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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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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This Man Has Made a Song about Topo Chico, Because Texas

Robert Ellis, a Houston-native, has written a song about the deliciousness of…. Topo Chico, that other Mexican import that –along with avocados– has swept Americans off their feet. The song is called –what else?– Topo Chico and it’s, well, an ode … Continue reading

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Is your Super Bowl Party not Latin Enough? Worry not!

Are you on a tight budget for fancy avocados and still haven’t made any “ethnic-looking” friends? Worry no more! You can now buy 5-feet-tall Mexican “scene setters,” ready to assemble and give your Super Bowl party a unique fiesta touch. It’s … Continue reading

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