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 social justice, all the better.
Photo: Laura Martínez, Isla Mujeres, México 2013
Lil’Hugs Hispanic Doll is not only still in stock, but she can be yours for only $13 at Amazon.com.
For reasons I have yet to understand, snuggly Lil is pitched by her creators as a “Hispanic Doll.”
I guess it’s got something to do with her being dark-skinned. But then again, she doesn’t look anything quite like the Hispanics I’m so used to watching on Hispanic Television.
But, hey, it doesn’t really matter… It is Navidad. So ¡Feliz Navidad!
Photo: Laura Martínez, Isla Mujeres, 2013
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 from … Mexico, land of cutting edge technology and headquarters of this blog until further notice.
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 new English-language cable network created by director Robert Rodriguez and backed by Comcast and -who else?- Univision.
Scheduled to launch later this month, El Rey Network was introduced in May by Univision CEO Randy Falco as part of Univision’s “firm commitment to providing Latinos with the best in-culture programming available.”
And what could be more “in-culture” than an Untitled Latin James Bond?
I’m telling you, I can’t wait for a hot, brawny mustachioed Latin man asking for his margarita, shaken, not steeeeerd.
There’s also tons of action: Mass shootings, burning cars and even a exploding brassiere or two. Take a look:
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 hyping the awesomness of having such a smart “Columbian” beauty on their cover.
I don’t know you, but I’m off to read this thing ASAP, and try to find out if I too can become a highest-earning Latina.
Speaking of Hispanic-targeted snacks & drinks, here are some Mexican-flavored wheat crackers you can enjoy while playing with your culturally-relevant toys.
[These things look so delicious, they reminded me of these other ones.]
Hat tip: @SaraChicaD
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 likely Mexico is not among your top ten winter destinations.
According to the most recent survey coming out from the land obsessed with surveys, 72% of Americans think Mexico is unsafe, and not because they fear they will go into a cardiac arrest for gulping down tons of cheap tequila in Cancún. They are mostly concerned about being shot by some druglord as soon as they set foot at the airport.
But weary Americans should not despair, and instead thank the nation’s
undocumented and documented Hispanic immigrants for the latest trend in U.S. tourism: Latin American cultural immersion trips in the comfort of your own city.
¡Sí, señor! Latinos are using the neighborhoods we’ve taken away from gringos to lure them back, and invite them to get a taste of our fun, dance, food and drink-filled culture. And no, you don’t need to get a passport, nor take a malaria pill. And -more importantly- chances of surviving are actually at a healthy 95%
So, what are you waiting for? Come enjoy U.S. Latin America without the dangers and annoyances of the real Latin America.
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 nothing but my most humble admiration -and an open invitation to a Happy Hour in New York City, at a bar of his/her choice.
(Oh, and don’t get me started on “Mano se lava” and “No caiga”)
Photo: Eperiensense, via @tropicarlitos
Brought to you by El Guapérrimo de Sinaloa.
Hat tip: Carla Raygoza
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 just saying….