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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 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...]

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WHO YOU TALKIN’ TO FANNY? 6.22.14 “CHAS CROSLIN”

CHAS CROSLIN: MAKING ART WITH MUSIC, THEATER AND PUPPETS AT EL TEATRO CAMPESINO In the process of doing this interview with my dear friend Chas Croslin, it occurred to me that I am advocating … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC LOS POCHOS “MARGIE”

Though Conjunto Music originated in Texas, it is by no means limited to that state. In Los Angeles, California the conjunto group Los Pochos carries on the decades-long tradition. The accordionist is … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC ANGELA ROA “TOCO DESAFINADO”

Angela Roa is a Chilean singer and lyricist residing in Los Angeles, California. Her songs are about the Latino experience in the United States and in Latin America. Here she performs an original … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART SANTA BARRAZA “NEPANTLA”

Santa Barraza is a Chicana artist living in Texas whose works incorporate Pre-columbian indigenous imagery in post-modern ways. One of her works titled "Nepantla," explores the world of mestizaje, the … [Read more...]

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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES 7.05.14 “LAZARO – DEBRIEFING”

LAZARO - DEBRIEFING. “They’re kidnapping immigrants along the border and warehousing them in the depths of the Amboy Crater. Who knows how many they have? Those people are facing certain … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC QUETZAL “MIGRA”

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. Founded in 1994 by Quetzal Flores, the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC LAS CAFETERAS “LA BAMBA”

Las Cafeteras is a music ensemble that combines the vibrant energy of Son Jarocho music with an edgy LA-alternative sound & political message. Their pounding Afro-Mexican rhythms, stomping zapateado … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD DAY OF THE REFUGIOS

Renowned Arizona poet Alberto "Tito" Rios, whose body of work includes numerous poetry collections and chapbooks, short story collections as well as a memoir, was born and raised in Nogales, Arizona, … [Read more...]

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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES JUNE 29, 2014 “A ZOMBIE MEX FOURTH OF JULY”

I never really appreciated the Fourth of July until I was 11 years old. That’s when my teacher, Mrs, Rosewell, invited me to her home in South Pasadena for a bar-b-que dinner, to meet her two kids, … [Read more...]

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WORD VISION with HARRYGAMBOA JR. 6.22.14 “SWERVE”

SWERVE By Harry Gamboa Jr.   Man: We’ve been stuck in traffic for the last three hours. Countless cars in front of our SUV preventing us from moving forward and so many behind us … [Read more...]

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ANGELA’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK 6.22.14 “DISNEY HALL”

Disney Hall A view you don’t see often of this really neat building. Continuing from my Instagram series (http://instagram.com/amosart). … [Read more...]

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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES 4.30.14 “PEARL – ON THE ROAD”

“Mija, nothing to it, but to do it,” La Señora Falcón said as she put the Honda Civic in gear and pushed her foot on the accelerator. The car pulled out of the safe house at Daggett, California … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD SARAH RAFAEL GARCÍA

Sarah Rafael García is an educator and poet who resides in Santa Ana, California. In 2010, she participated in the Festival de Flor y Canto literary festival at the University of Southern California. … [Read more...]

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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES 6.15.14 “LAZARO – MY MIRROR SELF”

Being confronted by the head of the Oñate clan of zombies in the men’s room of the Ludlow Café set my mind reeling. That’s right Lazaro, it’s me and I’ve entered your mind. Instinctively my … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC MITOTE “LA BRUMA” (THE MIST)

Latinopia Music Mitote La Bruma from Latinopia.com on Vimeo. Mitote (the Gathering) is a Texas-based Jarocho music group that includes Estevan Azcona, Alex Chavez, Santiago Guerra and Mincho Jacob. … [Read more...]