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LATINOPIA WORD PAT MORA “LEGAL ALIEN”

Pat Mora is a poet, novelist and author of children's books. Her writings often reflect the conflictive nature of being bilingual and bi-cultural. Here she reads the poem "Legal Alien," which explores … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD RICHARD MONTOYA ‘WHAT IS GREATEST CHICANO POEM?”

In 1974, Chicano poets José Montoya and José Antonio Burciaga traveled to New York to meet with Puerto Rican poets of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. On a street corner in Loisaida (the Lower East Side of … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD “FROM THIS WICKED PATCH OF DUST”

Texas born Chicano author Sergio Troncoso's autobiographical novel, "From This Wicked Patch of Dust,"  tells the story of a  a multi-generational family from Isleta, Texas that spans decades. The … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD ERNESTO HOGAN “HIGH AZTECH”

Ernest Hogan is a science fiction author of Irish and Mexican descent. His works include the novels "Cortez on Jupiter," "High Aztech," and "Smoking Mirror Blues."  In "High Aztech" he envisions a … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD RUDY CH. GARCÍA “THE CLOSET OF DISCARDED DREAMS”

Rudy Ch. García is a Colorado author whose works range from science fiction and fantasy to the contemporary Chicano reality. In 2012, he published "The Closet of Discarded Dreams" in which the Chicano … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD RUDOLFO ANAYA “BLESS ME ÚLTIMA”

Rudolfo A. Anaya is a pioneering, prolific and renowned Chicano author. His novel, Bless Me Última, is a magical story of a young boy's coming of age in 1940s New Mexico.  Set against a background of … [Read more...]

LATINOPIA WORD ALEJANDRO MURGUÍA “NINETEEN MEN”

Alejandro Murguía is a poet and narrative writer who has won the coveted American Book Award twice for his short story collections Southern Front (1990) and This War Called Love (2002). In 2013 he was … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC CONJUNTO HUEYAPAN “EL AHUALULCO”

Conjunto Hueyapan is a jarocho musical group made up of two generations of the Herrera family.  Founded in 1973 by Fermín Herrera, the group hails from Oxnard, California and are always is in popular … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 2012 ANAYA ACCEPTANCE SPEECH

On April 20, 2012, acclaimed Chicano author Rudolfo Anaya was awarded the Robert Kirsch Lifetime Achievement Award by the Los Angeles Times. This award recognizes a lifetime of achievement by a living … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC JOEY’S CHEMISTRY “I WONDER”

Raul Callejo and Daniel Alvarado Jr. are two musicians from El Paso, Texas who perform under the name Joey's Chemistry. Here they render an original song written by Raul Callejo, "I Wonder." … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA CARLOS AVILA ON “PRICE OF GLORY”

Carlos Avila is a director, writer and producer. In 2002 he directed the motion picture "Price of Glory" starring Jimmy Smits, Maria del Mar, Ron Perlman, Clifton Collins, Jr. and Jon Seda. Avila … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE “THE BRICK PEOPLE”

Alejandro Morales is an acclaimed author whose novel "The Brick People" is the story of the Mexicans who worked at the Simons Brick Yard. Their work was crucial to the growth of Los Angeles and … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC LOUIE PÉREZ “LOS LOBOS”

Los Lobos is the premiere band of East Los Angeles. Formed in 1973, the band has won three Grammys and an international following. Latinopia asked the group's drummer and songwriter, Louie Pérez, how … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA “THE LATIN HEAT STORY 1″

Bel Hernández is known in Hollywood as the editor-in-chief and publisher of Latin Heat Magazine, the premier source for Latino entertainment and news. Since its inception in 1992 it has grown from a … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA “THE LATIN HEAT STORY 2″

Having successfully launched a major Latino entertainment magazine, Latin Heat, and then transformed it into a digital version complete with on-line red carpet interviews, Bel Hernandez and her … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1967 CON SAFOS 2

Con Safos Magazine, a daring and irreverant literary magazine featuring the writings of Latino authors was first published in 1967 under the stewardship of Ralph "Rafas" López and Arturo "Tudi" … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD HECTOR TOBAR “THE BARBARIAN NURSERIES”

Hector Tobar is a Pultizer Prize winning journalist and author. In his first novel, "The Tattooed Soldier," he examines the experience of two Guatemalans immigrants to the United States as they … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA REY VILLALOBOS CÉSAR CHÁVEZ FUNERAL

Rey Villalobos is the acclaimed Director of Photography of such motion pictures as "Urban Cowboy," "Nine to Five," "A Bronx Tale," and "American Me." He has also directed numerous episodic television … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENTS 1937 PONCE MASSACRE

Following the conclusion of the Spanish American War in 1898, the island of Puerto Rico became a colony of the United States. Soon nationalists like Luis Muñoz Marin and Pedro Albizu Campos were … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD ROLANDO HINOJOSA “THE YOUNG WILL WRITE”

Rolando Hinojosa is a celebrated Chicano author with more than a dozen novels and short story collections including the  highly acclaimed The Valley, winner of the  Casa De Las Americas international … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA JOSÉ LUIS RUIZ “THE UNWANTED”

José Luis Ruiz is a ground-breaking Chicano filmmaker and media activist. As Director of the National Latino Communications Center, he was the visionary force behind the acclaimed PBS documentary … [Read more...]