Saturday, September 17, 2005



Do you recognize this bearded man? Well, If you've seen the indie mockumentary hit, "A Day Without a Mexican" by Mexican cartoonist/writer/filmmaker Sergio Arau, the man above plays Dr. Abdul Hassan. His real name is Raul A. Hinojosa Ojeda and he is also a professor at UCLA and a specialist on the North American Free Trade Agreement. He recently flew into town to give a talk at the Asian Development Bank about providing microfinancing to third world societies through "pasa load" style money transfers. He just popped up at my Sept. 11 tour and we went out for drinks together afterwards.

Photo: Myself and the Missus flanking Abdul Hassan while Malate's favorite councilor, Cita Astals looks on.