Counting Down Mexico’s Most Sumptuous Weddings

Kate who?

Día Del Niño Gallery: 25 Muy Cute, Simply Adorable and Totally Badass Babies in Sombreros

April 30 has a special significance in Mexico: it’s the day when the young and young at heart are celebrated with their own holiday—el Día Del Niño, or Children’s Day.

Univision to Beat Bravo at Their Own ‘Real Housewives’ Game?

They might not have Camille Grammer’s naturally surprised face, Teresa Giudice’s stunning hairline  or a real live Countess, but Univision’s TeleFutura is kicking off a Real Housewives-esque series of their own.

Surf’s Up to the Heavens in Controversial ‘Our Lady of Guadalupe’ Mural

In the 1500’s Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared on Tepeyac Hill to an indigenous man by the name of Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin and her cult was born. This past weekend, and just as mysteriously, she manifested again in the form of a 10′ x 10′ stained-glass mural in the San Diego coastal town of Encinitas.  

Big Flippin’ Deal: Mexican Giant Buys The Albuquerque Tortilla Company

The largest manufacturer of corn and flour tortillas in the world, Monterrey-based tyrant Gruma has purchased the Albuquerque Tortilla Company for $8.8 million, and some Albuquerqueans are pissed.

Tijuana Border Reading Program Kicks Off

Photo dispatch from Tijuana’s “Lectura en Espera” launch

And Now in Obscure Cartoon News…

For all you non-paisanos out there, this is going to cause as much of a WTF-inducing shock as saying that Snagglepuss is huge in Lithuania, but  Hanna-Barbera’s short-lived Top Cat is nothing short of  a pop culture phenom down Mexico way. 

OXXO Marks the Spot

When not planning one of his “atypical” Tijuana day trips, politely rejecting sexual advances while wearing a sequined dress in a jail cell (long story), or caught dancing the night away in seedy dives not even a Zetas trigger man would feel safe in, Ohio expat Derrik Chinn is staging art shows that find the sublime in such mundane objects as … Continue reading

Smokin’! New Study Shows Mexican-American Children Are Apparently Fireproof

California’s poor Mexican-American children are contaminated with 7 times more flame retardants than children in Mexico and 3 times more than their own mothers, a new study finds.

Tijuana to Spearhead Border Literacy Project

Don’t eat the bookworm!