Monthly Archives: January 2009

Looking for a Job? Hurry! the Migra is Hiring

This country might be in the middle of an economic slump, but job seekers shouldn’t worry: the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Protection is looking to hire 11,000 people this year! According to the agency’s guidelines, the job has a … Continue reading

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Here’s is Why I Can’t Find a Job in Manhattan

If you follow New York City media, I’m sure you are now familiar with the plight of Melody Morales, who  is suing Manhattans’ Hawaiian Tropic eatery for alleged discrimination. Their crime? Despite Morales’ “stunning figure” and her being really comfy … Continue reading

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Go to Mexico. Get Mugged. We’ve Got you Covered!

Wanna go to Mexico but cannot afford to lose all your dinerito at the hands of some very mean people? Worry no more: the Melbourne, Australia branch of STA Travel has a plan for you. For only $2.60 a day, … Continue reading

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Change You Cannot Believe In

So much for the Inauguration euphoria. I woke up Wed. January 21st, ready to take in the long-promised Change. So I took a stroll around the White House’s Web site, where I hoped to find a comprehensive, all-inclusive Spanish-language page by clicking … Continue reading

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¡Ajúa! Celebrating Obama Corrido-Style

Introducing the first Obama corrido, celebrating our new president, who has “skin of color” (tiene su piel de color.) Courtesy of Sinaloa 21.

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Dear Obama: Minority Kids Have a Dream Too

It’s only hours before inauguration, and while Obama might be busy moving into the White House and dining with VIPs, he would be well advised to pause for a second and give Hispanic children a chance. Per Jory John’s OpEd … Continue reading

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Who Will Shed Light Over Immigration Now?

Spanish-language translation:  Y ahora, ¿quién podrá defendernos?

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Facebook’s Spanish-language Tool Lets you Give a Joint to your Amigos

Open up your Facebook account. Go to Settings. Click on language. Choose Spanish. Pick a friend and give him/her a toque!

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Introducing the Bi-national Margarita

Just like Americans know how to cater to Mexican shoppers at the mall, bartenders in Los Pelícanos, an eatery in Puerto Morelos, Yucatán, have found a way to please their mostly gringo clientele: with a NAFTA friendly margarita, which for some odd … Continue reading

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‘Reforma’ Wants you to Know Mexican Immigrants in Miami are Blond, Dumb. Talk like Cantinflas

Mexico City’s largest newspaper Reforma this week launched Legal Alien, a daily videoblog chronicling the “tough life” of a Mexican immigrant in the U.S. “What is it with Mexico that many of us are coming to this country, either swimming … Continue reading

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Vicks Sponsors Bad News About, Well, Vicks

Extra! Extra! Vicks can harm your children. Oh, and this news has been brought to you by… Vicks. From this morning’s Yahoo News.

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Women, Charro-Style Families Restrooms Only

Plaza las Americas, in San Ysidro, CA., surely knows how to cater to a crowd of mostly Mexican shoppers, including Women and Family restrooms fully equipped for the convenience of your “typical” Mexican familia. In the eyes of this mall’s … Continue reading

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What Else Can One Possibly Need?

Ah, Mexico…! Doña Trini, in dowtown Puerto Morelos, had everything this blogger was looking for during a recent trip to the Yucatán peninsula. Photo: Laura Martínez (Puerto Morelos, Q. Roo. 2008.)

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Live ‘Reporting’ on a Real-Life Drama

Ok, Ok. A couple of Thousands of loyal readers of this blog have bombarded my email asking why on Earth I have not written anything about the whole Dominicci vs. Del Rincón saga. Well, I have, actually, written about this … Continue reading

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Salma Hayek Wants you to Know Puerto Rican Grandmothers Wear no Panties

So here’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Salma Hayek is ready to make her debut as a Puerto Rican nurse and girlfriend of the character played by Alec Baldwin in NBC’s 30 Rock. Not only this has been … Continue reading

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