Monthly Archives: March 2020

Baby Tiger Born in Veracruz Named Covid, Because Mexico

Today, in the always popular section “Mexico in the time of coronavirus,” I give you Covid, a baby Bengal tiger born March 14 in a small zoo in Córdoba, Veracruz. “Covid was born to an 8-year-old tigress that had been … Continue reading

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Inspired by Mexico, a Chicago Bakery Is Now Making its Own Conchavirus

Well, that didn’t take long. Barely a couple of days after this VERY INFLUENTIAL BLOG first reported on the Iztapalapa conchavirus, a small bakery in Chicago is now making their own version. “We wanted to turn a negative into a … Continue reading

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Quintana Roo’s Police Force Is Ready to Fight Coronavirus … to the Tune of ‘Mariachi Loco’

The Mexican police force in Quintana Roo (yes, that’s the state where Cancún is located) has come with an awesome PSA to let the community know that the deadly coronavirus is not going to get them. Watch as police men … Continue reading

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Mexican Bakery Introduces the Conchavirus, because Mexico

Speaking of Mexico and the seriousness of COVID-19, a bakery in Iztapalapa, Mexico has come up with a coronavirus-like sweet bread, which they’re calling –what else?– the conchavirus. According to a very reliable source (i.e. a commenter on my Instagram … Continue reading

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Tortillas, Toilet Paper and the Importance of the Simple Things

I spent a good part of Tuesday, March 17 looking for toilet paper in my neighborhood –to no avail. Somehow, the coronavirus crisis has turned people in some sort of toilet paper-hoarding zombies, emptying the shelves at supermarkets, bodegas and … Continue reading

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Mexican Entrepreneurship Knows no Limits #Coronavirus Edition

Via: Mexicans of Late Capitalism

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Pablito’s: We Make Tacos and We ‘Delivery’

Photo: Laura Martínez, Sunset Park, NY

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It’s the Census 2020 – and I Still Don’t Know What Race I Am 🤷🏻‍♀️

  My U.S. Census 2020 questionnaire is here and while I’m all game and ready to fill out and submit this thing, I will forever be puzzled by the “race” question. See, when you reach the the “race question” while … Continue reading

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This Fine Restaurant in Arizona Might Want to Consider a Name Change

Shopping for a wedding venue in Arizona? Well, there’s this fine place at the base of Camelback Mountain offering “breathtaking views, impeccable service and an unforgettable experience,” –and judging from the pictures found on their Website, it looks like it … Continue reading

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The Coronavirus Piñata Is Here –and I Can’t Even

Mexico’s Piñatería Ramirez has done it my friends. And yes, this is racist and so Mexican at the same time. Hat tip: @lechancle

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Speaking of Mexicans and the Coronavirus…

Here are some adorable school children in an undisclosed location dancing to the tune of the Coronavirus cumbia, because Mexico. Italy, Iran, China: Schools across the country closed for Coronavirus. Mexico: 🇲🇽 pic.twitter.com/Bp7wYOhZxd — Laura Martínez® (@miblogestublog) March 6, 2020 … Continue reading

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The Coronavirus Cumbia is Here –and it’s Infectious as Hell 💃🏽

A cluster of respiratory illness, originating in the Chinese province of Hubei in December of 2019, has health officials on high alert around the world. The cause is now known to be a new coronavirus that has proven to be … Continue reading

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