Monthly Archives: June 2012

NYC is so Deliciously Diverse, Mexican Food Looks Like this

I fear for the future of my people’s culinary traditions… Photo: Laura Martínez 

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‘Emilio Estefan Picks’ at Target Stores Feature Tons of Emilio Estefan Stuff

One of the greatest things about being famous and all, is that you get to pick stuff for major retailers, which is exactly what Emilio Estefan has been doing for Target Stores nationwide. Per a Target press release: Emilio Estefan … Continue reading

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Diane Sawyer and Jorge Ramos are BFFs Now

Univision’s Jorge Ramos this week spoke to ABC News about the Supreme Court’s recent decision on Arizona and all. But despite it being “a very sad day for the Hispanic community” and -apparently for Mr. Ramos as well- Diane Sawyer … Continue reading

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It’s Official: Latinas Will Shine in Primetime [As Maids]

After months of speculation, and hopes that all the brouhaha was nothing but a bad taste joke, Lifetime Television has reportedly picked up Devious Maids, the 13-episode series featuring Latino women working as -what else?- maids. Devious Maids is based on … Continue reading

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Why this McDonald’s Billboard Would Never Work in Spanish

As soon as I saw this billboard at my local bus stop, my bilingual brain immediately tried to come up with its Spanish translation. After all, Harlem is ground zero for all things Hispanic, from lettuce and Mexican haircuts to … Continue reading

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Asians are the New Mexicans: Stephen Colbert

“Mexicans do the work Americans don’t want to do. Asians do the work American’s are not able to do.” Watch Colbert deconstruct this new Inv-ASIAN here:

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Texas Town Preps ‘Major’ Event Featuring Chihuahua Race

Still not sure what to do this weekend? Historic Seguin, Texas will be holding its Chihuahua race event, an annual extravaganza pitting tiny, hairless dogs  against each other for some unknown reason. The event, organized by the Seguin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (yes, there is … Continue reading

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Calling Home is Too Expensive? ‘El Chapulín’ Can Help!

Marketing fads come and go; videogames and apps introduce funky characters that, at best, shine for a few weeks before vanishing in thin air. Not el Chapulín Colorado, which not only lives on, but continues to serve as pitch of … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Now Serving ‘Traditional’ Colombian Food

Don’t you just love it when huge corporations go out of their way to cater to our Latin palate? Well, after an unsuccessful attempt to cater to Mexican tastes by putting the Big Mac on a tortilla, McDonald’s is now launching Antojos … Continue reading

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‘Time’ Magazine Wants you to Believe There are Legal -and Illegal- ‘Americans’

I’m sorry, Time Magazine, but last time I checked, America was a continent, and as far as I can tell, I’m pretty legal. Osea, I’m legally brunette -and as American as Mexican tamales. I just feel like singing this song outloud … Continue reading

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Jorge Ramos to President Obama: ‘No Way, José’

Jorge Ramos would like you to know that he rejects the use of his impossibly cute face image to support the message of any politician, whether he or she is Republican or Democrat. The video below comes on the heels … Continue reading

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This ‘App’ is so Mexican, it Spells ‘Menu’ With an ‘ñ’

On the hunt for fake Mexican food? There’s an app for that! Some genius in the applications world has come up with the Mexican Food app, which according to its creators will teach you the ingredients of every burrito and … Continue reading

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Mariachi Doritos Bring a Little Mexican Joy to Otherwise-Gloomy Brits

Turns out Americans are not the only non-Mexicans who take pleasure in eating and drinking “spicy” stuff around Mariachis. The Brits, too, owe it to my people for bringing the party to the party (whatever that means.) PepsiCo’s Doritos brand … Continue reading

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