Monthly Archives: May 2010

Univision Offers Apology for Stereotyping Africans. Now I’m Just Waiting for Televisa’s

You might have been resting in your laurels this Memorial weekend, but it was pretty busy at Univision headquarters, where top executives had to issue a public apology for a skit stereotyping Africans as -what else?- half-naked, dark-skinned people with … Continue reading

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Zubi Gets Cold Feet About the ‘Gringo Mask’

Remember the Gringo Mask?, Zubi Advertising’s provocative –yet hilarious- idea to protest against Arizona’s SB1070 immigration law? Well, turns out it is no longer out there. Apparently, yielding to criticisms by some gringos who didn’t like Zubi using the word … Continue reading

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One More Reason to Root for Mexico in South Africa

Ok, people, if you needed one more reason to root for El Tri at this year’s 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, consider this: Diego Maradona has promised to run naked through the center of Buenos Aires if Argentina … Continue reading

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MTV Knows We Won’t be Watching MTV this Summer

MTV doesn’t only know how to make funny commercials. They also know that Mexicans will be so absorbed by this year’s World Cup that they will even forget to feed their foul-mouthed pets. This campaign was created by La Comunidad, … Continue reading

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Talented Chilangas Take Over Mexico City’s Subway With Lady Gaga’s ‘Bad Romance’

I am not much of a Lady Gaga fan, but I have to admit this is the best rendition, ever, of her now famous Bad Romance. Watch as these two young girls take over ‘el metro’ in crowded, fast-paced Mexico … Continue reading

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It Was Bound to Happen: Dora Gets Yellow Star

And you thought the whole thing about Dora the Explorer’s mug shot was funny? The poor thing is already being forced to bear a yellow star. At least that’s how I found her yesterday afternoon. Who will be next? Run, … Continue reading

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I Might Not Be Beautiful, But I Crashed People en Español’s Bellos Party

You might have guessed this, but yesterday was not a good day for this blogger. It was the morning after People en Español’s Bellos Party, an annual ritual for me and 50 other beautiful Hispanics. This year, the party took … Continue reading

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Ricky Martin Opens Univision Upfront Doing What He Does Best… Tweeting

OK, I’m supposed to write a longer, more serious post about yesterday’s party marathon, but I am going to take my time, as my head is not in a good shape -yet. In the meantime, I thought you wanted to … Continue reading

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Are You Smarter Than a [Presumably Undocumented] 2nd Grader?

Mrs. Obama got grilled this morning by a little brown girl, who dared confront the first lady with annoying questions about papers and shit… Mind you; all this happened in front of Margarita Zavala de Calderón herself, who was in … Continue reading

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Is the U.S. Ready for ‘President Martínez?’ NBC Says Yes! [Well, Not Really]

I looooove television! Because only on TV you get to see fantastic things that would never happen in real life. Take NBC’s upcoming thriller The Event, which was presented this week as one of the “biggest television events of the … Continue reading

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Microsoft Takes Telenovela Approach to Pitch Bing

I was watching Jay Leno the other night, when I bumped into the following commercial -entirely in Spanish. For a second I thought I had sat down on my remote and the channel had switched back accidentally to Univision. But… … Continue reading

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Arpaio Goes to Univision… and He Is Armed!

Univision this Friday hosted an unprecedented town hall on immigration, Inmigración: Un Debate Nacional featuring some of the country’s most prominent figures on immigration law and public policy, representatives of Hispanic organizations and -who else? Maricopa County Sheriff Mr. Joe … Continue reading

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Arizona’s Anti-Immigrant Bill Opens World of Business Opportunities for This Blogger [Part II]

First came the Deportation Order Baby Onesies. Now, this blogger is peddling the EXCLUSIVE Jan Brewer NOPE poster, which can be yours for only $9.99* *With proof of your undocumented status in this country. Puerto Ricans, absténganse.

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Club América to Arizona: “No Fut for You!”

Full disclosure: I am a Pumas fan. But as the sensible person that I am not, I would like to personally thank Club América and Tuzos de Pachuca for their decision to cancel a soccer match that was scheduled for … Continue reading

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Going to Arizona? Don’t Forget Your Gringo Mask!

Miami-based Ad shop Zubi Advertising has come up with an infallible way to find your way around Arizona without being pulled over: The Gringo Mask, an easy to download, cut and wear mask that will make you look like anything … Continue reading

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