Monthly Archives: January 2011

I Just Found the Perfect Visual for my Future Hispanic Breast Surgery Business. Thanks, Twitter!

Sofía Vergara and her two Golden Globes just tweeted this from the SAG Awards in Hollywood. And I’m wondering how long it will take for a Hispanic plastic surgeon to jump on this promo opportunity. Photo: @SofiaVergara at

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Are you Latin or Latin Looking? Pepsi Needs You!

Attention Latin and Latin looking [sic] people! Pepsi is looking for you, and giving you a chance to make some extra dinerito. Apparently, all you have to do is watch Raising Victor Vargas, and look like an everyday, regular Hispanic, but … Continue reading

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Watch NFL Latino Superstar Mark Sanchez Treat Teammate as Human Tissue

Yeah… This is just what we needed to get the U.S. media say more nice things about us, The Mexicans. Watch Latino NFL superstar Mark Sanchez pick his nose and then wipe a booger on teammate Mark Brunell Sunday night… … Continue reading

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U.S. Gives Mexicans a Warm Welcome [Not Really]

Don’t believe everything you hear about the U.S. not wanting any more Mexicans. In fact, the U.S. government has just put in place a system to offer Mexicans -and other international travelers- a hassle-free entry into the U.S. Say what? … Continue reading

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Philly Union Not Happy at Prospect of Wearing ‘This’

And speaking of popular clothing, The Philadelphia Union, a MLS team, is undergoing its own T-shirt drama: Thanks to a multimillion dollar sponsorship by Mexican food giant Grupo Bimbo, the team’s players are going to have to run around wearing … Continue reading

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Polo Ralph Lauren Might be Overlooking Huge Branding Opportunity in Mexico

I don’t know you, but if I were the marketing fellows at Polo Ralph Lauren I would be jumping on a major branding opportunity going on right now South of the Rio Grande: For some strange reason, it looks like … Continue reading

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Hugo Chávez Thinks ’12 Corazones’ Reduces Relationships to Genitals. I Beg to Differ

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’d know by now Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez has banned a bunch of television shows, including two of Telemundo’s blockbusters, Caso Cerrado and 12 Corazones, denouncing them as “degrading” and even claiming the latter … Continue reading

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De Niro Preps New Film: ‘The Deported’

It didn’t take long for Latino activists and other minority media vigilantes to slam actor Robert De Niro for what they deemed a racist remark last night at the Golden Globes Awards ceremony: In trying to be funny, the actor … Continue reading

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Want to Target Hispanic Tax Payers? Just Show Them a Good Set of ‘Nalgas’

In a world of constant bombarding of advertising messages, how do you get the attention of the Hispanic tax payer? Well, just show them some nalgas, say Pronto Insurance, which is releasing two :30 TV and radio spots in English … Continue reading

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How to Say Choco Mil in Proper English

Ah…. Mexico! How I love your food, your beverages, your liquefieds (licuados) and -more importantly- your English-language menus. Photo: Laura Martínez (Chiapa de Corzo, CHIS.)

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Mi Blog es tu Blog 2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. … Continue reading


English Spoken in Frontera Corozal, Chiapas

Photo: Laura Martínez, Frontera Corozal, CHIS  

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