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It’s OK to say the M word: Mexican.

Recent coverage of a new exhibit at a Texas museum — with headlines like “The Texas Rangers Killed Hundreds of Hispanic Americans During the Mexican Revolution(screen capture above) and “Texas Finally Acknowledges Rangers Killed Hundreds of Latinos,” — is not only historically incorrect but a dangerous attempt to sanitize history.

Just say Mexican, like this Houston Chronicle headline: EXHIBIT TO SHED LIGHT ON MEXICAN-AMERICAN MURDERS. It’s easy. [Mas…]


“Whale sharks and giant mantas swim gracefully in the waters around Isla Mujeres, Mexico. I swim with and photograph these gentle giants as they feed,” videographer Gregory Sweeney explained. “My, what a big mouth you have!” he didn’t say, but could have.

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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.

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happymexicanWhy are Mexicans happier than the average bear?

It’s in their genes, according to a new scientific paper, which asserts that nations with the highest prevalence of the A allele also perceive themselves happiest — countries like Ghana and Nigeria in West Africa, and northern Latin American nations like Mexico and Columbia.

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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.

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Do you have El Chapo and Kate Castillo piñatas? Claro! Coming right up! Euronews outlet RT explains: [Mas…]

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[Area pochos: Keep an eye on EastLA.com]

Portrait of the journalist Sean Pendejo Penn as a young man (toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ January 13, 2016 Cartoons
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In rural Mexico, where there’s a will, there’s a well (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés January 13, 2016 Cultura
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A bomba de mecate is a rope pump for water wells. In San Miguel del Valle, Díaz Ordaz, Oaxaca, Mexico, you can build one if you know how. Maybe! 😉 Here’s how you do it, at least according to YouTube:

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Elmo’s Mexican Primo Pepe Wishes You A Happy New Year (video)

by NOOKIE MONSTER December 30, 2015 Cultura
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Hitting a piñata until the goodies fall out is hard work, but somebody’s got to do it, explains Elmo’s Mexican cousin Pepe. Los Muppets de Sesame Street wish you a Happy New Year!

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Let’s build a Mexican border wall with confiscated weed (video)

by NO MUNCHIES December 21, 2015 Cultura
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All your weed are belong to us, OK? So let’s put that pot to good use by building a Mexican border wall made of the 17,000,000 pounds of marijuana confiscated by the Border Patrol! LiveLeaker Clark Griswold explains the video from The Center for Investigative Reporting:

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Mexclusive: Mexican president wants to update the flag

by Comic Saenz December 17, 2015 Cartoons
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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is expected to propose a new flag (photo) to better reflect the “Mexico of today, tomorrow and the future,” PNS has learned. “Snakes, eagles,” he told close associates at a meeting Thursday evening, “that was a long, long time ago, in a barrio far, far away.” More on this story […]

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Mexican artist melts 1,527 guns, makes shovels to plant trees

by Amanda Froelich December 11, 2015 Cultura

In Culiacán, Mexico, the city with the highest rate of gun deaths in the nation, many people know the devastating consequences of guns. That’s where creative activist Pedro Reyes comes in.

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Archaeologists: Skeletal remains linked to pulque god (photos,video)

by Moctezuma Cortés November 24, 2015 Cultura
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Archaeologists in Tlaxcala, Mexico have discovered skeletal remains of a high-ranking figure in Aztec ruins that are linked to the pulque god, as well as “the cooked vertebrae and ribs of at least three different infants.” Archeaology reports: Excavations at the Zultépec-Tecoaque archaeological site, home to the Acolhua between A.D. 1200 and 1521, have uncovered […]

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La Cucaracha: Coming soon! Borderwall Estates! (#TBT 2006 toons)

by Lalo Alcaraz November 12, 2015 Cartoons
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In 2006, when George W. Bush was in the White House, I predicted an alternate universe where a real estate mogul built a wall along the US-Mexican border. The only thing I left out was the guy’s name.

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Where to get tacos? In Mexico, there’s an app for that (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN November 10, 2015 Cultura
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Don’t spent another Taco Tuesday lost in Mexico, dazed and confused about where to grab a bite. Taco Guru has an app for that.

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¡Viva Calaca! It’s not only Dia de los Muertos, it’s Day of the Dead, too!

by Soy Capitan October 30, 2015 Cartoons
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In Viva Calaca, an animated short based on the Voltaire tune from 2007, the dead be dancin’. [Video by Ritxi Ostáriz.]

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Terrifying Trump masks are Halloween hit for Mexican firm (video)

by Lucida Grandé October 22, 2015 Cultura
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Orders were flooding in to the Caretas REV factory Wednesday (Grupo REV; Ghoulish Productions, Caretas REV, Plásticos y Vinilos REV, Todo Para Halloween, Monster House, La Karpa de la Parka) for latex masks depicting Donald Trump.

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Lalo Alcaraz: My Excellent Texalent ‘Bordertown’ Adventure (photos)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 21, 2015 Cultura
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(TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20 2015 – TEXAS, USA) I’m “on tour” in South Texas, down along the border, screening episodes of the animated series Bordertown, which debuts next year on FOX. It’s exotic! The indigenous cuisine served ^^^ at the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, in McAllen, is like nothing I’ve previously encountered – it’s “quirky.” And […]

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Chiapas drought reveals 16th-century church (video)

by ROD ESTERLING October 20, 2015 Cultura
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It’s dry in Mexico, too, but it’s not all bad. Low waters in a Chipas reservoir have revealed a sunken treasure. Discovery.com reports:

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Amazeballs! Golf ball-sized hail pounds border town Juarez (video)

by ZORRO MULDER October 9, 2015 El Now
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“First time I see something like this in my town,” LiveLeak member MoparFreak writes. “Broke a lot of windshields and caused damage to houses and businesses; only happened in a part of the city. It’s not a regular event. A lot of people panicked about this. First upload. I recorded this myself at work. Had […]

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