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2011 Stories by Gustavo Arellano

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  • Can a Gabacho Be More Mexican Than a Mexican?

    published May 4, 2011

    Dear Mexican: Please settle a dispute. I’m an Anglo living and working in Mexico for years, in Culiacán, Sinaloa (I married one... More >>

  • How Do Mexicans Propose Marriage?

    published April 27, 2011

    Dear Mexican: Why does every Mexican rap/hip-hop song always contain the lyrics, “No paramos,” “Nunca... More >>

  • Why Do Mexican Farm Workers Take a Shit in the Fields?

    published April 20, 2011

    Dear Mexican: You seem like a smart guy and your input regarding an ethnic phenomenon I’ve observed would be of interest. I live in a... More >>

  • Should the United States Return the Southwest to Mexico?

    published April 13, 2011

    Dear Mexican: I grant you a magic wand; now, tell me how do we right the wrongs of Sam Houston and Manifest Destiny? Is it to correct his... More >>

  • Should Mexicans Use Affirmative Action?

    published April 6, 2011

    Dear Mexican: I'm a blanquita, and I've recently begun dating a CALIENTE mexicano. I adore this man. The first time we were... More >>

  • Special April Fools' Edicion

    published March 30, 2011

    Dear Readers: Rather than me punk ustedes with a prank, I give you the cruelest joke of all—ex-congressman and eternal Know Nothing... More >>

  • Ask a Hispanic!

    published March 23, 2011

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  • Is it Crazy to Shop in Juarez?

    published March 16, 2011

    Dear Mexican: Why is it que cada vez that I talk to a Hispanic (not many Mexicans in New York, yet), it seems that they have a... More >>

  • Manifest Destiny

    published March 9, 2011

    Dear Mexican: When World War II ended, the Germans and Japanese had to return all the territories they had acquired by force. The U.S.... More >>

  • Mocha Mix

    published March 2, 2011

    Dear Mexican: I am a mocha-skinned woman with long, curly hair and dark-brown eyes. Puerto Ricans always ask if I am Puerto Rican,... More >>

  • Can a Gabacho Become President of Mexico?

    published February 23, 2011

    Dear Mexican: The perception of Mexico having a defective culture has come up in your column several times, and it's most important to point... More >>

  • How Do I Properly Say 'Hola' to Mexicans?

    published February 16, 2011

    Dear Mexican: I'm a white, rural, ninth-generation Texan who left the farm and is now a lawyer for a large corporation in one of the largest... More >>

  • Why Doesn't the Mexican Translate All His Spanish Words?

    published February 9, 2011

    Dear Readers: Although many of you have loved and/or loathed my columna for years, the Mexican still finds new readers every week... More >>

  • Mariachi Madness

    published February 2, 2011

    Dear Mexican: My gabacho friends look at me askance for being a gabacho who enjoys mariachi music. They, and even some of my... More >>

  • Road Kill

    published January 26, 2011

    Dear Mexican: A few years ago, I moved to Tucson. In said city, I noticed that there were little piles of stuff accumulated on the medians... More >>

  • Don't Blame the Culture!

    published January 19, 2011

    Dear Mexican: I'm not Mexican (or from a Spanish-speaking country, for that matter), but I get mad when the gabachos in my town say... More >>

  • Acting Prickly

    published January 12, 2011

    Dear Mexican: Read your column in The Village Voice and am hoping you can help me: I think I have a Mexican problem. In... More >>

  • Trashing the Desert

    published January 5, 2011

    Dear Mexican: I was alerted today to the problem of trash dumped on the Sonoran Desert in Arizona and am trying to track down more articles... More >>

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