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Hipster Vatos

Sneakers & socks: So white!

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Aug 30,2011 - Dear Mexican: I see a lot of vatos around wearing the clam-digger pants with the knee-high white socks and white sneakers. While this is nothing new, I’ve noticed recently that the shoes and socks are the whitest white I’ve ever seen.

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Tres Leches Cake

Plus: Instilling some history

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Aug 23,2011 - Tres leches cake is traditionally made with evaporated milk, condensed milk and a layer of cream on top.

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Half-Mexican, Half ?

A list of half-breeds

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Aug 15,2011 - Half-White: Honky-Tonk, Gringateca, Mejiyanqui, Mexi-melts, Whics

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Couch Surfin' Cousins

Keep the woman, lose the family

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Aug 8,2011 - Mexicans never let drunken cousins sleep on the couch—that’s what the back of a pickup truck is for.

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Mexicans Hate Spaniards?

Plus: The Mexican worker myth

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Aug 1,2011 - The Peach State decided to go all Arizona on its growing Latino population and passed nasty legislation.

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Mennonites Pedaling Queso

Best Europeans to invade Mexico?

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Jul 25,2011 - Dear Mexican: A few years ago, my girlfriend and I visited the beautiful city of Merida in the Yucatan. We were surprised to see a sentence in our guidebook warning us to be on the lookout for Mennonites pedaling queso in the mercado.

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Proper Title for Mexis

Is 'Mexican' no longer acceptable?

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Jul 19,2011 - Do you think sometime in the next couple of decades the term “Mexican” will no longer exist? In the future, will your column be referred to as Ask A Hispanic?

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Going Back Home

Will Mexicans ever return for good?

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Jul 11,2011 - Say the immigrant makes a few bucks and goes back to his/her hometown. Think they’ll put up with the shit that prompted them to move in the first place?

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Mexican Soccer Fans

Why they do what they do?

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Jul 4,2011 - Why do Mexican soccer fans chant “Osama! Osama!” when their side plays the United States?

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U.S. of Mexico

What if Mexico had kept the southwest?

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Jun 27,2011 - Dear Mexican: Suppose that all of the southwestern United States had remained in Mexican hands. Would the Mexicans have done any better with it than they have with the present confines of Mexico?
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