Category Archives: ItsColombiaNotColumbia

Pablo Escobar’s Brother Launches Foldable Phone; its Marketing Is Something Else

Roberto De Jesús Escobar Gaviria, the brother of late Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, has joined the foldable phone fever with the Escobar Fold 1, a $350 device that comes unlocked and claims to be compatible with “all networks” worldwide. I … Continue reading

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Friendly Reminder: It’s Empanadas, not Empañadas

Thanks to America’s clueless obsession with the Latin culture and such, a new trend/hashtag is making its debut today on this venerable blog. Joining the always popular #ItsColombiaNotColumbia, I give you: #ItsEmpanadasNotEmpañadas And may I add… … Chingao! Photos via: @LParavano and @FavioUcedo 

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This Restaurant Sells a Pablo Escobar-themed Burger –and Fox News Writes Columbia, not Colombia

A pop-up burger restaurant in Australia thought it was a great idea to peddle a Pablo Escobar-themed burger named –what else?– a Pablo Escoburger. The creation, which has drawn the fury of many across social media, is named after the infamous Colombian (NOT … Continue reading

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Colombia Vows to Fight Stereotypes with… Stereotypes

Tired of having Colombia being portrayed as a country plagued by drug violence and prostitution, two Colombian enterprises and the Medellín City Hall have joined forces to launch The Colombian Ambush, an online campaign aimed at showing the world the … Continue reading

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Amazon Proudly Peddles Colombian Jeans ‘Levanta Cola’

I was spending way too much time roaming around Latino neighborhoods in New York City looking for Colombian Jeans Levanta Cola* (aka butt-lifting jeans). But then I found out Amazon.com has an an entire section of these, some of which even promise … Continue reading

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It’s Not Colombia, nor Columbia… It’s Coloumbia!

Sometimes I think they’re just screwing with my head. It’s not like this is the first time. Hat tip: Gabriel Velasco

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Hey, Reuters: This Time it’s Actually Columbia, Not Colombia

Via: Reuters with h/t by Moses Frenck

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‘The Daily Mail’ Joins the Columbia-Not-Colombia Nonsense

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Friendly Reminder: It’s 2017, People, Get your Sh*t Together!

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Trump White House Writes Columbia Instead of Colombia, Because it Was Bound to Happen

Hat tip: Verónica Calderón

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Netflix Now Peddling Series about Columbia, not Colombia

The above tweet was posted earlier today by the company that produces a series about narcos in Colombia, not Columbia. Qué berracos!

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Dear Adidas: It’s Colombia, Not Columbia… ¡Carajo!

Adidas has jumped on the Columbia wagon, because, really, why not? According to numerous tweets from Colombia, not Columbia, the sports giant did the ultimate insult to the Colombian, not Columbian. There is even a Columbia Home Kit thing (whatever that … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico’s Super Woman Studies in Columbia, Not Colombia

I might have been sleeping but totally missed this week’s presentation of La Borinqueña, the first afroboricua Super Woman. According to its creator, Puerto Rican illustrator Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, La Borinqueña’s real name is Marisol Ríos de la Luz; she is a young Puerto Rican studying … Continue reading

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Miss Colombia Loses Miss Universe Crown, Hilarity Ensues

Sunday night Miss Colombia was crowned Miss Universe at the Miss Universe pageant for, like two seconds…. Turns out the crown was actually for Miss Philippines but host Steve Harvey read the cue card wrong, and then everything went to hell for la colombiana — and for … Continue reading

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Because the Colombia-Not-Columbia Blunder is so Passé…

Having mastered the art of writing “Colombia” when it meant to write “Columbia,” The New York Times via The Associated Press has decided to move onto yet another Latin American-themed, Spanish-language mixup. So, as I was saying: #ItsManuelNotManual* Just like #ItsColombiaNotColumbia Hat tip: @tropicarlitos

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