Monthly Archives: July 2008

10 Things to Avoid to Stay Salmonella-Free

Now that the U.S. government says it found the real source of salmonella (yes, again), this time in Mexican Serrano peppers, I decided to compile a list of extremely dangerous Mexican things you’d better stay away from if you seriously care … Continue reading

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Would Immigrants Kindly Get the Hell Out of Here?

Say adieu to mean anti-immigration rhetoric. U.S. government officials are ready to implement “Operation Scheduled Departure,” a program set to debut August 5 that will allow illegal immigrants to turn themselves in for deportation without the threat of going to … Continue reading

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Oklahoma City Rewards Dieters With Bad Food

Call me crazy, but I think something is very wrong with the Mayor of Oklahoma City. In an effort to reward citizens who lose weight under the city’s OKC Million massive diet plan, the Mayor is offering dieters a free … Continue reading

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And Now… a Culturally Relevant Padlock!

Hispanic marketing is a wonderful thing. Wordlock(R) Inc., a company you’ve never heard of, this week announced the launch of a “culturally relevant” lock; one that embraces “cultural diversity” by introducing the industry’s first combination Spanish-language padlock. Instead of using ABCDEF … Continue reading

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Chávez Goes to Spain; Gets Royal Gift

Well, I guess it’s all water under the bridge now. Not only the King of Spain this week received Hugo Chávez at the Royal Family’s summer retreat in Mallorca, but he was witty enough to give him a “¿Por qué … Continue reading

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This is What Salma Hayek Was Up to Before Dating Gazillionaires

Translation: “I am Little Red Riding Hood, and I’m off to see my granny. I will buy her a hamburger; I will bring her to Burger Boy.” (Who the heck is the man in the cape, anyway?) Hat tip to … Continue reading

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Mozilla Launches Search for Mexican Logo

The folks at Mozilla Mexico are looking for a logo, and they are calling on local designers to submit their proposals. Being a fan of both, Mozilla and Mexican creativity, I decided to take a peek at some of the … Continue reading

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Move Over Margarita. Here’s a Real Latin ‘Abogado’

Tired of those 1-888-Margarita ads on Spanish-language TV pitching Trolman, Laser & Glitman, defenders of us, defenseless Latinos? Meet the new abogado in town. Sacha Baron Cohen (left) who brought us Ali G and Borat, will produce and star in … Continue reading

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Oh, No! Mexicans Kidnap Ronald McDonald

Remember the high-profile theft of Edvard Munch’s The Scream? Well, that is NOTHING compared to what’s going on right now in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, where Ronald McDonald has gone “missing.” And, judging from this newspaper ad, we’re not talking theft … Continue reading

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This Guy Wants to Soak His Nose in your Fishbowl

Here’s how Juan Luis Guerra summed up his frustration about gringos not understanding his “socially conscious lyrics.” “I’d love to be more skilled in English, to get songs like ‘Ojalá que Llueva Café’ into English,” Mr. Guerra this week told … Continue reading

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We Will Support Obama ‘Cause His Sister Looks Latina

Forget about political views or the so-called growing clout of the Hispanic electorate. The main reason we (Latinos) will support Barack Obama in the upcoming presidential election is… well, simply because his sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, looks like a Latina. (Never … Continue reading

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Marc Anthony is Very Scared to Go to Mexico

So that is why the boricua singer will be escorted by a crew of “at least” 600 security guards when he performs at the Port of Veracruz this Saturday. Come on. I’ve been to Veracruz several times and, other than … Continue reading

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Former Mrs. Bobbitt Tells Univision She’s Not Into Cutting Male Genitalia Anymore

Fifteen years after being charged with “malicious wounding,” (i.e. cutting her husband’s penis with a 12-inch knife and throwing it into a field) former Mrs. Lorena Bobbitt (now Lorena Gallo) told Univision anchor Teresa Rodríguez about the hardships of starting … Continue reading

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Here’s How We Really Dress South of the Border

Don’t be fooled by the way your Latina neighbor dresses like. Those tight jeans, T-shirts and halter tops are nothing but a cover up. As this year’s Miss Universe pageant showed, here’s how we really dress when we go back to … Continue reading

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Female Bloggers of the World Undress!

When it comes to labor possibilities for a female blogger like myself, the sky is the limit. Today I submitted a request to participate in the first ever Sexy Blogger of the Year contest launched by Playboy magazine. The pitch … Continue reading

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