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LATINOPIA WORD LUIS J. RODRÍGUEZ “CONCRETE RIVER”

Luis J. Rodríguez is the author of the highly acclaimed "Always Running," a memoir novel that tells the story of a wayward Chicano youth who manages to survive street life and make something of … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 2012 LIBROTRAFICANTES 1

In 2011, the Arizona State Legislature passed HB 2281, a law which prohibits schools from offering courses at any grade level that advocate ethnic solidarity, promote overthrow of the US government, … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC TEATRO DE LA TIERRA “LIBERTAD”

Members of the Fresno-based theater company, Teatro de la Tierra, perform "Libertad," a musical adaptation by Agustín Lira, director of the group.  Lead singer Merlinda Espinosa is accompanied by … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD “THE THREE LOUIES 2″

“The Three Louies” is a performance conversation about growing up in East Los Angeles by three accomplished Mexican Americans. Luis J. Rodríguez is author of the acclaimed memoir, “Always Running,” … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD THE THREE LOUIES

"The Three Louies" is a performance conversation about growing up in East Los Angeles by three accomplished Mexican Americans. Luis J. Rodríguez  is author of the acclaimed memoir, "Always Running," … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD LATINO QUOTES

We have been asked about the quotations that we post on the homepage each week. Here are some of these quotations in a larger … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART CHICANO MURALS

Today, murals painted by Chicanos  are to be found throughout the United States.  From Bellevue, Washington, to San Anontio, Texas to Chicago, Illinois the mural movement that began in the 1960s has … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO JOSEFINA LÓPEZ “REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES”

Josefina López is an accomplished poet, playwright and screenwriter whose play, "Real Women Have Curves," was made into a movie in 2002. Latinopia asked Josefina how she came to write "Real Women Have … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA HERO MAGGIE RIVAS-RODRÍGUEZ

In 1999,  Dr. Maggie Rivas-Rodríguez began an awesome undertaking--to document the lives and stories of Latino veterans of World War II (later her efforts would also include the Korean and Viet Nam … [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 MUSIC MARK GUERRERO “THE BALLAD OF CARLOS ALMARÁZ”

Mark Guerrero is a singer/songwriter whose lyrics often touch on social themes. He performs here his original composition commemorating the legendary Chicano artist Carlos Almaráz who passed away in … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 2012 LIBROTRAFICANTES 2

After leaving Houston, Texas, the librotraficante banned book caravan arrived in El Paso, Texas on March 14, 2012. They were met with open arms by local poets and community activists who welcomed the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 2012 AMÉRICA TROPICAL PRESERVATION

After forty years of painstaking effort, the mural titled "America Tropical, originally painted in 1932 by Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros, and later whitewashed, has been preserved with a new … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD CHRISTINE GRANADOS “MAN OF THE HOUSE”

Christine Granados is an author who was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. Her writings reflect her experiences growing up along the U.S./Mexico border. Her collection of short stories "Brides and … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC CUÑAO “LA OVEJA NEGRA”

Ecuadorian Julio Montero is the frontman for Cunao. Born in New York and now transplanted to Los Angeles, his socially conscious original music is is influenced by the Latin American social protest … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC DAVID GARZA ‘SHELLFISH”

David Garza is a singer and songwriter whose evocative lyrics reflect a thoughtful subtlety. He performs here an original composition, "Shellfish," a song about a bittersweet break-up. … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART CARLOS ALMARÁZ

Carlos Almaráz was a ground breaking artist and political activist who passed away in 1989. Twenty three years after his passing, Karen Rapp, the premiere curator at the Vincent Price Museum of Art … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD AMARILIS MARTÍNEZ

Amarilis Martinez is a poetry and prose writer who resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is currently pursuing an M.A. in Education at Alverno College. In 2010 she participated in Michael Sedano's … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD LUIS RODRÍGUEZ “RUNNING TO AMERICA”

Luis J. Rodríguez is the author of the acclaimed coming of age novel, "Always Running." He is also a community activist, anti-gang crusader and founder of the Tia Chucha Bookstore and Cultural Center … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA FOOD GREEN CHILE RECIPES

Lovers of New Mexico green chile contribute their personal recipes on how to prepare green chile, the recipes range from simple salsa to green Chile souffle. … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA BOOK REVIEW “BORDERLANDS” BY GLORA ANZALDÚA

BORDERLANDS: LA FRONTERA, THE NEW MESTIZA by Gloria Anzaldúa Spinsters/Aunt Lute: 1987 203 pages ISBN: 0-933216-25-4 Reviewed by Thelma T. Reyna, Ph.D. Book Review #7 in the PIONEER … [Read more...]