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Peña Nieto’s Bilingual PR Plan to Convince Foreign Media Nothing’s Wrong in Mexico

A 40-page bilingual media document providing Mexican diplomats with talking points to spin the #Ayotzinapa crisis offers a rather troubling glimpse into how Enrique Peña Nieto’s government is addressing the situation. Julio Hernández López, author of La Jornada San Luis’ Astillero column, published the following document earlier today, which also includes sample tweets with the hashtag […]

  • Dec 1, 2014
  • 11:08 pm

The Dumbest Apology Ever From Indy Star About Racist Immigration Cartoon

So just 26 hours after the Indy Star published this editorial cartoon on its Facebook site…. …the social media backlash was so harsh (are you surprised?), here is what the newspaper’s executive editor wrote this afternoon: On Friday, we posted a Gary Varvel cartoon at indystar.com that offended a wide group of readers. Many of […]

  • Nov 22, 2014
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Viral Calle 13 #Ayotzinapa Video: EL AGUANTE MEXICANO

This dropped today on Calle 13’s Facebook page. It is a video of mexicanos toasting for a better Mexico, as Calle 13’s “El Aguante” plays in the background. Post by Calle13 oficial.

  • Nov 21, 2014
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Sacramento Tragedy Leads to Extreme Overgeneralizations About Undocumented Community

What happened last Friday in Sacramento, where two Northern California sheriff’s officers were killed, was tragic. The suspect is Luis Enrique Monroy Bracamonte, “a Mexican who lived without papers in this country for more than a decade after he was deported in 1997 and again in 2001 because of drug- and weapon-related arrests,” as reported […]

  • Oct 29, 2014
  • 3:37 pm

Fort Collins Residents Object to Opening of New ‘Illegal Pete’s’ Restaurant

This just in via a Twitter fan: A burrito chain in Colorado is called “Illegal Pete’s.” Residents want the name changed http://t.co/13oNKxvxLo @latinorebels — Jenifer Abreu (@jenabreu1) October 23, 2014 That took us to this story from The Coloradoan. The owner’s is Pete Turner and according to the local story, he visited “Fort Collins on […]

  • Oct 23, 2014
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Last Night’s #LatinoRebelsRadio: #RespecttheÑ, Mariachi Cartoons & Arizona Cops

In case you missed Latino Rebels Radio last night, we talked about #RespectTheÑ, the viral video from Buckeye, Arizona, a mariachi cartoon gone wrong and Google .soy campaign. Check Out News Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Latino Rebels Radio on BlogTalkRadio

  • Oct 20, 2014
  • 9:34 am

Rick Najera on HBO Latino’s ‘Habla Men’ (VIDEO)

Here’s our hermano, award-winning producer, author, actor/comedian Rick Najera breaking it down this month on HBO Latino’s “Habla Men.”

  • Oct 20, 2014
  • 9:24 am

A Spouse’s Plea for Her Soon to Be Deported Husband

Buffalo Field Office Director Michael T. Phillips has just denied a request for prosecutorial discretion which if granted, would have allowed Ben Sangari, a citizen of the United Kingdom, to apply for a green card pursuant to his marriage to his United States citizen spouse Arlita McNamee Sangari. Mr. Sangari entered the U.S. on May 30, […]

  • Oct 14, 2014
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A ‘La Comay’ Movie Will Premiere This November in Puerto Rico

Now that the “La Comay” puppet can’t find a TV home after the once hugely popular “SuperXclusivo” show was dropped by Puerto Rico’s Wapa TV in 2013 due to massive advertiser boycott, a “Comay” movie in scheduled to release this November. Puerto Rico’s El Vocero reported Wednesday that the documentary, called “Aparente y alegadamente” (“Apparently […]

  • Sep 26, 2014
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Does Gov. Susana Martinez Have a ‘Latino Heart?’ Political Controversy After Dem Candidate Quotes Dolores Huerta

This happened earlier this week in New Mexico. It all started when the conservative site The Weekly Standard posted the following video of New Mexico Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gary King and remarks he made about his opponent, Republican governor Susana Martinez. The Standard’s headline said this, “NM Dem Says GOP Guv Martinez ‘Does Not Have […]

  • Sep 12, 2014
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Mother of David Sal Silva: ‘We Will Not Forget. This Was a Murder. The Community Should Be Outraged.’

Yesterday in Bakersfield, California, Merri Silva, the mother of David Sal Silva —a father of four who died in the custody of Kern County deputies and California Highway Patrol officers last May— told the local press that she will continue to demand justice for her dead son. These 16 months…I’ve had all kinds of emotions. […]

  • Sep 8, 2014
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Author Luis Alberto Urrea Brilliantly Explains the Injustices of the Unaccompanied Minor Crisis (VIDEO)

Recently, author Luis Alberto Urrea, one of our favorite authors ever (yes, ever), gave a TedX talk called “The Answer, and Then The Question.” This is a 19-minute must watch. Simple as that. And while you are it, give Luis a follow on Twitter.

  • Sep 5, 2014
  • 8:33 am

Ferguson: The Black and Brown Issue (VIDEO by @juanitozarate)

This video was posted tonight by @juanitozarate. Some of the language is raw, but Juan’s honesty is real. A must watch. So, what did you do during Ferguson? Peace.

  • Aug 19, 2014
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Florida Democratic Rep. Joe Garcia Says Immigrant Rights Groups ‘Have No Idea What They’re Talking About’

A story published today by Think Progress’ Alice Ollstein entitled, “How Democrats Could Lose The Latino Vote” included a comment from Florida Rep. Joe Garcia (D) about how some immigrant rights groups continue to bring up the fact that President Obama’s immigration record and how lack of action on immigration has become problematic for many […]

  • Aug 19, 2014
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#ICYMI: Latino Rebels Radio with Librotraficante Tony Diaz

Last night, we had Tony “El Librotrafcante” Diaz on the radio last night. We talked Texas, which is an hour in itself. And more. Here is the episode. You can catch all our shows here.

  • Jul 28, 2014
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What We Get for Neglecting Central America

Considering the crisis is mostly a product of the United States itself, you would think since tens of thousands of unaccompanied child refugees are showing up at the U.S.-Mexico border seeking asylum that the best plan of action would be to invest in the region crippled politically and economically by over a century of U.S. policies. Of […]

  • Jul 8, 2014
  • 8:05 am

The Full ‘Meet the Press’ Interview with Secretary Johnson of DHS and New Neo-Nativist Journalist David Gregory (VIDEO)

Here is the full ‘Meet the Press’ interview between United States Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and host David Gregory. By the way, what is up with Gregory? He sounds like he lives in Murrieta. Is saying the word “refugee” too hard for Gregory? Also, Johnson’s words are clear as well. Then there is […]

  • Jul 7, 2014
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Fútbol Withdrawal? Slate Just Posted All the Goals From the Opening Stage of 2014 World Cup

Yeah, we know, there is no fútbol today. The Round of 16 starts tomorrow. Here is what Slate has decided to do. Gracias.

  • Jun 27, 2014
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FIFA Won’t Penalize Mexico for Fans’ Puto Chants

One of the more interesting backstories surrounding the World Cup looks like a non-issue, now that FIFA has weighed in today with a statement about coordinated “puto” chants by Mexican fans at this year’s global tournament: Disciplinary proceedings were opened against Mexico for improper conduct of spectators during the match, Mexico v Cameroon. The FIFA […]

  • Jun 23, 2014
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Joe T. Hodo’s Real-Life Frack U Appearance on Mexico’s Milenio TV

You know who Joe T. Hodo is, the hilarious satirical character whose Frack U video went viral in Mexico late last year. Last week, Hodo (played by Gregory Berger) was invited to appear on Mexico’s Milenio TV. Berger sent us a clip of Hodo’s appearance, and yes it is hilarious, because you don’t really know […]

  • Jun 3, 2014
  • 7:58 am

Klinsmann Said No to Captain America: A Wise Move?

Jürgen Klinsmann, coach of the United States men’s national team (#USMNT), recently finalized his list of 23 for Brazil 2014 and surprised the world by leaving Landon “Captain America” Donovan out of the roster. The former captain of the US squad, that this year will be facing Portugal, Ghana, and Germany on the group stage, […]

  • Jun 2, 2014
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