Download Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream: True Tales of Mexican by Sam Quinones PDF

By Sam Quinones

Sam Quinones’s first ebook, precise stories From one other Mexico, used to be acclaimed for a way it peered into the corners of that state for its higher truths and complexities. Antonio’s Gun and Delfino’s Dream, Quinones’s moment selection of nonfiction stories, does a similar for probably the most vital problems with our instances: the migration of Mexicans to the United States.Quinones has lined the realm of Mexican immigrants for the final 13 years--from Chicago to Oaxaca, Michoacan to southeast la, Tijuana to Texas. alongside the way in which, he has exposed tales that support light up all that Mexicans search once they come north, how they modify their new kingdom, and are replaced through it.Here are the tales of the Henry Ford of velvet portray in Ciudad Juarez, the emergence of opera in Tijuana, the weird goings-on within the L.A. suburb of South Gate, and of the drug-addled colonies of previous international German Mennonites in Chihuahua. via all of it winds the story of Delfino Juarez, a tender building employee, and modern day Huckleberry Finn, who needed to go away his village to alter it."Sam Quinones is a border legend. For these within the understand, his reportage has been reason for social gathering. Now, with Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream he is taking us at the back of the traces and undercover. He places a human face on 'illegal immigration,' and he offers us lovely tales of survival and dread. despite the fact that, he accomplishes anything extra precious than a trifling parade of sensational set pieces--Quinones starts off to place the complicated matters within the mild of figuring out and hard-won wisdom."--Luis A. Urrea, writer of The Devil's road and The Hummingbird's Daughter

Show description

Read Online or Download Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream: True Tales of Mexican Migration PDF

Similar mexico books

Authentic Mexican: Regional Cooking from the Heart of Mexico (20th Anniversary Edition)

americans have eventually chanced on Mexico's ardour for stimulating nutrition. We've fallen in love with the good Mexican blend of wealthy, earthy flavors and informal, festive eating. yet we don't start to think how luxurious and sundry the cooking of Mexico fairly is.

After ten years of loving exploration, Rick Bayless, with his spouse, Deann, gave us genuine Mexican, this now vintage, easy-to-use compendium of our southern neighbor's cooking.

This all-embracing cookbook deals the entire variety of dishes, from chicken, meat, fish, rice, beans, and greens to eggs, snacks made up of corn masa, tacos, turnovers, enchiladas and their kinfolk, tamales, and moles, finishing with muffins, goodies, and drinks. There are impossible to resist finger meals akin to Yucatecan marinated shrimp tacos and crispy cheese-filled masa turnovers; highly spiced corn chowder and chorizo sausage with melted cheese will commence a different dinner; you can find mole poblano, charcoal-grilled red meat in red-chile adobo, and marinated fish steamed in banana leaves for these occasions in case you are looking to have a good time; and unique ice lotions, caramel custards, and pies to refill any meal. There's even a bit dedicated to clean coolers, wealthy chocolate beverages, and a number of tequila-laced cocktails.

The grasp recipes function all of the guidelines you'll desire for re-creating real Mexican textures and flavors in a North American kitchen. Menu feedback and timing and advance-preparation assistance make those dishes completely handy for today's operating households. and conventional and modern adaptations accompany each one recipe, permitting the cook dinner to replacement and be artistic.

Rick and Deann Bayless traveled greater than thirty-five thousand miles investigating the six particular areas of Mexico and studying to organize what they discovered. From city to city, recipe by way of recipe, they for my part introduce you to Mexico's chefs, their kitchens, their markets, and their feasts.

If, just like the remainder of us, you will have a transforming into love for Mexican foodstuff, the trustworthy recipes during this ebook and the worrying, own presentation through Rick and Deann Bayless will offer meal after meal of natural excitement on your friends and family.

Here and There in Mexico

Mary Ashley Townsend used to be a novelist, newspaper columnist, and poet laureate of recent Orleans who made a number of journeys to Mexico along with her daughter Cora over the past 20 years of the nineteenth century. She accumulated her impressions of many facets of existence in that country—flora, fauna, structure, humans at paintings and play, style, society, food—and wrote approximately them in the course of a time while few ladies engaged in solo go back and forth, less the pursuit of shuttle writing.

Exclusion in Health in Latin America and the Caribbean (PAHO Occasional Publication)

Hundreds of thousands of individuals within the zone of the Americas at the moment should not have entry to future health companies and are excluded from some great benefits of future health safety platforms. This factor is of growing to be significance within the public coverage area, not just as a social phenomenon that has to be faced and resolved, but additionally due to its capability use as an analytical software to boost and overview interventions aimed toward enhancing people’s future health prestige and the functionality of wellbeing and fitness structures.

The Journey of a Tzotzil-Maya Woman of Chiapas, Mexico: Pass Well over the Earth

Latest books approximately Chiapas, Mexico, concentrate on political conflicts and the indigenous flow for human rights on the macro point. None has explored these conflicts and struggles in-depth via someone woman's lifestyles tale. the adventure of a Tzotzil-Maya girl of Chiapas, Mexico now deals that viewpoint in a single woman's personal phrases.

Additional resources for Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream: True Tales of Mexican Migration

Example text

They’re just screw-ups now. The way you see me now is the way we’ve always been. ” Yet even during his most debauched, punked-out days, Delfino was the dutiful son and sent his mother money every week. As his salary grew along with his construction skills, his youngest brothers, Raúl and Zeferino, and his little sister, Abigail, would grow restless with excitement when Delfi was coming home, knowing he’d bring them clothes or shoes and buy them ice cream and soda. On Independence Day, he paid for Zeferino’s toy sword and paper bandolier, then draw an Emiliano Zapata mustache on him with an ink pen, so his little brother could be like all the other kids and march in the town parade.

When Monreal broke with the PRI, “the business class woke up,” said Ismael Solís, one of these entrepreneurs. ” A thin fellow with a sharp crew cut, Solís had spent years chroming cars in San Diego. He returned to Jerez and used his savings to open three building-supply stores. Up to that point, Solís had avoided politics. But with Fox’s victory, he and the others saw change coming. They saw that Jerez lacked basic services, and they knew that a city governed by a party other than that of 48 / CHAPTER TWO the governor must fight constantly for funding.

Mx, which had become a popular virtual meeting place for immigrants from Jerez. Bermúdez was given his residency card, though the question of where he lived was left unresolved. That year, three immigrants came down from the United States to run for PRD candidacies for mayor in Zacatecan towns. Andrés Bermúdez The Tomato King / 49 was the only victor among them. Ricardo Monreal’s credibility as a politician and presidential contender was now wrapped inextricably in the campaign of one beer-drinking man.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.05 of 5 – based on 48 votes