Category Archives: Latin America

Mexico President Asks Spain to Apologize for the Conquest; Hilarity Ensues

SPOILER ALERT: The information contained in this post does not hail from The Onion. This actually happened. In real life. In Mexico. So… Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador (aka AMLO) wrote a letter to Spanish King Felipe VI and … Continue reading

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Mexicans Stealing the Wall is Everyone’s Favorite Story of 2019

I couldn’t make this shit up if I tried. Turns out Mexicans at the U.S. border are literally stealing the razor wire put there by Trump officials to beef up security and selling it to local residents for as little … Continue reading

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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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The ‘New York Times’ Trolls Trump by Praising Mexican Oscar Winners

The 91st Academy Awards are tonight, my friends, and just in time for the big night, The New York Times decided to troll Mr. Trump in a not so subtle way, by highlighting the multiple wins and box office dollars … Continue reading

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‘Hola México’ Photoshops Yalitza Aparicio; Hilarity Ensues

Hola México jumped on the Yalitza Aparicio bandwagon with a colorful splash –and cover story honoring the Oscar-nominated indigenous actress. But Hola México being Hola México, decided to give Yalitza the not-so-indigenous look, going a little heavy on the Photoshop, … 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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Trump-Themed Toilet Paper Knows no Borders –and Supports Migrants

What ever happened to Softness Without Borders? The Mexico made Trump-themed toilet paper was first announced in 2017 with much fanfare, but we sort of lost track of it –until now that it began making the rounds on the Internet –again– … Continue reading

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