Monthly Archives: September 2012

Venezuelan Chef Helps Taco Bell Pitch Make-Believe Mexican Food to Clueless Americans

In an effort to try to convince people that it can actually make non-bad food, Taco Bell has launched a healthy, Hispanic-looking menu, incomprehensibly appropriately dubbed Cantina Bell, featuring a series of ‘innovative’ meals including a cantina bowl (salad with chicken) a cantina … Continue reading

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So… Romney Got a Fake Tan to Look Like These People?

Unless you live under a tanning bed rock, you’ve surely read by now all about the alleged fake tan sported by Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney at this week’s Meet the Candidate forum on Univision. [Or, as Wonkette put it so appropriately: How Romney donned a brown … Continue reading

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And you Thought ‘El Chavo’ and Romney Had Nothing in Common

  Brilliant cover by my peeps over at @eldiariony on Mitt Romney’s oops Latino moment of the week.

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Turns Out Barack Obama Drives Us, Latinas, Crazy!

I know most mainstream media outlets would frown upon the very idea of posting the below video to illustrate this story. But… this blogger couldn’t help making a connection between Wilfrido Vargas’ famous anthem and the recent figures showing Latino … Continue reading

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Gringos, Latinos, They All Failed Remezcla’s ‘Mexi-Quizz’

So Remezcla took to the streets of New York to quiz Latinos –and non-Latinos– on Mexican culture. This is what they had to say. This blogger was not the least surprised nor shocked at the sheer ignorance of the interviewees in the … Continue reading

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How to Make ‘Albondígas’ con Chopote [i.e. Chipotle]

I do not know where I had been hiding, but I cannot believe I didn’t know anything about the Hispanic Food Network. Until now. Watch Mike Gonzalez here tell you how “albondígas con chopote” [sic] are very close to our … Continue reading

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Univision Launches ‘Psychic Franchise,’ Because Hispanics are into Psychics and Stuff Like that

While you were busy watching the Republican and Democratic conventions, Hispanic media powerhouse, Univision Communications, launched Antahkarana, an “esoteric, mystical franchise” featuring none other than Victor Florencio (aka “El niño prodigio.) The reason is plain and simple: “Hispanics have demonstrated a … Continue reading

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