Category Archives: Marketing & Advertising

A ‘Latin-Style Fiesta Pet-Parade’ Is Just What 2020 Was Missing

What would you do to raise funds to help cute little furry friends in these times of crisis? Well, how about hosting a “Latin-style” pet parade and livestream it to the millions of suckers stuck at home trying to avoid … Continue reading

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Ever Wondered How UberEats Works in Mexico?

Yes, according to the Internet my very well-informed sources, this is a real UberEats delivery girl roaming the streets of Metepec, Estado de México delivering her wares in these times of quarantine. I can’t see her face or her hands … Continue reading

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We Must Stop Cauliflower Tortillas Before it’s Too Late

As if I didn’t have enough bad news these days, someone just mentioned Cauliflower, a Los Angeles-based company determined to “reinvent our favorite foods” with healthier options, including cauliflower rice, cauliflower chips and cauliflower pizza dough. While I couldn’t care … Continue reading

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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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The Brits Want you to Think this ‘Thing’ Is Mexican Food

England, the country that gave us the Hey Ho to Mexico tortillas and El Mexicana is back at it again with a typically Mexican dish: paella –or as George Costanza would call it, pie-yay-yah. Go home, Joe Gledhill, you’re drunk. … 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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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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Tortillas, Toilet Paper and the Importance of the Simple Things

I spent a good part of Tuesday, March 17 looking for toilet paper in my neighborhood –to no avail. Somehow, the coronavirus crisis has turned people in some sort of toilet paper-hoarding zombies, emptying the shelves at supermarkets, bodegas and … Continue reading

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Mexican Entrepreneurship Knows no Limits #Coronavirus Edition

Via: Mexicans of Late Capitalism

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This Fine Restaurant in Arizona Might Want to Consider a Name Change

Shopping for a wedding venue in Arizona? Well, there’s this fine place at the base of Camelback Mountain offering “breathtaking views, impeccable service and an unforgettable experience,” –and judging from the pictures found on their Website, it looks like it … Continue reading

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The Coronavirus Piñata Is Here –and I Can’t Even

Mexico’s Piñatería Ramirez has done it my friends. And yes, this is racist and so Mexican at the same time. Hat tip: @lechancle

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The Coronavirus Cumbia is Here –and it’s Infectious as Hell 💃🏽

A cluster of respiratory illness, originating in the Chinese province of Hubei in December of 2019, has health officials on high alert around the world. The cause is now known to be a new coronavirus that has proven to be … Continue reading

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Bagel Shop Launches ‘Bagelrito,’ Because Nothing Makes Sense Anymore

Starting Thursday, Feb. 27 and until the deadly coronavirus takes us all (hopefully soon) Einstein Bros. Bagels will start selling the Bagelrito, a “big, bold, and easy to hold” bagel/burrito mash-up that looks as disgusting as it sounds. The company … Continue reading

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