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El Cucuy

–Informant Info– Nationality: United States of America Age: 30 Occupation: Lead Associate of Operations, Chase Bank Residence: Laguna Niguel, CA Date of Performance/Collection: 4/19/2021 Primary Language: English Other Language(s): Spanish Main Piece: The following conversation is transcribed from a conversation between me (HS) and my co-worker/informant (MR). HS: So tell me about El Cucuy. MR:… Continue Reading »

“El Coco” and “La Mano”

Both my Grandparents say growing up they were told about the story of “El Coco” it was only when they came to the US was when they heard about El Cucuy from Mexican friends and El Cuco from Puerto Rican and El Salvadorian friends) The story is basically the same regardless of the source, El… Continue Reading »

El Coco

Information about the Informant My informant is an undergraduate student majoring in Business Administration at the University of Southern California. He is Hispanic and grew up in Napa, California. He told me this story when asked if he had any stories from his childhood that his mother had told him. Transcript “So, growing up, um,… Continue Reading »