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Annotations for Lupita's, the second chapter of One Rainy Day In May.

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This is not your country.

from Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in LA. “The refrain ‘this is not your country’ echoed for a lifetime” (p. 20).

Luis J. Rodriguez

an American poet, novelist, journalist, critic, and columnist. During the 1960s and 1970s, Luis was an active gang member and drug user in East Los Angeles, developing a long rap sheet. [Wikipedia link]

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Encobijado

n. a person found wrapped in blankets after being assassinated by drug traffickers or their associates

Luther

German for "People army" GK eleutheros "free". Compare with Ozgur which also means free but in Turkish.

chinga tu madre

fuck your mother

el gallo

the rooster

Q-vole?

whats up?

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Chitel

see cheetal: a spotted deer. In this scene he is Luther's prey

el compuesto

compound

Edelbrock

a specialty performance automotive and motorcycle aftermarket parts manufacturer based in Torrance, California (Wikipedia link)

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Mezclador

mixer

bolo

1. screw-up, 2. machette, throwing weapon

Chingado

fucker

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Mother’s Day

is tomorrow, May 11, 2014

Jicama

or Mexican turnip, is the name of a native Mexican vine, although the name most commonly refers to the plant's edible tuberous root (Wikipedia link)

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pedaso

pedazo - wedge

pico hielo

ice pick

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Lo que es un escuincle!

What a kid!

cucarachas

cockroaches

Rifamos

We reign. - slang term Los Angeles Chicano gangs coined and use to refer to themselves

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Pedazo de mierda. No se puede ni siquiera hablar espanol.

Piece of shit. You can not even speak Spanish. (translated by heartbreak)

Armos

Armenians

feria

fare

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matron of all their lives

patron of lives, The Virgin of Guadalupe is considered the Patroness of Mexico

jack shack

a place like a seedy massage parlor or "modeling studio" or "gentlemen's spa" where you can get a hand job for a reasonable price, and little fear of getting arrested for soliciting (Urban Dictionary)

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