Monthly Archives: October 2009

Mexico’s Capitalism Never Sleeps…

To paraphrase the horror expressed by my friend, and author of this photograph: If only we had a cultural police in Mexico City… [Actually, he said something like pinches capitalistas sinvergüenzas!] Photo -and cultural insight: Keith Dannemiller

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Latin-Celebrity Look-a-Like Sperm Now Available en Español!

Tired of looking for the perfect guy? Worry no more. If you are a single, desperate Spanish-dominant Latina in search of a good-lucking bundle of joy, now you can get your frozen sperm from a bank that specializes in celebrities … Continue reading

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A Hot Potato and Lots of Bulls Star in Mike Bloomberg’s Latest Hispanic Campaign Push

You gotta appreciate the efforts done by Michael Bloomberg, who wants to be re-elected, like, forever as mayor of New York City. And in his relentless push to attract Spanish-language voters (and presumably Spanish people too) he is actually telling … Continue reading

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Mario Lopez Has Written a Book. And It’s Got Something to Do with Tacos

If you thought Geraldo and Niurka were the only infamous Latin “luminaries” entering the world of Literature, think again. Our favorite Mexican-American not-out-of-the-closet-yet TV host Mario Lopez has found the time in his busy agenda to write a book. No … Continue reading

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CNN Poll: Non-Latinos Acknowledge Having Some Form of Contact With Latinos

On the same week that CNN is giving us the much-a-do-about-nothing Latino in America, CNN/Opinion Research Corp. is releasing some shocking revelations about non-Latinos and the Latinos around them. According to the poll: “Two-thirds of those surveyed say they have … Continue reading

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KFC Wants You to Know That Eating Junk Food is Better, Cheaper than Cooking at Home

Watch as a presumably-single, working Hispanic mom challenges her kids to cook a 7-piece meal with less than $10 and then -wisely- conclude they are all better off eating junk, Kentucky Fried Chicken. Because, really, how else are you going … Continue reading

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Target Pulls ‘Illegal Immigrant’ Halloween Costume. You Can Still Dress as a ‘Mexican Muchacha’

After a very brief Brouhaha, Target.com and other retailers agreed to pull the Illegal Alien costumes they were selling online as part of their Halloween offer. But don’t despair. If you are still looking for a Hispanic-themed costume to impress … Continue reading

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Survey Finds Mexicans Curse 20 Times Each Day…… I Say No Fucking Way!

¡¡¿Ah qué chingaderas son estas???!! According to polling firm Consulta Mitofsky, Mexican adults curse an average of 20 times a day, serving up about 1.3 billion swear words daily. The survey, reported this week by AP, also found that upper … Continue reading

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‘Forbes’ Unveils Univision’s Secret to Future Success: Content from “Columbia”

I love it when the so-called mainstream media decides to care about Hispanic stuff -and nope, I’m not talking about the marketing extravaganza a.k.a. CNN’s Latino in America. Here’s a Q&A by Forbes’ Lacey Rose with Univision Communications’ chief, Joe … Continue reading

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Nobel Laureate Gets Jiggy ‘A la Mexicana’

The future of  the Latino National Museum -and of Afghanistan- might be in peril, but Thalia sure knows how to make our Nobel-prize winning president move his butt. [Maybe the Nobel committe would like to consider Mrs. Mottola for next year’s laureate?]

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As of Today, Everybody Please Call me ‘Martin’

I couldn’t make this up even if I wanted to. Larry Whitten, a hotel owner in Taos, New Mexico fired a bunch of Hispanic employees because they refused to shorten or change their names. Why? apparently because Mr. Whitten is … Continue reading

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Estefan, Longoria Ecstatic About National Latino Museum… We Just Need to Raise, Like $300 Million

Are you clueless about Latino culture? Worry no more! The Nobel-prize-winning Obama administration this week got a little closer to the creation of a National Latino Museum in Washington. Spearheaded by Spanish tortilla empresaria Eva Longoria (aka La prieta fea) … Continue reading

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Is Your Kosher Elevator in Danger? Hire a Mexican!

You might not know this (why would you?) but a controversy has been brewing among Orthodox Jews in New York City regarding the so-called Shabbos elevators: elevators fixed to stop on every floor from Friday evening until Saturday evening so … Continue reading

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Boating Magazine Launches What I Believe is a Spanish-language Web Site

I just love it when marketers get all excited about doing something to cater to the “ever-burgeoning” Hispanic population; even if its a magazine about people who love their boats. Meet MarineroLoco, the presumably Spanish-language version of Mad Mariner, an … Continue reading

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Obamas to Host ‘Fiesta Latina’ [Didn’t Invite Me]

No job? No health care? No immigration reform? No problema! The president wants you to know he cares about Latinos, so tonight he will be hosting a special event honoring Spain and Hispanics. Why not? Dubbed -what else?- Fiesta Latina, … Continue reading

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