Category Archives: New York City

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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Ayotzinapa in New York III: Dozens Became Hundreds

April 26 marked the seventh month since the disappearance of 43 students in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico. And while the Mexican government has declared the investigation as “case closed,” Mexicans around the world continue to demand one thing: Vivos se los llevaron, vivos los … Continue reading

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Empire State Building Goes Red to Honor Hispanics [Sort of]

If you still don’t believe me when I say Spanish-speakers rule New York, you might want to keep an eye on the Empire State building this coming Sunday, April 26, when it is set to go totally red in celebration of Telemundo 47 New York’s 50 year anniversary. … Continue reading

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Sometimes I Think Marketers are Just Screwing with My Head

So, there I was, minding my own business; walking the streets of Manhattan; thinking about a God whose naughtiness might have escaped me when, suddenly, out of the blue, boom! I bump into a 3-meter-high advertisement for Pito Rico, a seemingly real product hailing … Continue reading

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This Pizza Joint in El Salvador Didn’t Get the 9/11 Memo

Photo: Laura Martínez, Santa Ana, El Salvador.

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