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USPS Issues Latino Music Legend Stamps. We Have Suggestions For Series 2

The U.S. Postal Service announced today that they are releasing a set of stamps honoring great Latino musicians. The stamps will feature Celia Cruz, Tito Puento, Carmen Miranda, Carlos Gardel, and Selena. The artists they chose are certainly all deserving of the honor. Well, maybe not Carmen Miranda. Her main accomplishment was being able to sing with a basket of fruit on her head.  If the USPS wants to do a second series, here are some suggestions from the philatelists at Tu Vez.


Sure, Gerardo sucks. He is the worst thing ever to happen to Latinos. However, his pioneering research into the field of being shirtless while wearing a jacket cannot be denied.


She’s not the best singer in the world, though she is a decent flamenco guitarist. Mainly, she deserves a stamp for being the inspiration for so many Latino starlets to get breast enlargement surgery. Chiqui, chiqui, indeed.

Tom Araya from Slayer

There aren’t a lot of well known Latino metal dudes in the US. Tom Araya was a pioneer for Latinos in metal. He made it OK for Latino kids to wear black and worship Satan. Thanks Tom!

Lou Bega

The creator of the irritatingly catchy remake of Perez Prado’s Mambo #5. All of us spent most of 1999 with this song stuck in our heads. Seriously, we wanted to take a drill and bore a hole in our skulls to release the evil spirit of Mambo #5.

Los Del Rio

In 1996, you know you danced the Macarena. You wish you didn’t, but you did. Sometimes, you wake up in a cold sweat, at the memory of you dancing the Macarena to try and impress that girl you liked. Los Del Rio gave you a gift. Nothing you ever do for the rest of your life will be as embarrassing as you’re having danced the Macarena. It’s sort of liberating.

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