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BRAVO ROAD with DON FELÍPE “SEARCHING FOR AMERICA”

SEARCHING FOR AMERICA: LIVING ON THE MARGIN OF AMERICAN LITERATURE Before there was American literature in my life there was Mexica literature then a host of books from foreign countries in … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA RESURRECTION REMEMBERS ELIZABETH

The cast  and crew of the Showtime television series Resurrection Blvd were shocked to hear of the passing of their colleague and friend Elizabeth Pena who played the role of Bibi Corrales in the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO ROSE PORTILLO “ZOOT SUIT”

Rose Portillo is an accomplished actress of stage and screen who starred as Della in the acclaimed play Zoot Suit as well as acting in in numerous television roles. She is currently  a director for … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO EVA VÁSQUEZ AMOR PERDIDO

Eva Cristina Vásquez is a Puerto Rican actress and playwright whose first work Amor Perdido (Lost Love) explore show United States wars have impacted four generations of Puerto Rican women. … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO ‘LA MASCARA DEL CHIVO”

In the summer of 2009, Dr. Carlos Flores brought together aspiring playwrights in Laredo, Texas to workshop plays for local production. Out of this workshop came nine plays which were presented … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART “DAY OF THE DEAD”

On November 2nd of each year, Latinos throughout Mexico and the United States celebrate El Día de los Muertos, or The Day of the Dead. It is a time to remember and honor our beloved ones who have … [Read more...]

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TALES OF TORRES 11.02.14 “IS HISTORY MORE THAN JUST A MYTH?”

IS HISTORY MORE THAN JUST A MYTH AGREED UPON? Recent political chingazos about the teaching of history in our public schools got me to recalling a crazy comment a woman in Texas made a few years … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MOMENT IN TIME 1990 MORATORIUM MARCH

On August 29, 1990, Latinos in Los Angles marked the twentieth anniversary of the 1970 Chicano Moratorium March against the Vietnam war. Among those attending was a delegation of activists from El … [Read more...]

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MIRÁNDOLO BIEN with EDUARDO DÍAZ 10.26.14 “THE ABC’S AND Ñ”

No hay mal que por bien no venga Translation: There is no bad from which some good doesn't result. Transcreation: The bitterest trials are often blessings in disguise. Jim Estrada uses this … [Read more...]

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POLITICAL SALSA Y MÁS WITH SAL BALDENEGRO 10.19.14

CHANGE THE NAME...CHANGE THE MASCOT. The movement to get the Washington NFL team to change its racist logo and name has come to Arizona. On October 12, about 150 people—members of tribes from … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA GUEST BLOG ERNEST HOGAN

NOTES ON THE IRISH/MEXICAN FRONTIER by Ernest Hogan A lot of people have a hard enough time dealing with the complicated reality of Mexican Americans – when you add Irish to the mix, their brains … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART GILBERT “MAGU” LUJAN

Latinopia Art Gilbert Lujan from Latinopia.com on Vimeo. Gilbert "Magu" Lujan is a pioneer Chicano artist who was a member of the 1970s legendary art collective Los Four, the first Chicanos to … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART “LETTER TO MAGU”

Renowned artist and social activist Gilbert "Magu" Lujan passed away in July of 2011. His family and friends convened an outdoor memorial service to honor his life and legacy on September 11, 2011. … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA YENIFFER BEHRENS

Yeniffer Behrens is a Venezuelan-born television and film actress perhaps best known for her role as Marianna Erosa in the day time drama General Hospital. Latinopia learned that her break-out role … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD LUIS J. RODRÍGUEZ “ALWAYS RUNNING”

Luis J. Rodríguez’s coming of age novel Always Running, chronicles an adolescence steeped in vicious gang life and drug addiction. Luis miraculously survived his years as a gang member and went on to … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA HISTORY A MOMENT IN TIME “FIESTA DE LOS BARRIOS”

In March of 1968, five thousand Mexican American high school students walked of the four high schools in East Los Angeles to protest the inferior education they were receiving. After a week of protest … [Read more...]

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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 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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LUIS J. RODRÍGUEZ – IN HIS OWN WORDS

Luis J. Rodríguez is an accomplished poet and novelist whose first work, Always Running, has been recognized as a literary tour de force, a searing account of his experiences growing up as a gang … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE VOCES – COL. ENRIQUE CERVANTES

Since 1999, Dr. Maggie Rivas-Rdoriguez has been documenting the history and lives of Latino veterans of World War Tow, Korea and, later, Viet Nam. Each year, Dr. Rivas-Rodriguez conducts an editing … [Read more...]