Monthly Archives: December 2013

I’ll Take My Cocktail With a Twist of Social Justice

For the uninitiated, a Mexican “cockteleria” is not really a place where you sip cocktails; instead, it is ground zero for shrimp, oysters, mussels, squid and other seafood deliciousness… and if you can have all this with a bit of … Continue reading

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Hurry! You Can Still Buy Your Hispanic-Themed Christmas Gift Online

Lil’Hugs Hispanic Doll is not only still in stock, but she can be yours for only $13 at For reasons I have yet to understand, snuggly Lil is pitched by her creators as a “Hispanic Doll.” I guess it’s … Continue reading

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“Cocnuts Coold”… How Can Anybody not Love Mexico?

Photo: Laura Martínez, Isla Mujeres, 2013  

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Mexican Cutting Edge Technology

Forget Google Glass, the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, Microsoft’s ‘smart bra’ and the like. Only in Mexico will you find baseball hats and sunglasses that double as “devices of mobile communication.” This, my friends, is what the future looks like. Greetings … Continue reading

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OMG, You Guys! The Latin James Bond is Coming!

U.S.-born Latinos who prefer to speak English -and pretty much suck at writing in any language- can’t get enough novelty on television this 2013. First came Fusion, with its easy-to-understand English-language news shows. And now, comes El Rey Network, a … Continue reading

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Sofía Vergara Graces Cover of Glam. CondeNast Flack Promptly Promotes ‘Columbian’ Beauty

It is always refreshing to see “one of us” on the cover of high-profile magazines. But it is of special joy to this blogger to receive an image of the cover with an accompanying note by the magazine’s P.R. department … Continue reading

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WARNING: These Japanese Crackers are so Spicy, you Could Grow a Mustache and Look Mexican

Speaking of Hispanic-targeted snacks & drinks, here are some Mexican-flavored wheat crackers you can enjoy while playing with your culturally-relevant toys. ¡Ajúa! [These things look so delicious, they reminded me of these other ones.] Hat tip: @SaraChicaD

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Unshocking Revelation: Gringos Think Mexico is Unsafe

If you survived Black Friday and managed not to be trampled by some lunatic mob at your local Walmart, chances are you’re already planning your Christmas vacation. But if you are like the average American whimp person, it is very … Continue reading

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Cool Iron = Hierro Chulo

There are only a few things that need absolutely no explanation to make it to this blog. This is one of them. Whoever was responsible for finding the proper Spanish-language translation of “Cool Iron” and came up with THIS, deserves … Continue reading

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This is the Best Cover of ‘Hey Jude’ You Will Ever Hear

Brought to you by El Guapérrimo de Sinaloa. Hat tip: Carla Raygoza

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Nescafé Needs to Wake Up and Smell the Accents

If Nescafé Latino was going to be so rigorous as to put an accent over capital letters (i.e. “vacía”) it would have been well advised to do the same over “ESTE,” just not to confuse “East” with “To be.” I’m … Continue reading

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