The House on Mango Street Chapter 10 - Louie, His Cousin, & His Other Cousin
Meme's basement has an apartment that his mother fixes to rent out to Louie's family, a broken family from Puerto Rica. Louie is the oldest of a family of all girls, and is therefore, basically Esperanza's brother's friend. The rest of the family still lives in Puerto Rico. Louie spends time with Marin, one cousin who sells make-up from Avon and another cousin, who has stolen a car. Esperanza and the rest of the children do not realize that this breathtaking yellow Cadillac is stolen property, and all go for a ride in it one day. The police chase it down a small alleyway until the car bumps into the wall and he is arrested.