Monthly Archives: May 2008

Campaigning 101: How to Lure Puerto Rican Voters

Dancing -albeit sans grace– and pretending to like Presidente beer. How else?

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Holy Guacamole! Headline of the Week I

Dear readers: It is with great pleasure that I introduce to you a brand new section in this infamous great blog: The Headline of the Week, brought to you by…. well, no one would really sponsor this site. Ever. But … Continue reading

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12-Year-Old Seeks Help in NOT Going to Colombia

12-year-old Colombia-born Alejandro Ramírez is seeking your help in keeping him as far from Colombia as possible. The reason? Ramírez and his mom, now green-card holders, claim his biological dad and other family members in Colombia want him to go … Continue reading

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Battling Homophobia Mexico City Style

The local government of Mexico City has launched a new campaign against homophobia, featuring a series of outdoor ads like the one above plastered around the city’s subway system. For the monolingual crowd: “This is what you look like when … Continue reading

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Naked? Not a Problem. But Not Atop a Pyramid

Here’s what happens when advertising fails to meet moral anthropological standards. The latest ad campaign to promote the wonders of the Mexican State of Hidalgo features telenovela star Irán Castillo showing some eye-popping attractions imprinted on her almost-naked body. The … Continue reading

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Close the Door … Like it or Not

A reader of this blog -and fellow Mexico lover- forwarded this, posted on a fence outside a greenhouse in Ensenada, Mexico. Translation (sort of) for the monolingual crowd: “Close the door behind you upon entering and exiting… Please, if it’s … Continue reading

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And Now… Hispanic Shopping Centers!

First there was Hispanic cheese, then, a dark-skinned, dark-haired Jesus miraculously appeared in a Texas church, making local residents dub him Hispanic Jesus. So, it was only a matter of time before someone came up with –what else?– Hispanic Shopping … Continue reading

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