Monthly Archives: September 2008

The Jolie-Pitts Want South American Bundle of Joy

And speaking of brown, adopted babies, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt want to spice up their multi-ethnic, racially-diverse and weirdly-named clan with a bundle of joy hailing from South America. “They are looking into one of the more impoverished countries, … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Latinas Land on El Show de Cristina

No matter how much you hear about “brown power” this and that, Hispanic television is here to remind you that those who hold the celebrity power are always the güeritos. In the photo: Laura Flores, Erika Buenfil and Gaby Spanic … Continue reading

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OMG You Guys! Moctezuma and Cortés Were an Item

Ever wondered why the Mexican empire fell in the hands of a bunch of bearded, uninteresting Spaniards? Well, according to Mexican writer and career diplomat José Luis Basulto Ortega, the whole thing was nothing but an amorous gesture between two … Continue reading

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Sorry Latinas: When it Comes to the Bedroom, Blondes are More Adventurous… and Have More Fun

Forget about all you’ve heard about Brown-Power and Brown Being the New Blond. As of today, I will be dying my hair blond. The reason? “Women who dye their hair blond are more confident, less inhibited and have better moods … Continue reading

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Calderón Goes to USA, No Permission Asked

You might not know this, but Mexico’s illegitimate President Felipe Calderón managed to get all the way to the Big Apple without asking the Congress for permission. And that is because a recent change in the Mexican Constitution now allows … Continue reading

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Bloomy Thinks His Spanish Sucks

No matter how much time New York City Mayor spends with his Colombian tutor, he continues to lament the sorry state of his Spanish-language skills: Here’s his candid answer to this month’s Proust Questionnaire in Vanity Fair: If you could change … Continue reading

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Former Top Model Claims McCain Was ‘Gostosinho’

You can say anything you want about John McCain but the man surely knew how to kiss… or so says Brazilian former model María Gracinda, who claims to have spent the hottest week ever with John McCain many moons ago. … Continue reading

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This Lady Wants your [Foreign] Tongue

There is politically correct advertising, and then there is Vicky Form. In this print ad -found in Vanidades magazine- the lingerie line introduces us to Erika Maldonado, a seemingly normal (and hopefully professional) translator with a knack for foreign lenguas … Continue reading

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Yahoo, Google Catch Patriotic Fever

As you may imagine, I’m way too hungover tired to write anything on this slow, cloudy Sixteen of September in Mexico, so I’d better leave you with these cute banners, which are actually more fun to watch while under the … Continue reading

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Meanwhile in Hispanic Marketing Land…

Patrick Bertoletti, an American competitive eater from Chicago, consumed 127 jalapeños in eight minutes. The stunt was part of La Costeña’s annual Feel the Heat Jalapeño Eating Championship Challenge to commemorate Mexican Independence Day. Because, you know, that’s how Mexicans … Continue reading

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Mexican Pigs Don’t Wear Lipstick. Monkeys Wear Silk

Following the brouhaha surrounding Mr. Obama’s lipstick on a pig remark, I decided to let Mr. McCain on a little secret: Saying that “You can put lipstick on a pig; it’s still a pig,” doesn’t necessarily mean that you are … Continue reading

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Having Nothing Else to Buy in Mexico, Carlos Slim Buys Stake in the New York Times

And speaking of smart investments, Mexican mogul Carlos Slim has just spent $128 million to acquire a 6.4% of The New York Times, just because there is nothing more satisfying to a Mexican than owning an influential newspaper al otro … Continue reading

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Mexico City’s Chinatown Will be ‘Deluxe’

I just learned today that a group of Chinese companies are plunking down $350 million to build a “deluxe Chinatown” in Mexico City, which is expected to be “very similar to the one found in New York City” according to … Continue reading

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Wanna Look Like This? Eat Lots of M&M’s

After 6 days and 15 hours in Mexico City, stuffing myself with tacos de canasta, chiles en nogada and the like, I failed to see that what a lady needs to look forever thin is a good amount of M&M’s. … Continue reading

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Mexican Barbie is World’s Most ‘Kidnappable’

And speaking of my beloved Mexico City, last week the country’s capital unveiled the world’s most expensive Barbie doll. Ever. Because, where else could something like this happen? “The new doll is believed to have over 300 real diamonds. It … Continue reading

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