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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