Monthly Archives: March 2018

Mexican Entrepreneurship Knows No Limits Part XVII

Mexico, the land that brought us El Chapo’s special gourmet coffee and original escape T-shirt, among millions of wonderful things, continues to foster local entrepreneurship. Take this business owner in Mexicali, Mexico, who has found the BEST NAME EVER for his otherwise unremarkable … Continue reading

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Holy Week in Mexico: Time for Jesus Accidents Nationwide

You may not know this but Semana Santa (Holy Week) is a very important religious holiday in Mexico, and among the many events that take place during the course of the week, the so-called passion play is one of the most … Continue reading

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Emma González Is a National Treasure –and the Haters are Here

Unless you live under a rock (or maybe you’re busy celebrating National Greek Independence Day) you probably have read by now that millions of people took to the streets on Saturday March 24, 2018 to say ¡basta! to the NRA … Continue reading

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Prudential Hopes to Connect with Latinos Using Nonsensical Hashtag in Spanish

I can only imagine what went on at the marketing pitch meeting for the above thing: –Prudential Executive 1: We need to connect with Spanish-speaking latinos *and* let them know we can help them be prepared and get financially fit. … Continue reading

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10 Years without my Mami, the Funniest Mexican I Ever Met ❤️

Ten years ago today, my mother, my best friend –and the funniest Mexican I’ve ever met– quietly passed away in a small hospital room in Mexico City. While her (sudden and premature) death was the worst thing me and my … Continue reading

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7-Eleven Introduces “Hispanic Bakery Items.” I’m Sure They Taste as Bad as they Look ☹️

For those of you still having “breakfast” at  7-Eleven, I have [diversity] news for you: 7-Eleven is introducing a line of “Hispanic bakery items,” which it hopes will lure my people into eating their “breakfast” there. According to the specialized media: … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day: The Other Binge Drinking Mexican Holiday

Go ahead; wear green and go out get drunk or whatever it is you do this weekend. But don’t forget Saint Patrick’s Day is a celebration of the Batallón de San Patricio, which according to Wikipedia my extensive readings of … Continue reading

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