Category Archives: journalism

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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