Monthly Archives: July 2014

California Wants Kids to go Out to ‘Juagar’ -or Something

It is always a good thing when U.S. organizations take the time to embrace other cultures -and languages. But, here’s a piece of advice: If you are a children’s museum seeking to encourage children to play and explore in English -and … Continue reading

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Inexplicably, Lenny’s Has a Salad Called ‘Rio Bravo’

It contains field greens, crispy chicken, smoked bacon, red onion, cheddar cheese, grilled peppers & tomato. Oh. Wait. It comes with a free Lenny’s Spring Water, which might explain (maybe) the reference to the watery, natural U.S.-Mexico border. Who knows.

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CW to Premiere Venezuelan Drama About a Religious Girl Who Gets ‘Accidentally Inseminated’

The crave for Latin American dramas is about to reach new heights, as CW on October will debut an English-language adaptation of Juana la Virgen, a Venezuelan novela about a “very religious girl” who ends up being artificially inseminated… accidentally, … Continue reading

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What Would you Call a Mexican BBQ?… This. Apparently

I have found yet another example of “Mexican” food nonsense. Photo: Laura Martínez

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Thursday is National Tequila Day, and Some Flak Wants me to Drink Jenni Rivera Tequila

As if living in the U.S. weren’t hard enough, one has to keep track of all these national food and drink holidays, which are a lot, believe me. There’s National Vodka and Taco Day; National Tortilla Chip Day and even National Paella Day. And while I have missed a … Continue reading

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FTC Launches ‘Fotonovela’ to Warn Hispanics Against Government Impostors

In an effort to raise awareness of scams targeting the Latino community, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched Impostores del Gobierno, its first fotonovela -or illustrated novel. Impostores del Gobierno follows the story of Sonia, a young woman who responds to … Continue reading

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Andrew Thomas Wants to Ban the Mexican Flag -or Something

Arizona’s nutcase Andrew Thomas has launched a new campaign video, featuring Thomas himself (aka “the only candidate who stood up to the gay lobby”) vowing to take on sneaky Mexicans and banning their flag -or something like that. Filing this under … Continue reading

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Telemundo’s Adaptation of ‘Les Miserables’ Features ‘La Chule’ as Jean Valjean

You can say anything about Hispanic TV networks, but they are a quite inventive bunch when it comes to Spanish-language adaptations of world-renowned dramas. Take Telemundo, which has kicked off production of its own version of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables, considered one of … Continue reading

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Italians Cater to Hungover Mexicans

Mexicans craving for a non-alcoholic drink after a night of excesses in Italy need not look further from a “Cruda!” vending machine at their local Italian eatery.

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