Monthly Archives: April 2010

Latin America’s ‘Axis of Evil’ Joins Twitter

Not content with debuting this week on Twitter, Hugo Chávez -aka @ChavezCandanga is now inviting pals Evo Morales and Fidel Castro to follow suit. I am already a morbid loyal follower of both, @ChavezCandanga @ReflexionFidel, though my sources tell me … Continue reading

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Bigotry Leads to -What Else?- Bigotry

Via Cuernavaca 2.0. For the uninitiated or, rather, the monolingual crowd, this Mexican taxi driver wants you to know There is no service available for gringos from Arizona. Hat tip: Luis Cabrera

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Censored ‘Fortune’ Cover Featured Guantánamo Prisoners, Mexican Workers, Sinking Homes

So this is the cover Fortune magazine first assigned to comic book artist Chris Ware, who chose an accurate -and clearly uncomfortable- way to depict modern capitalism. According to Chicagoist, Ware was asked to design the May cover of the … Continue reading

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Forget Arizona. Mexico Gets Own NASA. Yay!

Crap! I was so busy bitching at Jan Brewer and the whole Arizona brouhaha, that I failed to acknowledge the truly super-terrific news item of, like, the whole year: The Mexican Congress this week voted for the creation of AEXA, … Continue reading

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Arizona, The Land of Wonder… I Wonder How Long I Could Go Without Being Arrested

According to the state’s official tourism visitor guide, Arizona is a Land of Wonder; a place where you can plan a “Grand” vacation filled with fun activities including hiking, biking, rafting and even mule-riding. What I find most fascinating, though, … Continue reading

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Arizona’s SB1070 is So Bad, Even Tancredo Worries

Yes, my friends. Former Congressman and Presidential candidate Tom Tancredo this week blasted the Arizona immigration bill, saying it might have gone too far. He even expressed concern that people would be “pulled over because [you] look like should be … Continue reading

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‘People en Español’ to Unveil 50 Most Beautiful Latinos [Hint: I’m Not One of Them]

One more year has gone by and this blogger’s dreams have been shattered… again. Not content with not picking me among its 15 Most Influential Latinos, People en Español this year forgot to send me my application for this year’s … Continue reading

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Attention, Hispanic Men! Get a $10 Haircut Special, but Hold the Perro [And the Children]

One more irresistible promotion at my local barber shop. Who said there are no good deals left in the city?

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Are You a Latino Travelling to Arizona? Don’t Forget to Fake a Foreign Accent Syndrome

If you belong to the ‘brown’ race and plan to travel to Arizona in the near future, make sure to fake a Foreign Accent Syndrome (FAS) a rare, but not uncommon condition that will make you sound as if you … Continue reading

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Come Retire in Mexico! No Spanish Required

Despite all the bad news you’ve been reading lately about Mexico, there are places that just continue to attract large groups of Americans. And no, we’re not talking spring-breakers in Cancún. According to Veteran’s Today (this blogger’s daily source of … Continue reading

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Mexico City’s School Teacher Makes Michelle Dance… and This Blogger Apologize

I said earlier that Michelle Obama’s visit to Mexico City was going to me a very “bloggable” event but I wasn’t expecting this. So before you watch, please allow me to formally apologize for my county’s elementary school teachers. Not … Continue reading

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Michelle Arrives in Mexico… Alone and Purseless

I don’t know what they have been telling Michelle Obama about crime in my country… but she was spotted arriving in Mexico City not only sans husband, but also sans purse…. cellphone, keys, credit cards… ¡nada! Way to go, Mrs. … Continue reading

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Good Lord! Procter & Gamble Preps ‘Pedro & María,’ a Hispanic Version of ‘Romeo & Juliet’

And just when you thought Hispanic television couldn’t get any more entertaining [read it with irony, please] former NBC exec Ben Silverman is ready to give us a new telenovela (both in English and Spanish) to be called Pedro & … Continue reading

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Michelle Obama Goes to Mexico. Hosts Would be Well Advised to Work on their Wardrobe

This blogger Everybody is super excited about Michelle Obama’s first solo trip to Mexico this week, where she is expected to spend three days “meeting children, tour the anthropology museum and dine at Los Pinos, the president’s residence.” The American … Continue reading

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OMG! Gigantic UFO Hovers Above Bellas Artes

Warner Channel Latin America has reportedly scared the living hell out of many chilangos with this promo pitching new series “V”. Watch as a gigantic UFO hovers above Palacio de Bellas Artes. via Briefblog

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