Monthly Archives: January 2014

Forget about Mattel’s. This is the Real Barbie Mexicana

Mexican native Omar Ariel Cortés has created a Facebook page showcasing a world in which Mattel’s famous Barbie doll leaves her magical world to join a more sinister one: the world of drug dealing, breast cancer, single motherhood, prostitution and … Continue reading

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‘El Bloombito’ Now Greeting you Aboard NYC Taxis

Bill De Blasio might be the new mayor of New York City, but it looks like he has hired El Bloombito to work on the “Spanish-language” welcome messages aboard New York City taxis. I kind of want to reproach Mr. De Blasio … Continue reading

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I Don’t Know You, but I’ll be Watching #SOTUS with an Accent

It took me forever to admit this. But I am a sucker for Latinos speaking with an accent. So instead of going for some serious journalistic outlet or other kind of Pulitzer-prize-winning publication, I am going to be watching #SOTUS … Continue reading

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Frito Lay Thinks Pico de Gallo Flavored Chips are a Good Idea

I kind of like it when gringos go out of their way and tweak their menus and snacks to cater to “a more diverse America.” Thanks to their relentless search for multicultural tasty perfection, we now have the Dunkin Donuts’ … Continue reading

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Bieber’s Arrest According to Mexican Tabloid

“Atoran y fichan a Bieber por una carerra callejera; se metió mota, chelas y pastas. Pure journalistic poetry, alas almost impossible to translate…

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These Guys are not Screwed, They are Screwed Up

I don’t really know what’s worse: If watching a video of Tim Donnelly pledging to put a goddam gun in every goddam American home, or witnessing the pathetic, supposedly funny translation by María Conchita Alonso while clutching a pet named Tequila … Continue reading

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Not Breakfast at Tiffany’s, but Lunch on Park Avenue

This might sound a bit cliché, but living in New York truly gives you the best of both worlds: Park Avenue class with authentic Mexican food and drinks. Photo: Laura Martínez

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