CVS y más: Like a Regular CVS but … Hispanic

Austin, TX correspondent, Sara Inés Calderón, spotted this on Stassney & S Congress Avenue, so this blogger had to go dig deeper into the meaning of “y más.”

And, oh, have I news for y’all! According to an inexplicably long press release:

CVS “truly understands that Hispanic customers are looking for a more personalized shopping experience where they can find their favorite brands at competitive prices, convenient services, and a higher level of customer service in an envirorment [SIC] where they feel at home.”

Heck, they have their own Website and all.

Besides typos, I couldn’t find a mention of tacos in this whole thing, so I’m NOT interested.

NEXT!

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Michael Kors Embraces Mexican ‘Jergas’ –Because Fashion

Move over, Amazon’s Deluxe Yoga Mat… here comes the Michael Kors jerga-inspired sweater, making its debut this week at New York’s Fashion Week.

You might think this is, like, wow, but if you happen to be Mexican, chances are you’ve either worn one of these or saw it at your local tianguis for about… 10 pesitos.

The only good news is that Mexican Twitter isn’t having any of this:

Via: Huffington Post Mexico

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Celebrate Mexican Independence Like the Locals

I hope by now you are aware that Cinco de Mayo is NOT Mexico’s Independence Day. Sixteen of September is, and the bash actually kicks off on the night of the 15, so by the time the 16 actually arrives, everybody is just too drunk to remember anything.

I might be a gringa now, but that doesn’t mean I’m not still a Mexican, so I decided to put together a quick list of the Five Things you Must Do to Celebrate El Grito in this increasingly globalized country.

1. Buy a Made-in-China Mexican flag

2. Go to your nearest Walmart and stock up on the cheapest non-Agave Tequila. (The real thing is too expensive for the average Mexican, and its production is already exclusive for exporting to gringos.)

3. Tell your wife you want your pozole spicy, even if she cannot afford to buy meat anymore.

4. Tune in the Canal de las Estrellas to witness our pathetic president yell ¡Viva México! repeatedly

5. Yell ¡Viva México! — repeatedly — right after our pathetic president. Hopefully by this time you’ll be too wasted on the fake-Tequila methanol to feel any shame.

Repeat as many times necessary until you feel a true patriotic fervor.

¡Viva México! ¡Viva México! ¡Viva México!

BONUS:

If anything else fails, go get a Texican Whopper or a Quesalupa. See you on the 16th as everyone will be most likely be puking somewhere.

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The Twin Towers Are Alive and Kicking –in Mexico

The owners of this cantina in the heart of Villahermosa, México, thought naming their joint Las Torres Gemelas (The Twin Towers) might not be impactful enough, so they added a dash of reality by posting a photo of Manhattan with the Brooklyn Bridge as background.

Oh, and by the way, they are hiring and actively looking for a “presentable” lady who really wants to work…

Photo: Laura Martínez (Villahermosa, Tabasco)

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Mexican Journalism in the Time of López Obrador…

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Americans Think we are Nostalgic for… Electric Quesadillas

Plus: What’s with that sad avocado on the side?

Ever felt nostalgic about your abuela’s electric quesadillas? ….

Well, not me, but if you are among those weird, improbable, nostalgic Hispanics who grew up eating flour-tortilla quesadillas made on an electric contraption, the folks of Nostalgia Electrics have you covered.

Introducing the Nostalgia Electric Quesadilla Fiesta Maker, a “unique hot plate designed to create 6 sectional pieces that seal in the flavorful ingredients.” Heck, it even features a two-position latch that allows for thin *or* thick quesadillas!

This thing is “only” $19.99 in BestBuy (sad avocado and chili pepper NOT included) and YES, it says Fiesta somewhere in there.

Fiesta, but of course!

Hat tip: Monica Pieces

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Mexican Police Chief Embarks on a 19-Second Chona Challenge… Because Mexico!

Someone is having fun at work 👮🏽

Yes, the Chona Challenge –the Mexican version of the viral phenomenon in which a driver hops out of a vehicle and dances along while someone else films the action –is actually against the law, but that didn’t stop a Sonora police officer to join the fun.

According to the local press, Santa Ana Chief José Cruz Urbina, fully armed and in uniform embarked on a Chona Challenge for about 19 seconds –and judging from the video (below) it was, like, tons of fun!

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