Alibi V.15 No.18 • May 4-10, 2006 
Best buddies: Arellano shakes hands with Jim Gilchrist of the Minuteman Project, a private “border security project” initiated last year to stop illegal immigrants from crossing the border into the United States.


Dear Gabachos

An interview with Gustavo Arellano

One morning, a couple months ago, one of the Alibi's owners handed me some samples of a column called “¡Ask a Mexican!” From what I remember, the first sample was an analysis of Mexican attitudes toward group sex. Another was a primer on Mexican cussing. A third was about why newly arrived Mexicans enjoy American public restrooms so much. My boss wanted to know if I thought the column would be appropriate for the Alibi. My initial reaction: “Are you out of your pinche mind?”

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