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Cool Spots in Mexico

Veracruz is the place

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Jun 21,2011 - Dear Mexican: I’m wondering how Mexicans feel about the communities of American expats springing up all over Mexico...

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Dad Hates Mexican Boyfriend!

Losing it over a beaner

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Jun 13,2011 - Dear Mexican: I’m a white girl dating a Mexican from Jalisco that works for my dad. There lies the problem. Dad absolutely dislikes him and...

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Border Security & Illegal vs. Legal

How to secure America's borders

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Jun 7,2011 - Dear Mexican: There are many who give lip service to border security. You may or may not be one of them.

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Spayed Pets & Pancho Villa

Balls don't define a man's dog

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // May 30,2011 - Dear Mexican: I’m new to the San Antonio area and am enjoying exploring the many wonderful aspects of its history and culture. One thing has become incredibly bothersome to me, though: the plight of pet overpopulation.

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Speak Proper Spanish

Why is Spanish consistently dumbed down?

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // May 23,2011 - But my question is why can’t we also promote the use and practice of PROPER SPANISH in this country?

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Brown Pride vs. White Pride & Mexican Jews

Become Jewish, find a Mexican husband

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // May 16,2011 - Dear Mexican: What happened to my friend? She is white (Irish—her only aunt was a Catholic nun!), she grew up in Pico Rivera ...

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Mexico: A Tea Party Paradise & ESL

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // May 9,2011 - I can’t help thinking of Mexico as a Tea Party paradise. There are few regulations, and environmentalists, socialists, and liberals are few and far between.

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Real American vs. Real Mexican

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // May 4,2011 - His response is always that I can’t understand the real Mexican culture because I’m Anglo. “It’s in the blood,” he’ll say. I reply that those are almost the exact words white racists would use...

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Mexican Rap & Marriage Proposals

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Apr 25,2011 - Why does every Mexican rap/hip-hop song always contain the lyrics, “No paramos,” “Nunca paramos,” or some other logically equivalent statement ...

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The Proverbial Ladder of Success & Women Migrant Workers' Fecal Matter

By Gustavo Arellano
POSTED // Apr 18,2011 - How come immigrants from south of the border stay stuck on the bottom rungs of the proverbial ladder of success for generations?
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