Mexico Has Had it with America’s Sombrero-Wearing Bullies

Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs this week released an anti-bullying campaign video, calling the attention to bullying experienced by Mexican migrants in the U.S.

In the video, a narrator encourages migrants to go to their nearest Mexican consulate (there are 50 across the U.S.), to receive support and guidance, but –more importantly–  it gives paisanos some useful tips to deal with bullying in their communities.

For example:

If you or someone you know is being bullied, here are some steps that can help you: talk to someone you trust, bring the issue to light. Don’t isolate yourself! Whatever you do, don’t engage in violence. Be self-confident to avoid being an easy target. Be proud of who you are.

And this, my friends, is super important, especially if you are one of those Mexicans who love to walk around in a mariachi sombrero all day long (ahem, ahem.)

However, I just have one question: When can we expect a similar campaign from the Mexican government, IN MEXICO, about brown skin Mexicans been bullied by the non-brown Mexicans? 🤔

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Mexican Olympic Skier Finishes Last, but He Finishes… So ¡Viva México, Cabrones!

¡Sí, se puede!

German Madrazo, the 43-year-old Mexican who had NEVER skied until last year, finished last in Friday’s 15km cross country competition at the Olympic Games at the PyeongChang’s Winter Olympics in South Korea.

See? It’s all true what our abuelas used to say: It doesn’t matter if you’re first –or last– the most important is to compete… *and* wave a huge Mexican flag while you’re at it.

¡Viva México, cabrones! y ¡Ajúa!

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Mark Cuban & Co. Invest $400,000 in Avocaderia, Because Nothing Makes Sense Anymore –and I’m Dead

I don’t know what this is, and I don’t think I want to know

Remember that Brooklyn hipster-paradise known as Avocaderia? Well, it’s like, sooooo popular and all, that it just received a ton of money from Mark Cuban and Barbara Corcoran, who are putting down $200,000 each to get a 20 percent stake in the hipster Brooklyn eatery.

Founded by a trio of Italian people who apparently never had an avocado when growing up, Avocaderia was the first establishment in this city to ride the millennial avocado craze. The self-described “first avocado bar in the world,” serves avocado-based salads, sandwiches, bowls, smoothies, desserts –and many other things that shall remain unidentified in this venerable blog.

Oh, and in case you’re wondering: This thing is so popular, their owners are getting ready to open a new location in Chelsea this spring.

Now, if y’all excuse me, I’ll just go get drunk on a non-avocado triple martini (whatever that means.)

Via: AmNY

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Show your Lover you Care with a $20 Heart-Shaped Quesadilla

This heart-shaped quesadilla is ‘only’ $20.

 

Want to say I love you, but you’re shy and/or not sure how to go about it?

Worry not. Tex-Taco, a taquería in Katy [SIC] Texas, has a very romantic, albeit expensive, solution: A $20 heart-shaped quesadilla, most likely the quickest way to your lover’s panza, I mean, heart.

Photo: Tex-Taco

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Mexico, Strong Contender in the Category of ‘Best Hat’: BBC

Pyongyang 2018: We’re off to a strong start, muchachos!

The winter Olympics are here y’all -and while you might think Mexico’s strongest suit is its Olympic ski team, we are also considered to be a strong contender in yet another category: BEST SOMBRERO… at least according to the prestigious BBC.

So yay and ¡ajúa!

Hat tip: London Sports Correspondent

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The Millennial Lotería is Now on Sale –and it’s a Thing of Beauty

It took longer than I most of us wanted, but the awesome Millennial Lotería is finally on sale. It’s not cheap and apparently there won’t be tons of sets available, so you’d better hurry if you want to put your hands on these little wonders.

As creator Mike Alfaro told MiTú in 2017, “he remembered [the lotería cards] from his childhood but was shocked at how outdated they were, so he took the opportunity to create a parody version of the timeless game.”

Click on the gallery below to get a taste of this beauty –and start saving, my friends…(all images by Mike Alfaro.)

Via: Millennial Lotería

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It’s Super Bowl Weekend; Time for Ludicrous ‘Latin’ Pitches!

What follows is an ACTUAL press release sent out today to Latino journos and bloggers, probably because we love to write about disgusting things that “sound” Latin (I know I do.)

I’m not even going to try to analyze this. I’m just filing it under the “crime,” “guácala,” and “stupid propositions,” categories.

SIGH.

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