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 today. 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 history … Continue reading

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White House Restores Spanish-language Twitter Account; Tweets Typo, of Course

Well, that was fast! After much criticism for having deleted all of its Spanish-language content online, Donald Trump’s White House on Tuesday restored the @LaCasaBlanca Twitter handle, one that had remained idle since the new administration took over on January 20. The … Continue reading

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Hold onto your Sombrero! UNESCO Declares ‘Charrería’ Intangible Cultural Heritage

Ok, not everything sucks this 2016. UNESCO this week declared Mexican charrería as “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.” For the uninitiated — and especially for those who think Mexicans are offended by sombreros — charrería is a traditional practice dedicated to the breeding and grazing of … Continue reading

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When Tacos, Poetry and the Immigration Debate Collide…

“The group was protesting both sides of the landmark immigration case that will decide whether or not President Barack Obama abused his executive power on immigration with his plan to prevent millions of illegal immigrants from being deported.” Via: Mic.com

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See? Even the GOP Knows Mexicans Speak Perfect English Before Crossing the U.S. Border

Mike Pape, a Republican dude running for Kentucky’s first Congressional district, has released a new TV ad featuring what he thinks are Latino immigrants, complete with Mario Bros.-like mustaches and fake accents. In the :30 TV spot (below) three men, presumably undocumented immigrants … Continue reading

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British TV Producers Punish Peruvian Tribe by Sending a Bunch of White, Disrespectful Teenagers

What to do with lazy, spoilt, disrespectful teenagers who do nothing but play video games all day long? Send them to Peru, of course! That is basically the premise of Tribal Teens, a reality TV show hailing form England that sends entitled little … Continue reading

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This Bernie Sanders Ad in Spanish Will [Hopefully] Make you Appreciate that Big Salad

In an effort to court Hispanics and — hopefully — make non-Hispanics think hard about what goes in their grande salads and Chipotle salsas, Bernie Sanders will be running a five-minute documentary in Spanish (below.) According to the New York Times (which … Continue reading

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