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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