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The Angler Gangsters Getting Rich Off Fish Bladders — The Cocaine of the Sea

Oscar Parra Aispuro, aka “El Parra,” is an alleged hitman for the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico. The cartel, however, has fallen onto hard times recently…

Everything You Think You Know About Tequila Is Wrong

The ballad of a night out on tequila goes something like this: Rounds of shots. Impromptu karaoke. After-party after parties. Blurry makeout sessions. Spinning rooms….

I Was Importing Mescal into the U.S. 30 Years Before It Became Popular

Open any craft cocktail menu, and you’ll see that the hot ingredient of the day is mescal (well, okay, and egg whites). But despite the…

The Mexican-American Male at Age 17

My name is Emiliano. I’m 17 years old, and I’m a dual citizen of Mexico and the United States. I live in Puerto Escondido in…