Monthly Archives: August 2010

Finally! Food Makers Understand the Importance of Marketing Columbian Stuff

It was just a matter of time before food makers jumped on the Columbia-trend-wagon. See? First the Washington Post wrote a story about Columbia’s Free Trade Agreement and then CBS called Shakira the ‘Columbian Carrie Bradshaw.’ And now, Nuestro Queso, … Continue reading

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Having Secured the Miss Universe Crown, Jimena Navarrete Goes for the Green [Card]

I told you, people… But sometimes you just don’t listen: Getting your U.S. residency can be as easy as becoming Miss Universe first. Consider newly minted Jimena Navarrete of Mexico, who was seeing chatting away cozily with immigration attorney Michael … Continue reading

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Mexican Wins Miss Universe Title. Americans Fret Over How Many Babies She’ll be Dropping

Despite the above costume (or perhaps because of it) a young Mexican holds the title of this year’s Miss Universe. A native of Guadalajara, Jimena Navarrete is only 22 and expected to move to New York City some time soon… … Continue reading

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Yakult Wants You to Have Fun With Your Intestine

Talk about a gutsy commercial! Yakult’s first Spanish-language effort -via Siltanen & Partners Agency– features a very happy-looking woman, who apparently loooooves hanging out with her large intestine. Not only she wakes up with this thing in her bed, but … Continue reading

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These are Mexican Aliens You Should be Scared of

If you needed one more reason to fear “The Mexicans” consider this: not content with dropping babies all over the place, we are ready to take over by having our very own extraterrestrial creatures invade North America. At least that’s … Continue reading

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Salma Wants You to Help Mexico, Because She Is Too Busy Living Between Paris and Beverly Hills

Mrs. Hayek-Pinault set some time aside in her busy agenda to star in this spot (filmed in Los Angeles) advising her paisanos to stop complaining and help Mexico become, like, a better place. “Don’t ask what Mexico can do for … Continue reading

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OMG! Even Jorge Ramos Thinks His Skin Color Could Get Him into Trouble in Arizona

If you are still unconvinced about how bad things are in Arizona, consider this. Even our very own Jorge Ramos, Univision’s cute-as-a-button, blond and blue-eyed news anchor, fears he could be stopped in Arizona because of the color of his … Continue reading

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Bracing for Changes in 14th Amendment, the Sepúlvedas Drop Lots of Babies in Matter of Days

I told you, people, it was just a matter of time before the GOP and other non-GOP gringos discovered our plot to take over their country. First it was the Queens mother who gave birth to six healthy babies in … Continue reading

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P&G Beefs Up Hispanic Marketing, Makes Up Words

You might have read it all over the place: Procter & Gamble Co. this month said it will focus all its marketing efforts surrounding its Gain dishwashing liquid on the growing Latino market. And why not? Latinos are, like, hugely … Continue reading

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Leno, Vergara Loooove Dulce de Leche…. Gordon Ramsey Thinks it Tastes Like S**t

In case you missed it, Colombian (nor Columbian) bombshell Sofía Vergara went to Jay Leno this week, apparently to talk about Modern Family, but ultimately to pitch Alpina’s Dulce de Leche, which by the way Chef Gordon Ramsey thought tasted … Continue reading

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‘People en Español’ Ready to Unveil HEAT. Meanwhile, I’ll Keep Working on my MEAT

You might not know this, but last week, People en Español released its annual Hispanic Opinion Tracker (HOT) Study, which revealed some insights on “the changing role of Latina women in the U.S.” This blogger attended such an important event … Continue reading

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Michelle and Sasha Obama Had Sunday Lunch in Spain… And it Was Much Nicer than Yours

OK, so if you thought your weekend sucked, consider this: While you and I were enjoying our typical Sunday breakfast, two beautiful Obama girls were having a delightful Sunday lunch with none other than the mismísimo King of Spain -and … Continue reading

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Crap! Gringos Discover Our Secret Plan to Take Over: “Invasion By Birth Canal”

U.S. Senators plan to halt ‘invasion by birth canal’ by overturning constitutional guarantee for anyone born on U.S. soil I told you! It was just a matter of time before somebody found out what we (i.e. immigrants) have been cooking … Continue reading

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Ah… Immigrant Haters Can Be so Articulate!

So help me out here: If the above statement is true, can we infer that Legal is NOT illegal?… Gee! It is so hard to keep up with great minds.

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It Was About Time: El Corrido de Joe Arpaio

NOTE: This blogger is quite busy this week, but will be posting a translation real soon, I mean, for the monolingual crowd.

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