‘Tis the Season… to Battle Coke’s Mexican Christmas Spirit

A Diabetes tree has risen in the middle of Mexico City

A Diabetes tree has risen in the middle of Mexico City

Here we go again.

Barely one year after Coca-Cola unleashed the fury of this blogger — and many, many more people — with a ridiculous holiday commercial set in Oaxaca, the beverage giant is on the hot seat again.

The reason? Mexico City officials have allowed the company to put up a gigantic Coca-Cola-themed Christmas tree right in the middle of the city’s main square.

The offending, plasticky huge thing is now being labelled by activists as the Diabetes Tree, which is just a perfect way to “celebrate” the deathly toll the disease has taken on my people.

So, as the suits over at Coca-Cola would say: Feliz Navidad, suckers!

Via: Aristegui Noticias

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Mexico’s Top Diplomat Wins First Prize in Guacamole Competition, Because Mexico

Claudia Ruiz Massieu was the lucky winner of the country's 2016 #RetoGuacamole

Claudia Ruiz Massieu was the lucky winner of the country’s 2016 #RetoGuacamole

Claudia Ruiz Massieu, Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs, beat a bunch of other cabinet members in the challenging task of… preparing a guacamole.

The stunt, known in social media simply as the Guacamole Challenge (#RetoGuacamole) officially kicked off the 2016 edition of the nation’s Food Show. This blogger can only anticipate some great diplomacy coming from her birth country in the next few years, as our leaders prepare to face the Orange Clown.

Via: Milenio

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Mexican Senators Send Trump ‘a la Chingada’ and Call him Puto While Bashing a Piñata

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This happened…

Awwww, Mexico: Home of the world’s best food and now world-class diplomacy.

The following video features senators from the PRD as they celebrate a typical Mexican posada.

Watch as they kindly ask Trump to go fuck himself beforee proceeding to chant the now infamous ¡Eeeeeeeeehh putoooo!


Via Ruido en la Red

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How a Quinceañera Party in Mexico Became a Viral Sensation

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OK you might have no idea who any of these people are, but thanks to Facebook, the Ibarra Family from San Luis Potosí, Mexico might be hosting the biggest fiesta in the history of YUUUUGE FIESTAS.

After the proud father of a quinceañera named Ruby uploaded a video (below) on his Facebook page inviting “the community” to his daughter’s party, Mexicans started to respond “Yes, I’m attending.” The reason? Instead of picking a group of friends and/or family, the dad posted it as a Public Post, thus inviting every single soul to the bash on December 26, 2016.

At press time, over 994,000 people had already signed up to attend Ruby’s Quinceañera. (This blogger included, of course!)

I'm going!

I’m going!

Here is the original video. Click and … what are you waiting for? Send your RSVP now!:

Via: Norte Digital

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

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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.

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Hold onto your Sombrero! UNESCO Declares ‘Charrería’ Intangible Cultural Heritage

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Ok, not everything sucks this 2016.

UNESCO this week declared Mexican charrería as “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.”

For the uninitiated — and especially for those who think Mexicans are offended by sombreros — charrería is a traditional practice dedicated to the breeding and grazing of cattle on horseback.

Via: UNESCO

 

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Why Fix your School’s Failing Infrastructure when you Can Have Children Wear Helmets, Instead?

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From the series “Mexicans Are a Resourceful and Surreal Bunch” comes Primary School Elvira Vega Delgado in Sinaloa, where children are being encouraged to wear hard hats (motorcycle helmets are OK; construction ones even better) during class.

The reason? The classroom’s walls, ceiling and overall construction is pretty screwed up, so you never know when the whole thing will come crashing down on your child’s head.

Aren’t my people (i.e. The Mexicans) the most resourceful, awesome bunch?

Via: El Debate

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