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LATINOPIA WORD ALEJANDRO MOLINA “SAN VALENTÍN”

Alejandro Molina is a poet and member of "Noches Bohemias," a group of poets from various Latin American countries who meet regularly at the Tia Chucha Cultural Center and bookstore in Sylmar, … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC QUETZAL “VOCES” (VOICES)

Quetzal is a popular East Los Angeles band whose music reflects the struggles of poor people everywhere. . Their original song, "Voces" (Voices) was inspired by the participation of Latinos in a human … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD RANDY JURADO ERTLL “HOPE IN TIMES OF DARKNESS”

Randy Jurado Ertll is a Salvadoran American author and political activist. He and his family fled the civil war in El Salvador by coming to the United States. He grew up in violence-torn South Central … [Read more...]

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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES 2.09.14 “AFTERMATH”

AFTERMATH. The drone of the helicopters driven by the Oñate zombies was still ringing in my ears when I turned to Pearl. We embraced tightly. Vida, whining persistently, wanted to be part of the … [Read more...]

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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES 2.02.14 “BATTLE OF JUMBO ROCKS”

THE BATTLE OF JUMBO ROCKS. The drive back to the Joshua Tree zombie training compound was somber. Pearl and I didn’t look at one another, each lost in our own thoughts. Filomino was convinced … [Read more...]

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MIRÁNDOLO BIEN with EDUARDO DÍAZ 2.02.14 “GALERIA SIN FRONTERAS”

FIRST VOICE, OUR VOICE. I recently attended the opening of Galería Sin Fronteras (Gallery Without Borders), an exhibition at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago. The show features 92 … [Read more...]

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RICKY LUV VIDEO “OFFICE IS…”

Multi-talented author and filmmaker Ricardo Lira Acuña is back on Latinopia this week with his regular monthly video blog, Ricky Luv Video. This video is all about working in an office and how it … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD ABELARDO DELGADO

Abelardo "Lalo" Delgado (1930 - 2004) is one of the ground-breaking pioneers of Chicano poetry. A social activist as well as an author, he was as comfortable on a picket line or at a political rally … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART SONIA ROMERO 1

Sonia Romero is a graphic artist, muralist and print maker. The daughter of Chicano art pioneer Frank Romero, she has boldly set out on her own artistic trajectory. Her art includes stunning prints, … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1970 CHICANO MORATORIUM

In 1970, at the height of the Vietnam War, Mexican Americans and other Latinos were dying at a rate disproportionate to their numbers in the general population. Organizers in Los Angeles called for a … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA HERO DR. OCTAVIO I. ROMANO V

Octavio I. Romano V (1923-2005)  was the pioneering founder of Tonatiuh-Quinto Sol Publications, one of the earliest editorials to publish Chicano authors in the United States. He created the Premio … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART LINDA VALLEJO

Linda Vallejo is an accomplished artist whose works include paintings and installation pieces. In 2007 she had a show at the Metro Gallery in Los Angeles showcasing her move from portraits of nudes to … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1930s DEPORTATIONS

During the 1930s, in the shadow of the Great depression, massive numbers of Mexicans who had lived in the United States for years were deported to Mexico. Their children, who were born in the United … [Read more...]

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POLITICAL SALSA Y MÁS with SAL BALDENEGRO 1. 19.14 “HISTORY MAKERS”

HISTORY MAKERS ARE ALL AROUND US! One thing I’ve learned in my close-to-50 years of organizing and being in the trenches of the civil-rights movement is that if we are to understand and influence … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC FLACO JIMENEZ STYLINGS

Flaco Jimenez is perhaps the best known Conjunto music accordionist in the world. He has performed with Ry Cooder, Freddy Fender, Los Lobos, The Rolling Stones and many other groups. The Hohner … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC RUBEN GUEVARA & JOHN DENSMORE “CON SAFOS”

Ruben Guervara is a legendary Chicano rock musician from East Los Angeles who, beside his own music,  collaborated with Frank Zapata in the 1970s, creating the rock group, "Ruben & The Jets."  He … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC SIHASIN “HOPE”

Sister and brother musical team, Jeneda and Clayson Benally , are Sihasin. This musical group from the Navajo (Diné) Nation in Northern Arizona combine bass, drums and original lyrics into songs that … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA – DANNY DE LA PAZ

Danny De La Paz is an accomplished actor of stage and screen whose motion picture credits include Boulevard Nights and American Me. Known for his portrayal of cholos or gang members, Latinopia was … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA PEPE SERNA “SCARFACE”

Pepe Serna is an accomplished actor with more than 100 films to his credits and numerous television appearances. One of his most memorable roles was that of "Angel" in the motion picture "Scarface." … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC CONJUNTO AZTLÁN “DESAFINADA”

Conjunto Aztlán is a San Antonio-based music group that was formed out of the Chicano civil rights movement of the 1970s. The group, made up of Juan Tejeda, José Flores Peregrino, Clemencia Zapata, … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC QUETZAL “TRAGAFUEGOS” (FIRE BREATHERS)

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. On August 24, 2013 they performed their … [Read more...]