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Lost a Loved One? Worry Not; America Has you Covered

Lost your abuelita to old age? Did your tío just get deported? Worry not. There’s a greeting card for that! *Everything is cool, but it wouldn’t hurt to put that accent over the “o.”

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The 2021 Guac-Bowl Is Here and I Can’t Even

It’s already that time of the year when –not content with punishing this blogger with a pandemic, a white supremacist attempted coup, frigid temperatures *and* plenty avocado-hipster nonsense– the people behind Avocados From Mexico are once again reminding me of … Continue reading

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Need a Quicky, but Fear Contracting COVID? This Mexico City Motel Has your Back

In need for a quicky but fear contracting COVID-19? Worry not! The owners of this fine Mexico City establishment have properly sanitized their rooms so that you can ejaculate with full confidence. Filing under Mexican Entrepreneurship Hat tip: Alessandro Vedinni … Continue reading

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And We All Know how *that* Turned out…

2021 is here y’all!

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The Pro-Trump Mob Assault on the Capitol in One Word

The day after a pro-Trump mob assaulted the nation’s Capitol, Metro, a Mexico City tabloid, printed what this blogger declares the best headline ever on the whole messy situation. Please also note the wonderful use of the word zafarrancho, a … Continue reading

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Mexico’s COVID-19 Czar Goes to the Beach; Hilarity Ensues

After urging people to stay home, wear a mask, keep a safe distance from others and avoid going on vacation, Mexico’s coronavirus czar, Hugo López-Gatell, decided to take a maskless beach vacation in Oaxaca, prompting a wave of criticisms among … Continue reading

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Is this the Best Name for a Taquería or what?

I never heard of this Mexican restaurant before, nor I’ve ever set foot in Bristol Virginia, but if their tacos are as good as its name, I envision a bright future for these people. Oh, and I want to buy … Continue reading

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Move Over, Baby Jesus! Baby Yoda Wants a Piece of your Rosca de Reyes

Three Kings Day (better known as Día de Reyes in Spanish-speaking countries) is celebrated on January 6 to honor the Three Wise Men (Los tres reyes magos) who went through great lenghts to visit baby Jesus and bring tons of … Continue reading

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The Not-so-Sucky Things that Happened in this Annus Horribilis

I was going through my photo album of 2020 and found the above pic among the first ones I took in 2020. It was taken on January 7 from my hotel room in Las Vegas during a business trip. It … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from a CDMX Grinch Organ Grinder

If you’ve ever visited Mexico, I’m sure you have noticed the ubiquitous organ grinders (known as organilleros,) that tend to gather around main plazas or outside churches to provide entertainment –and one of the most characteristic sounds of my country. … Continue reading

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Spanglish Version of “Georgia on My Mind” Is Catchy –and Will Hopefully Help Flip Georgia

The East Los Angeles-band Las Cafeteras has partnered with the New Georgia Project to create a Spanglish version of the iconic song “Georgia on My Mind” to support Black and Hispanic participation in the Georgia US Senate Runoffs. “We re-imagined … Continue reading

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How I Ended up in Twitter Jail

Ok I didn’t see *this* coming. On the morning of Dec. 15, as I opened up my email account, I saw a message from Twitter with the following Subject: Your Twitter account has been locked. My first reaction was –of … Continue reading

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Medical Marketing in Mexico Be Like…

Today in our always popular section Mexicans, How Can Anyone not Like us? I give you Dr. Ricardo Madrigal, whose urology clinic specializes in non-surgical penis enlargements and fixing other virile malfunctions. Judging from Dr. Madrigal’s marketing tactics, he’s not … Continue reading

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CVS y más, the ‘Hispanic CVS,’ Expands to New York, New Jersey. Still, no Tacos in Sight

A couple of years ago, Austin, TX correspondent, Sara Inés Calderón, spotted this on Stassney & S Congress Avenue, so this blogger had to go dig deeper into the meaning of “y más.” And do I have news for y’all! … Continue reading

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Tortas, Tacos and Trajineras to Encourage Mexico City Migrants to Vote in 2021

Mexican electoral authorities are calling on chilangos (as Mexico City residents are known) living abroad to take part in the 2010 election and vote for a “Diputación migrante.” What this basically means is that migrants hailing from the city capital … Continue reading

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