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Diego’s Hangout

“Driving a taxi is the most stressful job I’ve ever had,” Diego said on a recent ride from Ezeiza airport. But after three years behind the wheel, the thirty-year-old cabbie with a rhinestone in his ear has developed some coping mechanisms. He’s traded psychotherapy for gardening. He plays soccer for ...

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Passion and Pizza: The Journey to San Antonio

The following entry is rated R, as it contains adult material. “Aren’t you going to invite me to eat with you?” “Only if it’s lunch and nothing more,” I said. “No kisses?” “No kisses.” “Not even a kiss on the cheek?” “This is how it’s going to be,” I said, ...

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A Compromise at El Imperio

“It’s all taxistas and all they serve is fast food,” Guillermo, the thirty-something cabbie, shakes his gelled head, “It’s not a place for you. There’s no way I’m taking you there. ” “There” is Guillermo’s usual lunch spot: the gas station on the corner of Thames and Charcas in the ...

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