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  • Immigration... and What's In A Name

    published July 9, 2009

    Dear Mexican, Why is it that ever since the U.S./California let you people immigrate, tunnel, weasel or whatever into this... More >>

  • Practicing patience, pendejos.

    published July 2, 2009

    Dear Mexican, Looking back recently on my distant youth in northwest Ohio, I came to the realization that the sweetest, most... More >>

  • Mexicans in the Movies

    published June 25, 2009

    Dear Mexican, You once asked why Mexican bands don't hit it big in the good old US of A. I think the simple answer is that... More >>

  • Immigrant vs. Immigrant

    published June 18, 2009

    Dear Mexican, I write to you with a doubt similar to the one that Incensed in Chicago felt a couple of weeks ago, when her... More >>

  • "Gabacho" isn't the only bad word we've got for you...

    published June 11, 2009

    Dear Mexican, I was riding the local light rail when two female ­Mexicans sat down and started talking rapid-fire Spanish... More >>

  • MUY CALIENTE SUMMER EDITION

    published June 4, 2009

    Dear Mexican, I am a Chicano in Connecticut. I moved from Arizona to the East Coast for my dream job. I have to admit that I'm... More >>

  • Advanced Mexican Studies

    published May 28, 2009

    Dear Mexican, My question is simple: Can you please confirm the fact that there are doctors, lawyers and other professionals... More >>

  • Modern-day piracy, Mexican style

    published May 21, 2009

    Dear Mexican, My wife and I have an argument going on about pirates. And since you are the source for all things Mexican, I'd... More >>

  • ¿Quieres Chingar?

    published May 14, 2009

    Dear Mexican, My wife is from Michoacán state. We've bought a home in the small town of her birth. I love everything... More >>

  • Clorox in the Rio Grande

    published May 7, 2009

    p> Dear Mexican, Is it true that most Mexicans are carriers of the swine flu due to the fact they eat a lot of chicharrones,... More >>

  • ¡Ask a Mexican!

    published April 30, 2009

    Dear Readers, As you drinko por Cinco this May 5, please take around this column listing songs that... More >>

  • Mexican Moors?

    published April 23, 2009

    Dear Mexican, First of all, please don't think that I'm a self-­loathing Mexican; I was born in the U.S. to northern... More >>

  • Wet Backs

    published April 16, 2009

    Dear Mexican, In an earlier column, you mentioned that conservatives can't have an argument against illegal immigration... More >>

  • Ay, Caramba!

    published April 9, 2009

    Dear Mexican, For as long as I can remember, Mexicans were known for doing three things: Drinking lots of... More >>

  • Talking About NAFTA and Mexico

    published April 2, 2009

    Dear Mexican, Why are Mexicans so proud of the brutality of their police force? They seem to glamorize it in all their music... More >>

  • SPECIAL APRIL FOOLS' DAY EDITION

    published March 26, 2009

    ¡ASK A MEXICAN! BY GUSTAVO ARELLANO Dear Readers, In honor of April Fools' Day, I'm turning over the column this... More >>

  • Mexican Birth Control and Undocumented College Students

    published March 19, 2009

    Dear Mexican, Why is it that when I go to the Mexican supermarkets to buy productos femeninos, fully... More >>

  • What's Up with Sheriff Joe Arpaio?

    published March 12, 2009

    Dear Mexican, Not sure if this has been asked before, but how do you feel about Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio? I think the... More >>

  • Pinche Bumblebee man

    published March 5, 2009

    Dear Readers, Before we move on to your spicy preguntas, a bit of housecleaning. Pri­meramente, gracias to all... More >>

  • Illegal Immigrants and Stay-At-Home Mexicans

    published February 26, 2009

    Dear Mexican, I believe that the words people use to describe other people, intentionally or unintentionally, reflect their... More >>

  • Pinche Child Molesters

    published February 19, 2009

    Dear Mexican, What is the deal with Mexican denial when it comes to dealing with child sexual abuse? I know counselors who... More >>

  • What About Lazy Mexicans?

    published February 12, 2009

    Dear Mexican, I have a question from one Mexican to another: Why do gabachos think we know everything... More >>

  • Why All the Mexican Narco Hate?

    published February 5, 2009

    Dear Mexican, I can't tell you how disappointed I've been these past few days, as a U.S. citizen and ciudadano... More >>

  • Why Do Mexicans Take So Long To Warm Up Their Cars

    published January 29, 2009

    Dear Mexican I am a naturalized (legal) hispano in the U.S., and I just realized what the "illegal"... More >>

  • Thin Steak and Samuel P. Huntington

    published January 22, 2009

    Dear Mexican, Mi hermano y yo tenemos un dispute. We all know that Mexicans love their bistec... More >>

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