Category Archives: Latin America

Mexican Independence Celebrations are Here… Stay Safe, my Friends. Wear a Mex Mask!

I know we cannot wait for all the food, drinking and piñatas coming our way this September, but the pinche coronavirus is still with us, people, so please plan accordingly and #WearADamnMask.  

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Biden Campaign Launches the ‘Todos con Biden’ Salsa Because Latinos Love to Salsa

If you have been paying attention, you’ll know by now that Latinos understand things better if they come in the form of music, whether it is to inform us about the perils of coronavirus; to let us know how great … Continue reading

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How to NOT Market your ‘Mexican-Flavored’ Snacks

Spanish food conglomerate Frit Ravich might want to learn how to use mexicanismos when marketing their “Mexican-flavored” snacks. According to the packaging of these Mexican-flavored sunflower seeds, the taste of these babies will leave you shaking your maracas and playing … 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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The Mexican Tourism Office Wants you to Visit the Beautiful State of Warrior

Ah… Mexico! Land of beautiful landscapes, beaches, mountains and … incompetent people running the government. In the latest example of the train wreck the current administration is, the Website to promote tourism to Mexico (Visitmexico.com) has been translated into English … Continue reading

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COVID Taco Joint Serves Everything but Bat Tacos 🦠

Filing under “Mexicans: How Can Anyone Not Like Us?” Photo via Reddit

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This Book Wants you to Find Frida the Same Way you Find Waldo

What better way to celebrate Frida Kahlo’s upcoming birthday than… by making a book to find her as we go about finding Waldo? Publisher Laurence King is busy promoting Find Frida, a new book by Catherine Ingram (illustrated by Laura … Continue reading

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Here’s a Mariachi Singing ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’

Chances are this blogger will be terribly busy sleeping working on Saturday, July 4, but wanted to let y’all know, I’m all up for diversity. So, without further ado, please enjoy this rendition of The Star Spangled Banner by one … Continue reading

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Tired of Boring Rosé? How about a Luchador Cabernet?

Still stuck at home with plenty of time to try novelty beverages? How about playing Lotería while you sip some local wine? Using the tagline “This is not your abuela’s wine,” a California winery is peddling what seems to be … Continue reading

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When English Translations and Mexico City Collide

Speaking of my homecountry –and awesome translations– I give you this CDMX pesero, whose owner has earned a spot on this blog for being exactly what he claims to be: The More Dick –presumably “El más verga.” Go ahead and … 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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Mexicans Are Selling a ‘Mystic Candle’ to Fight Off Coronavirus

The above candle is being sold as a “mystic product” and it promises to protect us from the evils of coronavirus. In fact, according to the owner of this establishment in Tabasco, all you have to do is light it … Continue reading

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Mexico Figures out the Best Way to Enforce Social Distancing

In these times of pandemia, we all now know what social distancing (also called “physical distancing,”) means keeping space between yourself and other people outside of your home. To practice social or physical distancing, the CDC recommends to stay at … Continue reading

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Snoop Dogg Drops Banda Single ‘Qué Maldición,’ Because it’s 2020 and Everything’s Weird

I don’t know what to think, really, but why not? Snoop Dogg and Banda Ms on Friday released Qué Maldición, a long awaited collaboration between America’s famed pothead and the Sinaloa insanely popular band. It’s by far the weirdest Anglo-Latin … Continue reading

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Ever Wondered How UberEats Works in Mexico?

Yes, according to the Internet my very well-informed sources, this is a real UberEats delivery girl roaming the streets of Metepec, Estado de México delivering her wares in these times of quarantine. I can’t see her face or her hands … Continue reading

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