This Beauty Salon in Harlem Will Work on your Eyes ‘Bronw’

Photo: Laura Martínez

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Ayotzinapa in New York City II: Mexicans Say ‘Basta’

Where are they?

Where are they?

NEW YORK — Battling freezing temperatures, paisanos walked the streets of New York City on Nov. 20, 2014 to demand –yet again– answers about the disappearance of 43 students in Iguala, Guerrero on September 26. This time the march kicked off at the Mexican Consulate on 39th street and moved East to the United Nations Headquarters. I was there with them and the vibe was just incredible.

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Oh, and it was not the first time. Click here to see some images from the Nov. 9, 2014 march.

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This Blog’s Christmas Cards are Ready! You’re Welcome

Before you go all crazy on me, let me clarify one thing: I did not invent the above awesomeness — of course. I have been busy taking siestas, eating tacos and sipping tequila (I’m Mexican, remember?) to be working on such an elaborate work of art.

Thank God I have the entire World Wide Web working for me to serve you people better.

So, without further ado: ¡Feliz Navidad! ahead of time; to get this out of the güey, because right now it’s time for this.



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Kellogg’s Preps Cereal Line for Religious-Minded Hispanics

Culturally-relevant cereal

Culturally-relevant cereal

Hispanic moms should worry no more: Jesu Krispis, Tadeos and Guada Loops are here to make sure their little devils will go off to school not only with a full belly, but with energy and a blessed heart — and soul — ready to face anything… anything, even their increasingly likely deportation.

Hat tip: @SenoraCatolica

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In Ongoing Effort to Desecrate Mexican Food, Taco Bell Preps ‘Dipping Tacos’

¡Dios mío!

¡Dios mío!

And just when you thought tacos couldn’t be any more violated… Taco Bell says it is already working on its next concoction: The “dipping” taco, which is expected to hit stores just in time for the anniversary of the Mexican Revolution: November 20.

Out of respect for my people (i.e. The Mexicans) –and other taco-lovers out there– I will refrain from describing this thing. Suffice to say: I’ll pass.

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This is What a Mexican Clinic Did to your Babies Born in 1974

'Fuimos cambiados al nacer'

Yes, this is an actual print promotion of the ‘Cambiados al nacer’ initiative

From the “Only in Mexico” and “Not The Onion” archives, comes Cambiados al nacer (Switched at Birth,) an initiative launched by a group of citizens in Toluca, Mexico, informing people born between July 23 and 24, 1974 that they might have been given to the wrong set of parents.

So far, the Facebook page of Cambiados al nacer has a mere 418 followers, but heck, they even got a story in a local newspaper, aptly titled: Se equivocó la cigüeña (The Stork Made a Mistake.)

I personally find this very amusing, mostly because I was not born in Toluca in 1974, but if you did, you should be worried. Very. Worried.

Hat tip: @Oscargutiez


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This Pot is Ideal to Cook ‘Hispanic Food’ -Whatever that Means


The folks over at Cinsa know too well that “Hispanic Food” is a thing on this side of the continent; no matter most of us (the so-called Hispanic people) have absolutely no idea what “Hispanic food” means.

In any case, if you feel the need to be enlightened about what “Hispanic food” means in the U.S., go here, here and –of course– here.

Hat tip: @LatinoRebels

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