LATINOPIA EVENT – 1932 WHITEWASH OF AMERICATROPICAL MURAL. The Mexican muralists vsiited Los Angeles, CAlifornia in 1932 and was commissioned to paint a mural on the theme of “Tropical America.” What he painted was so controversial ti was whitewashed an dhas been the topic of debate ever since. LATINOPIA EVENT -1936 PECAN SHELLERS STRIKE. In the dark hours of the depression, more than 12,000 Mexican American women who worked shelling pecans went on strike. The leader of the strike was a 19 years old activist named Emma Tenayuca. In this interview Emma Tenayuca explains what the strike was about.