Monthly Archives: March 2018

New York City’s New School Chancellor Is a Professional Mariachi. No, Really.

From the Archives of I Could Not Make This Thing Up if I Tried comes Richard Carranza, the recently appointed New York City Schools Chancellor, who took a very unsual approach when discussing his new job with Mr. De Blasio … Continue reading

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Not Tacos, or Garnachas: NAFTA Is Making Mexicans Fat

It’s not me saying this, no señor. The information comes from a supposedly legitimate media outlet, and I’m nobody to dispute the fact that it’s Americans *and* Canadians who are making my people fat –and not our delicious garnachas or our … Continue reading

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How to Turn a Chinese Restaurant into a Mexican One in Two Simple Steps

Need to turn a Chinese restaurant into a Mexican one? EASY! Just add some sombreros –and trenzas– to the pandas on your wall paintings, and… boom! You got yourself a Mexican-themed establishment!* That is exactly what the owners of El Sol Restaurant … Continue reading

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If there Was any Doubt the Oscars 2018 Were a ‘Mexican Affair’

Sombrero tip: Oscar Gutiérrez

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Google Doodle Celebrates García Márquez, the amazing Writer from Colombia, NOT Columbia

On what would have been his 91st birthday, Google is celebrating Colombian Nobel Prize winner and awesome person Gabriel García Márquez, Gabo, as the man once called the greatest Colombian who ever lived was affectionately known. As this blogger joins the celebration, she … Continue reading

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When you Want to Use Voice Transcription Technology, but you Have an Accent 🙁

Please update your contacts and –starting today– refer to me as Louder Murkiness, my new, awesome name courtesy of Otter.

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The Oscars Are Still White, but the Oscar Statuette Is Mexican

It is no secret that Hispanics continue to be underrepresented in the entertainment business (that is, when they don’t call us to play the maid or the mean narcos.) But some of us couldn’t care less, because there is something … Continue reading

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