Category Archives: journalism

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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Biden Beats Trump and this Is the Tabloid Cover for the Ages

I’ve spent many, MANY, years on this blog trying to explain “Latin things” or “Mexican things” to a mostly monolingual, crowd and I believe I’ve been pretty good at it. Until now. The above cover by a Mexican tabloid perfectly … 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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If there Was any Doubt the Oscars 2018 Were a ‘Mexican Affair’

Sombrero tip: Oscar Gutiérrez

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Trump Meets Peña Nieto in Germany. A Tragicomedy Ensues

It was brief –and painful. U.S. President Donald Trump and Enrique Peña Nieto on Friday had their first face-to-face meeting since Trump took office, and while the encounter lasted only a few minutes, it was enough for El Trumpo to assert … Continue reading

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BREAKING: John F. Kennedy to Visit Mexico Real Soon

Forget El Nacional mistaking one version of Donald Trump with another one. Mexico’s El Sol de Hermosillo today embarked in one of the world’s most beautiful fuck ups in the history of print media fuck ups. However, for the purpose of this … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton Does ‘El Gordo y la Flaca,’ Because You Gotta do What you Gotta Do

Hillary Clinton made Hispanic History (i.e. Hispandering) on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 by showing up at Univision’s long-running El Gordo y la Flaca; declaring Mexican food is her favorite and even getting up to dance salsa with the crew. Alas, … Continue reading

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The Hill Launches The Hill Latino: Just like The Hill, but Latino

Washington, D.C.-based online pub The Hill has apparently discovered the power of my people (i.e. The Hispanics,) so it’s launching The Hill Latino, which I suppose is just like regular The Hill, but Latino… Stories include — of course — spicy hot headlines … Continue reading

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Obama Talks to Pánfilo: It’s not Que Bolá, It’s Qué Bolá. Qué Lío

Oh yes! Before his historic (and hysterical) trip to Havana, Cuba, President Obama called Luis Silvia (aka Pánfilo), a retired, not-too-bright Cuban man who plays a (subtle) satire of how Cuban people often have to use their wits to escape the poverty and absurdity of life … Continue reading

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‘El País’: Mobile Services Move Slowly in Latin America, Because my People Ride Horses –or Something

Yes, the above image (via Getty) was the image of choice by the editors of El País to illustrate an otherwise unremarkable story about mobile services and access in Latin America. I think this is all great, but I have one question: … Continue reading

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‘The New York Times’ Launches Spanish-language Edition; Sadly not Called ‘El New York Times’

Monday, February 8, 2016 was a good day for Spanish-language media. The New York Times officially announced what had been the worst kept secret in town: The launch of a Spanish-language Website to “offer the best of our journalism for a Spanish-speaking … Continue reading

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Jan. 9, 2016: Mexican Papers on the ‘Re-recapture’ of El Chapo

This bloggers favorite headline: “Y ahora sí, amárrenlo bien”. (This time… make sure to tie him real tight.)

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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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‘The New York Times’ Wants you to Think Mary Magdalene is the Patron Saint of Mexico

Hat tip: A gringo in Querétaro

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Americans Should Fear Mexicans More than ISIS: Ann Coulter

“If you don’t want to be killed by a Mexican, there’s nothing I can tell you.”  This is so ridiculous, it’s funny… and deserves a big LOL.    

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