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Retiring to Mexico & Chingar

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // May 13,2009 - My wife is from Michoacán state. We've bought a home in the small town of her birth. I love everything about the quiet little place. Even her mother is kind to me, as if I were her son...

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Swine Flu & Mexican Genetics

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // May 6,2009 - Is it true that most Mexicans are carriers of the swine flu due to the fact they eat a lot of chicharrones, or is it the fact that your women are so pig-like?

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Cinco de Mayo Mariachi Guide

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Apr 29,2009 - This May 5, please take this column around listing songs that mariachis will actually, gladly play instead of having to glumly strum through the umpteenth "La Bamba" and "Guantanamera."

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Self Loathing Mexican, Chuck Taylor Sneakers

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Apr 22,2009 - Dear Mexican: First of all, please don't think that I'm a self-loathing Mexican; I was born in the United States to northern Mexican parents...

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Illegal Immigrants & Gastronomic Stereotypes

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Apr 15,2009 - Dear Mexican: In an earlier column, you mentioned that conservatives can’t have an argument against illegal immigration without it degenerating into a diatribe against culture.

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iAy, Caramba! & Beggars

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Apr 8,2009 - For as long as I can remember, Mexicans were known for doing three things: Drinking lots of cerveza, having lots of niños, and saying “Ay, caramba!”

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NAFTA & Mariachis

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Apr 1,2009 - Why aren’t more Mexicans talking about the economic destruction that the NAFTA treaty has caused in Mexico and the role it plays in the immigration problem?

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April Fool's Day Edition

The Reconquista

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Mar 25,2009 - Following are the winners of my challenge to Know Nothings a couple semanas back asking people to explain in 100 words or less how they can hate the illegal Mexican while loving the legal one without mentioning culture.

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Femine Products & Undocumented College Students

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Mar 18,2009 - Why is it that when I go to the Mexican supermarkets to buy productos femeninas, fully 98 percent of the aisle provided for such things is composed of maxi pads and the limited selection of tampons are in dusty boxes with a sell-by date of 1986?

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Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Mar 11,2009 - Not sure if this has been asked before, but how do you feel about Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio? I think the guy's a fucking racist who's just out to get Mexicans to fulfill his racist agenda.
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