Monthly Archives: April 2015

Amazing Opportunity for Three-Legged Cinco de Mayo Enthusiasts

  Hat tip: @ConAudifonos 

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You Guys! There’s a Life-Size Mariachi in my Local Bodega

 Laura Martínez, Harlem

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Cinco de Mayo: America’s Stupidest Holiday Is Almost Here!

Awwww, Cinco de Mayo. No matter how many bizarre holidays Americans come up with, Cinco de Mayo will forever be my favorite one. And not only because it’s an excuse to drink all day and yell ¡Viva México! while thinking it’s our celebration of Independence … Continue reading

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Hey, Gringo, Get Ready to Print your Own Cinco de Mayo Kit!

Cinco de Mayo (aka this blogger’s favorite faux holiday) is just around the corner, and this year — with the explosion of Twitter, Snapchat, Periscope, Instagram and the like — the marketing furor promises to be crazier than ever before. … Continue reading

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Ayotzinapa in New York III: Dozens Became Hundreds

April 26 marked the seventh month since the disappearance of 43 students in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico. And while the Mexican government has declared the investigation as “case closed,” Mexicans around the world continue to demand one thing: Vivos se los llevaron, vivos los … Continue reading

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It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman… It’s a Taco!

Remember the MexiCannon? Well, that is nothing compared to what American engineers have come up with now. Meet the Taco Cannon. According to a report on KETV7 Omaha (which apparently is a real city) the University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks will soon introduce a taco cannon to ‘spice up’ their … Continue reading

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Let’s Put a Tortilla on a Record Player, Shall we?

What happens when you put a tortilla on a record player? It plays El jarabe tapatío, of course! You don’t believe me? JUST WATCH! Happy Friday.

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Armed with a Good Pair of ‘Cojones,’ Jorge Ramos Asks Enrique Peña Nieto to Resign

I know this video has been going around for several days now, and that many of you have already seen it, tweeted it, instagramed it, facebooked it, etc. Still, this blog had to make sure this footage also lives here, not only for ‘posterity’ … Continue reading

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TWA Once Offered ‘Foreign Accent’ Flights; Alas, not ‘Hispanic’

“All in all, TWA’s new ‘Foreign Accent’ flights bring you […] foreign music. Foreign magazines and newspapers. Foreign touches all around.” Unfortunately, none of this included us, *the* Hispanics, so this blog won’t be shedding any more ink here. Sombrero (hat) tip: … Continue reading

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Empire State Building Goes Red to Honor Hispanics [Sort of]

If you still don’t believe me when I say Spanish-speakers rule New York, you might want to keep an eye on the Empire State building this coming Sunday, April 26, when it is set to go totally red in celebration of Telemundo 47 New York’s 50 year anniversary. … Continue reading

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When it Comes to New Citizens, the U.S. is Clearly not Looking for the ‘Best and Brightest’

Every now and then I toy with the idea of becoming a U.S. citizen, but as it has been the case, I always end up leaving the project in my special To do, but won’t do list. Still, I often … Continue reading

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What’s this Blogger Supposed to Do without Don Francisco?

What???!!! After 53 years on the air, Univision today confirmed that Sábado Gigante, that weekly extravaganza featuring humor, music, contests and many, many scantily-clad Latinas will end its current cycle on Sept. 19, 2015, to coincide with the end of the 2014-2015 broadcast … Continue reading

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Clinton vs. Rubio: This One’s Going to be Super Easy

Photos: The Internet. Collage by yours truly (2015)

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Watch Reese Witherspoon and Ellen DeGeneres Imitate Sofía Vergara [Video]

This happened this week on The Ellen Show. The sketch is funny, alright, but it’s interesting in that it’s further proof that Sofía’s “dimples” and strong “Latin accent” (fake or not) can be a real asset for so-called mainstream television outlets. Via: The Ellen Show

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Marco Rubio Wants to be President; Wife Was Cheerleader. Go, Dolphins!

I love the Internet, especially when a simple Google search gives you back some awesome information about “important” Hispanics and –in this particular case– Hispanics running for the U.S. Presidency, a field that is starting to look pretty crowded already. Take Republican senator, scary, … Continue reading

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