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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The Virgin of Guadalupe Showed up in my Dry Martini

I was not going to be the only one not finding the Virgen of Guadalupe somewhere. This beauty showed up in -where else?- my dry Martini at a swanky New York City Terrace. I was so attached to it, that … 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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