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#TomaLaBolsa: Block party or meaningful protest?

You decide. Click on image to see the gallery. #OccupyWallStreet

Mmmmmptama…

In addition to personally shooting and killing all the narcos south of the border, Mexico’s president Felipe Calderón is now an official tourist guide, using his office to promote Brand Mexico. Watch him here with CBS News’ travel editor Peter Greenberg, going deep … Read More »

Let’s throw an ethnic baby shower!

We’ve already been blessed by the 5 de Mayo Barbie and K’mart’s Ethnic Dolls, but nobody is more eager to fill the urgent need to help the self-esteem of countless minority tykes like Dolls Like Me, what with all those “Multicultural Toys & Gifts for Every … Read More »

Democracy in action: Let The People Speak About Aliens!

Former Washington Post journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Jose Antonio Vargas has “outed” himself as an undocumented immigrant from Mexico the Philippines in The New York Times magazine. The piece is beautifully written and can be read here. I don’t … Read More »

Happy 40th birthday War on Drugs!

Happy 40th birthday War on Drugs!  (Al Jazeera) Even Jimmy Carter agrees we’ve clearly lost. (NYT) Legalizing weed won’t stop the violence south of the border. (NYT) The US government is betting on arming the drug cartels instead. (WSJ) Peruvians … Read More »

Party Like There’s No Mañana!

The eighth annual Summer Latino Festival starts today in Northeast Alabama Community College! There will be music and food and sombreros and family portraits! Everybody’s welcome! (Times-Journal) In other news, every guest will be kindly asked to provide proof of … Read More »

Twitter of the day: Palin Does New York

Gracias, Laura Martínez

Tequila Party Vs. Tea Party: Bring it on mother f*****s!

Tequila Party Vs. Tea Party: Bring it on mother f*****s! (The Week) Sure, Mexicans are still being killed like sitting ducks, but the country’s economy is doing great! (Christian Science Monitor) Homer Simpson helps to sell a lot of mediocre … Read More »

A Match Made in Heaven

Peru’s presidential candidate, Keiko Fujimori (daughter of former terrorist president Alberto Fujimori) has hired former 9/11 New York City mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani as an adviser. Because we all know how great a  candidate he was when he ran for … Read More »