Monthly Archives: February 2018

Darth Vader, Stormtroopers Help the Mexican Government Raise Awareness of HIV, Because Mexico

Campeche is not only one of my favorite Mexican states; it is also the force behind a deliciously bizarre government advertising campaign to help raise awareness of HIV and AIDS. Using the slogan HIV doesn’t kill; discrimination does, the government … Continue reading

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Having Ran Out of Ideas, Televisa Preps ‘Like,’ a ‘Multiplatform’ Telenovela for the Modern Masses

In an effort to lure the elusive teen audience, Mexico’s Grupo Televisa is working to bring us Like (Yes, Like as in “me gusta”) a teen telenovela that promises to “forever revolutionize” the novela genre. And what kind of a revolution are we … Continue reading

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Mexicans Poke Fun at Nike’s New Sportswear, Because… Really, Nike? 🙄

Nike’s new sports outfit is causing a stir in Mexico, because anyone who grew up down there would know it looks exactly like the uniform worn by kids in the country’s technical public high-schools. Nike’s outfit consists of two pieces, … Continue reading

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Miami Baker Concocts Cake Featuring Fried Ham Croquetas –Because Miami

if you thought the Dunkin Donuts’ Cuban Sandwich wasn’t enough to lure you to the Sunshine State, consider this: Andy Herrera, a happy-looking Miami baker based in Hialeah, is having his social-media moment of glory thanks to an abomination unusual creation of … Continue reading

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‘Gringo’: An Australian Film About Mexico Featuring Mainly Non-Mexicans –and a Weed Pill

Nash Edgerton, an Australian director you probably never heard of, has been hard at work promoting the upcoming premiere of Gringo, a movie about gringos in Mexico (presumably) that, for some reason, features mostly South African and Australian actors. Starring David … Continue reading

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Mexico Has Had it with America’s Sombrero-Wearing Bullies

Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs this week released an anti-bullying campaign video, calling the attention to bullying experienced by Mexican migrants in the U.S. In the video, a narrator encourages migrants to go to their nearest Mexican consulate (there are 50 … Continue reading

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Mexican Olympic Skier Finishes Last, but He Finishes… So ¡Viva México, Cabrones!

German Madrazo, the 43-year-old Mexican who had NEVER skied until last year, finished last in Friday’s 15km cross country competition at the Olympic Games at the PyeongChang’s Winter Olympics in South Korea. See? It’s all true what our abuelas used … Continue reading

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