The vato that time forgot? Nah, just another incarnation of the classic cholo/skater look.
Dia de los Muertos at Self Help Graphics.
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Anti-Prop 8 protests continue in Lincoln Heights
East Los Angeles Rally Sunday!!! 1pm Lincoln ParkPROTEST in the PARK: EQUALITY not H8TESponsored by the Latino/a LGBT CoalitionThis Sun Nov 9th – 1 pmEast LA : Lincoln Park
3501 Valley Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90031A peaceful rally of the people. We rally then we march.
In peace and with dignity…Everyone’s voice is needed. Everyone’s help is needed to spread the word…REPOST – SEND TO YOUR EMAIL LISTS & CONTACTS – SEND TEXT MESSAGES
BE THERE! Bring signs, banners, whistles and some friends…
In case you missed it in the pre-election blitz, The Los Angeles Times found a writer brave enough to tackle the sometimes sticky issue of Mexican-Salvadoran relations here in Los Angeles.
Central American immigrants adopt Mexican ways in U.S.
Like him, most Salvadorans hold proudly to the distinctions of Central America’s smallest country: El Salvador’s independence day is September 15, the day before Mexico’s; the national menu is made up of pupusas and fried yuca, not enchiladas and menudo; Salvadorans flood the dance floor when a band sounds off a cumbia, not as a mariachi band belts out a ranchera.
But sounding Mexican sometimes is inevitable. The two communities have mingled at work, school and church for nearly three decades; they have intermarried, baptized each other’s children and cried at each other’s funerals.
Some have subconsciously picked up Mexican speech habits. They slip and use common Mexican expressions such as cÃ³rrele (hurry.) Others deliberately Mexicanize their speech to avoid confusion. They ask the ice cream vendor for helado, not sorbete, and fly a papalote (kite) instead of a pizcucha.
Others refuse to budge.
Read the rest here.