Monthly Archives: February 2008

Tacos That Will Make your Heart Skip a Beat

One thing you have to know about Mexicans is that we don’t take ourselves too seriously… Oh, and that we are simply the best when it comes to naming our small businesses. Here’s La Taqui-Cardia, an aptly named taco joint … Continue reading

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Chávez Says ‘No’ to Mice and Passwords

The Bolivarian Revolution has now declared war to … the English language. By presidential mandate, Venezuelans are now being asked to avoid the use of English-language business and tech words. Included in the Spanish-only campaign are: staff, marketing, passwords, mouse, … Continue reading

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¡Ay Jalisco, no te rajes!

And you thought you had seen it all….

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Univision’s ‘Jorge Ramos’ Makes it to SNL

You know Univision has made it to the big leagues when one of its main anchors is mocked at by the cast of Saturday Night Live. During a hilarious 6-minute spoof about the media’s obsession with Barack Obama, Jorge Ramos … Continue reading

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Trading Lazy Missourians for Less Lazy Mexicans

If you thought you had seen (and heard) it all about politics and immigration, consider Rod Jetton, a Missouri politician who is offering to trade lazy locals for hardworking Mexican immigrants. “I think there are some lazy Missourians in this … Continue reading

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Spanish-language TV Will Make your Kids Fat

At last! someone other than myself dared criticize Spanish-language television in the U.S. But not precisely for the content of its programs but the alarming amount of fast-food commercials that are contributing to the obesity epidemic among Hispanic. After reviewing … Continue reading

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This Betty is Ugly… and Costs ‘Mucho Dinero’

Move over Cinco de Mayo Barbie. Here comes Ugly Betty, the doll, launched this week at the New York City 2008 Toy Fair. It comes complete with her staple blue trimmed red Guadalajara poncho; braces, glasses and thick black hair. … Continue reading

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