LatinoUSA calls her Mexico’s Eve. Antonia Cereijido reports:
La Malinche, often referred to as “the mother of all mestizos” is one of the most controversial figures in Mexican history. She’s been called a traitor and a victim. She was a Nahua woman who acted as interpreter for the conquistadors in the early sixteenth century. She had a child with Hernan Cortes named Martín and he is often called the “first mestizo.” Mestizos are the mixed race people of Mexico that make up 60% of the country. Her legend led to the creation of the term “Malinchista.” A Malinchista is a traitor, or someone who denies their Mexican culture in favor of another.
But since the 1950s, female writers have been trying to reclaim and vindicate the story of La Malinche – not just in Mexico but also here in the U.S. Chicana writers relate to La Malinche. They too are stuck between two cultures: their Mexican heritage and the U.S. culture they live their daily lives in.
Here’s the radio report: [Mas…]
What exactly is going on here? Sure, the swastika is/was an ancient symbol of good luck that has been tarnished by the slaughter of untold millions, but wassup with the Nazi-rally-sounding soundtrack? And the flags? And the stormtrooper choreography? The uploader says this video is from May 31 in Guadalajara, Mexico. It doesn’t seem very indigenous folkloristic to us. It’s more like Springtime for Hitler in Mexico. [Mas…]
Mexico’s Colima volcano is erupting again, and the spectacular explosions attracted the attention of our Space Brothers, whose recent visits were captured by the 24/7 webcams pointed at the magic mountain.
Doug Sahm, Augie Meyers, Freddy Fender and Flaco Jimenez (The Texas Tornados) sing a loving goodbye to a sweet senorita with Adios Mexico. Bonus track: She Never Spoke Spanish to Me. (Huh? What’s up with the dedication, Mr. DeeJay? Right wing talking pedo head Ann Coulter, who told George Ramos that Mexican immigrants are a bigger threat to America than ISIS, wrote a “book” called Adios, America! Sadly, she is not leaving, but has feels because the white, racist, Christian country she loves so much is fading away. K lastima, bruja!) [Mas…]