Monthly Archives: May 2008

Now We Know Where to Go…

If someone ever asks you to go to la Chingada (i.e. “vete a la chingada”), something that happens to some of us quite often, at least now you know where to go. Informed sources tell me this bodega is somewhere … Continue reading

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‘Habemus’ Latin on the Internet

If there is Latin music, Latin films and Latin entertainment, why not Latin Latin? The Vatican today added a page in Latin on its venerable Web site, where visitors can read original manuscripts and other religious materials written in this … Continue reading

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CNN Expansión Writes about ‘Dirty Spanish’

As most of you know, my book Dirty Spanish (co-written with Alexis Munier) is finally out! But the real good news is that Time Inc.-owned Expansión magazine has written a little story about it. Ok, Ok, I know this is … Continue reading


This is NOT Your Regular Salchicha

I bet you didn’t know how to differentiate a regular sausage from one specifically made to prepare a hot dog. Well, that is why Mexico’s Cremería y Salchichonería Cuadritos has come up with the one and only Salchicha hotdogkera, prepared … Continue reading

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Meet ‘La Prieta Faya’

In a recent interview with People magazine, retroacculturated Latina actress Eva Longoria recalled how, as the darkest of four sisters, she was constantly referred to as “La prieta faya” [sic], which then the magazine translates as “the ugly dark one.” … Continue reading

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Does this Guy Strike you as a Mayor?

Not at all, says Mr. Rush Limbaugh, who upon meeting Antonio Villaraigosa thought he was a “shoeshine guy” or a secret service agent at best. According to a Portfolio blogger, during an interview this week with -who else?- Fox News, … Continue reading

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It’s Cinco de Mayo Sneakers!

Move over Cinco de Mayo Barbie. The hottest trend this fake Mexican holiday are Adidas’ Cinco de Mayo sneakers. Those willing to fork out $100 for a pair of these beauties, will be set to run and jump like only … Continue reading

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Imagine: Gringos Sing Mexico’s National Anthem

If you have never heard of Pangea Day you’re in for a weird real treat: As part of the organization’s“Imagine” anthem series, you can see a bunch of mostly white, well-dressed -and presumably non-Hispanic- Americans singing Mexico’s National Anthem somewhere … Continue reading

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