Monthly Archives: April 2013

Don Ramón

“They became furious.” To say that “they became furious” falls far short of foreshadowing what the Mara-18 gang did to Don Ramón and his family. But let me introduce you to Don Ramón, because he’s a wonderful man. Don Ramón was born 58 years ago in a small town in Honduras. His father passed away […]


Neza York. Arabronx. Xochihouston. Sound somewhat familiar? Mexicans have an affinity for wordplay. They mix and mash their words up, they make lots of puns, and they have a very, ahem, rich tradition of albures, or double-entendres. Of course, for a word or a concept to enter Mexican wordplay with any degree of efficacy, it […]