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2008 Stories by Gustavo Arellano

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  • Ask a Mexican

    published July 3, 2008

    Dear Mexican: Whenever I have an immigration debate with my Chicano hermanos who support open borders and get angry at... More >>

  • Ask A Mexican

    published June 26, 2008

    Dear Mexican: What do you think would happen if U.S. citizens could as easily buy land and set up businesses in Mexico as Mexicans can do in... More >>

  • Ask A Mexican

    published June 19, 2008

    Dear Mexican: I recently went to a Los Angeles Dodgers game at Dodgers Stadium. It was good to see the familias having... More >>

  • Ask A Mexican

    published June 12, 2008

    Dear Readers: The Mexican has previously published only one Best Of column in his nearly four years living under his cousin's identity in this... More >>

  • Bigots Here, Bigots There, Bigots Everywhere

    published June 5, 2008

    Dear Mexican: First, it was the Native Americans, then it was the blacks, then the Japanese. For a while, Muslims. Now, I fear that... More >>

  • Ask A Mexican

    published May 29, 2008

    Dear Mexican: I'm a Mexican-American, but I always lie and tell people my ancestors were from Spain and immigrated to the United... More >>

  • El Mejor de lo Mejor

    published May 29, 2008

    Mexican artists have recorded English-language songs for decades, but the opposite is rare: American musicians have historically treated... More >>

  • Ask A Mexican

    published May 22, 2008

    Dear Mexican: Why did the Mexican comedian Cantinflas never catch on in Hollywood? I thought he was supposed to usher in the Mexican... More >>

  • Ask A Mexican

    published May 15, 2008

    Dear readers: My recent column regarding the dissimilarities between Scots and Mexicans provoked a surprising amount of angry... More >>

  • Ask a Mexican

    published May 8, 2008

    Dear Readers: The paperback version of my book is out in stores now, cheap enough so that even a Guatemalan can afford it. Buy, por favor!... More >>

  • Ask a Mexican

    published May 1, 2008

    Dear Mexican: Consider the similarities between my people, the Celtic Scots, and yours, the Hispanic Mexicans. Both our people trace roots... More >>

  • Ask a Mexican

    published April 24, 2008

    Dear Readers: The paperback version of my book is out in stores now, cheap enough so that even a Guatemalan can afford it. Buy, por favor! Now,... More >>

  • Ask A Mexican

    published April 17, 2008

    Dear Mexican: I work at a Seattle-based company, and our customer service department uses a phone tree system that asks all callers to press... More >>

  • Ask A Mexican

    published April 10, 2008

    Dear Mexican: Sitting on my desk is a levy from the Internal Revenue Service for more than $12,000 in unpaid taxes. Turns out some dude used... More >>

  • Ask A Mexican

    published April 3, 2008

    Dear Readers: Belated April Fools', amigos! So many of you fell for my hoax of a farewell column last week (don't any of you know that the... More >>

  • Adios, Amigos

    published March 27, 2008

    Dear Mexican: I'm a gay man in his mid-30s who has always loved Mexican men. And this question is not only from my experience, but also that... More >>

  • It's Hard to be Legal When the Law's This Bad

    published March 20, 2008

    I am an illegal alien that just turned 18. Is there anything I can do to become a legal alien besides deportation or marrying a U.S.... More >>

  • Ask A Mexican

    published March 13, 2008

    Dear Mexican: Mexicans are angry that the United States might protect its own borders, might make it harder to sneak into this country and,... More >>

  • Ask a Mexican

    published March 6, 2008

    Dear Mexican: Why do Mexicans have padrinos for everything? I never understood why, can you help me... More >>

  • The Dark Horse?

    published February 28, 2008

    Why won't Mexicans vote for a black man? —Hillary Hater Dear Readers: Dozens of ustedes have sent... More >>

  • Why Exactly Does Mexico Suck?

    published February 21, 2008

    Dear Mexican: Why do you suppose Mexico has such a hard time getting its act together? It has vast natural resources, good climate, natural... More >>

  • Do Legal Immigrants Turn in Illegal Ones?

    published February 14, 2008

    Dear Mexican: My parents were Greeks who legally immigrated to the United States in 1920. When it became harder for Greeks to... More >>

  • Love (or at least sex) Mexican-style

    published February 7, 2008

    Dear Mexican: After working with Mexicans for years, I have noticed that Mexican men have a double standard when it comes to homosexuality.... More >>

  • Don't Piss Off a Drunken Chihuahua

    published January 31, 2008

    Dear readers: Mucho feedback from ustedes regarding recent questions about archetypical Mexican dogs and the propensity of wabs... More >>

  • Why do Mexicans like the Doors?

    published January 24, 2008

    Dear Mexican: At a weekly Doors tribute band gig, I've noticed the majority of the crowd is Mexican. I swear, sometimes it seems like the... More >>

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