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Me encanta México

04/15/2014 Ana Deutsch

Conocí más de la cultura mexicana: la Virgen de Guadalupe, los chiles rellenos, los tacos y la sopa de tortilla. Desde entonces esos son mis platos favoritos, más que una parrillada argentina con chinchulines. […]

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Mexican Food in America

01/11/2014 Eric Valenzuela

Staying with grandma in the evenings she was always making chile rellenos or albondigas or chilaquiles (which remarkably has no chile) or something to that effect. […]

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Soccer, a Princess, and a Dirty War

01/11/2014 Nestor Fantini

Unfortunately, my personal dream for historical reparation did not materialize. Still, the Netherlands continues to be my moral hero, and as a consolation prize (considering that the horrors of the Dirty War cannot, and should not ever be forgotten) General Videla and many of the military mafia that tortured and killed are in jail after being convicted for crimes against humanity. […]


Marines learn about Afghanistan from the LA Police

01/11/2014 Uri Lerner

Using actual urban police to teach Marines so that they can train Afghan Police is an excellent and somewhat obvious idea. After-all, there is only so much a soldier in his early 20s can reasonably be expected know about reaching out to a community, especially one in a foreign nation. […]

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Zoot Suit Riot

01/09/2014 Eric Valenzuela

I would much rather see a bunch of guys hanging around in suits, even if they are ill-fitting suits, than pants that could house several animals, and prints in which a clown would feel silly. […]


The Spanglish of the cholo

01/09/2014 Eric Valenzuela

This isn’t the typical Spanglish where one might say carro instead of coche, or always answer with “que” when “mande usted” would be more appropriate. No, this is more like saying “watcha,” or “trucha”. […]