Category Archives: Latin America

Ted Cruz Wants ‘El Chapo’ to Pay for Trump’s Border Wall with his Many, Many Chapo Monies

I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried. The big news this week coming from the always brilliant Republicans is The Chapo Act, a proposal by — who else? — Cuban American dimwit Ted Cruz to have Joaquín “El Chapo” … Continue reading

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This is Why Mexicans Can Never be on Time …

When a Mexican asks you to meet at 17:00, it means you should meet at 5 PM. But not always; sometimes 17:00 also means 7 PM, because Mexico’s perception of time is a thing of beauty. Now you know.

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Holy Week in Mexico: Time for Jesus Accidents Nationwide

You may not know this but Semana Santa (Holy Week) is a very important religious holiday in Mexico, and among the many events that take place during the course of the week, the so-called passion play is one of the most … Continue reading

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Univision Preps Series about El Chapo, Because Drug Lords Bring Good Ratings

It is not a secret that Univision ratings are tanking, and its telenovelas are no longer as popular as they once were. So the gigantic, media company is trying something a bit more risqué: A dramatic series about — what else? — El … Continue reading

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U.S. Post Office Debuts Stamps Featuring Tamales, Sancocho and other Hispanic Delicacies

Yo, immigrant haters: I have real bad news for you. The U.S. Postal Service has confirmed the issuance of a new series of stamps dedicated “to the influence of Central and South American, Mexican and Caribbean foods and flavors on American cuisine,” … Continue reading

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Mexico Creates ‘Tequila Cloud’ to Attract German Tourists. Yep.

I’m way too busy this week with so-called “real work,” but I just needed to let everybody know that the Mexican government has launched a new tourism campaign that involves a cloud that rains not water but … tequila. Sí, señor. The campaign — … Continue reading

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Trump and El Chapo Spotted Dining Together in Mexico City

According to a very reliable source (i.e. Mexican Twitter) these cardboard “celebrities” exist — and coexist — at El Ocho, a restaurant in my beloved Mexico City (aka CDMX, though it will always be El DF to me.) Photo via: @08181

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