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Where the Air Is Clear - Study Guide Part 2, Section 3, " Maceualli" Summary & Analysis

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The migrant worker Gabriel goes out on the town with some friends, Beto and Tuno. They all behave a more or less like thugs, getting into fights, going to a bullfight and urinating on the tourists. They all complain about the difficulty of finding steady work in Mexico City and their reluctance to push an ice cream cart. Tuno also takes on periodic work in the states while Beto is lucky enough to have a cab. All of them agree that having friends is more important than family or women.

That evening after the bullfight they go out to get drunk and find prostitutes. Beto ends up in a cheap zone where sparse rooms are rented nightly. Each room contains a plastic covered couch, a roll of toilet paper, and a bottle of disinfectant. Beto picks one and is...

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