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2010 Stories by Gustavo Arellano

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  • Girls, Birth Rights and More Girls!

    published July 8, 2010

    Dear Mexican, I'm a (poor) white girl myself, but I have to ask: What's the deal with all the rich white girls playing such a... More >>

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    What's a Little Marriage Fraud Between Amigos?

    published July 8, 2010

    The names of the couples in this story have been changed to protect their identities.If Juan and Juana were going to stage a... More >>


    published July 1, 2010

    Dear Readers, The Arizona pendejas have emboldened hundreds of Know Nothings in the past week to boast to the Mexican that they're... More >>

  • Hate Mail

    published June 24, 2010

    Dear Mexican, Why do the Mexicans HATE American soccer and "hate" (bolded, underlined and italicized) Landon... More >>

  • Minutemen and the douche fixation

    published June 17, 2010

    Dear Mexican, I'm a civil rights lawyer. I sue the San Diego Minutemen. Whenever the Minutemen are accused of being racist they... More >>

  • Special Summer Edicion

    published June 10, 2010

    Dear Mexican, I worked a summer job during college in southern Arizona during the late 1960s, where most of my co-workers were... More >>


    published June 3, 2010

    Dear Mexican, I work at a high school where there is a significant number of our students without papers. Two students that I... More >>


    published May 27, 2010

    Dear Mexican, I have a sister. I read your column each time it comes out in the Tucson Weekly. Once, we... More >>

  • Special Potpourri Edition

    published May 20, 2010

    Dear Readers, Over the past couple of weeks, the Know Nothing nation has invaded my inbox with the question of why can't the United... More >>

  • Special Regional Anti-Mexican Slur Edition

    published May 13, 2010

    Dear Readers: I was supposed to deliver this column to ustedes for Cinco de Drinko, but Arizona's reprehensible S.B. 1070 bill had to rear... More >>

  • Special Arizona Buycott Edition

    published May 6, 2010

    Dear Readers: All together, now: ¡A LA CHINGADA WITH ARIZONA'S SB1070! For those of ustedes too occupied with the your... More >>

  • Dressing Right and Standing Tall?

    published April 29, 2010

    Dear Mexican, I live in a Northeastern city, and a game I play with myself during the cold, wintry months is counting how many... More >>

  • "Made in Mexico" and the Border Fence

    published April 22, 2010

    Dear Mexican, I have a friend who frequently wears a T-shirt that boldly states in big, bad-ass, Old English letters, "Hecho en... More >>

  • Mexican Women and Spanish Influence

    published April 15, 2010

    Dear Mexican, I've dated a few Mexican girls in the last couple of years and I've come to realize one big, important thing... More >>


    published April 8, 2010

    Dear Mexican, I know that Mexicans and pochos can be black, white, Asian, and... More >>


    published April 1, 2010

    Dear Readers, In honor of April Fools' Day, I turn this column over to Jim Gilchrist, founder of the Minuteman Project movement, to... More >>

  • Speedy Gonzales Rides Again?

    published March 25, 2010

    >Dear Mexican, I just read that Speedy Gonzales is getting his own feature film and will be voiced by George Lopez. I read... More >>


    published March 18, 2010

    Dear Mexican, By now I'm sure you're aware of all the hate crimes against Hispanics in the last few years. By now I'm sure... More >>

  • Ask a Mexican: "Cheddar" and the Doors

    published March 11, 2010

    Dear Mexican, When I was in high school, everyone called the Mexican students like myself "cheddars." I'm not sure where this... More >>

  • Bullies and the Name Game

    published March 4, 2010

    Dear Mexican, I'm a pan blanco and my wife is puertorriqueña. Our son looks... More >>

  • Labor Woes, ATM Cards and More Slang

    published February 25, 2010

    Dear Mexican, I am a lifelong resident of Arizona and have worked side by side with illegals for 25 years as a... More >>

  • Immigration Costs and Deadly Showers

    published February 18, 2010

    Dear Mexican, People talk about the costs of illegal immigration on our society. What about the savings? Has there been any... More >>


    published February 11, 2010

    Dear Mexican, I've always been attracted to transgendered women since I was about 13. I've noticed, however, that most trannies... More >>


    published February 4, 2010

    Dear Mexican, How can a formerly proud Latina like myself feel proud to be Mexican again after my beloved relative was murdered... More >>


    published January 28, 2010

    Dear Mexican, Why do so many Mexicans work for Taco Bell and El Pollo Loco? Don't they know they only add a false credence to... More >>

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