And why do Mexicans try to get their sons to marry Mexican villagers?
And what are some Mexican regional stereotypes of Mexicans?
The religious iconography of the drug trade.
Santa Muerte, the newly-popular Grim Reaper-like Mexican folk saint, and subject of this week's cover story, is not the only object of supernatural devotion in the drug trade. Far from it. In fact, she's something of a Johnny-come-lately in Mexican folk religion. For as long as there have been smug ... More >>
This image of Jeff Goldblum would make a nice update to the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. We wanted to focus on Cuban restaurants for the roundup, in honor of Elian Gonzalez's 18th birthday week. There weren't any Cuban restaurants on this week's list, though, so we're just looking at Hispan ... More >>
It's a felony, sure, but in the absence of real immigration reform, some young, assimilated illegal immigrants see it as their best path to citizenship.
Photo courtesy Mission PDA guy named Toca does weed. Go figureWhoever said life imitates art was no liar. What's funny is how often life in Texas can imitate "high" art - namely Cheech and Chong movies. Take this tale, from Mission in the Rio Grande Valley... This Tuesday, a 34-year-old man na ... More >>
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When you believe in a place like Tony's, everything tastes better