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Chile Relleno and Wavy Carnitas Street Taco Lay’s Chips are Here… Because 2020 Is a Cruel Year

And just because 2020 couldn’t punish us enough, Lay’s has decided to turn two iconic Mexican dishes into … snacks in a bag. Yes, my friends, I might have been too busy blogging about bad translations in Mexico to focus … Continue reading

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The Biden-Harris Campaign Wants us to Follow our Abuelas & Abuelos Advice

The Biden-Harris campaign this weekend launched its first joint campaign ad. It is a 30-second spot running across several platforms that kicks off entirely in Spanish, with a narrator saying “dime con quién andas, y te diré quién eres,” which … Continue reading

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The Hispanic Star Joins Nonsensical Trend of Putting an ‘Ñ’ where it Doesn’t Belong

Remember that nonsensical trend of putting “eñes” where they don’t belong just to make something look –and sound– more authentically “Latino?” Well, it looks like salsa makers and Hispanic journalists organizations are not alone in this thing. The latest to … Continue reading

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The Mexican Tourism Office Wants you to Visit the Beautiful State of Warrior

Ah… Mexico! Land of beautiful landscapes, beaches, mountains and … incompetent people running the government. In the latest example of the train wreck the current administration is, the Website to promote tourism to Mexico (Visitmexico.com) has been translated into English … Continue reading

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No, Sellers Bros., Jalapeños are not Mexican Squash

I’m not entirely sure why, but a Texas supermarket chain decided to jalapeñosplain what a chile jalapeño is by calling it “Fresh Mexican Squash.” Really? After all these years in the USA I can safely say that both, Mexicans and … Continue reading

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Pro-Trump Super PAC Thinks this Ad Is in Spanish

A Spanish-language pro-Trump TV ad running airing in Florida, has been highly criticized by democrats for its intent on “dividing Black and Latino communities over Joe Biden’s possible pick of a Black running mate.” What many have yet to see … Continue reading

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COVID Taco Joint Serves Everything but Bat Tacos 🦠

Filing under “Mexicans: How Can Anyone Not Like Us?” Photo via Reddit

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No, Trader Joe’s; I Don’t think Trader José Is Racist 🙄

In the latest sign that fighting racism in America is not really going to the heart of the problem, Trader Joe’s this week said it will be removing names such as Trader José’s, Arabian Joe’s and Trader Ming’s that critics … Continue reading

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Ivanka Trump Poses with Can of Goya Beans. Hilarity Ensues

When it comes to Latino foods and the Trump presidential family, you can expect only the worst: From a ridiculous Taco Bowl post to celebrate Cinco de Mayo to the president’s daughter –and presidential adviser– posing with a can of … Continue reading

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This Book Wants you to Find Frida the Same Way you Find Waldo

What better way to celebrate Frida Kahlo’s upcoming birthday than… by making a book to find her as we go about finding Waldo? Publisher Laurence King is busy promoting Find Frida, a new book by Catherine Ingram (illustrated by Laura … Continue reading

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Here’s a Mariachi Singing ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’

Chances are this blogger will be terribly busy sleeping working on Saturday, July 4, but wanted to let y’all know, I’m all up for diversity. So, without further ado, please enjoy this rendition of The Star Spangled Banner by one … Continue reading

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The ‘Veggie Taco Plush Set’ Guarantees your Child Will Never Know what Real Tacos Look Like

Speaking of culturally-relevant things… there’s a Veggie Taco Plush Set, which for “only” $49 promises to educate your child on the goodness that naturally comes with tacos, including some packets of questionable salsa; slices of avocado and even some cilantro … Continue reading

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Disney Wants you to Plunk Down $30 for Minnie Mouse Concha Ears Made in China

I don’t know about you, but when I think of Disney, I think of a ton of things before thinking Mexican sweet bread. But the house of Mickey Mouse is proudly peddling the $30 Minnie Mouse Concha Ears, which can … Continue reading

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This London Chef Wants you to Put Pineapple Ketchup on Cornflake-crumbed Tacos

The lockdown resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has been tough on Thomasina Miers’ children. That is why the co-founder of Wahaca, London’s weirdly-named Mexican eatery, has concocted a recipe for tacos that are… well… sure to please Londoners. We’re talking … Continue reading

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Are you a Hispanic in California? Do the Social Distance Thing Using your ‘Cajas de Verduras’

Ventura County explaining how much distance is needed to maintain social distancing. English = Skis; Spanish =3 crates of produce, because –as everyone knows– whites ski, while Hispanics do the “picking thing.” Hat tip: Ray Estrada

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