Monthly Archives: February 2014

This Sergio Romo Chocolate Ice Cream Only Tastes Illegal

Three Twins Ice Cream, a company I never heard of but I think it’s on an awesome path to success, has partnered with Sergio Romo, a closer for the San Francisco Giants, to launch Sergio Romo’s Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream, which will … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Wants you to Believe this is Pan con Tomate

Upon successfully screwing up Mexican and Colombian food, McDonald’s goes to Europe to ruin Catalan cuisine. Photo: Laura Martínez, Barcelona (2014)

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How do you Say ‘Tamales’ in Japanese? Pues Así

I have no idea what these people are saying, but this spot makes me want to go grab a tamal (tamal, NOT tamale) right now.

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This is the Best Technology-Themed Corrido You’ll Ever Hear

The song is a modern tale of betrayal and sadness in the age of WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter. I feel so bad for the monolingual crowd (i.e. most gringos) who will miss on the awesome lyrics of this jewel, that … Continue reading

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Peña Nieto to Meet Obama, Harper Today. This Blogger Will Secure Proper ‘Subtituleishon’

Enrique Peña Nieto (aka as the Savior of Mexico) will meet today in Toluca with President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. But despite all the good vibes and buena onda around this meeting, I’m genuinely worried about Mr. Peña … Continue reading

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I Got Exclusive Access to the Obama-Peña Nieto Agenda

Unless you’ve been living under a rock –or have lost your body and soul to Flappy Bird— President Barack Obama is to visit Enrique Peña Nieto (aka as the Savior of Mexico) this week in Toluca, Mexico, and –as it has now … Continue reading

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50 Shades of Gray… Hispanic Marketing Edition

The folks over at GrandeLASH products were so eager to peddle its “outrageous” GrandeLASH mascara to Spanish-speaking Latinas, they picked up the first dictionary they came across and looked for the Spanish translation of the word “lash.” Per WordReference: And so … Continue reading

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‘Time’ Puts Mexico’s President on Cover. Hilarity Ensues.

Time Magazine had the super terrific idea to put Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto on the cover of its Feb. 24 cover (most likely knowing that it would stir controversy, especially among my people.) While I’m not going to get … Continue reading

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Univision Telenovela Will Now Feature Footlong Sandwiches

If you thought Subway’s Fritos Chicken Enchilada Melt was as culturally relevant as the fast-food chain was going to get, think again. In the latest example that Hispanic-targeted marketing knows no limits, Subway Restaurants this week announced a partnership with Univision to … Continue reading

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Some Dude in Chicago Raised Money to Graph the Deliciousness of a Burrito

Have you ever felt compelled to rate the deliciousness of a burrito? I’m sure you have, so I have good news for you: Some basket case guy in Chicago set up a Kickststarter page to fund The Burrito Graph Project, … Continue reading

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Mexican Beatles Recreate ‘Abby Road’ for a Good Cause

For the uninitiated, Los Supercívicos is a group of concerned residents, who use comedy to watch the streets of Mexico City and, for the most part, scold apathetic cops and reckless drivers. In a recent clip, Los Supercívicos decided to … Continue reading

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OMG, you Guys! The ‘Hispanic Wal-Mart’ is Shutting Down

On the heels of the unshocking announcement that CNN Latino is to shut down later this month, more bad news about Hispanic things are coming to the Hispanic world of Hispanics in the U.S. According to The Packer, a trade publication … Continue reading

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Are You Ready for Pringles Tortillas?

Only one day after I discovered -in horror- the existence of the Frito-stuffed Chicken Enchilada Melt, I learned that Pringles is quietly introducing a a new line of chips called Pringles Tortillas. In case you’re wondering, (I’m sure you are) the … Continue reading

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Move Over, Dori Taco; Here Comes the Fritos Chicken Enchilada Melt

And just when I thought American “food” couldn’t get any more delicious and/or culturally-relevant, Subway has launched yet another disgusting awesome Hispanic-themed, culturally-relevant crunchy concoction. According to the company, the Fritos Chicken Enchilada Melt, which debuted this weekend in my neighborhood, consists of … Continue reading

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Halle Berry Goes to Acapulco. Mexican Official Calls her ‘La Negrita’

What do you do when you’re a Mexican politician and forget the name of Halle Berry? Easy! Just call her “la negrita” and everybody will know what you’re talking about. Article first spotted in Reforma (NOT ElDeforma) by @tropicarlitos

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