Because, How Else Were You Going to Illustrate a Story about Mexico’s Internet Law?


God knows I’m all up for wearing sombreros and stuff, but come on!

Screenshot: Laura Martínez

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German Wins Mexico Grand Prix; Celebrates the Only Way Possible: Drinking, Donning Sombrero



  • Blogger’s Note: Please limit your “he-must-apologize” rhetoric within the U.S. territory 


Via: BBC Sports


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Non-Mexican People In Kentucky Apologize for Dressing up as Mexican People


How else are you going to have fun in Louisville, Kentucky? Give these people a break

Poor James Ramsey.

The President of the University of Louisville was having a lot of fun wearing a sombrero and shaking a pair of maracas, but then he was scolded for his “cultural insensitivity” and was forced to apologize to a bunch of Hispanics.

According to The Associated Press:

The University of Louisville apologized to the school’s entire Hispanic community Thursday after a photo surfaced showing President James Ramsey among a group of staffers at a Halloween party dressed in matching stereotypical Mexican costumes.

I will never understand why these people should apologize to anybody or why Hispanics (and other non-Mexicans) should be appalled and/or offended over these incidents.

Personally, I feel terrible for these fellows. I mean, how else are you going to have fun when you live in Kentucky?

Give them a break!

Hat tip: Begoña Lozano

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You, Guys! ‘Ethnic Halloween’ Season is Here!

Not sure how this qualifies as a 'costume,' but whatev...

Not sure how this qualifies as a ‘costume,’ but whatev…

Somehow the people over at Spirit Halloween think that wearing the Mexican flag or wrapping it around your body is a good Halloween costume idea.

They are wrong.

In fact, you should know that famous Mexican people do that on a regular basis, even if it annoys the hell out of our president and — more importantly — our Director of Democratic Culture and Civic Promotion.

So now you know. Why wait for Halloween when you can be like our celebs and just wrap yourself in the Mexican flag just because?

Blogger’s Note: For other wonderful examples of “ethnic-relevant costumes,” click here, here or here.

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Ferrari Preps for Mexican Grand Prix with Hilarious Promo Chuck-Full of Stereotypes

Ferrari drivers get their taco fix

Ferrari drivers get their taco fix

As Scuderia Ferrari prepares for the upcoming Mexico Grand Prix, Mexico born Ferrari racer Esteban Gutiérrez gives team members Vettel y Raikkonen a quick — and hilarious — 5-step tutorial on how to prepare for Mexico.

  1. Learn the importance of güey and hecho la mocha
  2. How to properly eat a taco (hint: stick your ass a little bit)
  3. How read the Aztec calendar
  4. Learn to sing with a mariachi
  5. Pick the right sombrero (i.e. a racing helmet, of course!)


Hat tip: Lorenzo Parro

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Wash Away Latino Stereotypes Using Ketchup and Tide Pods

Apparently, this woman is tired of being called a 'beaner'

Apparently, this woman is tired of being called a ‘beaner’

In an unusual (mostly bizarre) new marketing effort, Procter & Gamble has partnered with the National Council of La Raza “to celebrate the contributions of Latinos and fight stereotypes.”

And how do you fight stereotypes? Easy! Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Take bottle of ketchup
  2. Use said ketchup to jot down the offending stereotype on a T-shirt
  3. Throw said T-shirt with offending stereotype in washing machine
  4. Use Tide pods
  5. Repeat if there are more offended Latinos in household

Voilá!… adiós mojados, wetbacks, beaners and balseros!


Via: Creativity Online


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The ‘Taco’ Emoji is Here; Looks Nothing Like a Taco

After much anticipation, the taco emoji has finally arrived; and just as this blogger predicted, it looks like this…


When everybody knows what tacos really look like…


Oh well….

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