Monthly Archives: August 2019

Spectrum Wants you to Believe this Survey is in Spanish

Spectrum Latino –which I believe is like “regular Spectrum,” but Latino– is determined to engage with its Hispanic consumers across social media. Its latest effort comes in the form of a Twitter survey, in which the company wants to hear … Continue reading

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Mattel Preps a ‘Barbie Día de Muertos,’ Because Mexican Barbie and Barbie Frida Kahlo Weren’t Enough

Come November, there’s one thing that really, really, gets on my nerves (besides pumpkin-spice stuff, of course) and that is America’s obsession with the Mexican tradition known as Día de Muertos (basically Day of the Dead) or as some gringos … Continue reading

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Eva Longoria to Direct Movie about Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Yay!

Eva Longoria (aka this blogger’s favorite retroacculturated Latina) has landed the directing gig of movie about Richard Montanez, none other than the creator of the spicy Flamin’ Hot Cheetos snack. The Fox Searchlight biopic will tell the story of Montanez … Continue reading

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Being Hispanic in America Used to Be Challenging; Now It’s Outright Dangerous 😱

I’m not going to lie: These days –after many, many years living on this side of the border– I’ve become increasingly uneasy about doing things that I normally would do in public: Speak Spanish, wear hoop earrings, say outloud I’m … Continue reading

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Trump Stuff Is Made in Mexico, Because why not?

Why make your 2020 presidential campaign goodies in the USA when you can make it for way less money in Mexico? WATCH as this little magnet reveals its true origins. LOL. Note: A friend of mine sent me this video … Continue reading

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Thanos Twerks around Tacos and Tortas in the World’s Most Amazing Commercial

A restaurant in Boca del Río, Veracruz has found a winning combination to sell its products: Footage from Avengers: Infinity War, tacos, tortas and a super fun evil Thanos that twerks to show his penchant for Mexican food. A commercial … Continue reading

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The World’s Best Salsas also Boast the World’s Best Name

Mexican meat market Super Carnicería la 18 in Tamaulipas claims to serve The World’s Best Salsas, a claim this blogger is not able to independently corroborate. However, one thing is undisputable: The Madafaker Salsa Verde and The Sanababish Salsa Roja … Continue reading

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