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It’s an identity crisis

My parents are Mexican migrants, who stay busy all the time

Spanish is my first language, then almost losing it because of time

My TV only showed Mexicans involved in crime

The stereotypes didn’t represent me

My school peers didn’t believe me

I wasn’t Mexican or White

Being a gringo and Mehican left me asking,

Who am I? Where do I belong to?

Pinche White Boy [Mas…]

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OMAIGA! Practice makes perfect, as Francisco Hernandez tries to get his Mexican-mom-style driving directions exactly right.

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security Transportation Security Adminstration officers at Los Angeles International Airport stopped and questioned POCHO Music Editor La Chata Monday afternoon, allegedly because of a suspicious substance in her handbag (photo.)

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Happy Easter from Los Pochodores!

(Left to right) Lalo Alcaraz, Victor Payan, Sara Inés Calderón, Dennis Wilen.

Not pictured: Eres Nerd, Santino J. Rivera, Elise Roedenbeck, Al Madrigal


Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam is an iconic Latino group.  At the forefront of “freestyle,” Lisa Velez fronted the group, which released the album Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force.  [Mas…]

Yolanda Corpus 2(PNS reporting from SAN ANTONIO) During his morning coffee break, local accountant, Lawrence “Lencho” Flores, completed a survey that appeared on his Facebook timeline called, What Selena Character are You? According to sources, Flores was deeply disappointed with the result of Yolanda Saldivar as his character.

According to the quiz, Flores is Yolanda Saldivar who “when you feel slighted, watch out!” [Mas…]

Did I ever tell you that I’m half Mexican? (Vine video)

by EDUARDO BURRO February 6, 2014 Cultura
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Brandon Calvillo tells his friend David Lopez that he, Brandon, is half Mexican. Lopez, it seems, is not all that pumped. [Remember, with these Vine videos, you need to hover and click on the top left corner of the graphic to hear the audio.] PREVIOUSLY ON VINE VIDEOS:

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@Omgitseddieg is thankful: ‘Soy pocho, y que?’ (video)

by CHUY TABASCO November 28, 2013 Cultura
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Eddie Gee (@omgitseddieg on the Twitter) is all about the pochismo and explains why. Don’t miss the quick graphic shoutout to POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz. PREVIOUSLY ON SOY POCHO:

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Mom puts cross on son’s front lawn to mark another failed relationship

by EresNerd October 14, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from HOUSTON) Sara Maestas placed a two-foot-high cruz on her only son’s lawn early this morning — a cross in remembrance of his latest failed relationship. The 32-year-old transactional lawyer got dumped Saturday night by his novia, less than 20 minutes after he blew off a dinner date. And now his mother’s white […]

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[Breaking] Back to School: Boys named ‘José’ get new names

by EresNerd September 5, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from SAN ANTONIO) All across America, elementary school teachers performed a traditional back-to-school ritual this week — the ceremonial renaming of thousands of boys named “José.” The annual ritual is performed when teachers take roll in the morning: First, teachers call the boys named “José” by new “American” names, typically “Joe,” “Joey,” or […]

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Are you a ‘Chipster’ (Chicano + hipster)? Pocho Ocho ways to tell

by Especial Correspondents July 30, 2013 Cultura
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Are you a Chipster (Chicano + hipster)? There are Pocho Ocho ways to tell. You might be a Chipster if… 8. You wear skinny jeans instead of Levi’s when swimming at the beach 7. You scored a medical marijuana prescription to protect you from the ojo 6. Your tricked-out chrome lowrider bike is a vintage […]

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The Pocho Ocho top favorite ways racists try to tell me off

by Lalo Alcaraz July 16, 2013 Cultura
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It comes with the territory — when you tackle controversial issues you attract controversial responses.  Or, as I like to call it, Crackpot Racist Hate Mail From Right Wing Nut Jobs (CRHMFRWNJ for short.) Some of the messages scrawled on paper bags in crayon (and blood?) are mailed to various newspapers around the country that […]

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Update: We made it through the hack attack but still need your help

by José Canusí June 30, 2013 Corporate
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This graphic shows how hackers overwhelmed the site one day last week. Those three “load” figures at the top should be close to “1.” All the “USERS” you see on Comic Seanz’s screen cap show our webserver software (Apache) trying to keep up with bullshit requests from evil hack robots. Can you donate $20 or […]

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POCHO is in danger and needs your help: Please PayPal us $50 today!

by José Canusí June 29, 2013 Corporate
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If you’re one of our Facebook friends, you already know POCHO.com been under attack by international hackers who are trying to find holes in our website software so they can infiltrate our system for reasons only they know. These attackers overwhelm our site, slow it to a crawl, make POCHO.com unusable. It’s horrible. A nightmare. […]

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Pocho Gothic (toon)

by HABLO PICASSO June 11, 2013 Cartoons
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One picture is worth a thousand words. This illustration begs the question, “Are you looking at me?” [Painting by Mike Madrid]

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Dear Mom and Dad: Thank you for sending me to Camp Rancho Cholo

by LIL EDDIE June 7, 2013 Corporate
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Dear Mom and Dad Pocho: How are you? I am fine. Tio Chuy says I have to write at least one letter a week if I want to get a tat, so here it is. Everything here at Camp Rancho Cholo is too cool for school. The vatos in my crib are fun to hang […]

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It’s End of May Day! Donate to POCHO now to help us break the ñews!

by Comic Saenz May 31, 2013 Corporate
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Can you donate $20 or $50 so we can make more ñews y satire? MR. POCHO SAYS ¡GRACIAS! With only hours left in the Merry Merry Month of May, please make a small donation now so we can continue breaking the ñews! POCHO needs money to upgrade our webservers, money to fix our broken computers […]

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Lalo Alcaraz tells Univision what POCHO is all about (video)

by Comic Saenz March 29, 2013 Corporate
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And now a word from POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz! Entendiendo la ‘Pocho’ life en los USA it says on the Univision site: LOS ÁNGELES, California – Laughing about life’s problems is an approach many Latinos can vow to embracing as a method of dealing with difficulties. That is why Mexican-American award-winning cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz uses […]

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Ollin rocks you like a leprechaun for Día de San Patricio (video)

by MAX E. MCCULPA March 17, 2013 Cultura
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East L.A. pochos Ollin channel Irish band the Pogues in Ollin’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Pogues tribute at the Satellite in Silverlake tonight. And look! A green font! Meanwhile, what is the deal with the Irish in Mexico?

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Please donate to POCHO right now to help us break the ñews!

by Comic Saenz January 19, 2013 Corporate
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Can you donate $5 or $10 so we can make more ñews y satire? MR. POCHO SAYS ¡GRACIAS! As we start our second year online, we need your small change. Please make a small  donation now so we can continue breaking the ñews. POCHO needs money to upgrade webservers, money to fix our broken computers […]

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Please donate to POCHO now to help us break the ñews!

by José Canusí December 30, 2012 Corporate
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Can you donate $5 or $10 so we can make more ñews y satire? MR. POCHO SAYS ¡GRACIAS! With only a few hours left in the Year of the Chancla, please make a small holiday donation now so we can continue breaking the ñews! POCHO needs money to upgrade our webservers, money to fix our […]

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POCHO web server crashes as Doomsday Clock hits 00:00:00

by Comic Saenz December 22, 2012 Corporate
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POCHO’s web server crashed — along with the Mayan Calendar — at midnight Friday when our Mayan Apocalypse Doomsday Countdown Clock (since disabled) shut down at 00:00:00. If you stopped by after midnight — we rebooted at 7:30 AM — here’s what you saw and heard. Can you help POCHO upgrade our infrastructure?

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