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ASK TIA TENOPIA 8.17.14

THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA; MISSION SANTA ROSA, TREATY OF GUADALUPE HIDALGO, THE STORY OF EL TEATRO CAMPESINO AND ANGELA’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK. What up my ferocious Latinopians! Your Tia Tenopia here … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA DOCUMENT – THE TREATY OF GUADALUPE HIDALGO

TREATY OF GUADALUPE HIDALGO, 1848 CONTEXT: On December , 1845, the Republic of Texas was admitted to the United States of America as the 28th state. But there was a dispute as to the boundary lines … [Read more...]

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ANGELA’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK 8.17.14 “AN OLDIE”

An Oldie The stories this oldie could tell us… Continuing from my Instagram series (http://instagram.com/amosart).   … [Read more...]

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POLITICAL SALSA Y MÁS with SAL BALDENEGRO 8.17.14 “MISSION SANTA ROSA”

SANTA ROSA DE LIMA. For the past 85 years, the Santa Rosa de Lima Mission in Tucson’s Old Pascua Yaqui Village has been a spiritual and community anchor of the village. The Yaquis—whose term for … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO “EL TEATRO CAMPESINO 3″

By 1967, the protracted strike by farm workers against California grape growers has reached national proportions. The Teatro Campesino, whose principal members now included Luis Valdez, Daniel Valdez, … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO “EL TEATRO CAMPESINO2″

In 1965, having convinced César Chávez and the board of the United Farm Workers of the viability of a theater company to advance the farm worker's grape boycott, Luis Valdez, Agustín Lira and Felipe … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO “EL TEATRO CAMPESINO 1″

The legendary El Teatro Campesino was born out of the struggle of the United Farm Workers Union with which the group was affiliated from 1965 to 1968. The original members of the group included Luis … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA MAURICIO MENDOZA ON RESURRECTION BLVD.

Mauricio Mendoza is a stage and screen actor best known for his portrayal of Miguel Santiago, the eldest brother of the Santiago family in the SHOWTIME drama series Resurrection Blvd. Mauricio told … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD THELMA REYNA INTERVIEW

INTERVIEW WITH POET LAUREATE THELMA T. REYNA Latinopia.com is proud to repost this interview conducted by Maria Ferrer for the Latina Book Club with author Thelma T. Reyna, newly named Poet … [Read more...]

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BRAVO ROAD with DON FELIPE 8.10.14 “STEM,MASSH & p&t”

STEM,MASSH  & p&t : WITHER GOEST THOU? This piece is really a continuation of my work on the History and Philosophy of Education (Scribd 2009) in which I sought to lay out an easy guide to … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA MARÍA JIMÉNEZ HENLEY “ON WEST SIDE STORY”

María Jiménez Henley pioneering Latina actress, choreographer and stage manager. She began her career when she played  the role of "Teresita" in the motion picture WEST SIDE STORY. Latinopia learned … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA MARÍA AGUI CARTER “REBEL”

María Agui Carter is a prize-winning independent filmmaker whose PBS credits include Tango Dual Dance (2000), Rumble Over West Side Story (2000)  and The Devil's Music (2000).  She also produced the … [Read more...]

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TALES OF TORRES 8.03.14 “CHILDREN OF GAZA & THE U.S.MEXICO BORDER”

The bloodied, shrapnel-punctured body of a little boy dangling from a makeshift stretcher on a rubble-strewn dusty road in Gaza. The sad, terrified look of a little boy in ragged clothes peering out … [Read more...]

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ARNIE AND PORFI with SERGIO HERNÁNDEZ 8.10.14 “CRADLE OF CIVILIZATION”

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MIRÁNDOLO BIEN with EDUARDO DÍAZ 8.03.14 “THE NUEVO SOUTH”

THE NUEVO SOUTH: A CHANGING LANDSCAPE. Having arrived in Pelham, Alabama, several years ago and establishing a construction business, Joel Rivera walked into a small Mexican grocery store looking … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA DOCUMENT – 1969 EL PLAN DE AZTLÁN

March 27-31, 1969 PREAMBLE TO PLAN DE AZTLÁN PROGRAM OF EL PLAN DE AZTLÁN CONTEXT: In March of 1969, Chicano activist leader Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales convened a National Youth Liberation … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD MÓNICA TERESA ORTÍZ

Mónica Teresa Ortíz is an Austin-based poet whose 2008 chapbook, “On a Greyhound Straight from the 915,” has won critical acclaim. Her literary inspirations range from Gertrude Stein to Gabriel García … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD MACEO MONTOYA “CIELO ROJO”

  Maceo Montoya is both a graphic artist and an author. His first novel, "The Scoundrel and the Optimist," was published by the Bilingual Review Press in 2010. Maceo's paintings often inspire … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD XOCHITL JULISA BERMEJO “OUR LADY OF THE WATER GALLONS”

Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo is a poet and teacher from Asuza, California. She volunteered with No More Deaths, a humanitarian organization providing water bottles in the Arizona desert where immigrants … [Read more...]

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ARNIE AND PORFI with SERGIO HERNÁNDEZ 7.20.14 “WORLD IS READY FOR SUICIDE?”

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POLITICAL SALSA Y MÁS with SAL BALDENEGRO 7.20.14 “TRUE PATRIOTS”

TRUE PATRIOTS PRACTICE THE CONSTITUTION! The perversion of what is a “patriot” by right-wingers and racists is breathtaking. Case in point: is it “patriotic” to aim loaded guns and rifles at … [Read more...]