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New Latino Show Premieres and This Happened

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When Mark Hentemann and Seth MacFarlane set out to create their new animated series “Bordertown” — a sort of Hispanic “American Dad” — they wanted to take part in the anti-Latino, anti-immigration conversation that is relevant now — only they wanted to do it with the type of humor found in their other series like “Cleveland Show” and “Family Guy.”

However, after only two episodes filled with in-your-face jokes and too-subtle cultural relevance, the critics have spoken: “Despite the show’s apt timing, the satire gets swallowed up by the hyperactive joke engine. There are so many cutaway gags that the show feels bored with itself. The social humor is curdled and mean,” said The New York Times.

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And The Hollywood Reporter said: “More than anything, the early episodes of Bordertown feel like the launch of MacFarlane’s American Dad!, which premiered as a Family Guy clone…  It took a couple seasons for it to develop into its own occasionally wildly imaginative series and it’s not unreasonable to imagine Bordertown could do the same… check back in in two years if it survives.”

Ouch!

Read more about what the critics have to say here and here.

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9 Latino Tricks and Tips to Winning the Lottery

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9 Latino Tricks and Tips to Winning the Lottery

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The Powerball jackpot is at $800 million and you better believe all your tíos, primos, abuelos, and even amigos are buying these tickets and starting their win-it-big rituals. If you want a shot this is what you do according to la familia’s superstitions.

Begin by praying to San Expedito, the patron saint of good luck.

You know, because he has nothing better to do than help you win the lottery.

Or just do as Walter Mercado says. Duh.

He always has the answers.

But whatever you do, don’t talk to anyone about it.

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It’s like when you have a dream or any other wish. If you tell someone, it won’t happen.

Have a strategy to the numbers you pick.

Your first-born son’s birthday + the street address where you bought the ticket + the number of car payments left = a winning ticket, bro. #WordUp

READ: Superstitions All Latinos Know to Be Absolute Truth

Leave your veladoras on all night.

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This might be a hazard, but the more you light, the better your chances are. Just ask your always-single tía.

Ask your family fortune teller (because we all have one) to guide you to victory.

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And if she steers you wrong, you can always ask your other fortune teller tía.

READ: 9 Things You Only Do with Your Hermana

Get all your good luck charms in proper order before they read the numbers.

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Because if the elephant is next to the gnome, you did it wrong and you’re going to lose.

Visit your neighborhood santero to get all the bad luck cleansed from your spirit.

Depending on who you are, this might take a while.

Make sure you buy more than one ticket and scratch the numbers you need.

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Because not even the universe can read your mind. You have to be direct with what you want.

Will you be playing for the $800 million Power Ball jackpot? Share this story with your friends so you all have a chance to win big!

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