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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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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES 4.07.14 “LAZARO – MIND BLOCK 101″

MIND BLOCK 101. It was almost two months after Mr. Nez announced that it would take only a week or so for Filomino and I to train each Mano Poderosa zombie how to block the intrusion of a Zombie … [Read more...]

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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES 3.22.14 “PEARL – TOGETHER”

TOGETHER. In my dream I was running through an open desert, running for my life. Instead of my usual jeans and sweatshirt, I was wearing the dress my mother had sewn for me when I was sixteen. My … [Read more...]

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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES 4.20.14 “LAZARO – MIND BLOCK 401″

MIND BLOCK 401. The next day I began working with Pearl and La Señora Falcón on developing their mind blocking skills. We met above ground at the quiet empty boathouse at Lincoln Park. Situated … [Read more...]

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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES 4.13.14 “PEARL – MY MISSION”

“Mija, no te voy a mentir,” La Señora Falcón said gravely. “It’s a dangerous assignment.” The matronly woman settled her plump body into the seat across from me in what once had been a lab supply … [Read more...]

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RICKY LUV VIDEO “THESE ROSES FOR YOU”

Ricardo Lira Acuña is an author of three books of poetry and recently published a graphic novel, "The Realm." Ricardo offers Latinopia visitors a monthly video blog "Ricky Luv Video." Here is this … [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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POLITICAL SALSA Y MÁS with SAL BALDENEGRO 4.20.14 “WORLD WAR TWO GENERATION”

WW II GENERATION GETS IT DONE! It is beyond ironic that teaching young people about the patriotism of the Mexican American community—e.g., that Mexican Americans/Latinos have earned more … [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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THINKING LATINA with SARA INÉS CALDERÓN 4.13.14 “TEXAS IS THE NEW CALIFORNIA”

TEXAS IS THE NEW CALIFORNIA. When you think of Texas, “progress” is hardly a word that comes to mind for most, but I can’t seem to get the association out of my head. I see my Californian friends … [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 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 EVENT 1993 CÉSAR CHÁVEZ AT NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MEXICAN ART

United Farm Worker's President and American civil rights icon César Estrada Chávez died on April 23, 1993 at the age of 66 years. A week prior to his death, he was on a national tour to call attention … [Read more...]