When Pope Francis Came to East Harlem…


Pope Francis took time of his hectic agenda to visit the children of East Harlem. My people (i.e. The Latinos and the Harlemites) wasted no time in peddling all kinds of Pope and Vatican-themed merchandise, from flags and buttons to t-shirts and bananas.

I wish I had more time to document this historic day, but I was in a rush, riding a tiny bike and almost got killed by a Latino Pope enthusiast.

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Photos: Laura Martínez. Sept. 25, 2015. East Harlem

What’s His Face Likes Latinos, Leaves ‘Little’ Tips and Such

What's His Face wants to be President of the U.S.
What’s His Face want’s to be U.S. President

I never thought I had to pay attention to the campaign of What’s His Face. But then he had to say something about my people (i.e. the Hispanics or — like Emilio Estefan would have you believe, ALL THE MEXICANS).

And what did he say, exactly? Well, according to the Los Angeles Times, in the words of What’s His Face himself:

“A lot of them do jobs that they’re willing to do and, uh, that’s why in the hotel you leave a little tip.”

I would have been happier if he said he leaves my people medium — or large — tips, but that’s OK. What he doesn’t know is that this Mexican has a HUGE TIP for him:

Keep Calm And Your Mouth Shut.

You are welcome

As Expected, ‘We’re All Mexicans’ is Here, and it’s Awful


This blogger is too shocked busy right now to make any commentary — sarcastic or not — about this “thing.”

But here’s the full version of We’re All Mexicans, the Estefan-sanctioned response to Donald Trump’s insults to Mexicans (or something.)

It features Thalia, Frida Kahlo, plenty of mariachi hats, and a few dancing chihuahuas, of course.

Watch. Cringe. Don’t Repeat.

POTUS, FLOTUS and MOTUS Pay Tribute to Don Francisco


Saturday, September 19, 2015 marked the last show ever for Sábado Gigante, the world’s longest running television variety series in history.

As part of the emotional farewell Saturday night, Barack Obama (aka POTUS) and wife Michelle (aka FLOTUS) came on board to wish Don Francisco all the best, saying he will be missed.

Not to be outdone, this blogger (also known as a Mexican of the United States or MOTUS,  would like to join FLOTUS and POTUS in wishing Mario all the best.

Seriously, what’s this blogger to do without you?


Jeb Celebrates Hispanic Heritage with Spanish-Language Ad Featuring ‘Abuelas’, Anchor Babies

Hispanic Heritage Month campaign ad features -- what else?-- an abuela.
Jeb Bush’ Hispanic Heritage Month campaign ad features — what else?– an abuela.

While a bunch of prominent Latinos are getting ready to sing about their Mexicanness — in English — a prominent self-appointed Latino, Jeb Bush, is affirming his Americanness with a one-minute campaign advertisement in an almost spotless Spanish.

In a brand new spot — released just in time for Hispandering Heritage Month — Spanish-speaking Jeb! says “we” (apparently meaning Americans and Mexicans) all have the same interests and share the same feelings, and he also takes the opportunity to share some pretty pics of his anchor Mexican-American children.

Todos somos americanos also features a rare appearance from his wife of 41 years, Columba, not Columbia, nor Colombia, who is from Mexico.

‘East Side Sushi’ Proves Mexicans Can Roll Other than Joints and Tacos


I don’t know nothing about the people behind the award-winning East Side Sushi. But I’m sure this movie will be a real eye-opener for most, especially Americans and other non-Mexicans who might think my people (i.e. The Mexicans) are only good at rolling two things: joints and tacos.

Check out the trailer for East Side Sushi, about a Mexican woman who really really wants to become a sushi chef. So much so that she even practices by rolling some sticky rice inside a chile poblano.

Does Donald Trump Like ‘Frijoles?’ We Might Soon Find Out


We now know many more things about Donald Trump (aka El Trumpo) than we ever needed to know. But one thing is still not clear. Does the billionaire like frijoles?

We might soon find out.

Dallas-based Pizza Patrón will be asking this question to Mr. Trump during his Dallas visit scheduled for Monday, Sept. 14, in which he will also be invited to pick up a Pizza Frijolera at a nearby restaurant.

Should Mr. Trump decide to comply, he’ll be in for a real treat:

According to Pizza Patrón officials, local residents are being asked to write a special message on the box that will contain El Trumpo’s warm and delicious bean-based pizza (Frijolera.)

And because this blogger can’t wait to see such a display of love & warmth, she is hereby joining the cause and asking El Trumpo to please comply and pay a visit to Pizza Patrón. Heck! They even accept pesos!

Shakira, Wisin, Wyclef Jean: ‘We are all Mexican and we’re Here to Save you from El Trumpo’


I couldn’t make this stuff up if I wanted.

In yet another sign of the circus that the political/entertainment “Hispanic” environment has become, a group of “prominent” Latino musicians (i.e. Emilio Estefan et al) will be getting together to record We’re all Mexican, which according to Billboard magazine:

…. is a celebration of Hispanics and our accomplishments.

I think this basically means the celebration of the accomplishments of Estefan et al but we’ll see.

The track, set to be released later in September, will also include reggaeton singer Wisin, Wyclef Jean and even Spanish-American chef.

Will somebody please shoot me now?

Nonsensical Trend of Putting an ‘Ñ’ where it Doesn’t Belong Extends to Marketing World

Transformative, Visionary & ‘Pioñeering’

Remember the “Latiñas” in Media New York Conference?

How about Spaiñ?

Well, it looks like the foolish trend of putting accents and eñes where they don’t belong is making its way to the media world.

According to NBC News, a group of “prominent Latinos” (is there any other kind?) has come together to found Ingeñuity a “content and experiential event firm that aims to connect clients with diverse audiences, with a focus on the Latino community.”

I’m not 100 percent sure, but I think they meant to say it’s a conteñt and experieñtial eveñt firm to coññect Latiño clieñts.

Ay, carambiña!

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Don Francisco Makes it to Broadway…. and 168th Street

don-francisco_0Mario Kreutzberger (aka Don Francisco) might have lost his job as Univision’s top entertainer, but that doesn’t mean we have to forget about him. ¡No, señor!

Thanks to New York City and it’s relentless Mayor, Bill de Blasio, we will soon be able to roam the Don Francisco Boulevard, a street that will be located nowhere else but in my neighborhood: 168th street and Broadway.

You know I’m going to have to move now, right?

Via: Latin Times