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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U.S.-Cuba: The Thaw in Today’s Newspapers [photo gallery]

Click on each paper (below) to see full gallery… I will be adding more as time -and energy- allow.

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Americans: Here’s your [Last] Chance to See the Real Cuba

I am not going to bother you with details, but unless you’ve been living under a rock (or have no access to the Internet), I’m sure you know that hipster/communist/pothead/deranged/delusional President Barack Obama on Wednesday decided to be like BFF with the Castro brothers (and … Continue reading

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Mexicans: Making the Most out of Google Search

#AzTech #YearInReview2014

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No, Tuny, This Ad Doesn’t Make me Crave your Tuna Fish

I am sure Tuny tuna fish is as delicious as a canned tuna product can be. But I’m not sure this ad will make people rush buy their product. It might be just me, but a chile poblano stuffed with … Continue reading

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Chicago Market Wants you to Know These Chips are ‘Hispanic’

Marianos Market in Chicago seems to be aware of all the faux “Hispanic food” flooding the market these days, so it’s going the extra mile, labelling things properly, so customers can tell the difference between make-believe “Mexican food” and genuine Chichen Itzá-labelled, donkey-inspired corn chips. ¡Bravo! This … Continue reading

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Weird, Bilingual New York: I Love you all the Same

Photo: Laura Martínez, Union Square, December 2014.

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My Office Welcomes Visitors with Mexican Christmas Flowers

I know you were dying to know that Poinsettias (aka Euphorbia pulcherrima) are none other than the archfamous Mexican — and Central American — Christmas flowers better known as Nochebuenas or flores de pascua, which are not to be confused … Continue reading

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Looks Like Mexican-Spanish Cuisine is a ‘Thing’ in the U.S.

Call me crazy, but last time I checked, Spanish cuisine had absolutely nothing to do with the cuisine of my forefathers (i.e. the Mexicans). I mean, we cannot even agree on what the hell a tortilla is all about, so WTH? Anyhow, … Continue reading

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