Monthly Archives: September 2017

You Guys! It’s National Menudo Month in America

Marketers are one restless bunch. Not content with giving us National  Taco *and* Vodka Day, National Guacamole Day, Cinco de Mayo and all those wonderful faux culinary celebrations, a California brand of canned “Mexican food” informs me we’re in the … Continue reading

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Mexico Is in Mourning — Again — and Mexicans Have Come Together as One — As Always

On September 19, 1985, at around 7:19 a.m. a powerful earthquake struck Mexico City, toppling buildings and killing over 10,000 people in a matter of hours. I was 16, and had (almost miraculously) made it to 7:00 a.m. class for … Continue reading

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Mexican Independence: Too Many Fiestas, Too Little Time

I don’t know about you, but I do take national holidays very seriously, especially when it comes to drinking and eating like there’s no tomorrow. So, in celebration of my relatively recent double-citizenship bonanza and the upcoming anniversary of Mexico’s Independence, this blogger … Continue reading

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Mexicans Engineer Giant Babies to Go Over Trump’s Wall

The media might try to convince you that the above is the work of some obscure French artist protesting DACA and all. But according to my (very reliable) sources, this is actually part of an ongoing scientific Mexican experiment to … Continue reading

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And now… ‘Chiles en Nogada’ in a Box: Because Nothing Is Sacred Anymore

Move over, tamales en bolsita… Mexican “food” corporation Dysal S.A. de C.V. — which caters to clients including Walmart and Costco, of course — has come up with this abomination: Ready-to-microwave chiles en nogada… in a box, which I’m sure will be soon … Continue reading

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I Have Found the Perfect Companion for Mexican Barbie

It’s not a bird, it’s not an airplane, it’s not Mexican Kent… It’s Super Mano: He is Super Awesome, and will come to the rescue if Barbie Mexicana ever gets into trouble with La Migra.

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This Woman Protesting the End of DACA Is My Spirit Animal

Americans from all walks of life took to the streets Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 to protest Donald Trump’s cruelest decision to date: To kill DACA, a program implemented by the Obama administration that granted undocumented children protection from deportation as well … Continue reading

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Having Solved its Most Pressing Issues, Mexico Prepares the World’s Largest Guacamole

I hope I’m not the only one who remembers the world’s largest taco and the unprecedented efforts to save marine life. My country is at it again, this time breaking all world records possible by making a 3-ton guacamole. Sí, … Continue reading

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Malala Yousafzai Meets Enrique Peña Nieto; Hilarity Ensues

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you are aware that Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai was in Mexico this week as part of a larger “humanitarian” world tour. On Thursday, while in Mexico, Malala spoke at the … Continue reading

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