Monthly Archives: February 2011

How to Use Your iPhone to Act Like a ‘Real’ Mexican

It is truly remarkable what you can do with your iPhone these days. In addition to checking in cool restaurants, listen to world radio and kill stupid piggies with flying angry birds, you can now pretend to be a “real … Continue reading

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Here’s Why I Won’t Take Part in a Beauty Pageant

I always knew there had to be a strong reason for me not to participate in a beauty pageant. And here’s why: These people are brutal. So much so, they have stripped Domonique Ramirez, 17, of her Miss San Antonio beauty … Continue reading

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What Took Them so Long? Ubisoft Preps Summer Launch of ‘Call of Juárez: The Cartel’

What do you do upon learning that more than 6,000 people have died in drug-related violence en Ciudad Juárez in only one year? If you are MAC-Rodarte, you launch a line up of make-up. And if you are a U.S.-based … Continue reading

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Gaddafi Wants you to Know He is NOT in Venezuela

Don’t believe everything you read on Twitter or Facebook. Lybia’s dictator Muammar Gaddafi went on national television to dispel rumors that he had fled to friendly Venezuela. “I am here to show that I am in Tripoli and not in … Continue reading

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The ‘NY Times’ Discovers Latinas ‘Pechonalidad’

Better late than never. The New York Times today informs the world about one little secret many of us have known for, like, centuries: That Latinas equate big breasts with a strong personality. As a 27-year-old Dominican patient of a … Continue reading

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Carlos Fuentes Thinks Sarkozy Is a Banana-Republic Dictator [And NOT Because of This Photo]

I never thought I’d live to see the day in which a fellow Mexican would label the president of a European nation a Banana-Republic Dictator. But that is exactly what Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes has called Nicolas Sarkozy for his … Continue reading

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Chipotle Grill Under Scrutiny by ICE: Now Who’s Going to Roll my Burritos?

Burrito-loving Americans should be up in arms: Chipotle Mexican Grill, which owns and operates nearly 1,100 outlets across the U.S., has been forced to let go of hundreds of workers amid an immigration probe that has spread to other states. … Continue reading

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Thank you, mun2 for the Salsa, But…

For a television network that is great at doing away with stereotypes, why not treat your guests to something less picante? How about a nice little bottle of Dom Perignon or a couple cans of fine Beluga? I mean, I’m … Continue reading

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A Portable Translator that Will Seduce Your Valentine Into Opening Her Legs, Ahem, Heart

You gotta love Spanish-language media. Not only you get to read stuff in your own language, but you are exposed to some marketing gems like this one found on today’s El Diario la Prensa, pitching the PartnerES900: A translation machine … Continue reading

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Pepe el Toro Knocks Out Rocky Balboa in Never-Before-Seen Boxing Bout

Hat tip: Hazme el Chingado Favor

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U.S. Hispanics Brace for the Ominous Advent of Laura… [And it’s not Me]

U.S. Hispanics, rejoice: Starting today (Feb. 7) Laura Bozzo’s Laura talk show will launch on the TeleFutura network. Bozzo has been torturing entertaining Latin American families for years, first in her native Peru (where not even a three-year house arrest … Continue reading

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Do you Love Metal and Mariachi? Meet Metalachi

When it comes to world music fusions, there are only a very few things that get my attention. Metalachi is one of them. Simply put: Metalachi is a heavy metal mariachi band hailing from -where else?- Los Angeles. The band, … Continue reading

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Greg Creed Stands by His ‘Beef’…Even in Spanish

Taco Bell’s president Greg Creed did not want to miss the opportunity to include U.S. Hispanics in his staunch defense of his restaurant’s “beef.” But instead of embarrassing himself pretending to speak Spanish like some people we know, he took … Continue reading

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David Bisbal Tweets His Way to Public Shame

Poor David Bisbal. Not even in his wildest dreams could he have imagined an innocent tweet would turn him quickly into the laughing stock of the World Wide Web. The Spanish singer this week took to Twitter to lament the … Continue reading

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I Would Like to Thank Mr. James May for Putting Speedy González on Twitter Map

I was just about to turn the page on the whole Top Gear brouhaha, when I bumped into James May on Twitter. Fake or real, he seems to be all upset and shit because Mexicans keep complaining. I am not … Continue reading

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