Category Archives: Latin America

Feeling Lonely in this Pandemic Super Bowl Sunday? Get Yourself some Insta-Mexicans!

Are you still in lockdown, on a tight budget for fancy avocados and still haven’t made any “ethnic-looking” friends? Worry not! You can now buy 5-feet-tall Mexican “scene setters,” ready to assemble and give your Super Bowl party a unique fiesta … Continue reading

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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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Mexico’s COVID-19 Czar Goes to the Beach; Hilarity Ensues

After urging people to stay home, wear a mask, keep a safe distance from others and avoid going on vacation, Mexico’s coronavirus czar, Hugo López-Gatell, decided to take a maskless beach vacation in Oaxaca, prompting a wave of criticisms among … Continue reading

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Move Over, Baby Jesus! Baby Yoda Wants a Piece of your Rosca de Reyes

Three Kings Day (better known as Día de Reyes in Spanish-speaking countries) is celebrated on January 6 to honor the Three Wise Men (Los tres reyes magos) who went through great lenghts to visit baby Jesus and bring tons of … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from a CDMX Grinch Organ Grinder

If you’ve ever visited Mexico, I’m sure you have noticed the ubiquitous organ grinders (known as organilleros,) that tend to gather around main plazas or outside churches to provide entertainment –and one of the most characteristic sounds of my country. … Continue reading

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Medical Marketing in Mexico Be Like…

Today in our always popular section Mexicans, How Can Anyone not Like us? I give you Dr. Ricardo Madrigal, whose urology clinic specializes in non-surgical penis enlargements and fixing other virile malfunctions. Judging from Dr. Madrigal’s marketing tactics, he’s not … Continue reading

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Tortas, Tacos and Trajineras to Encourage Mexico City Migrants to Vote in 2021

Mexican electoral authorities are calling on chilangos (as Mexico City residents are known) living abroad to take part in the 2010 election and vote for a “Diputación migrante.” What this basically means is that migrants hailing from the city capital … Continue reading

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Pinball Machines: The Latest Victims of COVID-19 in Mexico

Reddit user IranRoman in Guanajuato, Mexico, captured this image showing two unsuspecting victims of COVID-19: Retro arcade games. The sign literally says “Out of order because COVID-19,” which in Spanish sounds like they are not working because they “got” the … Continue reading

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RIP Diego Maradona

Football legend Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60, multiple media reported on Wednesday, November 25. This blogger was hoping the reports were false but at the time of this writing it looked like it had been confirmed. … Continue reading

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The Coronavirus Corrido Is Here and it Was Inevitable

It took Alan y Roberto (a Mexican duet) barely two hours to write a corrrido dedicated to the coronavirus, but the song is on its way to become a YouTube hit. “I told him we are going to make 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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Why I’ll Never Get a Job in Mexico

This fine Mexican salon is hiring a stylist who won’t show up hungover at work –and I’m running out of options, here! Photo via Reddit

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The Perfect Halloween Costume Doesn’t Exi….

Say what you will about my people; we’re the awesomest bunch and all…

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Today in Awkward Translations…

Even Google Translate knows that the best translation for “Dulce de leche” is caramel, but oh well…

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Meet Harry Poller: The Magician Behind Delicious Chicken

From the always-popular section Mexicans: How can anyone not like us? comes one of the world’s smartest name ever, spotted somewhere in Mexico, home of some of the most surreal (i.e. wondrous stuff I’ve ever seen.) Are you still not sure Mexico is … Continue reading

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