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Where Gringos Don’t Belong

April 27, 2015

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Excerpt: They forced the whimpering woman to her knees, then lifting were able to get her to stand. She cried out, hurt, and the woman with the tangled hair flung her jacket aside and yanked the short-sleeved sweatshirt she was wearing beneath it over her head and knotted it to form a sling. She slipped […]

Where Gringos Don’t Belong

April 12, 2015

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“Amor! They’re attacking..! Kill-..!” Pati’s voice broke off and “No!” she screamed, not to him but to someone around her. Through the receiver he could hear shouts and blasts that sounded like explosions. Again, “No!” and then her voice, briefly, anguished, “They won’t..! They won’t…!” then a scream again, piercing, a laser through his mind. […]

Behold This Wonderful World!

April 10, 2015

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ROBERT JOE STOUT     “Behold This Wonderful World!” Mexico is the Middle Ages with a cosmetically redesigned face. The power structure is an oligarchy, not a monarchy or vice-regency, but it operates in the same inept Feudal fashion as its pre-Renaissance predecessors. Most important policy decisions are not made in Mexico City but in Washington, […]

“We’re Screwed!”

April 2, 2015

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“Chíngala,I’m heading for Los Angeles, where my uncles are!” “And school?” “School’s worthless. We get our hopes up, puf! Jodidos!” “We don’t need the school! It’s our project—” “—finish it ourselves!” “Chinga qué no. It’s not our land. We’re screwed.” “This is very different from what we intended,” Humberto’s father interceded. He explained school officials […]