup? ✔︎ Hypnotic masked dancer in a red bandanna? ✔︎

Winnipeg, Manitoba, is the home of The Mariachi Ghost, the world’s best Mexi-Canadian progressive metal band. This live performance of Susana shows why. We don’t always feature 7-minute-long music videos, but when we do, they’re MexiMetal. :-)

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It’s hard work, but somebody’s got to do it. Califas balladeers Sal and Isela tell the story of a farmworker in Sudor (Sweat).

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Artisanal organic Oaxaca mezcal? Take my dinero please (video)

by Barney Asada March 16, 2016 Cultura
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Alberto Martinez, an agave farmer and mezcal distiller in Oaxaca, makes his traditional liquor the old fashioned way. Nikki Vargas (photo) has the story.

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Versifying in Texas: Rossy Evelin Lima is a poet on a mission (video)

by Verdana Bold March 15, 2016 Cultura
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Rossy Evelin Lima is an award-winning Mexican poet and linguist. She spoke at TEDxMcallen last year about her experience as an immigrant writer in the U.S. Her website is is here.

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Donald Trump’s triumph of the will inspires campaign rally (video)

by Comic Saenz February 26, 2016 El Now
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At a torch-lit evening campaign rally, GOP nominee wannabe Donald Trump shows the crowd how to handle those darn Mexicans – handle them LIKE A BOSS! POCHO ÑEWS SERVICE PNS IS A WHOLLY-FICTITIOUS SUBSIDIARY OF POCHISMO INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, WHO IS A PERSON ACCORDING TO THE SUPREME COURT. DON’T ASK US, WE JUST WORK […]

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La Cucaracha: Another brick in the Trump (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz February 24, 2016 Cartoons
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#TBT Throwback Thursday: Mexican bugs dropping the mic (video)

by Soy Capitan February 18, 2016 Cartoons
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They were just singing La Bamba and you won’t believe what happened next!

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Today’s POCHO Hatemail: You pathetic little burritos are obviously idiots

by ANONYMOUS EMAIL CORRESPONDENT #327 February 2, 2016 Cartoons
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Forgive 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, […]

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Mexico DF: Romina la perra gets a 3-D printed prosthetic leg (video)

by ASTRO YETSON February 1, 2016 El Now
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Romina the whippet, who lost her right front leg in a lawnmower accident, is being fitted with a new prosthetic limb, courtesy of the Veterinary Hospital of the Universidad del Valle de Mexico (UVM) in Mexico City. And they’re making the device with a 3-D printer. Reuters reports:

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Netflix and Chill: MLK’s “I Have A Dream” 2016 style (photo)

by Especial Correspondents January 26, 2016 Cultura
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#RP @msriddleabroad Dr. Martin Luther King Jr couldnt have stated his 'I Have A Dream' speech any better than this 3rd grader…. "NO NETFLIX & CHILL?!??!" that is not a world i want to live in… how is im spose to get her over w/o the #Netflix #MLKJR #IHaveADream #LittleWhiteChirrensAndLittleBlackChirrensCanNetflixAndChillInPeaceAndHarmony #WaitYallTooYoungForNetflixAndChill #WTFyallKnowAboutThatAnyway #NetFlixAndChill #HuluAndHang #PrimeAndPostUp […]

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Can maiz, Mexico’s gift to the world, survive modernity? (video)

by L. OTAY January 19, 2016 Cultura
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As a Mexican court considers overturning a ban on GMO corn, farmers continue the uphill struggle to preserve traditional seed varieties. PREVIOUSLY ON MAIZ DE MEXICO:

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For El Chapo (Shorty) Guzman, it’s GAME OVER (toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ January 9, 2016 Cartoons
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Pocho Ocho top ways El Chapo could escape again

by Especial Correspondents January 8, 2016 El Now
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Mexico has recaptured fugitive drug cartel jefe El Chapo Guzman –– who notoriously tunneled out of a high security prison last summer –- but the criminal mastermind isn’t done yet. Sources tell our correspondents that Guzman’s narcotrafficante associates are already working on plans to bust the gangster out of his next cellblock; we’ve compiled this […]

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What the past can teach immigrant advocates of today

by NANCY LANDA January 4, 2016 El Now

[POCHO amiga Nancy Landa aka Mundo Citizen was a DREAMer before it was cool. Brought to the U.S. as an undocumented child, she was elected student body president at Cal State Northridge. And then she got deported.] In paying my respects to those who came before me and their struggle due to their legal status, […]

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Battle of the Clowns: Mexico’s Payaso Platanito vs Donald Trump (video)

by Verdana Bold December 28, 2015 Cultura
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Battle of the Clowns/Payasos: Payaso Platanito clowns around with Donald Trump with helpful captioning in English and Español tambien. PRO TIP: Platanito means “Little Banana.”

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3 Videos: ‘Santa Claus vs Satan,’ Devil’s Dream Scene & MST3K version

by CISCO YBERRA December 24, 2015 Cultura
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Here’s the most famous (infamous?) scene from K. Gordon Murray’s English dub of the low-budget live-action Mexican classic Santa Claus vs Satan. In this scene (4:24), which has been giving kids nightmares for years, Lupita’s dreams are interrupted by the Devil. Santa is able to peep the action from his cloud in outer space thanks […]

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La Cucaracha: What would Saint Nicholas do? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz December 23, 2015 Cartoons
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This L.A. pocha wishes she could speak better Spanish (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés December 16, 2015 Cultura
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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:

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