Category Archives: Latin America

St. Patrick’s Day: The Other Binge Drinking Mexican Holiday

Go ahead; wear green and go out get drunk or whatever it is you do this weekend. But don’t forget Saint Patrick’s Day is a celebration of the Batallón de San Patricio, which according to Wikipedia my extensive readings of … Continue reading

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Donald Trump Goes to the U.S.-Mexico Border. Hilarity Ensues

President Trump had the “brilliant” idea to visit San Diego to inspect several design prototypes for his proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. As I’m writing this, Mr. Trump was still at the border meeting with border patrol officers and … Continue reading

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New York City’s New School Chancellor Is a Professional Mariachi. No, Really.

From the Archives of I Could Not Make This Thing Up if I Tried comes Richard Carranza, the recently appointed New York City Schools Chancellor, who took a very unsual approach when discussing his new job with Mr. De Blasio … Continue reading

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Not Tacos, or Garnachas: NAFTA Is Making Mexicans Fat

It’s not me saying this, no señor. The information comes from a supposedly legitimate media outlet, and I’m nobody to dispute the fact that it’s Americans *and* Canadians who are making my people fat –and not our delicious garnachas or our … 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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The Oscars Are Still White, but the Oscar Statuette Is Mexican

It is no secret that Hispanics continue to be underrepresented in the entertainment business (that is, when they don’t call us to play the maid or the mean narcos.) But some of us couldn’t care less, because there is something … Continue reading

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Darth Vader, Stormtroopers Help the Mexican Government Raise Awareness of HIV, Because Mexico

Campeche is not only one of my favorite Mexican states; it is also the force behind a deliciously bizarre government advertising campaign to help raise awareness of HIV and AIDS. Using the slogan HIV doesn’t kill; discrimination does, the government … Continue reading

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