Monthly Archives: January 2015

Poor Polar Bear Loses to Avocado in First Draft Ever

Turns out Ecuador isn’t the only Latin American country using the Super Bowl as platform to pitch its wonders. Mexico is doing a similar effort with its first Super Bowl ad ever, an adorable spot pitching –what else?– avocados. Because, let’s be honest, which American in … Continue reading

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Disney’s First Latina Princess is Dark-skinned, Has an ‘Abuela’

Quite frankly, it’s getting increasingly hard for this blogger to keep up with all the nonsense, but here goes. Today, while I was minding my own business, trying to figure out what mariachis have to do with boring conference calls and Harvard, … Continue reading

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‘Harvard Business Review’ Now Using Mariachis to Illustrate Stories about Conference Calls

I never thought I would get to file a blog post under both, the Business Journalism and the Mariachi music tags but here it goes: I have no idea why, but the editors of the presumably prestigious Harvard Business Review decided to use a photo of a (also presumably) mariachi trio … Continue reading

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So this is Why Mexicans are not Really Suited for Outer Space

Click on the video below to watch an awesome commercial by a not-so-awesome food product:

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See? Our ‘Abuela’ Doesn’t Always Come First

Defying all stereotypes about Latinos and our abuelas, this brave Mexican woman made her grannie take a walk, so she could properly accommodate on her wheelchair their brand new digital TV, a generous gift from the populist — and highly unpopular — government of Enrique Peña Nieto. … Continue reading

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Ecuador Really Wants Your Attention During the Super Bowl

I don’t mean to be a party pooper but when your tiny little country is buried in debt, the last thing you want to do is pay $4 million for a 30-second commercial to air during a sports event that will likely be seeing by millions of people … Continue reading

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Miss Universe was Hugely Popular on TV, and I Know Why

Miss Universe, that annual parade of young, pretty -and pretty shallow- women, which for some reason continues to be very popular, took place last night in Florida, making some ratings history for NBC and it’s Spanish-language network Telemundo, which aired the pageant in English and … Continue reading

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This Photo Proves Hispanics are Cleaner than Non-Hispanics

(Either that, or the majority of patrons at this Hispanic bodega are not able to understand English) Via: Reddit

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Eva Longoria to Star in NBC Show about a Latina who doesn’t Speak Spanish — of Course

Eva Longoria (aka as La Prieta Faya and this blogger’s favorite retroacculturated Latina) has been tapped as the star of Telenovela, a 13-episode NBC comedy slated for the 2015-2016 TV season. The decision to pick Longoria wouldn’t be more appropriate: The show tells … Continue reading

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SkyMall Files for Bankruptcty; I Fear for Fernando the Chihuaha

Well, it was too good to be true. SkyMall, the awesome quarterly in-flight magazine where you can find everything, from a life-size zombie statue and Retro Ice treat makers to potty-training devices for dogs on Friday declared bankruptcy, apparently blaming availability … Continue reading

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Meet the Sarape-clad Latino-Muslim Undocumented Terrorist

Awwww, my people can be so creative! (and by that I mean both, Latinos and editors.) Take the National Institute for Latino Policy (NALIP), which recently posted the findings of a five-year-old study about the misrepresentation of Latinos and Muslims in national broadcast and … Continue reading

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This ‘Taco Toaster’ Will Ruin your Tortillas for Only US$30

The Americans have done it, my friends. Some genius on this side of the border has come up with the “Toasted Taco Fiesta” a US$30 contraption that will turn a perfectly good, regular, soft tortilla into one of those things this country insists on calling tacos. The end … Continue reading

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Introducing Made-in-Mexico ‘Hispanic’ Mini Bumper Stickers

As seen in a Berkeley bowling alley by yet another West Coast correspondent (@lturrentine) of this infamous prestigious blog.

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I Might Have Found the Perfect Wine for Hot Latinas

I’m sure this thing tastes like ‘guácala,’ but it’s always good to know we (i.e. the mamacitas of the world) have options. Hat tip: @Bathtubmedia

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The Truth Behind Sofía Vergara’s “Latin” Accent

From the upcoming Mi vida con Toty, on YouTube’s NuevON channel.

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