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 the occasion.
Among the visitors is Manny Ruiz (aka @PapiBlogger,) founder of Hispanicize, an annual gathering of Hispanic bloggers and entertainers that can be more accurately described as an in-your-face-shameless-parade of brands. And as such, the 9-day-Vatican vacation “historic journey” would not be possible without the generous support of sponsors and brands, which promise to be at the center of the whole thing.
While in Rome – and Italy in general – we will be generously hosted and accommodated by our official hotel partner Best Western. Over the course of the next 9 days, we will document this historic journey and all of our adventures, history and travel insights through social media using the hashtags #HispzInRome and #ViajaConBW.
[…] May this trip be as large a blessing to our Latino community as it will be to us that will get to meet Pope Francis.
I don’t know about you, but I’ll spend my weekend praying for Jorge Bergoglio. If you want to join me, feel free to use the hashtag #PrayingForBergoglio.
A narcotics-detecting canine alerted officers to the presence of drugs and a search determined the woman was carrying more than a pound of methamphetamine in two packages that had been wrapped in tortilla shells to make them look like burritos.
As a proud chilanga who does not eat (and will never eat) a burrito, I can only cheer Customs officials for the feat, and remind my faithful followers of one important fact: Nothing good has ever come out of a burrito.
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.
Filing this under #Diplomacy #Politics #Tacos and #StupidPropositions
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 non-ethnic crowd who has realized living uptown is not that awful after all.
Take Oso, a recently opened Mexican restaurant on Amsterdam Avenue, whose menu would be simply awesome (or should I say Ósom?) if the currency of its plates were in pesos and not dollars.
Take the “platos ligeros” or appetizers (below.) I mean, really? I don’t want to have to get a job in Wall Street to be able to afford a tostada. Give me a break, man.
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 a masters in Columbia (Not Colombia) and living in Brooklyn with her parents. (She also has a body well suited for Hispanic television, if you asked me.)
La Borinqueña will also be this year’s guest of honor at this year’s Puerto Rican Day Parade to take place June 12 in New York City.
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.
As if it was possible…
La última y nos vamos…
From the archives of “Mexicans: How can anyone not like us?”
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 journalists” attempting to get to the bottom of things.
Seriously, what’s there to get to the bottom of? That the disgusting Walled-Taco-Thing was purchased in a cafe instead of restaurant? That Trump really didn’t tweet that thing today, because he’s in another city?
Man,I miss that time when stuff like this belonged to my stupid blog and not the realm of “investigative journalism.”
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. Nobody really knows the story behind this photo, nor why this woman’s friend had to be so protective of her privacy at a Banamex ATM, but it didn’t really matter. Mexican Twitter quickly jumped in. And it was hilarious.
I will be uploading some more pics later today, but in the meantime take a look at some of my personal favorite memes around #LadyCajero. [Click on the arrows to continue]
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 the ball into the the net. “These are not the nice, sweet little people that you think,” Trump continues. “We need to build a wall, and we need to build it fast!”
Watch the spot below, and leave your comments… (Oh, and try to be nice to Argentina.)