Monthly Archives: May 2016

Pope Francis’ ‘Telemundo Innovation Award’ Is Brought to you by Best Western Hotels

Remember Pope Francis winning Telemundo’s first “Innovation Award for “his innovative use of social media?” Well, the actual award ceremony is finally upon us, and this weekend poor Pope Francis will welcome a contingent of Hispanic executives and “bloggers” at the Vatican for … Continue reading

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Mexican Entrepreneurship Knows No Limits — Part VII

This woman not only became an Internet star overnight; she has — deservedly — become this blogger’s personal favorite Mexican ever. Ever. INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Watch the video below. 2. Hug a Mexican. 3. Repeat. (For the monolingual crowd: scroll down for an English-language … Continue reading

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Meth-Filled Burritos: Because you Can Wrap Practically Anything in a Tortilla

Move over, cocaine-filled tamales. The new wave for smuggling drugs from Mexico into the U.S. consists of stuffing up burritos with methamphetamine. Customs and Border Protection officers this week said they arrested four Mexican nationals and two Arizona women, during separate weekend smuggling attempts at … Continue reading

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This Taco Truck in Manhattan Has Best Name Ever

The food is not as awesome as the name, but it’s OK. Photo: Laura Martínez, 2016, Harlem

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Trump’s Message to Hispanic Christians Is Brought to me by a Pair of Underwear

I didn’t have the courage to see the whole thing, but click here if you’re brave enough — and make sure to hold on to your calzones.

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Mexican Government Responds to Trump’s Taco Bowl by Producing a 3-Minute Video about Tacos

On the heels of the now infamous Taco-Bowl Trump brouhaha, the Mexican Government has decided to address the insult by going into full-on diplomacy mode and doing what it does best: Investing a ton of money on a three-minute video about … tacos. Because… Mexico. Filing this … Continue reading

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This Music Video Beautifully Sums Up the Whole Sean Penn-Kate-El Chapo Brouhaha

This blogger has been super busy with tons of parties work taking place this week, so it’s always good to keep getting tips from my dozens millions of indefatigable followers. So, without further ado, I give you Me faltó decirle, a brand new music … Continue reading

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New Mexican Restaurant in Harlem Features a $17 Tostada Appetizer, Because Why Not?

Awww, the wonders of gentrification! I remember when you could just go have a simple, no-frills, $1 taco around my neighborhood. But these days the Hamilton Heights-West Harlem area is rapidly filling up with posh, mostly unaffordable “ethnic” places, catering to a mostly … Continue reading

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Aspiring Congresswoman in Mexico Campaigns as ‘The Helpful Blond,’ Because Mexico

I couldn’t make this stuff up if I wanted. Corintia Cruz (above) thought it was an awesome idea to campaign under the slogan of: Corintia, la güerita que te ayuda, which loosely translates as Corintia, the little blond woman who … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico’s Super Woman Studies in Columbia, Not Colombia

I might have been sleeping but totally missed this week’s presentation of La Borinqueña, the first afroboricua Super Woman. According to its creator, Puerto Rican illustrator Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, La Borinqueña’s real name is Marisol Ríos de la Luz; she is a young Puerto Rican studying … Continue reading

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Mexicans Tweaked Trump’s Taco Bowl; it Was a Thing of Beauty

On the heels of Donald Trump’s Cinco de Mayo Tweeter brouhaha, my people (i.e. Mexicans on Twitter) used a combination of Photoshop and hilarity to give Trump’s disgusting Taco Bowl a real Mexican flavor. The result was a thing of beauty. Tamales, anyone? As … Continue reading

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Donald Trump’s Taco Bowl Tweet Brouhaha Proves Humanity [and Very Likely this Blog] Is Doomed

I seriously don’t know what’s worse, if Donald Trump tweeting a photo of himself on Cinco de Mayo eating a Taco Bowl (whatever that is) to say he loves Hispanics or the avalanche of serious, “investigative news pieces” from “real … Continue reading

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Congratulations, PetSmart! You Win this Blog’s ‘Stupidest Cinco de Mayo Tweet’ Award

So, ¡Felicidades! Note: Posting this as a screenshot, since I’m not sure how long the original tweet will last.

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Mexican Twitter Cannot Get Enough of ‘Lady Cajero’

You can say anything about Mexicans, but you can’t accuse us of a lack of imagination. The above image — which started making the rounds on the Internet on Tuesday — quickly became the object of some of the best memes this week. … Continue reading

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Argentine Sports Channel Puts Trump’s Insults to Good Use

Argentina’s TyC Sports channel is using extracts from Trump’s infamous “wall” speech to propose a wall in hopes to stop Argentina’s national team from coming to this year’s Copa América. “These are total killers,” says Trump, as the video shows Ángel Di María lashing … Continue reading

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