This Zumba Establishment Wants you to Lose your ‘Bolas’

You want me to lose… WHAT?

From the always-creative #SpanishFail Texas signs and advertisements, comes the “Corazon [sic] Latino Dance Fitness” in Austin, where you can go dance until you lose not one, nor two, but 20 “bolas!”…

Or, did they mean “bolsas?” 🤔


Hat tip: @SaraChicaD

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Why Wear Any Sweatshirt when you Can Wear a Chapo Sweatshirt?

It might not be El Chapo’s original t-shirt, but this cozy sweatshirt will surely come in handy for the chilling temperatures hitting America these days. Oh, and if chapowear is not your thing, go with the Pablo Escobar one instead. It will go fantastic with this colorful baseball hat I found in my hood.

Photo: Laura Martínez. San Francisco, 2018.

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Mayor of Ixhuatlancillo, Veracruz, Erects Monument to Avengers –Because Mexico

The Mayor of Ixhuatlancillo is a huge fan of ‘The Avengers,’ apparently.

I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried.

Turns out the Mayor of the mostly indigenous town of Ixhuatlancillo, Veracruz, has spent several thousands of pesitos to build –and erect– several statues honoring members of The Avengers and The Justice League.

It should be noted that the town doesn’t even have a movie theatre and (I’m pretty sure) there are more urgent stuff to take care of. But, who the hell cares? When it comes to surreal politics, MEXICO IS THE SHIT!

Via: Sopitas

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Speaking of Israel –and Bizarre Propositions…

Delfín Hasta el Fin, Wendy Sulca and La Tigresa de Oriente want you to go dance in Israel.

With president Donald Trump’s “bold, historic decision” to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, this blogger could not help but reminisce over that other bold, historic –and truly bizarre– move made by three of Latin America’s tackiest stars to help praise Israel as an awesome tourist destination, and not a place one should be afraid of because of the killings and all.

En tus tierras bailaré (In Your Land I Will Dance) features Andean superstars La Tigresa del Oriente, Wendy Sulca and Delfín Hasta el Fin, and while it was released in 2010, it continues to gain popularity. At the time of this writing, the video had gone way over the 4.6 million views on YouTube.

I’m not sure how these three got together to help promote tourism in Israel, but I must admit the chorus is quite catchy.

How pretty Israel is!
Israel, Israel
In your lands one day I’ll dance.

On her solo, Wendy Sulca praises Tel Aviv as a camel (yes, a camel) walks past her band while she sings: In Tel Aviv, I will love you, I will love you very much…

Yup, that’s a camel back there.

Just WATCH and behold the Andean costumes, the changing landscapes and the ebullient dancing in this, the campiest music video you’ll ever see.

For more insights to the above video, and background of these Andean artists, read Alma Guillermoprieto’s wonderful take here.

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This Parisian Restaurant Specializes in Latin American Food –Whatever that Means

Their menu must be as big as the continent itself

This only proves what I’ve been saying, like, forever: The farther you go from Latin America, the more generic our food becomes.

Photo: Laura Martínez, Paris. 2017.

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OK, France, Now You’re Just Being Ridiculous…

Move over, Taco Bell: French fast food chain Tacos King, is on its way to become this blogger’s worst make-believe-taco nightmare.

I came across this establishment in the heart of Downtown Lille, and while I didn’t have the heart to walk in and come face to face with the calamité, I was able to secure a photo of *these* things the French dare call “tacos.”

Mon Dieu!

voilà, ici la calamité

Photo: Laura Martínez, Lille, Dec. 2017

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BREAKING: Latinas in Paris are as Hot as Latinas Everywhere!

These señoritas are hotter than hot, and they will be available for your viewing –and dancing– pleasure the night of December 31, 2017 at El Zapateo Latino, a Parisian Latin bôite in the heart of the Quartier Latin.

Oui, oui… ¡ajúa!

Photos: Laura Martínez, Paris, Dec. 2017

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