Category Archives: Latin America

Mexico’s Top Health Official Is Now an Official Piñata, Because Mexico

It is official: Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez, the Mexican deputy health minister in the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19 has been immortalized in a piñata from the famed Piñatería Ramírez in northern Mexico. The López-Gatell piñata comes with –what else– … Continue reading

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Here’s The Star-Spangled Banner in Spanish Honoring Hispanics Fighting COVID-19

Ever wondered what The Star-Spangled Banner sounds like in Spanish? Well, look no further than El Pendón Estrellado, the “only official Spanish-language translation” of the national anthem allowed to be sung, according to The Smithsonian. The translation into Spanish of the … Continue reading

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Today in Surreal Mexico: Social Distancing at the Combi Stop

I had promised myself to stop blogging about coronavirus, mostly because I live in New York City and everything is terrible and I keep having anxiety attacks over the whole thing. But then I’ve been facetiming, skype-ing and zooming a … Continue reading

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Baby Tiger Born in Veracruz Named Covid, Because Mexico

Today, in the always popular section “Mexico in the time of coronavirus,” I give you Covid, a baby Bengal tiger born March 14 in a small zoo in Córdoba, Veracruz. “Covid was born to an 8-year-old tigress that had been … Continue reading

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Inspired by Mexico, a Chicago Bakery Is Now Making its Own Conchavirus

Well, that didn’t take long. Barely a couple of days after this VERY INFLUENTIAL BLOG first reported on the Iztapalapa conchavirus, a small bakery in Chicago is now making their own version. “We wanted to turn a negative into a … Continue reading

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Quintana Roo’s Police Force Is Ready to Fight Coronavirus … to the Tune of ‘Mariachi Loco’

The Mexican police force in Quintana Roo (yes, that’s the state where Cancún is located) has come with an awesome PSA to let the community know that the deadly coronavirus is not going to get them. Watch as police men … Continue reading

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Mexican Bakery Introduces the Conchavirus, because Mexico

Speaking of Mexico and the seriousness of COVID-19, a bakery in Iztapalapa, Mexico has come up with a coronavirus-like sweet bread, which they’re calling –what else?– the conchavirus. According to a very reliable source (i.e. a commenter on my Instagram … Continue reading

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