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LATINOPIA CINEMA REMEMBERING ELIZABETH PEÑA

The news hit all of us hard–some of us more terribly than others. Elizabeth Peña, who starred in La Bamba and Lone Star and so many television shows was gone. The members of Showtime’s ground … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA FOOD COCINA HERNÁNDEZ “GUACAMOLE”

Welcome to Cocina Hernández! Diane Velarde Hernández shares another one of her great Mexican cuisine recipes with us. Today it's Pico de Gallo and Guacamole. Enjoy! … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA MAURICIO MENDOZA ON RESURRECTION BLVD.

Mauricio Mendoza is a stage and screen actor best known for his portrayal of Miguel Santiago, the eldest brother of the Santiago family in the SHOWTIME drama series Resurrection Blvd. Mauricio told … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE RICARDO ACUÑA “SORRY”

Ricardo Lira Acuña is the author of three books of poetry and narrative fiction. He recently has branched out to video production.  Latinopia is proud to hsowcase his original visual poem, "Sorry," … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO “EL TEATRO CAMPESINO2″

In 1965, having convinced César Chávez and the board of the United Farm Workers of the viability of a theater company to advance the farm worker's grape boycott, Luis Valdez, Agustín Lira and Felipe … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO “EL TEATRO CAMPESINO 1″

The legendary El Teatro Campesino was born out of the struggle of the United Farm Workers Union with which the group was affiliated from 1965 to 1968. The original members of the group included Luis … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD THELMA REYNA INTERVIEW

INTERVIEW WITH POET LAUREATE THELMA T. REYNA Latinopia.com is proud to repost this interview conducted by Maria Ferrer for the Latina Book Club with author Thelma T. Reyna, newly named Poet … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO “EL TEATRO CAMPESINO 3″

By 1967, the protracted strike by farm workers against California grape growers has reached national proportions. The Teatro Campesino, whose principal members now included Luis Valdez, Daniel Valdez, … [Read more...]

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BRAVO ROAD with DON FELIPE 8.10.14 “STEM,MASSH & p&t”

STEM,MASSH  & p&t : WITHER GOEST THOU? This piece is really a continuation of my work on the History and Philosophy of Education (Scribd 2009) in which I sought to lay out an easy guide to … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA MARÍA JIMÉNEZ HENLEY “ON WEST SIDE STORY”

María Jiménez Henley pioneering Latina actress, choreographer and stage manager. She began her career when she played  the role of "Teresita" in the motion picture WEST SIDE STORY. Latinopia learned … [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...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1968 CON SAFOS 1

Today we take for granted the large body of Latino and Latina literature available in the United States. But back in 1960, there was no extensive body of literature to speak of. That all changed when … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA MARÍA AGUI CARTER “REBEL”

María Agui Carter is a prize-winning independent filmmaker whose PBS credits include Tango Dual Dance (2000), Rumble Over West Side Story (2000)  and The Devil's Music (2000).  She also produced the … [Read more...]

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ARNIE AND PORFI with SERGIO HERNÁNDEZ 8.10.14 “CRADLE OF CIVILIZATION”

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE “LA HORA DEL TÉ”

Luis R. Quintero is a director based in Los Angeles whose projects including major studio productions, independent films, television pilots and web series. His short drama "La Hora del Té" (Tea Time) … [Read more...]

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MIRÁNDOLO BIEN with EDUARDO DÍAZ 8.03.14 “THE NUEVO SOUTH”

THE NUEVO SOUTH: A CHANGING LANDSCAPE. Having arrived in Pelham, Alabama, several years ago and establishing a construction business, Joel Rivera walked into a small Mexican grocery store looking … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE VOCES – ERASMO LÓPEZ

Soñia Escot is a journalism major completing her senior year at the University of Texas at Austin. She participated in the 2012 VOCES Oral History Editing Contest sponsored by the Journalism … [Read more...]

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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...]