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Category Archives: Mexico

The Honor of a Lady

I smile at Truxtun and say, “You’re fortunate to be the son of so distinguished a soldier, businessman, and diplomat as Edward Beale.” “I wonder if you’d consider yourself lucky to be exiled thirteen years at Tejon Ranch.” “He trusted you to manage the largest ranch in the California,” I say. “He expected me to […]

Also posted in Bakersfield, Divorce, Edward Beale, Gold, Infidelity, Marriage, Mexican-American War, Sex, Truxtun Beale, Ulysses S. Grant

The Booming Economy

(These are highlights from my conversation with an economist who graduated from an elite university, served on public policy staffs during the administrations of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, and later consulted international businesses.) George Thomas Clark – Okay, I read your recent newspaper columns about economics and foreign policy, respectively. You emphasize what President […]

Also posted in Asia, China, Donald Trump, Economics, Employment, Immigration, Russia

Joe Six Pack Reports

I’m excited looking at an email from Team Trump. They need our participation “because we’re close enough to change everything.” And we have to. “Illegal voting in the United States wreaks havoc with elections. Every election… it seems we rarely get our candidates elected.” Damn right “it’s time we do something about this.” Team Trump […]

Also posted in Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Economics, Employment, George W. Bush, Guns, Immigration, Iran, Korea, Michael Cohen, Nuclear Weapons, Robert Mueller, Russia, Stock Market, Vladimir Putin

Latin Presidente

harvard harris poll reveals hispanic support for trump up ten percent

Also posted in Donald Trump, Employment, Immigration

Trump Embraces White Europeans

Have you heard? I hope you have. Lots of European leaders feel just like I do about immigration from the south. They can’t build a wall like mine, but they’d like to. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, a bright young guy who’s only thirty-one, wants a Rome-Berlin-Vienna “axis of the willing against illegal immigration.” Okay, maybe […]

Also posted in Austria, Central America, Donald Trump, Hungary, Immigration, Italy

Trump Meets Lopez Obrador

After sundown at the White House, President Donald Trump climbs into a laundry truck and in utmost secrecy rides to an undisclosed airport where he boards Air Force One and flies to an unnamed airstrip near the Rio Grande. He then overrules agents and drives his armored beast to the shores of the eternal river, […]

Also posted in Agriculture, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Central America, Donald Trump, Immigration, Jorge Ramos

Trump Infested

i’m a big man with a big belly and write large my name on executive order before tweeting democrats are the problem and want illegal immigrants no matter how bad to infest our country and become potential voters

Also posted in Donald Trump, Immigration

Melania’s Jacket

I’m a model who understands the power of clothes and nudity, and know the latter pays better. Still, I must wear clothes to the border. After thinking about it quite a while, I select a green jacket showing white words in back, “I really don’t care. Do u?” Of course I’m not referring to children […]

Also posted in Central America, Donald Trump, Immigration, Melania Trump

Trump Tough in Minnesota

I’ve come to Minnesota to get away from this border hassle. Don’t lecture me about kids. I’ve got five and they’re all really great, especially Ivanka. I’m concerned about kids everywhere. That’s my job as most powerful hombre in the world. All along I’ve been worried about kids getting split up from their parents on […]

Also posted in Donald Trump, El Salvador, Honduras, Immigration, Ivanka Trump, Melania Trump

Campaign Mexico

i was running for mexican office in unnamed place but dropped out after cartels killed more than hundred politicians and many journalists

Also posted in Drugs, Murder

Jeff Sessions Heads South

No longer will I tolerate renegades calling me a racist divider of families along the southern border of these United States. I’m already astride Traveller, my galloping gray steed, and arriving at what I’m confident is a humane detention facility for those who tried to illegally enter our sacred land. “Mr. Attorney General, thank you […]

Also posted in Central America, Donald Trump, El Salvador, Honduras, Immigration, Jeff Sessions, Texas

Sessions on the Mount

I, Jeff Sessions, attorney general of these United States, do not wield God’s name as a saber, I only quote the bible, “Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God,” and in His behalf and those of […]

Also posted in Bible, Central America, Donald Trump, Immigration, Jeff Sessions, Religion, Slavery

Border Politics

since arrests at border continue declining to lowest in forty-six years why is trump banging immigration drum

Also posted in Donald Trump, Immigration

Vicente Fox Counters Trump

Lights glow, TV cameras roll, and Donald Trump says, “I want you to remember my remarks at Trump Tower the day I started my campaign for president. I used the word rape, and people said I was too tough. Now they’re saying I’m right. On the journey coming up here, from Central America through Mexico, […]

Also posted in Donald Trump, Drugs, Immigration, Murder, Vicente Fox

Easter Egg Hunt

no more daca deal too many dreamers need wall happy easter love donald

Also posted in Donald Trump, Immigration

The Right Walls

i don’t like california but it’s great to be here at the border where i’m looking at prototypes of eight wonderful walls i’ll chose from to save countless lives and hundreds of billions of dollars and that’s how mexico’s really paying for our wall

Also posted in California, Donald Trump, Immigration

State of Trump

Look at Paul Ryan trying so hard not to smile, in his seat behind me, as he thanks Heaven he no longer has to frown throughout a State of the Union speech by Barack Obama. Like all true citizens, Ryan knows under my leadership our country is enjoying a “new tide of optimism… incredible progress […]

Also posted in Barack Obama, China, Crime, Donald Trump, Immigration, Nuclear Weapons, Paul Ryan, Russia, Terrorism, Trade

Manila Bulletin Posts “Nuclear Role Reversal”

Retired Ambassador Jose Abeto Zaide, now a columnist for the Manila Bulletin, has posted another of my stories about foreign affairs: “Nuclear Role Reversal.” Click here to read “King Donald” by George Thomas Clark

Also posted in China, Donald Trump, Jose Abeto Zaide, Kim Jong-Un, Korea, Nuclear Weapons

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

trump doesn’t favor punishing children for actions of illegal alien parents but stresses kids now law abiding adults and may have to leave since we’re nation of laws

Also posted in Donald Trump, Immigration

Free Arpaio

ignoring families who roasted in desert tents on arizona border trump says you’re pardoned sheriff joe

Also posted in Donald Trump, Immigration, Joe Arpaio

North Korean Overture to Mexico

Deep in a bunker somewhere in North Korea, Kim Jong Un points to a huge wall map of the world and, aided by his finest Spanish-speaking tutor, says, “President Fox, I feel for the righteous Mexican people who’ve so long been degraded by the American colossus to the north. Your strategic position and indeed your […]

Also posted in Donald Trump, Kim Jong-Un, Korea, Nuclear Weapons, Vicente Fox

Chapo Guzman’s Guest

I don’t know where I am. Maybe New York. It doesn’t matter. I can’t see anything but frosted glass and can’t talk to other prisoners. I only get out of my cell an hour a day and sometimes am so lonely and depressed I almost enjoy it when guards call me shorty or cabrón or […]

Also posted in Chapo Guzman, Cocaine, Donald Trump, Heroin, Immigration

Trump Prisons

seventy percent farmworkers in u.s. undocumented many headed for new private prisons owned big by trump donors

Also posted in Agriculture, Donald Trump, Immigration, Prisons

Undercover Trump

Make me a mature Mexican rock star, I tell my makeup lady, hang some long cool black hair on my head and pin a big mustache on my face. I need to blend with families and friends of those being naturalized as U.S. citizens this morning in Fresno. There’s already a big crowd in the […]

Also posted in Donald Trump, Fresno, Immigration, India, ISIS, Philippines

Guardian Trump

Our naïve and pitiful nation is as I speak being targeted by terrorists here and abroad, and only I can save you from further carnage. An appellate court of three ultra-liberal and traitorous San Francisco judges has temporarily overturned my order to ban people from seven nations poisoned by Islam. They won’t get away with […]

Also posted in Arizona, Donald Trump, Immigration, Joe Arpaio

Off the Wall

I love being the coolest and most powerful man in the world especially as I sit on my throne in the Oval Office and, before the world, sign big my name in thick blue ink unleashing executive orders that implement my campaign promise to save the nation by walling off our southern border not only […]

Also posted in Donald Trump, Enrique Pena Nieto, Immigration

Streep Invades Trump Tower

I sense tweeting and TV blasting won’t be sufficient so in a radical Hollywood jet I fly to New York and ride in a five-limousine caravan to Trump Tower where I exit and announce, “Meryl Streep to see President-elect Trump.” “You aren’t really Meryl Streep, are you?” says a secret service agent. “Indeed I am.” […]

Also posted in Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Immigration, Jeff Sessions, Meryl Streep, Movies

The Fuehrer Endorses Trump

This story is from the rousing campaign book “King Donald”

Also posted in Adolf Hitler, Anschluss, Austria, Barack Obama, Campaign 2016, Donald Trump, Heinrich Hmmler, Hillary Clinton, Holocaust, Russia, Vladimir Putin

Trump Invades Mexico

This story is from the rousing political book “King Donald”

Also posted in Arizona, Campaign 2016, Donald Trump, Enrique Pena Nieto, Immigration

In Other Hands – Published and Available

IN OTHER HANDS — In search of stimulating stories, George Thomas Clark interviewed prostitutes in Madrid, Mexico City, Havana, and Managua and on many boulevards in the United States, and talked to detectives and rode the rough roads of social workers who deal with human trafficking, which is contemporary slavery, and toured the tattered, handmade […]

Also posted in Alcohol, Drugs, Ecuador, Homeless, Human Trafficking, In Other Hands, Poverty, Prostitution, Spain

El Sombrero

This story is from the rousing campaign book “King Donald”

Also posted in Campaign 2016, Donald Trump, Immigration

Trump Counters Hillary’s Foreign Policy Speech

This story is from the rousing campaign book “King Donald”

Also posted in Barack Obama, Campaign 2016, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Korea, Nuclear Weapons

War of the Winemakers

Many times I’d flown to the heart of this great nation, to its vast and glorious and contaminated capital, Mexico City, but never had I driven just over the border into Baja California, and I might never have visited if my wife, a connoisseur par excellence, hadn’t told me, “Jack, please service the SUV. Next […]

Also posted in Alcohol, Baja California, Boxing, Ensenada, Wine

Trump Prepares for Coronation

This story is from the rousing campaign book “King Donald”

Also posted in Campaign 2016, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Texas, Vicente Fox

Chapo Guzman Returns to Prison

“I’m in charge of Altiplano prison, Chapo, and didn’t come here because you asked. Or did you think you ordered me? Remember, the director who preceded me, and helped you escape, is locked in a nearby cell and will doubtless be incarcerated the rest of his life, as will you.” “Of course, comandante. I’m honored […]

Also posted in Chapo Guzman, Drugs, Movies, Murder, Prisons

Chapo Recaptured

okay the cabrones recaptured me and killed five amigos before taking me back to prison where i’d tunneled out and i asked for my old cell but you know cabrones they said i’d be somewhere else

Also posted in Chapo Guzman, Drugs, Murder, Poetry - GTC

Trump Touts “Take Our Jobs”

This story appears in the collection “In Other Hands”

Also posted in Agriculture, Campaign 2016, Cesar Chavez, Donald Trump, Immigration, United Farm Workers

Himmler Tutors Trump

This story is in the rousing campaign book “King Donald”

Also posted in Adolf Hitler, Auschwitz, Campaign 2016, Donald Trump, Germany, Heinrich Hmmler, Holocaust, Immigration, Indians - American, World War II

Chapo Discusses Great Escape

This is Chapo Guzman’s first interview since escaping from the Atiplano high security prison fifty-five miles from Mexico City. His representatives blindfolded and administered narcotics to an anonymous journalist before taking him/her to meet the man. Anonymous Journalist – Congratulations on your thrilling escape. Chapo Guzman – Those cocksuckers were loco to think they could […]

Also posted in Chapo Guzman, Donald Trump, Drugs, Murder, Prisons

Chapo Guzman Escapes

I am at once humiliated and outraged that hypocritical Mexican officials have fired me as director of Altiplano prison in Mexico and loudly accused me of incompetence if not outright cooperation in the recent escape by celebrity mass murderer and narcotics trafficker Chapo Guzman. That is unfair. I am merely one decent man in a […]

Also posted in Chapo Guzman, Drugs, Murder, Prisons

Airport Taxi

Mark didn’t like late night arrivals at any airport especially in Mexico City where some people get hyper when they see a gringo. He should’ve been ready when a young man rushed up and in Spanish said, “Here, Señor, come with me.” “Where?” “To a place with no lines and low taxi fares.” “Taxis are […]

Also posted in Crime, Economics, Kidnapping, Mexico City, Poverty

More Great Walls of Trump

This story is from the rousing campaign book “King Donald”

Also posted in Agriculture, Barack Obama, Campaign 2016, Donald Trump, Immigration

Bold Rubio Spanks Trump

This story is from the rousing campaign book “King Donald”

Also posted in Barack Obama, Campaign 2016, Cuba, Donald Trump, Fidel Castro, Immigration, Marco Rubio, Rick Perry

Great Wall of Trump

This story is from the rousing campaign book “King Donald”

Also posted in Barack Obama, Campaign 2016, China, Donald Trump, Economics, Immigration, Republicans

Eruption of Enrique Guzman

You consider that a national-prize painting, ten feet of completely black resin and charcoal offering no message or creativity. I don’t care we’re in the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City and some might say I’m jealous I didn’t win. Nonsense. It’s necessary to be outraged and impossible to tolerate such a mockery of […]

Also posted in Aguascalientes, Beatriz Zamora, Depression, Enrique Guzman, Mental Health, Mexico City, Painters, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Suicide

Touch of Saturnino Herran

You’ve never heard of me? That’s all right, don’t apologize. Most people haven’t. I’ll explain. I am born in this city, not far from the Aguascalientes Museum where we stand, and begin taking private drawing lessons as a child. My progress enthuses instructors, and when I’m eighteen, two years after my father dies, they urge […]

Also posted in Aguascalientes, Diego Rivera, Painters, Saturnino Herran

Famished Horse

This is more than a challenge. They want me to fail. That’s why they demanded: take Francisco Goitia’s dirty gold horse to your complex and make him a Triple Crown winner. Preposterous. The horse is several times three-years old and shows more ribs than a skeleton. When I introduce myself as the world’s greatest scientist, […]

Also posted in Francisco Goitia, Horses, Painters, Zacatecas

Images of Death

Emiliano Zapata Dead handsome and authoritative he’s highlighted by grand mustache pointing at bloody chest amid men looking into camera 1919 Photograph from Archivo Casasila Cadaver of Pancho Villa not again will he extend both arms to earth as he hangs on his back over door of convertible Anonymous photo 1923 Poster Demonstration ghostly head […]

Also posted in Aguascalientes, Death, Emiliano Zapata, Painters, Pancho Villa, Poetry - GTC

East Aguascalientes

This story appears in the collection “In Other Hands”

Also posted in Aguascalientes, Economics, Poverty

Teatro Juarez

Clyde definitely yawned, and perhaps growled, at several unfunny clowns mimicking idiots in front of the illuminated stone columns of Teatro Juarez in Guanajuato and resolved to escape and see the real show. He waded through hundreds of observers, amid thousands of tourists hiking by, and shoved aside one clown on the steps and climbed […]

Also posted in Guanajuato, Porfirio Diaz, Teatro Juarez

Museum of Mummies

Don’t ever go to a joint with a blockhouse john out front where they make you pay to pee and tip a mournful woman handing out tissues as you enter. I should leave especially after I see the ticket line four or five wide and long as two football fields. I’m not going to wait […]

Also posted in Cholera, Guanajuato, Mummies

El Pipila

Go ahead, call me El Pípila, I do sound a bit like a turkey when I laugh and my freckled face suggests the eggs of that nutritious, earthbound bird. Come and see my statue on a hill overlooking Guanajuato. Admire my muscular legs, chest, and arms, the right of which holds high a torch I […]

Also posted in El Pipila, Guanajuato, Spain

Callejon del Beso

This story is now in the collection “Tales of Romance”

Also posted in Domestic Violence, Guanajuato, Marriage, Murder

Purgatory

I didn’t panic at all, not at first. We tourists at the Museo Casa de Purgatorio in Guanajuato simply followed the guide behind stone walls into a dim room where he said, “Here, ladies and gentlemen, we have a traditional stockade used to harness drunks and teach them discipline. Sir, would you like the give […]

Also posted in Guanajuato, ISIS, Middle East, Torture

Silver Mine

Come work in this seventeenth century silver mine near Guanajuato. The pay’s not great, just enough bad food to keep your Indian ass alive, and of course there are no health or retirement benefits but you won’t need them. Just climb sixty meters into a dusty hole and carry out seventy-kilo sacks of wealth till […]

Also posted in Guanajuato, Mining, Silver

Forever Alive

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” Mural by Jose Chavez Morado at Alhóndiga de Granaditas

Also posted in Guanajuato, Jose Chavez Morado, Olga Costa, Painters

Diego Tours Rivera Museum

This story is part of the collection” Paint it Blue” Bather of Tehuantepec

Also posted in Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Guanajuato, Mexico City, Pablo Picasso, Painters

Hoops on the Other Side

This story is in the collection “Basketball and Football”

Also posted in A'Darius Pegues, Adolph Rupp, Basketball, Clem Haskins, George Thomas Clark, Guanajuato, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Mexicali, Mexico City

Hand of Orozco

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” Catharsis

Also posted in David Alfaro Siqueiros, Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, Painters

Here Comes the Bride

This story is now in the collection “Tales of Romance”

Also posted in Drugs, Marriage, Short Pieces - GTC

Mexico City – Blog Tour on Goodreads

Mexico City is a beautiful and exciting place. Check it out on my Blog Tour

Also posted in Art, Art Galleries, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Diego Rivera, George Thomas Clark, Jose Clemente Orozco, Mexico City

Interview with Chapo

I’m a young reporter and delighted to be first to interview Chapo Guzman in his new cell at Altiplano, in the state of Mexico. I’ve met some celebrities but never such a big star. I imagine he must be pretty sad and discouraged living in a prison that has proven impregnable. Walls three feet thick […]

Also posted in Chapo Guzman, Cocaine, Drugs, Murder

Ramos Martinez Debates Rivera

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” “The Bondage of War” “Indian Couple” “Indian Mother” “Calla Lily Vendor”

Also posted in Alfredo Ramos Martinez, Art, Diego Rivera, Painters, Pasadena

Free Chapo Guzman

No one paid us. No one gave us food or alcohol. No one told us to march in the streets of Culiacan. We marched and carried signs with hundreds maybe thousands of others because we love Chapo Guzman and want him freed from prison immediately. Chapo is our hero. He creates jobs and gives money […]

Also posted in Chapo Guzman, Cocaine, Drugs, Murder

Chapo Guzman’s Five-Star Prison

You think I’m worried they captured me. Don’t be dumb. I let them take me. I’m tired of hiding in hovels in the Sierra or scurrying like a rat through city tunnels. I want the good life I’ve earned as a billionaire and one of the world’s most dangerous men. I want luxury and safety […]

Also posted in Chapo Guzman, Drugs, Enrique Pena Nieto, Murder

Prime Real Estate

Come on in. This Tijuana home may be modest but it’s yours for a tenth you’d pay in San Diego. Now, step back here and check out the kitchen. You won’t have to go out front or back doors. Leave through this fine tunnel and relax in the little rail car rolling seven hundred yards […]

Also posted in Cocaine, Drugs, Marijuana, San Diego, Short Pieces - GTC, Tijuana

Teacher Patrimony

I teach Spanish in Mexico City, math in Morelos, history in Guadalajara. Father passed his job to me as Grandfather had to him. We’re educators. We don’t need government bureaucrats to hire and evaluate us with standardized tests. We’re evaluating them, wearing masks and waving sticks and lying in streets, snarling traffic and leaving kids […]

Also posted in Education, Mexico City, Unions

Drink Vacation

Had too much last night or wouldn’t have left underwear stacked in motel rushing to early Mexico City flight. Soon proud to attract beautiful señorita in loud bar but regretted smile disappeared shortly before she did.

Also posted in Alcohol, Short Pieces - GTC

Taxi Ride

Drunk American lumbers into Tijuana taxi and in Spanish asks for señoritas and marijuana. Fine, says cabbie. Few minutes later American admits he really wants cocaine. Cabbie reminds that’s not what said then silently drives way out and says here’s best place for you. American enters and thinks goddamn guy dropping me where there’s only […]

Also posted in Alcohol, Cocaine, Short Pieces - GTC

The Right Room

First time in Puerto Vallarta I was hungover standing at basin, looking into fright, when woman popped from stall behind and said sir are you aware this is women’s bathroom. Years later long sober I stood in Bakersfield theater as two women entered and one said what’s guy doing here. Leaving quickly I forgot to […]

Also posted in Alcohol, Bakersfield, Mental Health, Puerto Vallarta, Short Pieces - GTC

Panty Tree

This story appears in the collection “In Other Hands”

Also posted in Immigration, Poetry - GTC, Prostitution, Slavery, Women's Rights

Jose Clemente Orozco’s Impaled Head

displeased with emerging portrait i shove handle of big brush in left eye and another in upper right cheek next to eye and another in mouth and in neck and two in shoulder and pray that will suffice To see “Cabeza Flechada,” 1947, please click here Editorial note: This work is on display at the […]

Also posted in Art, Jose Clemente Orozco, Mexico City, Murals, Painters, Poetry - GTC

Trees of Francisco Goitia

This story is paprt of the collection “Paint it Blue” To see “Zacatecas Landscape with Hanged Men II,” 1914, please click here Editorial note: This painting, like its subjects, hangs in the National Museum of Art in Mexico City.

Also posted in Art, Deserts, Francisco Goitia, Mexico City, Painters, Poetry - GTC

Distress in Polanco

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” is try to find a bullfight.”

Also posted in Art, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexico City, Movies, Murals, Painters, Polanco

President Chapo Guzman

Come on. Admit it. You keep having to Google “new Mexican president” because you can’t remember Enrique Pena Nieto. He’s handsome but like generic model and smooth but so’s oily auto part. You know he represents old guard PRI that ruled dictatorially for decades, spoon feeding wealthy while ignoring poor. Trust me, Enrique Pena Nieto […]

Also posted in Chapo Guzman, Cocaine, Crime, Drugs, Enrique Pena Nieto, Methamphetamine, Murder

World According to Americans

Don’t know if they were godless communists or radical Muslims but some outrageous critters emailed world map insulting Americans. On map they write we think Canada’s uninhabited. Bull feathers. We know few icy people live up there, and they sure as hell want to be like Alaska next door, which is now America except for […]

Also posted in Africa, Antarctica, Asia, China, Europe, India, Japan, Middle East, Russia, Short Pieces - GTC, South Africa

Travel Advice

Avoid crowded and dangerous Mexico City, stay way from torrid beaches, ignore over-hyped pyramids, and forget boring cathedrals. Instead, come to San Juan in infernal yet enchanting Nuevo León. Here you’ll meet friendly and forthright people. Don’t worry about forty-nine headless corpses on highway under welcoming white arch. Everything’s been cleaned up, and narcotics traffickers […]

Also posted in Crime, Drugs, Mexico City, Murder, Short Pieces - GTC

Border Patrol

This story is now in the collection “The Bold Investor”

Also posted in Agriculture, Immigration, Sex, Short Pieces - GTC

Mexican Journalists Murdered

routine news three mexican journalists found maimed in plastic bags week after female reporter strangled at home To read “Drug Rehabilitation in Ciudad Juarez,” please click here To read “Mexican Society Under Attack,” please click here

Also posted in Crime, Drugs, Poetry - GTC

El Popo Getting Hot in Mexico

volcanologists at national disaster prevention center in mexico city say rock spewing el popo volcano agitating like teenager’s pimple must be dreary group or would’ve likened el popo to hard on ready to blow

Also posted in Mexico City, Poetry - GTC, Volcanoes

Entreating “The Two Fridas”

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” To see “The Two Fridas,” please click here

Also posted in Art, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Health, LACMA, Marriage, Mental Health, Mexico City, Painters, Surrealism

Mass Murder in Mexico

Hasn’t been much new in search engines about discovery of hundred seventy-seven corpses near San Fernando, Mexico. Occasional reports reminded just eighty miles south of border Mexican authorities ignored mountain of unclaimed luggage in bus depot before finally digging holes and discovering mummified Central Americans and Mexicans who’d headed north to work. Some had been […]

Also posted in Agriculture, Crime, Drugs, Google, Short Pieces - GTC

The Right Room

first time on puerto vallarto tour quite hungover stand at basin looking into fright woman pops up behind and says sir are you aware this is women’s years later long sober at bakersfield movie women enter one says what’s guy doing in here leaving rapidly forget to say heat intoxication

Also posted in Alcohol, Bakersfield, Mental Health, Poetry - GTC, Puerto Vallarta

State of the Union

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Afghanistan, Barack Obama, Campaign 2012, Economics, George S. Patton, George W. Bush, Immigration, Iran, Iraq, Lyndon Johnson, Mitt Romney, Nuclear Weapons, Poetry - GTC, Richard Nixon

Remembering Mass Murder in San Fernando, Mexico

There hasn’t been much new news in search engines about the discovery one year ago of a hundred seventy-seven corpses near San Fernando, Mexico. Occasional reports merely reminded that just eighty miles south of Brownsville, Texas, Mexican authorities ignored a mountain of unclaimed luggage in a bus depot before finally digging holes and discovering mummified […]

Also posted in Agriculture, Crime, Drugs, Google, Poetry - GTC

Drink Vacation

had too much last night or wouldn’t have left underwear stacked in motel rushing to early mexico city flight * * * proud had attracted beautiful senorita in loud bar but regretted smile disappeared shortly before she did

Also posted in Alcohol, Mental Health, Mexico City, Poetry - GTC, Travel

Tijuana Taxi Ride

american drunk in tijuana night lumbers into taxi and in spanish asks for senoritas and marijuana fine says cabbie few minutes later american admits really wants cocaine cabbie reminds not what said then silently drives way out and says here’s best place for you american enters and thinks goddamn that guy dropping me where there’s […]

Also posted in Alcohol, Cocaine, Drugs, Mental Health, Poetry - GTC, Tijuana

Charles White Endures

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue”

Also posted in Alabama, Art, Charles White, Chicago, Civil War - American, Elizabeth Catlett, Hammer Museum, Harriet Taubman, John Brown, Los Angeles, Marriage, Murals, Nat Turner, New York City, Newspapers, Painters, Pasadena, Poetry - GTC, Racism, Slavery, Tobacco, Tuberculosis

Getting to Madrid

My journey to Madrid began on a Sunday morning as I drove from blistering Bakersfield down Highway 99 toward Los Angeles and punched sports talk radio but heard an ESPN guy strain to be funny and cool but sounding lame: most jockeys lack comedic skills and can’t sustain the purported subject matter of their shows. […]

Also posted in Bakersfield, Barack Obama, Dennis Miller, George Thomas Clark, George W. Bush, Los Angeles, Madrid, Madrid Vacation, Michelle Williams, Movies, Pornography, Radio, Ryan Gossling, Spain, Travel

Michoacan

This story is from the collections “The Bold Investor”

Also posted in Divorce, Domestic Violence, Marriage, Michoacan, Short Stories - GTC, The Bold Investor

Education of Ulysses S. Grant

I loved this wonderful horse that cost twenty-five dollars but when the owner brought it to our house my father said it wasn’t worth more than twenty and that’s what he offered. The owner wouldn’t yield and left but I so earnestly urged my father to help he gave me confidential instructions and ordered me […]

Also posted in Abraham Lincoln, Alcohol, Civil War - American, Dominican Republic, Mexican-American War, Ohio, Politics, Ulysses S. Grant, West Point

High on Hallucinogens

I must begin by warning you not to try hallucinogens because they’ll transport you to very strange places there’s no good reason to be but where curiosity and the devil may compel you to venture again. I remember my first trip, in the summer of 1970. I’d just graduated from high school and was already […]

Also posted in Alcohol, Drugs, George Thomas Clark, Hallucinogens, LSD, Mental Health, Mexico City, Mushrooms, Oaxaca

Colossal Head and the Mesoamerican Ballgame

I know it’s not right by your standards but I don’t care about them or you, so my relentless almond eyes and flat ears, open and acute below the helmet on my Colossal Head 5, carved six-feet high into three tons of basalt, are aimed at viewers in museums who surround me on three sides. […]

Also posted in Art, LACMA, Museums, Sculptors

David Alfaro Siqueiros Rides Again

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” To see The New Democracy, please click here To see The Tough Colonel, please click here To see Our Present Image, please click here To see From the Dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz to the Revolution, please click here Other Sources – Murals under the Stars […]

Also posted in Art, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Diego Rivera, Leon Trotsky, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Murals, Museums, Painters, Porfirio Diaz

Drug Rehabilitation in Ciudad Juarez

No one I knew used cocaine when I was a kid.  We just drank beer and smoked green mota.  Snorting coke was for rich and poor people in the United States.  It amazed me when I heard they were smoking it.  That sounded stupid.  They could do it all they wanted.  I only wanted to […]

Also posted in Crime, Drugs

Civil War in Mexico

At press conferences I proudly proclaimed the capture of safe houses and drug cartel hit men in Mexico City, and displayed their powerful weapons, bulletproof vests, and stacks of money.   Here’s what they’re doing, I told the Mexican people.  I want everyone to know that I, Edgar Millan Gomez, am the national police chief and […]

Also posted in Drugs, Mexico City, Murder, Police

Taxi Tips

This story appears in the collection “In Other Hands”

Also posted in George Thomas Clark, Mexico City

A World of Protests in Mexico City

“To the Museum of Modern Art, please,” I told the taxi driver. “I can’t go there.  The street’s closed.” “Paseo de la Reforma?” “That’s right.” “What’s going on?” “A big demonstration.” “What are they protesting?” “Don’t know.  I can’t keep track of all the protests.” “Please drive as close as you can, and I’ll walk […]

Also posted in Agriculture, George Thomas Clark, Mexico City

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