Monthly Archives: January 2010

And This is How Mexicans Will be Celebrating the Centennial of Our Revolution. ¡Ajúa!

Meet Fernanda and Isabel Calles Carranza, great-granddaughters of revolutionary leaders, who are celebrating the centennial of the Mexican Revolution by -what else?- posing nude for Playboy. According to EFE, the twenty-something sisters were “convinced” by the magazine’s publishers to appear … Continue reading

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Don’t Know Latin America’s Major Capitals? No Worries: AT&T Will be There for You

I watched this commercial for the first time Sunday night (during the NBC broadcast of the Golden Globe Awards) and then it hit me: technology will always be there for us, no matter how challenged, ignorant or forgetful we become … Continue reading

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Latino Presidential Hopeful Scheduled to Appear on Gringo Telenovela

Antonio Villaraigosa, the guy Rush Limbaugh mistook for a “shoeshine guy,” has found an innovative way to make himself relevant in these days and times: he will make a special appearance on All My Children, the legendary ABC soap opera, … Continue reading

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California Lures Mexicans to Activities Other Than Fruit Picking

Because you can never get enough Mexicans in California, the state’s Travel and Tourism Commission has launched an all-Spanish-language Web site to “help lure more Mexicans to The Golden State.” Visita California informs my people about the many wonderful things … Continue reading

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Mel Gibson Goes to Mexico. Veracruz Prison Brouhaha Ensues

We were all too distracted -and shocked- at the events unfolding this week in Haiti, but I thought you might want to know that your favorite Australian filmmaker is pissing up a lot of people in Veracruz, Mexico. As it … Continue reading


Oh No! ‘La Migra’ is Now After Our Chicharrón!

Sorry, guys. If you thought you could continue to bring in your deliciously greasy chicharrón from Mexico, think again. Starting this week, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection is enforcing new rules that are making it harder for you to … Continue reading

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Sonia Sotomayor Joins Sarah, Michelle, Hillary and Caroline as Cartoon Superheroine

Because I’m sure you were dying to know: Sonia Sotomayor’s ascension to the U.S. Supreme Court will hit the comic stores in April 2010, as Bluewater Productions prepares a new series featuring the Neoyorican judge. The pitch: The Supremes have … Continue reading

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