Monday, March 17th, 2014

Q&A with LALO ALCARAZ: ‘La Cucaracha’ creator gets a national closeup on Ovation

By Michael Cavna, Washington Post Last night many people met Lalo Alcaraz and his impassioned work for the first time. So what would the creator of “La Cucaracha” — the first widely syndicated Latino-themed political strip — like those Ovation channel viewers to take away from this introduction? “I hope people can be tricked into thinking how simple

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Soy Pocho, Y Que?

By Eddie G Watch More Eddie G videos at Oh Em Gee, It’s Eddie G.

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Pochos in Chilango landia

By Daniel Hernandez, Latino USA Commentator Daniel Hernandez is a pocho, a Mexican-American, living in Mexico City. But lately he’s noticed he’s not the only one, and the line between pochos and chilangos, what Mexico City natives...

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Connecticut Becomes 17th State To OK ‘Medical Menudo’

By Especial Correspondents, Pocho Ñews Service (PNS reporting from the NUTMEG STATE) Connecticut became the 17th state to approve Medical Menudo yesterday when the state’s Senate gave overwhelming approval to a bill passed earlier by the Assembly. “This is a...

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Latino Satire, Comedy Site Launches Today aims to be the go to place for Latinos in United States looking for their fix of satire and comedy. If the name sounds familiar, it may be because the site first premiered in the 1990s,...

Friday, December 30th, 2011

It’s Not Fair To Shame People For Not Speaking Spanish

There is a particular shame associated with being a Latino in the United States: you may not speak Spanish, and if you do, you will never speak it well enough. I know I grew up with this sometimes...

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

If You Speak Spanish In The U.S., Thank A Pocho

Que desgracia que haya Latinos en este país que no hablen español. It’s a shame that there are Latinos in this country that don’t speak Spanish. I think it was the Dominican producer talking to her Venezuelan...

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Book Review: “High Pink,” Latino, Pocho, Gay And Human

The first thing that happens when you begin reading Franco Mondini-Ruiz’s book “High Pink: Texas-Mex Fairy Tales,” is that you lose yourself in the stories the artist and former attorney tells you. Although I myself am obviously...

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Shame In A Name: Why It Was Embarrassing To Speak Spanish

“Franciiiscoooo, eh,?” That was the way my former roommate pronounced my birth name with just enough mockery and disdain to let me know there was something wrong with it. “Uh, no. Call me ‘Frank,’” I proudly corrected...

Friday, January 21st, 2011

What’s a Pocho?

What’s a pocho, or a pocha for that matter? It’s a question that’s not confusing to me, but my piece last week about how dating Latinos doesn’t make me racist generated some commenters who didn’t know what...