Category Archives: Univision

Mexican Luchadores Ask Hispanics to Pleeeease Wear a Mask

As every Mexican knows, in any good Lucha Libre match, the one who loses their mask pretty much loses the fight. With this premise in mind, advertising agency d’expósito & Partners has launched “Lucha vs. El Virus,” a PSA campaign … Continue reading

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Shanti Ananda Is Dead: RIP Walter Mercado

Famed astrologer Walter Mercado passed away on the night of Nov. 2, 2019 in his natal Puerto Rico. According to multiple press reports, the flamboyant astrologer/actor/writer was in a bad shape for some time and finally perished from an apparent … Continue reading

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Hispanic TV Upfronts 2017: The Good, the Bad, the Beautiful

May is my favorite month of the year, and not only because it is my birthday, and spring is blooming and all that crap. It is because in addition to the very serious journalistic work I do everyday, I get to attend … Continue reading

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Univision and AT&T Present ‘Unlimited Chapo,’ Because Hispanic TV Needs More Stories about Drug Lords

In yet another sign that Hispanic television is determined to “superserve its audience with relevant programming,” Univision Communications has partnered with AT&T to bring us — are you ready? — El Chapo Ilimitado! (Unlimited Chapo,) a weekly Facebook Live series that “serves … Continue reading

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Univision Preps Series about El Chapo, Because Drug Lords Bring Good Ratings

It is not a secret that Univision ratings are tanking, and its telenovelas are no longer as popular as they once were. So the gigantic, media company is trying something a bit more risqué: A dramatic series about — what else? — El … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton Does ‘El Gordo y la Flaca,’ Because You Gotta do What you Gotta Do

Hillary Clinton made Hispanic History (i.e. Hispandering) on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 by showing up at Univision’s long-running El Gordo y la Flaca; declaring Mexican food is her favorite and even getting up to dance salsa with the crew. Alas, … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton to Host ‘Debate Fiesta’ on Wednesday Night, Because… ¡Ajúa!

Speaking of Hillary Clinton and her tacos con todo, the pantsuit-loving democratic presidential candidate (PLDPC) is planning to throw a Mexican/Hispanic-themed party to watch the last presidential debate Wednesday night. According to the Clinton campaign, the fiesta will take place Oct. 19 … Continue reading

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Univision Launches Dolls Inspired by Univision’s Latin Beauty Pageant, because Univision

Move over, Mexican Barbie! Here come Nuestra Belleza Latina-inspired dolls, Univision’s latest marketing effort to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its very own Latin beauty pageant. The six dolls — Dulce, Yaritza, Sol, Niki, Odalys and Paola —have all been inspired by the “diverse and compelling … Continue reading

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This Bernie Sanders Ad in Spanish Will [Hopefully] Make you Appreciate that Big Salad

In an effort to court Hispanics and — hopefully — make non-Hispanics think hard about what goes in their grande salads and Chipotle salsas, Bernie Sanders will be running a five-minute documentary in Spanish (below.) According to the New York Times (which … Continue reading

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In Light of Current Political Climate, Telemundo Hires Don Francisco as Senior News Correspondent

I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried. Almost one year after announcing his departure from Univision, the septuagenarian TV host Mario Kreutzberger, aka Don Francisco, is making a comeback to Hispanic media. Oh, and it’s quite the comeback. Telemundo on Tuesday … Continue reading

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‘Rich, Arrogant, Ignorant People Should not be Presidents,’ Says Rich, Arrogant, Ignorant former President

You know the world has gone to hell when you have people like Vicente Fox criticizing Donald Trump for being an “ignorant, rich, pompous man,” who shouldn’t be president because that would be just crazy. As my abuela used to say: El burro hablando de … Continue reading

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Univision Series for ‘Billennials’ Is Mix of Comedy, Drama, Emojis and Plenty of Profanity

In an ongoing effort to pursue millennials (aka good-for-nothings-who-are-obsessed-with-Snapchat) Univision today announced the launch of Tenemos que hablar, a Spanish-language web series that follows “the rocky, and often hilarious, long-distance relationship between 20-year-old Emilia and her boyfriend Bobi‎, who just … Continue reading

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POTUS, FLOTUS and MOTUS Pay Tribute to Don Francisco

Saturday, September 19, 2015 marked the last show ever for Sábado Gigante, the world’s longest running television variety series in history. As part of the emotional farewell Saturday night, Barack Obama (aka POTUS) and wife Michelle (aka FLOTUS) came on board to wish Don Francisco all … Continue reading

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Don Francisco Makes it to Broadway…. and 168th Street

Mario Kreutzberger (aka Don Francisco) might have lost his job as Univision’s top entertainer, but that doesn’t mean we have to forget about him. ¡No, señor! Thanks to New York City and it’s relentless Mayor, Bill de Blasio, we will soon be able … Continue reading

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Jeb Bush Should Send the Proceeds of his $75 ‘Guaca Bowle’ to Columba’s Aunt in Mexico

On this this April 2015 segment, Univision News introduced Hispanics to María Diega Méndez, a lovely old lady who lives in Guanajuato, Mexico and happens to be very poor and very sick. The reason for all the media attention? She is the aunt of Columba [not Columbia, nor … Continue reading

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