Monthly Archives: March 2009

‘Inglés Sin Barreras’ Not Doing it for You Anymore?

Worry no more. In this practical “manual for the good use of the English language,” the Lord himself comes to the rescue… and even gives you some tips on how to pass the U.S. citizenship test! Hat tip: Francisco Vargas-Garabito, … Continue reading

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Clinton on the Sacred Cloak: Who Painted This Thing?

And speaking of God and his many talents, Hillary Clinton failed to acknowledge one of his mightiest deeds. Ever. During her recent visit to Mexico City’s Basílica de Guadalupe, the Secretary of State was so mesmerized by the sacred cloak … Continue reading

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Elvis Crespo Wants You To Know He Didn’t Get Detained. No Word, Yet, on the ‘Other’ Stuff

It seems like Obama’s civic message delivered on Thursday during Univision’s Premio lo Nuestro compelled our favorite Puerto Rican handy-man to come out in the clear about what did and didn’t happen during a flight between Houston and Miami. Watch … Continue reading

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Obama to ‘Premio’ Viewers: ¡Sí, se puede!

My favorite moment of Univision’s Premio lo Nuestro was, of course, the Presidential message (even though he didn’t appear in a mariachi garb as I had hoped) Here it is: “Buenas noches. I want to thank the millions of you … Continue reading

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Barack Obama Joins Daddy Yankee, Fanny Lu, Don Omar and Others in Univision’s Music Extravaganza

Well, my friends, time has come for the nation’s president to be serious about U.S. Hispanics. Very serious. And that is why Barack Obama is taking a break from his busy schedule fixing AIG, Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantánamo and other stuff … Continue reading

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Want to Denounce a Crime in Mexico? Call Your Local Bank

You gotta love Mexico’s politicians. As part of its ongoing fight against organized crime –and presumably in an effort to impress Hillary Clinton, who is paying a visit— the Mexican government this week set up a hot line for people … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Puts The Big Mac in a Tortilla. Seriously

Move over, McSkillet Burrito. Your favorite fat fast-food chain is testing the Snack Wrap Mac in several markets. The new culinary work of art is nothing but half a beef patty, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions –wrapped in a flour tortilla. … Continue reading

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