Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Top Ten Reasons Why Everyone Should Spend New Year’s Eve in Mexico City

I first started this list in 2010, and — fortunately for me and a few million other chilangos –— it stands intact. So, in the most old-fashioned Letterman-style countdown, here are the Top Ten Reasons Why Everybody Should Welcome the New … Continue reading

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It’s not Déjà Vu, It’s ‘Dejabu’ in El Salvador

Photo: Laura Martínez, Juayúa, El Salvador.

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Blond Salvadorans Are Rushing to Buy Affordable Housing

Just like in Mexico -and pretty much the rest of Latin America- companies large and small insist on casting blond people for their advertising. It’s “aspirational,” you know? Photo taken from the Dec. 26, 2014 edition of El Salvador’s Diario … Continue reading

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This Pizza Joint in El Salvador Didn’t Get the 9/11 Memo

Photo: Laura Martínez, Santa Ana, El Salvador.

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‘Antention’ Hispanics: Typo-filled Job Opportunity in NYC

Photo: Laura Martínez, Harlem, Dec. 21, 2014

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5 Mexican-Themed Gifts to Spice up Your Christmas

  Have you run out of Christmas gift ideas? Are you looking for something that will show  your love for other cultures and stuff without breaking the bank? Amazon has you covered. has a wealth of “multicultural Christmas stuff,” including tons of … Continue reading

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¡Adiós, Colberto! Why this Blogger will Forever Miss You

Hispanic television has never been very good at poking fun at… well, Hispanic television, which is a shame since there’s just so much to poke fun at. Fortunately, we had Stephen Colbert — and his hilarious Hispanic primo Esteban Colberto — to set the … Continue reading

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