Monthly Archives: March 2011

¡Ay, Nanita! FB Wants Me to Friend ‘This Guy’

What did I ever do to Mark Zuckerberg that now he wants me to friend el “innombrable“? Just FYI: I did send him a friendship request, but I am still waiting for his answer. Unbelievably, though, he has over 4,000 … Continue reading

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Today’s WSJ Wants You to Read all About Los U.S.A.

From today’s paper. Read the Journal’s Census story here:

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U.S. Post Office Finally Acknowledges Latinos Laugh Real Hard. All the Time

Tired of cute kittens, war veterans or that boring flag? Coming soon to your nearby U.S. Post Office: Tito Puente, Carmen Miranda, Carlos Gardel and Selena. According to AP, the new set of five forever stamps going on sale today … Continue reading

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Guess Who Rang Wall Street’s Opening Bell Today?

March 22nd is ‘Mexico Day’ on Wall Street: Mexican ambassador to the United States, Arturo Sarukhán, joined leaders from Mexican companies in ringing the opening bell on Wall Street this morning. Go figure. Photo: Twitter.com/CNNMex

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At Last! a Beer to Wash Down Fake Mexican Food

You have to give it to marketers for always trying to embrace different cultures. So not content with giving us Currito, Tostitos and fajita dinners from Old El Paso, they are giving us Rogue’s Chipotle Ale, the only thing I … Continue reading

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Univision CEO Joe Uva Leaves Post to ‘Be Able to Seek Other Opportunities,’ Namely Unemployment

Univision CEO Joe Uva has left the company to “be able to seek other opportunities,” Univision announced today. But what’s really weird is that they don’t want to tell me where the hell it is that he is going, and … Continue reading

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Coke-Zero Makes you Delusional Enough to Think Mexico Can Win the World Cup One Day

Here is the much awaited Coke-Zero spot featuring our beloved “Chicharito” trying out new things in his newly adopted country. He is so taken by Coke Zero and trying out new things, that he even drives on the “wrong” side … Continue reading

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A New State Is Born…

It took a bit longer than many would have liked, but California is (almost) back to being Mexican. This week the U.S. Census confirmed Hispanics are about to overtake whites as the largest minority in California. So this blogger is … Continue reading

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You, Too, Can Smuggle Your Own Immigrants!

Move over, cucaracha-stomping Mariachi: The new onda app right now is Smuggle Truck, an iPhone and iPad app that allows you to drive a truck full of immigrants through the dessert and try not to have them tossed out in … Continue reading

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Wanna Live at The Dakota? Hispanics Need Not Apply

Every time I walk by New York City’s famous Dakota building, I cannot help but think about Lennon, Ono, Bacall and Bernstein. But for some reason not many Hispanics come to mind… And now I finally know why: In a … Continue reading

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At Last! A Call Against ‘José Luis Sin Censura’

I have been writing about Liberman’s Spanish-language programming for quite some time now, and was always appalled at the lack of response by mainstream media about the offensive nature of some of their programming. Things might change soon. Today the … Continue reading

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