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Dating a Latina from another country gives me the right amount of separation from my culture

One year after Trump was sworn in, ABC News hit up Miami — not the one in Florida, where an embarrassing amount of Latinos voted for Cheeseburglar’s …

Elections

She still gets called a wetback, but life for a Latina in "the most pro-Trump town in America" is alright

One year after Trump was sworn in, ABC News hit up Miami — not the one in Florida, where an embarrassing amount of Latinos voted for Cheeseburglar’s …

Emotions

Broke, youthful & repressed: Things you're too dumb to appreciate in your 20s

Culture<p>Ana Gabriel, the Mexican singer: “I’m better off being asexual, just like the angels”<p>Published<p>3 days ago<p>on<p>January 13, 2018<p>By<p>Mcelo<p>Keeping up …

Guitar

That time Penélope Cruz accidentally asked for a “blow job”

Penélope Cruz went on The Graham Norton Show to promote her participation on the upcoming Zoolander 2 movie. During the interview, Cruz told a funny …

Elections

Interview

Culture<p>Ana Gabriel, the Mexican singer: “I’m better off being asexual, just like the angels”<p>Published<p>22 hours ago<p>on<p>January 13, 2018<p>By<p>Mcelo<p>Keeping up …

Animation

The merits of cultural appropriation? Guitar sales have spiked in Mexico post-Coco

It’s 2018 and Don Francisco, who’s been doing his thing on Telemundo’s <i>Don Francisco Presenta</i> ever since he got the boot from <i>Sábado Gigante</i>, the …

Walt Disney Company

Enrique Iglesias has a Caribbean accent "El baño," a song feat. Bad Bunny

Culture<p>It’s 2018 and Don Francisco is still around, unfortunately<p>Published<p>2 days ago<p>on<p>January 9, 2018<p>By<p>Mcelo<p>It’s 2018 and Don Francisco, who’s been …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Four Spanish-language films with incredibly smart, funny dialogue

Hey, Shakira. How are ya? Listen, I know we’ve had our differences, with me calling you a sellout and all that, but our silly quarrels have always …

Emotions

Shooting the sh*t with Shakira: the biz, her best songs & her worst record

Hey, Shakira. How are ya? Listen, I know we’ve had our differences, with me calling you a sellout and all that, but our silly quarrels have always …

Shakira

Coco triggers Mexican on Mexican hate because #mexicanscanthavenicethings

Culture<p>It’s 2018 and Don Francisco is still around, unfortunately<p>Published<p>24 hours ago<p>on<p>January 9, 2018<p>By<p>Mcelo<p>It’s 2018 and Don Francisco, who’s been …

Walt Disney Company

Someone give professor Leguizamo a syllabus, please

Culture<p>It’s 2018 and Don Francisco is still around, unfortunately<p>Published<p>24 hours ago<p>on<p>January 9, 2018<p>By<p>Mcelo<p>It’s 2018 and Don Francisco, who’s been …

Homophobia

Single ladies, horny Latino dudes would like you to know they're funny

Culture<p>It’s 2018 and Don Francisco is still around, unfortunately<p>Published<p>24 hours ago<p>on<p>January 9, 2018<p>By<p>Mcelo<p>It’s 2018 and Don Francisco, who’s been …

Homophobia

Mexican watches Disney's Coco. Mexican has thoughts.

Culture<p>It’s 2018 and Don Francisco is still around, unfortunately<p>Published<p>24 hours ago<p>on<p>January 9, 2018<p>By<p>Mcelo<p>It’s 2018 and Don Francisco, who’s been …

Mexico

Hate reggaeton? You’re probably racist. It’s all you listen to? You may have terrible taste in music.

Earlier this year, Nicky Jam, a popular reggaeton artist, picked up various awards at <i>Premios Billboards</i>, Telemundo’s take the <i>Latin Grammy Awards</i>. …

Luis Fonsi

She was accused of sexually abusing minors, but can Mexican popstar Gloria Trevi still be a feminist icon?

This week Catalina Ruiz-Navarro, a member of the Mexican feminist collective Estereotipas, ripped open an old, cruddy, and ugly scab in the Latin …

Feminism

"Beatriz at dinner" should've been called "Let's be mean to this peasant"

Culture<p>It’s 2018 and Don Francisco is still around, unfortunately<p>Published<p>24 hours ago<p>on<p>January 9, 2018<p>By<p>Mcelo<p>It’s 2018 and Don Francisco, who’s been …

Homophobia

City in Argentina allows couple to name their baby Lucifer, but strikes down a cumbia-inspired name

What in the name of yerba mate, Diego Maradona, and Pimpinela is going on in Argentina?! Well, according to the local press, some sinister Rosemary’s …

Elections

The hatred for Maluma and his fans — mostly his fans — is real

During most of 2017, when “Despacito” was dominating the charts, the whole world was caught up perreando to Luis Fonsi’s massive hit. In Latinoland, …

Donald Trump

Things I would tell my young, immigrant parents, if I could go back in time

During most of 2017, when “Despacito” was dominating the charts, the whole world was caught up <i>perreando</i> to Luis Fonsi’s massive hit. In Latinoland, …

Parenting

Salma Hayek, imaletyoufinish, but J-Lo wanted to play Frida Kahlo? Wut?!

On Wednesday Harvey Weinstein’s people shot back at Salma Hayek after the Mexican actress wrote an incredible op-ed for The New York Times. The …

Salma Hayek

The most fascinating bit about Salma Hayek's op-ed on Harvey Weinstein? Her introspection

Yesterday Salma Hayek’s op-ed, which she wrote for <i>The New York Times</i>, started showing up on my social media feeds. It details her horrible experience …

Salma Hayek

Cumbia goes upper class in Argentina, is now more popular than tango

Culture<p>It’s 2018 and Don Francisco is still around, unfortunately<p>Published<p>23 hours ago<p>on<p>January 9, 2018<p>By<p>Mcelo<p>It’s 2018 and Don Francisco, who’s been …

Homophobia

NAFTA made Mexicans fat because #mexicanscanthavetastythings

Culture<p>It’s 2018 and Don Francisco is still around, unfortunately<p>Published<p>23 hours ago<p>on<p>January 9, 2018<p>By<p>Mcelo<p>It’s 2018 and Don Francisco, who’s been …

Mexico

Sh*t bougie Latino tourists do when they visit New York City

Most tourists in New York City want to see the same things, starting with the classics: the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State, Central Park, and …

Staten Island

Why 6 of YouTube’s top 10 music videos of 2017 are in Spanish, explained

YouTube released its annual list of the most popular music videos of 2017. 6 out of 10 of those videos are in Spanish, but more specifically, they’re …

Katy Perry

The Shape of Water is that freaky fish sex movie you’ve been waiting for

It’s 2018 and Don Francisco, who’s been doing his thing on Telemundo’s <i>Don Francisco Presenta</i> ever since he got the boot from <i>Sábado Gigante</i>, the …

Guillermo del Toro

Shakira & J-Lo are the most difficult people María Elena Salinas has ever interviewed

Last August María Elena Salinas, a veteran news anchor, formally announced she was leaving Univision. After working for the network for over 35 …

Jennifer Lopez

Dramatic messages from my aunts hinder my process of trying to become a normal person

Culture<p>It’s 2018 and Don Francisco is still around, unfortunately<p>Published<p>23 hours ago<p>on<p>January 9, 2018<p>By<p>Mcelo<p>It’s 2018 and Don Francisco, who’s been …

Homophobia

Hearing an American boy disrespect his mother culture shocked the sh*t out of me

Culture<p>It’s 2018 and Don Francisco is still around, unfortunately<p>Published<p>23 hours ago<p>on<p>January 9, 2018<p>By<p>Mcelo<p>It’s 2018 and Don Francisco, who’s been …

Parenting