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True Tales from Another Mexico: The Lynch Mob, the Popsicle Kings, Chalino, and the Bronx,9780826322951

True Tales from Another Mexico: The Lynch Mob, the Popsicle Kings, Chalino, and the Bronx

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ISBN13:

9780826322951

ISBN10:
0826322956
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/1/2001
Publisher(s):
Univ of New Mexico Pr
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Summary

Newspapers trumpeted Vicente Fox's election as Mexico's president with the headlines "Ya Cambio" -- Change Is At Hand. Fox ousted Mexico's ruling party, the PRI, and ended its seventy-one years in power. But as Sam Quinones convincingly shows in this book, much of Mexico was changing before the July 2000 presidential elections. Fox's victory marked the triumph of another Mexico, a vital, energetic, and creative Mexico tracked by Quinones for over six years and perceptively presented in this book.

Quinones merges keen observation with astute interviews and storytelling in his search for an authentic modern Mexico. He finds it in part in emigrants, people who use wits and imagination to strike out on their own. In poignant stories from north of the border -- about Oaxacan basketball leagues in southern California and the late singing legend Chalino Sanchez whose songs of drug smugglers spurred the popularity of the narcocorrido -- Quinones shows how another Mexico is reinventing itself in America today. But most of his stories are from deep inside Mexico itself

Table of Contents

Introduction 1(11)
The Ballad of Chalino Sanchez
11(20)
Lynching in Huejutla
31(22)
Telenovela
53(26)
The Jotos of La Fogata
79(18)
San Quintin
97(20)
Zeus and the Oaxaca Hoops
117(20)
The Dead Women of Juarez
137(16)
West Side Kansas Street
153(28)
Photo Section
173(8)
The Bronx
181(16)
Leaving Nueva Jerusalen
197(28)
Jesus Malverde
225(8)
Tepito
233(16)
The Last Valiente
249(18)
The Popsicle Kings of Tocumbo
267(16)
Nuevo Chupicuaro
283(10)
Afterword---July 2: Another Mexico Emerges 293(33)
Appendix: Story Updates 326(7)
Acknowledgments 333


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