Category Archives: Education

St. Patrick’s Day: The Other Binge Drinking Mexican Holiday

Go ahead; wear green and go out get drunk or whatever it is you do this weekend. But don’t forget Saint Patrick’s Day is a celebration of the Batallón de San Patricio, which according to Wikipedia my extensive readings of … Continue reading

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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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This Zumba Establishment Wants you to Lose your ‘Bolas’

From the always-creative #SpanishFail Texas signs and advertisements, comes the “Corazon [sic] Latino Dance Fitness” in Austin, where you can go dance until you lose not one, nor two, but 20 “bolas!”… Or, did they mean “bolsas?” 🤔 #ItsLbsNotBls Hat tip: … Continue reading

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Marketing in the Time of Google Translate…

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Malala Yousafzai Meets Enrique Peña Nieto; Hilarity Ensues

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you are aware that Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai was in Mexico this week as part of a larger “humanitarian” world tour. On Thursday, while in Mexico, Malala spoke at the … Continue reading

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Greetings from the Land of ‘Fantacy,’ — a.k.a. La La Land

This blogger had to make a rush visit to check up on her fellow Mexicans on the West Coast. Which means you’ll probably be seeing more California-related postings than necessary. Culver City, CA. 2017

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Latinsplaining [lat’splān:] When a Latin Person Explains ‘Despacito’ to a Non-Latin Person

WATCH Luis Fonsi explains the origins of Despacito to non-Latin person Vanessa Yurkevich of CNN. Video via: CNN

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