Monthly Archives: October 2015

Hillary or Evita? NPR Asks, Latinos Respond, Hilarity Ensues

NPR has finally discovered Hillary Clinton’s new Spanish-language posters, which — as everybody knows —  make her look a little too much like Eva Perón, the actress turned first lady of Argentina. You can read the story here, but the best part about this so far is … Continue reading

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John Oliver’s Take on Peña Nieto’s #YaChole Campaign Is a Thing of Beauty

It doesn’t take a genius to realize that Mexico is a mess, and that President Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico’s most unpopular president to date, is not doing much to help. In fact, Peña Nieto’s most recent ad campaign asking Mexicans to … Continue reading

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Hispanic Heritage Month is Finally Over; Now Back to your Regular Programming

I don’t know you, but I was frankly getting tired of all this “Hispanics are great,” “Hispanics are awesome,” “We are all Mexicans” rhetoric. Luckily, the month-long marketing fiesta known as Hispanic Heritage Month is finally over, so media can get their … Continue reading

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Spanish-Dubbed Chinese Telenovelas Are Way Better than Regular Telenovelas

This is a story of love, passion and betrayal, but its main protagonists do not boast names like Camila Valentina, or Eduardo Alberto Manuel. Meet Xie An Zhen and Wen Rui Fan, the protagonists of Esposa valiente (Xi Li Ren Qi in Chinese, … Continue reading

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Univision Series for ‘Billennials’ Is Mix of Comedy, Drama, Emojis and Plenty of Profanity

In an ongoing effort to pursue millennials (aka good-for-nothings-who-are-obsessed-with-Snapchat) Univision today announced the launch of Tenemos que hablar, a Spanish-language web series that follows “the rocky, and often hilarious, long-distance relationship between 20-year-old Emilia and her boyfriend Bobi‎, who just … Continue reading

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Ready for Halloween? El Chapo Full Costume is Here. And it’s Awesome

My people have done it my friends. Not content with giving the world the spectacular Kim Kardashian and Donald Trump piñatas, Mexicans are now jumping on the Halloween bandwagon with the all-inclusive El Chapo full costume, which comes complete with a latex mask and a traditional … Continue reading

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This Latino Is Going to Vote for Trump –and Make you Get up and Salsa

Rubén Obed Martínez (luckily not related to this blogger) likes Donald Trump so much, that he will not only vote for him, but he has written an extremely catchy song that will surely make you get up and dance. Bloggers’s Note: I hate … Continue reading

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