Monthly Archives: December 2015

Mexicans: Mastering the Art of Marketing Socks

These socks are proudly made in México; cost only 15 pesos a pair (less than one dollar) and bear the most awesome brand ever. Photo: Laura Martínez, Mineral del Monte, Hidalgo 2015

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Mexicans: Mastering the Art of Marketing Socks

These socks are proudly made in México; cost only 15 pesos a pair (less than one dollar) and bear the most awesome brand ever. Photo: Laura Martínez, Mineral del Monte, Hidalgo 2015

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Watch Evo Morales Fight Evil, Seek Reelection á la ‘Star Wars’

Evo Morales is not your typical Latin American president, and that’s a good thing. As part of his relentless campaign to be reelected, Morales has jumped on the Star Wars: Episode VIl – The Force Awakens bandwagon to ask Bolivians to choose … Continue reading

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Miss Colombia Loses Miss Universe Crown, Hilarity Ensues

Sunday night Miss Colombia was crowned Miss Universe at the Miss Universe pageant for, like two seconds…. Turns out the crown was actually for Miss Philippines but host Steve Harvey read the cue card wrong, and then everything went to hell for la colombiana — and for … Continue reading

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Behold the Gringo Burger: The Best Burger in Mexico

From the “Mexicans: How can anyone not like us?” series Laura Martínez. Isla Mujeres, 2015

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Nothing Like a ‘Chapo’ Coffee to Start your Day in Mexico

Awwww, Mexicans: How can anybody not like us?

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Is your English-Learning Method not Working as Planned?

Worry no more. Thanks to Almighty Amazon.com, you can now get a head start on your English learning by getting help from where it really matters (i.e. from the Big Guy Himself.) Plus, it’s only about $9 for the Kindle or paperback edition, … Continue reading

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U.S. Salsa Makers Join Nonsensical Trend of Putting an ‘Ñ’ where it Doesn’t Belong

Remember that nonsensical trend of putting “eñes” where they don’t belong just to make something look — and sound — more authentically Latino? Well, it looks like American media giants and Hispanic journalists organizations are not alone in this thing. As … Continue reading

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Mexicans are Loving this Campbell’s Star Wars Soup Commercial. Can you Guess Why?

Speaking of Mexican Star Wars, there is a new Campbell’s Soup ad making the rounds on the Internet, particularly among Mexicans like myself who grew up convinced that Star Wars‘ adorable R2D2 droid was actually called Arturito. I am not a fan … Continue reading

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Today in Not-Well-Thought-Out Acronyms…

Hat tip: @blabbeando

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Because the Colombia-Not-Columbia Blunder is so Passé…

Having mastered the art of writing “Colombia” when it meant to write “Columbia,” The New York Times via The Associated Press has decided to move onto yet another Latin American-themed, Spanish-language mixup. So, as I was saying: #ItsManuelNotManual* Just like #ItsColombiaNotColumbia Hat tip: @tropicarlitos

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According to my DNA, I’m Close to Total Joke Telling Immunity

Be afraid, be very afraid… According to Ancestry.com, I am 7 percent African; 32 percent Native American; 35 percent Iberian peninsula*; 10 percent Italy/Greece*; 2 percent Asian; 1 percent Pacific Islander and 2 percent West Asian.* And you know that means … Continue reading

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‘Star Wars’ and Tacos: How Can you Go Wrong?

Hat tip: @saltasolt  

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Indigenous Community in Oaxaca Responds to Coca-Cola: ‘We Didn’t Use to Have Diabetes’

This happened. On the heels of Coca-Cola pulling its controversial ad featuring a group of white Mexican kids bringing hope — and sugary drinks — to an indigenous community in Oaxaca, a group of mixe indians from the town of Totontepec came … Continue reading

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The Wait is Over: ‘Telenovela’ Premieres December 7 on NBC

Eva Longoria (aka La Prieta Faya and this blogger’s favorite retroacculturated Latina) is like super excited, because NBC on Monday Dec. 7 will premiere Telenovela, a 13-episode comedy that promises a lot of drama along with “passion, betrayal and raw sexuality.” As this blog reported … Continue reading

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