Relationship between the United States and Mexico. The Desert Blood by Alicia Gaspar de Alba
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... the Relationship between the United s and Mexico The border between the United s and Mexico not only demarcates two countries, but also differentiates between two cultures, two societies, one overdeveloped, and the other typically developing. In Alicia Gaspar de Alba’s novel, The Desert Blood, the protagonist, Ivon Villa is of Mexican descent, but was born and raised in the United States, who becomes a University professor. She is a lesbian and lives with her American lover, Brigit, a white woman. When the couple decides to have children, Ivon contacts her cousin Ximena, a social worker (Alba 18-20). Ximena finds women who cannot afford to raise children and acts as a middleman between them and...