Category Archives: Spanish

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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If there Was any Doubt the Oscars 2018 Were a ‘Mexican Affair’

Sombrero tip: Oscar Gutiérrez

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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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Speaking of Israel –and Bizarre Propositions…

With president Donald Trump’s “bold, historic decision” to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, this blogger could not help but reminisce over that other bold, historic –and truly bizarre– move made by three of Latin America’s tackiest stars to help praise … Continue reading

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Marketing in the Time of Google Translate…

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Justin Trudeau Goes to Mexico; Hilarity Ensues

It was brief –and hilarious. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this week visited Mexico, partly to address the bilateral agenda, discuss the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA,) and –very likely– to discuss El Loco. But at some point, … Continue reading

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This Woman Protesting the End of DACA Is My Spirit Animal

Americans from all walks of life took to the streets Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 to protest Donald Trump’s cruelest decision to date: To kill DACA, a program implemented by the Obama administration that granted undocumented children protection from deportation as well … Continue reading

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