Category Archives: New York City

America Seems Determined to Have me Self-Deport

Really, Whole Foods? Kaleamole? You have got to be kidding me. Where’s the Mexican-jumping-out-window emoji when you need it?

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BREAKING: I’m Moving to Mexico — Mexico, NY, that Is

Go figure. After all these years living in regular New York (i.e. Manhattan, what else?) I just learned there is a town called Mexico, located in the northeast part of Oswego County, New York. According to the always-reliable Wikipedia, the … Continue reading

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When Pope Francis Came to East Harlem…

Pope Francis took time of his hectic agenda to visit the children of East Harlem. My people (i.e. The Latinos and the Harlemites) wasted no time in peddling all kinds of Pope and Vatican-themed merchandise, from flags and buttons to t-shirts … Continue reading

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Yeah, Hispanic Scholarships Sound like a Swell Idea, but Right Now We Need a ‘Delibrero’

Attention, New York Hispanics! The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is offering help to “prepare, plan and pay for your children’s university,” which is, like, great, but let’s be honest: Chances are you’re going to end up in debt anyhow, and your children, … Continue reading

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Need to Market Wine to Hispanics? Use a ‘Culo,’ and you’ll Be Fine

Hat tip: Betti Ortega

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Mayor De Blasio Appoints Dora the Explorer Ambassador to NYC… Because Nueva York

Remember when Dora the Explorer was on her way to become Dora the Stripper? Well, worry no more. The adorable bilingual heroine Dora the Explorer has been appointed New York City’s “family ambassador,” as part of a new tourism campaign in both … Continue reading

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What do Jorge Ramos and John Oliver Have in Common? U.S. Machines Don’t Understand their Accent

During a brief trip to New York for Upfronts Week, Univision host Jorge Ramos took some time to interview John Oliver. They touched on many serious — and not so serious — topics, including Oliver’s memorable interview with Edward Snowden, which led to the following exchange: Jorge Ramos: Why … Continue reading

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