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LATINOPIA WORD ABELARDO DELGADO

Abelardo "Lalo" Delgado (1930 - 2004) is one of the ground-breaking pioneers of Chicano poetry. A social activist as well as an author, he was as comfortable on a picket line or at a political rally … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART SONIA ROMERO 1

Sonia Romero is a graphic artist, muralist and print maker. The daughter of Chicano art pioneer Frank Romero, she has boldly set out on her own artistic trajectory. Her art includes stunning prints, … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1970 CHICANO MORATORIUM

In 1970, at the height of the Vietnam War, Mexican Americans and other Latinos were dying at a rate disproportionate to their numbers in the general population. Organizers in Los Angeles called for a … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA HERO DR. OCTAVIO I. ROMANO V

Octavio I. Romano V (1923-2005)  was the pioneering founder of Tonatiuh-Quinto Sol Publications, one of the earliest editorials to publish Chicano authors in the United States. He created the Premio … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART LINDA VALLEJO

Linda Vallejo is an accomplished artist whose works include paintings and installation pieces. In 2007 she had a show at the Metro Gallery in Los Angeles showcasing her move from portraits of nudes to … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1930s DEPORTATIONS

During the 1930s, in the shadow of the Great depression, massive numbers of Mexicans who had lived in the United States for years were deported to Mexico. Their children, who were born in the United … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC FLACO JIMENEZ STYLINGS

Flaco Jimenez is perhaps the best known Conjunto music accordionist in the world. He has performed with Ry Cooder, Freddy Fender, Los Lobos, The Rolling Stones and many other groups. The Hohner … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC RUBEN GUEVARA & JOHN DENSMORE “CON SAFOS”

Ruben Guervara is a legendary Chicano rock musician from East Los Angeles who, beside his own music,  collaborated with Frank Zapata in the 1970s, creating the rock group, "Ruben & The Jets."  He … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC SIHASIN “HOPE”

Sister and brother musical team, Jeneda and Clayson Benally , are Sihasin. This musical group from the Navajo (Diné) Nation in Northern Arizona combine bass, drums and original lyrics into songs that … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA PEPE SERNA “SCARFACE”

Pepe Serna is an accomplished actor with more than 100 films to his credits and numerous television appearances. One of his most memorable roles was that of "Angel" in the motion picture "Scarface." … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC CONJUNTO AZTLÁN “DESAFINADA”

Conjunto Aztlán is a San Antonio-based music group that was formed out of the Chicano civil rights movement of the 1970s. The group, made up of Juan Tejeda, José Flores Peregrino, Clemencia Zapata, … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC QUETZAL “TRAGAFUEGOS” (FIRE BREATHERS)

Quetzal is an East Los Angeles Chican@ band whose music reflects the social, political and cultural struggles of Latinos in the United States and Latin America. On August 24, 2013 they performed their … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE “THE SAN PATRICIOS”

During the U.S.-Mexican War of 1846, more than 500 immigrant soldiers, mostly Irish, deserted the U.S. Army and fought on the Mexican side of the war. This battalion of Irish soldiers were known as … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA FOOD COCINA HERNÁNDEZ “CAPIROTADA”

Welcome to another visit with Cocina Hernández. As Easter approaches Latinopia thought it would be fun to find out how to cook a favorite Lenten food prepared in Latino households throughout the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD ALBERTO RÍOS “HOW TO WRITE A POEM”

Alberto "Tito" Ríos is a celebrated poet and author who has published ten books of poetry, three short story collections and a memoir. Latinopia was intrigued by his body of work as a poet and asked a … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE DANIEL RIOS “INUNDATION”

Daniel Rios is an eighteen-year-old  high school student at Eastwood High School in El Paso, Texas. "Inundation" is a short dramatic film which he wrote, produced, directed and edited. He aspires to … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT LIBROTRAFICANTES 4 ” A VISIT WITH ANAYA”

After leaving the Border Bookstore in Mesilla, New Mexico, the caravan carrying banned books to the children of Tucson heads north to Albuquerque for a meeting with renowned author Rudolfo Anaya. On … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MOMENT IN TIME JFK MEETS WITH LULAC

This Moment in Time is quite extraordinary. It is a photo of President John F. Kennedy visiting a reunion of the Houston League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) in Houston, Texas on October … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD LEVI ROMERO

Levi Romero is a native New Mexican poet who was named centennial poet for the state in 2012.  His poetry collections include "In the Gathering of Silence" (1996),  "A Poetry of Remembrances:  New and … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA FOOD RECIPE “JALAPEÑO SODA BREAD”

Jalapeño Irish Soda Bread The sweetness of traditional Irish soda bread ingredients—raisins, buttermilk, some sugar—are richly complimented by jalapeño heat. Here’s a soda bread recipe from Ireland … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART AZTLÁN ART SHOW

In 2003, Frank Garcia curated the first Aztlan Art Show at the dA gallery in Pomona, California. The show brought together different generations of Chicano and Chicana artists. Since that time, the … [Read more...]