Monthly Archives: November 2014

Just Say ‘Gracias’ and Have a Happy Thanksgiving Y’all!

This blogger will be taking some time off to embark on a food and drink rampage spiritual retreat to plan for the year ahead and thank my paisanos for all the hard work and for enduring stuff like this and this on a daily basis. As for this blogger, she’s … Continue reading

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This Beauty Salon in Harlem Will Work on your Eyes ‘Bronw’

Photo: Laura Martínez

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Ayotzinapa in New York City II: Mexicans Say ‘Basta’

NEW YORK — Battling freezing temperatures, paisanos walked the streets of New York City on Nov. 20, 2014 to demand –yet again– answers about the disappearance of 43 students in Iguala, Guerrero on September 26. This time the march kicked off at the Mexican … Continue reading

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Kellogg’s Preps Cereal Line for Religious-Minded Hispanics

Hispanic moms should worry no more: Jesu Krispis, Tadeos and Guada Loops are here to make sure their little devils will go off to school not only with a full belly, but with energy and a blessed heart — and soul — ready to … Continue reading

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In Ongoing Effort to Desecrate Mexican Food, Taco Bell Preps ‘Dipping Tacos’

And just when you thought tacos couldn’t be any more violated… Taco Bell says it is already working on its next concoction: The “dipping” taco, which is expected to hit stores just in time for the anniversary of the Mexican Revolution: … Continue reading

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This is What a Mexican Clinic Did to your Babies Born in 1974

From the “Only in Mexico” and “Not The Onion” archives, comes Cambiados al nacer (Switched at Birth,) an initiative launched by a group of citizens in Toluca, Mexico, informing people born between July 23 and 24, 1974 that they might have … Continue reading

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This Pot is Ideal to Cook ‘Hispanic Food’ -Whatever that Means

The folks over at Cinsa know too well that “Hispanic Food” is a thing on this side of the continent; no matter most of us (the so-called Hispanic people) have absolutely no idea what “Hispanic food” means. In any case, if you feel the need … Continue reading

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You Know Mexicans Have Taken Over New York City When…

… your street’s garbage consists of abandoned tamales carts and the like.

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Mexicans in New York are Also Tired –and Pissed– about Ayotzinapa

I wish I had something funny to say about what’s happening in Mexico these days. But I can’t. Nobody can. This has got to be the one time in which this blog has had to put on a sad face. Mexicans today … Continue reading

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Are You Guys Ready for Liquid Doritos? I Know I’m NOT

What do you get when you combine a bag of Doritos with a can of Mountain Dew? Answer: The perfect post for this blog. According to regular CNET (which is not CNET en Español) students at Kent State University recently had the opportunity … Continue reading

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Attention, Architects: Here’s Your Chance to Add some Diversity to your Next Project

I know squat about architecture, but apparently when it comes to architectural renderings, there is –surprise, surprise!– a serious lack of diversity, with most projects using white folks as renderings to represent people in, say, a Mexican supermarket or a Colombian coffee shop. With that … Continue reading

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You Guys! New Mexico Dedicates a Fighter Jet to ‘The TACOS’

Oh… never mind. I just realized the TACOS in this story were some kind of U.S. Air Guard for New Mexico during World War II and not the delicious ones that consist of yummy stuff wrapped in a tortilla. But still… Go, TACOS!

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Someone Had a Blast in Mexico…

I am just going to leave this here.

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So It’s Columbia AND Colombia? … Now They’re Just Screwing with my Head

As it turns out, it’s Columbia *and* Colombia. Photo: Laura Martínez, Columbia (or Colombia) University, NYC

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Eva Longoria to Produce TV Drama About the Castro Brothers

No… unfortunately not the ones pictured above, but the other Castro brothers. (To think I was already getting excited about the versatility of my favorite, retro-acculturated Latina) Sniff, sniff.

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