Music, Money & Free Drinks
March 2024 | Spanish-Speaking AA Members | Spanish—Speaking Members

Music, Money & Free Drinks

Once she started drinking, the party took off. She just didn’t know how to stop

I was born in Tijuana, the third kid in a household of eight. By 1968, we were living in San Juan de Dios. At night I remember going to bed listening to a mariachi’s trumpet playing “El niño perdido” (The Lost Child). At the age of 7, I was part of the parish theater group. My father was a journalist and my mother a businesswoman. After Mexico City’s Tlatelolco massacre, my parents decided to leave the city and settle up north. Mexico was no longer a safe place, and the family believed they would have better opportunities in Los Angeles.


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