Monthly Archives: October 2016

Hispanic Halloween in Harlem Be like… 

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It’s ‘Ethnic Halloween’ Season in New York City

I have no idea what this is, but it looks colorful and “ethnic” enough to earn a space in this blog. For other wonderful examples of “ethnic-relevant costumes,” click here, here or here. Photo: Laura Martínez, Harlem, NYC. Oct. 2014

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Beware of Burritos: You Might be Woken Up by Mariachis, Says Nexium

The creative folks over at Leo Burnett Chicago have come up with probably the stupidest commercial out there featuring totopos, burritos … and a mariachi trio. Watch as a man sleeping on a bunch of nachos relives the burrito he ate during the … Continue reading

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Quick! Go Get your Zapata Hat and Look like a Real Mexican this Halloween 

It is that time of the year, when everybody wants to go out and look weird or ethnic, which is pretty much the same thing judging from some U.S. retailers’ websites. Meet the “Zapata Hat,” a colorful sombrero by CostumeCraze … Continue reading

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‘ZopiloTrump’ Embarks on National Tour around Mexico to Scare the Hell Out of my People

You might not know this, but zopilotes are really, really bad birds. Imagine this, but Mexican –and thus, way scarier. With this in mind, Oaxacan artist Víctor Robinson has created the “ZopiloTrump”, the scariest thing you’ll see this year on both sides of the … Continue reading

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Dos Equis’ New ‘Most Interesting Man in the World’ is not really that Interesting

After much teasing, Dos Equis finally unveiled its first full-fledged commercial featuring French actor Augustin Legrand, the brand’s new “Most Interesting Man in the World.” And he’s actually not that interesting. Unlike Jonathan Goldsmith, Dos Equis’ original — and devastatingly handsome — Most Interesting … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton Does ‘El Gordo y la Flaca,’ Because You Gotta do What you Gotta Do

Hillary Clinton made Hispanic History (i.e. Hispandering) on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 by showing up at Univision’s long-running El Gordo y la Flaca; declaring Mexican food is her favorite and even getting up to dance salsa with the crew. Alas, … Continue reading

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