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cortezmalincheMalinche: You love her, you hate her.

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.

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yanet-garciaTelevisa Monterrey Meteorologist Yanet Garcia has become an online sensation. Her June 20 weather forecast is all over the Internets — over half a million views on YouTube.

The video, with the catchy title of Yanet Garcia y El Pronostico Del Tiempo 20-Jun-2015 Full HD, has even attracted the attention of high brow publications like the NY Daily News: [Mas…]

nazisWhat 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…]

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cornwomenThe millenia-old native species of Mexican maiz are being forced from the Earth by GMO seeds foisted on growers by international food cartels like Monsanto. The trailer for the upcoming documentary Sunu takes a look at the problem. [Mas…]

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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…]

Pocho Ocho changes to expect after Indios + Chinos > Mexicanos

by Especial Correspondents May 12, 2015 El Now
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China and India now top Mexico as leading sources of new immigrants to the United Estates, new data reveals. What are the Pocho Ocho top changes we can expect from these evolving patterns in immigration? 8. Indian actors will replace Puerto Ricans playing Mexicans on TV 7. San Jose, California will be known as Sanjay, California 6. […]

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La Cucaracha Contemplates Cinco de Mayo con dos toons

by Lalo Alcaraz May 5, 2015 Cartoons
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Discovery! ‘Lost’ French tribe found in painted cave near Puebla, MX

by Victor Payan May 4, 2015 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from MEXICO) Mexican researchers are baffled by the discovery of a lost tribe of Frenchmen living in an artfully-decorated cave in the foothills of Mt. Popocatépetl in the state of Puebla. The Frenchmen, found by a group of hikers, are believed to be descended from a military patrol that went missing in 1862, during the French […]

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Enjoy these 6-month-old axolotl because TGIF (video)

by Barney Asada May 1, 2015 Cultura
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They’re native to the Mexico City lake/lagoon ecosystem, but they’re endangered in the wild and people in Japan raise them for food. But the cute axolotl in this aquarium (six months old in this video) don’t care about that, because TGIF. ¡Orale!

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Beetles with rhinestones are the living jewelry of Mexico (videos)

by EDUARDO BURRO, FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT April 28, 2015 Cultura
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Bugs. Bugs with backpacks of rhinestones. Bugs with backpacks of rhinestones on gold-plated chains. Bugs with backpacks of rhinestones on gold-plated chains you wear as jewelry. Does Mexican PETA know about this? “Meet the Makech, the Bedazzled Beetles Worn as Living Jewelry,” writes The Smithsonian.com. “The unusual bugs from the Yucatán have a backstory as […]

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Stephen Colbert: Mexican Baloney Invasion (#TBT 2012 video)

by Barney Asada April 23, 2015 Cultura

Undocumented migrants aren’t the only brown threat at our southern border — illegal Mexican sausage is making its way into the sandwiches our precious children pack for lunch. Stephen Colbert reports:

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Mexico’s government has two heads (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA April 6, 2015 Cartoons
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Stray dogs hold vigil at coffin of woman who fed them (video)

by CHE JUAJUA April 2, 2015 El Now
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A funeral for a woman in Mexico took an unexpected turn when a number of stray dogs unexpectedly showed up to pay their respects, according to this robotic announcer and some still photos as well as the Daily Mail.

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‘Avocados from Mexico’ commercial is 50 shades of huh? (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN March 30, 2015 Cultura
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Is that an avocado in your pantalones or are you just happy to see me?

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Cancun Spring Break 2015: Butt spanking with chanclas (video)

by Chale Knickerbocker March 27, 2015 El Now
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Every year, hordes of drunk, rude and entitled American college students — including kids from West Virginia University — go South of the Border for Spring Break. This year the festivities included semi-nekkid guys’ butts getting smacked by bikini babes with chanclas, so this video may be NSFW:

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Video: This is the real deal! Tacos at a Mexican roadside taqueria

by MOSCA MEXICAN March 24, 2015 Cultura

Somewhere in Mexico — RIGHT THIS MINUTE — a taqueria is serving up delicious Tuesday tacos JUST LIKE THIS!

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La Cucaracha: Spring Break? Gimme a break! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 23, 2015 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: The Aztecs — where are they now? (#TBT toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 19, 2015 Cartoons
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La Tuta to cops: I was the leader of a group of pendejos (video)

by Bronco del Camino March 6, 2015 El Now
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“Do you know why you were arrested?” the Mexican cops asked just-busted Knights Templar narco gangster jefe La Tuta. “I was the leader of a bunch of pendejos,” he replied.

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At the Texas-Mexico border, re-imagine a dream (toon photo)

by JULIO SALGADO March 2, 2015 Cartoons
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#ReImaginingBorders A photo posted by @juliosalgado83 on Mar 1, 2015 at 2:04pm PST For more information, visit Culture Strike.

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Spanglish is no Juan E. Come Lately to California (audio)

by Andalé Mono February 19, 2015 Audio
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When Los Angeles was a still a little pueblo in the northern part of Mexico known as Alta California, Spanglish was born. Public Radio International’s Global Nation explains: …living in the a rancho just north of the pueblo was a young Scottish adventurer named Hugh Reid. In the 1830s he left the old world for […]

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