A community of migrant workers attributes several strange deaths to the Chupacabra, a creature straight out of Mexican folklore.

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Conrad Lozano
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Eladio Buente
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Soledad Buente (as José Yenque)
Simi Mehta ...
Gabrielle Buente (as Simi)
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Flakita
Susan Bain ...
County Coroner
Robert Thurston ...
Dr. Larry Steen
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Rick Culver
Marcus Hondro ...
Barber (as Markus Hondro)
Janeth Muniz ...
Village Woman (as Janeth Munoz)
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Maria Dorantes
Fabricio Santin ...
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Scully and Mulder investigate the death of Maria Dorantes, a migrant farm worker who was found in a field near the shanty town in which she lived. There were reports of a very bright flash of light followed by a yellow rain just as she was killed. Scully's examination of the body reveals that she died as a result of a massive fungal infection. The locals however are certain that the culprit is El Chupacabra, a mythical beast from Mexican folklore. They're also sure the beast is to be found in Eladio Buente, Maria's brother-in-law who was with her when she died. While Scully looks for a scientific explanation, Mulder believes the fungus may be alien in origin. Regardless, they must find Eladio before the fungus spreads. Written by garykmcd

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12 January 1997 (USA)  »

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When Eladio (Raymond Cruz) drives away in the truck you can see a stunt double very clearly. See more »

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Dana Scully: 'Purple Rain'?
Fox Mulder: Great album. Deeply flawed movie.
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Cooking "El Mundo Gira"
15 May 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Donald Trump's favorite episode of the X-Files serves Americans and takes forty-five minutes to prepare.

Begin with the Chupacabra legend and numerous stereotypical illegal immigrants.

Liberally add over acting to well past taste.

Sprinkle in several packets of good looking special effects.

Disregard, mock, and patronize all non white/American characters until their understanding of the world is entity discredited and seen as just something that "those people believe".

Immediately add scientific grounding to all events as justification for the righteousness of Mulder and Scully's actions.

Randomly add some aliens before serving because why not?


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