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2010 Stories by Gustavo Arellano

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  • Hot Mexican Mess

    published December 15, 2010

    Dear Mexican: Someone wrote you a while back wondering why Mexicans have made a mess of their beautiful country. You got all bent out of... More >>

  • Fright or Flight Response

    published December 8, 2010

    Dear Mexican: Why can AeroMexico Airlines fly through any kind of weather conditions to get to and from the United States, but any kind of... More >>

  • How Mexicans Are Like Pinatas

    published December 1, 2010

    Dear Mexican: This güero downloaded the Arizona S.B.1070 bill, did a search on the document for "Mexicans," and... More >>

  • Why Mexicans Should Learn to Dance to Tropical Music

    published November 24, 2010

    Dear Mexican: I am a mutt. My father's father was an illegal immigrant from Mexico; my mother's father was an illegal immigrant from... More >>

  • Going Back

    published November 17, 2010

    Dear Mexican: I’m a first-generation mexicano, and I’m thinking of moving to Mexico. My parents are absolutely against it,... More >>

  • Are Mexicans Cry-Babies?

    published November 10, 2010

    Dear Mexican: I've been hired to find out why some clothes are not being returned to patients at a nursing home in Newport Beach,... More >>

  • Do Mexicans Think It's Weird for Gabachos to Do Their Own Yardwork?

    published November 3, 2010

    Dear Mexican: There are a lot of antsy/jittery people along the United States' southern border. Lots of those antsy people seem to want... More >>

  • Citizen Quiz

    published October 27, 2010

    Dear Mexican: I was a history major at the University of Arizona in Tucson, which I believe was part of the Gadsden Purchase, the last piece... More >>

  • Some of Their Best Friends are Mexicans

    published October 20, 2010

    Dear Mexican: I'm not the type to let things slide when I see something that strikes me as ignorant, no matter who it is. When my friend's... More >>

  • Out on a Limb

    published October 13, 2010

    Dear Mexican: What is it with the Mexican hang-up on body parts? When General Antonio López de Santa Anna was struck by a cannonball... More >>

  • Mexico, Through Beer Goggles

    published October 6, 2010

    Dear Mexican: Mexico is truly an amazing, beautiful country! Huge oil reserves, mineral deposits second to none, tourist potential... More >>

  • Why Is It Hard To Find an Educated Mexican Man in NYC?

    published September 29, 2010

    Dear Mexican: I understand NYC isn't your jurisdiction, but maybe you have some insight, or maybe this is also a problem for other smart and... More >>

  • Zack de la Rocha, MIA

    published September 22, 2010

    Dear Mexican: What punishment could America give that would FINALLY make crossing America's borders—repeatedly—unpalatable to... More >>

  • When Can Mexican Workers Speak Spanish Freely?

    published September 15, 2010

    Dear Mexican: I work at a large hotel in Orange County where 80 percent of the employees are Latin American, primarily Mexican. I love all... More >>

  • Mexico Turns 200!

    published September 8, 2010

    Dear Readers: ¡VIVA MÉXICO, CABRONES! Happy 200th cumpleaños to America's favorite country, to the land of... More >>

  • Special Labor Dia Edition

    published September 1, 2010

    Dear Mexican: I'm a naturalized citizen born in Ciudad Juárez (the most dangerous city in the world, thanks to the drug cartels), but... More >>

  • Bad Time to Be a Mexican?

    published August 25, 2010

    Dear Mexican: Oye, I'm a Mexican con un pie aquí y un pie allá, and I have to admit... More >>

  • Fun With Mormon Fantasies

    published August 18, 2010

    Dear Readers: As you read this, my trusty burro, pigtailed chica, and I are criss-crossing Aztlán researching Mexican food. So... More >>

  • Mexico-on-the-Hudson

    published August 11, 2010

    Dear Mexican: As a proud New Yorker, I gotta ask: What the FUCK is up with Mexican food in this city? Sure, we're used to getting owned by... More >>

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    Fools for Joe Arpaio

    published August 4, 2010

    Dear Mexican: I am a retired gringa living in Mazatlán, Sinaloa. Most of us foreigners here are sympathetic to the immigration... More >>

  • Mexican Graffiti

    published July 27, 2010

    Dear Mexican: As an old gringo who calls himself a gringo (not a gabacho), I study Mexican culture and ask myself,... More >>

  • Why Are There So Many Mormons in Mexico?

    published July 20, 2010

    Dear Mexican: I heard Mormonism is a quickly spreading religion down in ye olde Mexico. What is it about this religion that a lot of... More >>

  • How to Handle a Pendejo for a Boyfriend

    published July 13, 2010

    Dear Mexican: Most Mexicans I know (myself included) feel it's a terrible disrespect to keep old photos around of your ex. I'd never keep... More >>

  • All Tomorrow's Fiestas

    published July 6, 2010

    Dear Mexican: I'm a (poor) white girl myself, but I have to ask: What's the deal with all the rich white girls playing such a big role in... More >>

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    What's a Little Marriage Fraud Between Amigos?

    published July 6, 2010

    The names of the couples in this story have been changed to protect their identities.If Juan and Juana were going to stage a... More >>

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