Leave it up to Commissioner Sergio Lewis, who comes up with piss-poor radio ads, to come up with "Little Mexico."
I don't know what to say. I thought all of El Paso was "Little Mexico". Half this town doesn't speak English anyways.
Sergio talks about how New York City and Los Angeles have benefitted from their Chinatown. He is comparing apples to oranges. Chinese-Americans are not the majority in either of these cities. And the reason why these neighborhoods existed to begin with was to act as refuge from all the discriminatory bullshit going on around them.
That's the other thing. You do not just create an insta-neighborhood. It does not work that way. Even Castro in San Francisco, which as has been known as gay-borhood, is becoming, well, less gay.
San Antonio has something like a "Little Mexico" downtown, and it sucks. It has the Mi Terra restaurant (eh), and stores selling zarapes. Just imagine El Paso Saddle Blanket and Carlos & Mickey's on one block, and you have a "Little San Antonio"...err..."Little Mexico".
Another problem is La Mujer Obrera. They have been trying for years to leech off of different levels of government to create their own mercado. If there are any plans for a Little Mexico you can bet your sweet ass those old hags from La Mujer Obrera will be out protesting.
In the event though El Paso does move forward with "Little Mexico", for the sake of authenticity let's have a strip club, a bar with cheap drinks, a farmacia and a VIPS. That's I all need from Mexico.