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askillegalPOCHO’s Associate Naranjero Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano answers the pregunta “What part of ‘illegal’ don’t Mexicans understand?” with his own question for pinches Know Nothing gabachos. [Mas…]

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innermexicanThe “legendary” El Maco at McDonalds in OZ will feed your inner Mexican, as long as he or she wants two all-beef patties, sour cream and “taco sauce.” [Mustache, charro outfit and sombrero not included. Not available at McDonalds stores near any actual Mexicans. Your bigote may vary.]

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El Presidente Enrique Peña Nieto supports traditional Mexican values and he wants you to know it.

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bigflacoHappy 76th birthday, Texas accordian star Flaco Jimenez! Why is Mexican music filled with polkas and waltzes and accordions? It’s about immigration, according to Felix Contreras of NPR’s Alt.Latino and Chris Strachwitz of Arhoolie Records on Morning Edition:

 

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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…]

Sean Penn learns a lesson he won’t soon forget (toon)

by Chale Knickerbocker February 24, 2015 Cartoons
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Image mashup from here and here.

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BBC Video: What does it mean to be Mexican-American?

by Moctezuma Cortés February 9, 2015 Cultura
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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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Ask A Mexican: Why don’t Mexicans vote? (video)

by Chale Knickerbocker February 5, 2015 Cultura
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Dear Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican Arellano: Why don’t Mexicans vote?

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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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Pat Boone sings ‘Speedy Gonzales, Why Don’t You Come Home?’ (video)

by QUESO QUESEM January 9, 2015 Cartoons
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America’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 […]

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Mexican ex-pats bring ‘passionate Latino culture’ to Shanghai

by Bronco del Camino January 9, 2015 Cultura
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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.”

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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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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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