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2014 Stories by Gustavo Arellano

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  • Mexican Greatness and Roberto Gómez Bolaños

    published December 25, 2014

    Dear Mexican, The other day, my Italian boyfriend and I were sitting in a cafe in Santa Monica. He asked me an interesting... More >>


    published December 18, 2014

    Gentle cabrones: Behold my annual Mexican Christmas guide, where I recommend the best Mexi-themed libros for you to give to your... More >>

  • Family and History

    published December 11, 2014

    Dear Mexican, I'm a third-year university student, a liberal studies and Spanish major. My family, extended and immediate,... More >>

  • Immigration Outrage and What's in a Name?

    published November 27, 2014

    Dear Mexican, I was reading the comments (BIG MISTAKE) on an article I recently read regarding St. Charles, Missouri, adopting... More >>

  • Similarities and Automobile Etiquette

    published November 20, 2014

    Dear Mexican, Why do Mexicans and gabachos resemble each other so much? Both are very conservative about... More >>

  • Latin Music and a Tenth Anniversary

    published November 13, 2014

    Dear Mexican, I'm interested in a job that says it is a plus to have an understanding of Latin, Spanish and Mexican music. I... More >>

  • Drugs, Meat and Mail

    published October 23, 2014

    Dear Mexican, What do Mexicans in the United States think of the violent drug cartel problem currently in Mexico? Do local... More >>

  • Donkey Show

    published October 16, 2014

    Dear Mexican, I've heard that the Tijuana donkey show featuring a female whore is not real other than the fact that they do... More >>

  • Green Cards and Scorpions

    published October 2, 2014

    Dear Mexican, Why don't Mexicans get green cards and come into the United States legally? After talking to people who have, the... More >>

  • Language and Machismo

    published September 25, 2014

    Dear Mexican, One of the things I have found enjoyable and profound is the use of language by Chicanos,... More >>

  • The Waiting Game and Black Mexicans

    published September 18, 2014

    Dear Mexican, A very close friend of mine is supposed to become a U.S. citizen. He was brought here by his parents when he... More >>

  • Illegals and Mexican Beer

    published September 11, 2014

    Dear Mexican, The Mexican-American community is the most adversely affected by the influx of illegals. Only the politicians... More >>

  • The Race Chain and Hair

    published September 4, 2014

    Dear Mexican, I'm from the southeastern U.S. and people think that all people from there are dumb (and, in many, cases correctly... More >>

  • Why Do Asian Students Do Better than Mexicans?

    published August 28, 2014

    Dear Mexican, I see lots of Mexican-Americans struggling in grade school and high school. Many Mexican-American activists claim it's... More >>


    published August 21, 2014

    Dear Readers, The Mexican just got married to a chica caliente, so he's taken her on a honeymoon to the motherland so she can... More >>

  • La Migra

    published August 14, 2014

    Dear Mexican, I'm not Mexican, but my son-in-law is. He is intelligent, bright, enthusiastic and pleasant to spend time with. He... More >>

  • Montezuma's Revenge and Sexual Healing

    published August 7, 2014

    Dear Mexican, I'm a handsome exemplar of the bronce race living in the motherland. I'm dating a beautiful... More >>

  • Language and Food

    published July 31, 2014

    Dear Mexican, What is it about the many gringos/gabachos that constantly slaughter Spanish words?  Spanish is easy to... More >>

  • Conspiracy Theory?

    published July 24, 2014

    Dear Mexican, I am from an Arabic-speaking country. After my education is completed here, I'll be returning to my country or... More >>

  • Immigration and Language and Immigration

    published July 17, 2014

    Dear Mexican, I have some questions and observations. During George, W. Bush's administration, ther was a lot of talk for and... More >>

  • Smoking, Evolution and History

    published July 10, 2014

    Dear Mexican, I noticed that Mexican people don't generally smoke. Don't get me wrong — I'm not condoning smoking, but... More >>

  • Border Policy and Racial Identity

    published July 3, 2014

    Dear Mexican, The tragedy currently playing out on the U.S. southern border has reminded me to once again ask my... More >>

  • Mexican Identity and Style

    published June 26, 2014

    Dear Mexican, I think I might be Mexican — but there are some people who might disagree. Being that you are the source... More >>

  • Speaking English and Drag Queens

    published June 19, 2014

    Dear Mexican, Why do some Mexicans expect us to learn Spanish instead of them learning English? (NOTE: I... More >>

  • Tall, Handsome and Dark

    published June 12, 2014

    Dear Mexican, If dark-skinned people are so "undesirable," unwelcome and put down by you gringos, how come you bake in the... More >>

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