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2007 Stories by Gustavo Arellano

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  • Frequently Asked Preguntas

    published December 27, 2007

    Dear Readers: Gracias, thank you, gracias for another successful year. The Mexican now appears in 32 newspapers across the... More >>

  • Labor Daze

    published December 20, 2007

    Dear Mexican: USA citizens are sick and tired that for more than forty years, Latin American elites have lived like monarchs because... More >>

  • Zero Population

    published December 13, 2007

    Dear Mexican: I'm sad that there aren't more Mexicans here in the Detroit area. We're one of the few areas in the country that is... More >>

  • Cheese Quiz

    published December 6, 2007

    Dear Mexican: I was born in beautiful El Paso, and my parents are from Juaritos. I always wondered why Mexican restaurants en los... More >>

  • Stranger in a Strange Land

    published November 29, 2007

    Dear Mexican: With a scant four weeks before I cram my mochila with a few clothes for me and a horde of presents for my future... More >>

  • Hot Wheels

    published November 22, 2007

    Dear Mexican: What's the deal with Spanish-language car-dealership commercials that feature bikini-clad porn-star wannabes copulating... More >>

  • That’s Sick!

    published November 15, 2007

    Dear Mexican: Is Lou Dobbs right when he says that close to eighty hospitals in California have been closed down because of the... More >>

  • Beaner Bawl

    published November 8, 2007

    Dear Mexican: I like to think that I'm an open-minded sorta guy for a teenager. I fervently oppose racial stereotypes, though I do think... More >>

  • Dead Letter Day

    published November 1, 2007

    Dear Mexican: How do I go to the Mexican grocery store and bakery to buy supplies for our Día de los Muertos party without... More >>

  • Help, I'm Dating a Mexican!

    published October 25, 2007

    Dear Mexican: Why do so many of my peers assume I must have low self-esteem just because I'm dating a Mexican guy? I finally found... More >>

  • The Mexican Dismembers History

    published October 18, 2007

    Dear Mexican: What is it with the Mexican hangup on body parts? When General Antonio López de Santa Anna was struck by a... More >>

  • Has-Beans

    published October 11, 2007

    Dear Mexican: We were in a restaurant the other day, eating refried beans and green chile, when I overheard some gringos in the next... More >>

  • Carlos Mencia: Racist Jerk or Thieving Jerk?

    published October 4, 2007

    Dear Mexican: I'm a minority, and I know we can be overly sensitive sometimes, but I just can't stand Carlos Mencia. Not only are his... More >>

  • Bilingual Education and Ignorance

    published September 27, 2007

    Dear Mexican: After the great migration of Jews to this nation, a question was posed: "How long does it take a Jew to go from being a... More >>

  • Mex and Match

    published September 20, 2007

    Dear Readers: A couple of weeks ago, I asked half-breeds to write in with nicknames that describe their mixed Mexican heritage. Many,... More >>

  • Papi Don’t Preach

    published September 13, 2007

    Dear Mexican: I am addressing this to both you and Dan Savage, hoping one of you will have an answer: Why do Mexican chicks yell for their... More >>

  • Funny Business

    published September 6, 2007

    Dear Mexican: A new line of Speedy González clothing came out earlier this year. As a black vendor in a predominantly Mexican... More >>

  • Sit Down, Stand Up

    published August 30, 2007

    Dear Mexican: Do you agree with immigration-rights activists calling Elvira Arellano, who is an illegal immigrant and a criminal, I... More >>

  • Read My Lip Liner

    published August 23, 2007

    Dear readers: It's not just questions and racist rants that invade the Mexican's mailbox. Your feedback sneaks under my digital fence,... More >>

  • Brown Fields

    published August 16, 2007

    Dear Mexican: I had a discussion with a couple of gringos who said immigration (both legal and illegal) needs to stop. I replied jokingly,... More >>

  • Una Rosa by Any Other Name

    published August 9, 2007

    Dear Mexican: I've run into a problem with my wife. I'd like to proudly display our last name on the back window of the family car, but she... More >>

  • Lip Service

    published August 2, 2007

    Dear Mexican: Why do Mexicans say "¡Ojalá Dios quiere!"? Ojalá refers to Allah, the Muslim god, and... More >>

  • Exposing His Cockney

    published July 26, 2007

    Dear Readers: You love us, you really love us! Mere moments after publishing my July 12 column (in which a couple of Know Nothings had... More >>

  • History Lesson

    published July 19, 2007

    Dear Mexican: Why don't Mexicans ever drop their Spanish? Even third- and fourth-generation Mexican-Americans still speak the language to... More >>

  • Special Colorado Edición

    published July 12, 2007

    Dear Mexican: Colorado boasts a large Mexican population and ski industry, yet so few Mexicans ski. Please explain. Vail Vato... More >>

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