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seanpenn(PNS reporting from MALIBU) Sean Penn will deliver the keynote address at the City of San Jose’s annual Cesar Chavez Day celebration March 31, friends of the actor say. The ceremony honors the late Mexican-American icon and civil rights leader on his birthday.

Penn told dinner companions here Tuesday night that he plans to open the speech at the San Jose Civic Center with some humorous anecdotes. [Mas…]

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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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Dear Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican Arellano: Why don’t Mexicans vote? [Mas…]

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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.

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patspeedyAmerica’s favorite nice clean young white boy, Pat Boone, had a 1962 hit with this love-sick appeal to our hero, Mexico’s fastest mouse. “Speedy Gonzales, Why Don’t You Come Home?” he asks.

In this video, a fan mashes up a Warner Bros. Speedy cartoon with Boone’s music.

Speedy, of course, is voiced by the great Mel Blanc [in boldface.] It’s not too racist. ;-)

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They’re young. They’re go-getters. English-speaking Mexican ex-patriots living in Chinas’s financial center — Shanghai — share “Latino passion” and tacos with China TV’s Shi Wen Jing. “Chinese,” we learn, “is hard.”

droneThe 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 report:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Unmanned Aircraft System Program Does Not Achieve Intended Results or Recognize All Costs of Operations

Although CBP’s Unmanned Aircraft System program contributes to border security, after 8 years, CBP cannot prove that the program is effective because it has not developed performance measures. [Mas…]

This is how we partied on New Year’s – how about you? (video)

by Barney Asada January 2, 2015 Cultura
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Cleaning up afterwards was a drag, though.

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Los Cenzontles: ‘¡Soy México Americano!’ How about you? (video)

by QUESO QUESEM December 26, 2014 Cultura
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Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds) are México Americano. Y ustedes tambien? [Words and music by R. Fuentes.] Mira the lyrics:

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‘Santa Claus vs Satan,’ devil dream scene, MST3K version (videos)

by CISCO YBERRA December 25, 2014 Cultura
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Here’s maybe the most famous scene from K. Gordon Murray’s English dub of the low-budget live-action Mexican classic Santa Claus vs Satan. In this scene, which has given 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 to the […]

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Pocho Ocho best Christmas presents for Mexican yuppies (Muppies)

by PROFESSOR EQUIS December 23, 2014 Cultura
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Looking for that special gift for your successful Muppy friend who already has everything in the Brookstone catalog? POCHO scoured the interwebs for the Pocho Ocho best Christmas presents for Mexican yuppies. Check our list:

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Tia Lencha’s Cocina: Roasted Red Hanukkah Christmas Kwanzaa Salsa

by TIA LENCHA December 23, 2014 Cultura
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Hola. Is Tia Lencha here. Ju want to give presens to eberyone on your Chrismas list or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa or Reyes Magos or Chinese Year but ju are short on dinero? No worry! Tia Lencha is going to give ju recipe for to make the oven roast red salsa! Is nice! Is a good […]

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Hollywood needs Mexicans! Put POCHO on your Christmas gift list

by José Canusí December 20, 2014 Corporate
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Hollywood needs Mexicans. Chris Rock just pointed that out to “the industry” in the Hollywood Reporter: …but forget whether Hollywood is black enough. A better question is: Is Hollywood Mexican enough? You’re in L.A, you’ve got to try not to hire Mexicans. It’s the most liberal town in the world, and there’s a part of […]

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Watch: Teeny Chihuahua has first encounter with European snow

by ZORRO MULDER December 16, 2014 Cultura
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LiveLeak video uploader pologne gives his location as Rzeszow, Poland but he speaks in Italian and has a perrito mexicano. The Internets are magic.

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PETA: Quinoa vs chia cartel wars hurt Fido, Fluffy over Christmas

by Lucida Grandé December 16, 2014 El Now
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(PNS reporting from AUSTIN) Fido and Fluffy have become collateral damage in the war between the rival QuinoaTraficante and ChiaTraficante agricultural cartels. Recent attacks on Mexican chia seed production — apparently at the hands of rival-cartel-affiliated quinoa growers — have left thousands of local seed-deprived Chia Pets cold, shivering and hairless this Yuletide season, Texas People for the Ethical Treatment of […]

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POCHO Field Reports: The Real Turkeys of Thanksgiving

by Especial Correspondents November 28, 2014 Cultura
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POCHO’s Especial Correspondents were spread out across the United Estates yesterday and sent in these reports about their familias’ Thanksgiving. Some names were changed to avoid desmadre.

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Tia Lencha’s Cocina: How ju make Mijo’s favorite Mole Poblano turkey

by TIA LENCHA November 25, 2014 Cultura
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Hola. Is Tia Lencha here. Sorry I no give ju recetas (recipes for ju pochos) for a gwhile. Mijo’s daddy no send the cheques for the mijo support. I mad. Then he go to my house crying because the eskelton eskank he marry left him for another viejo (old man for ju pochos). The viejo […]

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Speedy Gonzales vs Sylvester El Gato: ‘Cats and Bruises’ (video)

by WARNER HERMANO November 13, 2014 Cartoons
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When pesky Sylvester El Gato crashes the Cinco de Mayo fiesta, our hero has to act quickly to save the party and get the girl. Luckily, our hero is pinche Speedy Gonzalez, Mexico’s fastest mouse. You’ll ♡ his excellent singing voice, too, as he croons Cielito Lindo to his honey in a canoe on the […]

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Can’t rock harder than Lalo Guerreros’ ‘Los Chucos Suaves’ (video)

by QUESO QUESEM November 6, 2014 Cultura
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Lalo Guerrero is the Father of Chicano Music. His amazing musical legacy (he died in 2005) includes the classic Spanglish “boogie-woogie jitterbug” Los Chucos Suaves – the kick-ass dance-tune inspiration for Zoot Suit (the musical.) We especially like the abstract piano solo that goes off into outer pachucostan and comes back in the nick of […]

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Our heritage and culture are not your Halloween costume

by Enrique C. Ochoa and Gilda L. Ochoa October 28, 2014 Cultura
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A school in our neighborhood recently held a “Dress as Your Heritage Day.” For one Friday, students were encouraged to wear items representing their backgrounds, and some did. Students walked around campus in a combination of family heirlooms and seemingly exaggerated symbols to reflect their racial/ethnic groups. The rationale underlying this day was cultural celebration, […]

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Meet the American Nazis who protect our US-Mexico border (video)

by BOB OSO October 24, 2014 El Now
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These Nazis wear swastikas and call themselves National Socialists, sure, but they’re not really socialists. They’re more nationalists, really, supporting the White Nation. All they want to do is to save America from the loser and quitter immigrants who gave up on their home countries to invade the U.S. of A. After all, integration was […]

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Bidi bidi bom bom: ‘What ARE you?’ she asked

by DANNY HERRERA October 23, 2014 Cultura
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“What ARE you?” the Indian woman behind the counter asked. I was at a Dunkin’ Donuts in New York City grabbing coffee. After handing me my change, the Indian woman wanted to know where I was from. This happens often — whether I’m at a restaurant, an adult video store or a funeral. Inevitably someone […]

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The best part of waking up? Chiapas in your cup! (photo)

by MOSCA MEXICAN October 23, 2014 Cultura
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Even in Bel Air, they know wassup.

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