THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: LUIS TORRES ON FAKE NEWS IS SCARY NEWS; SAL BALDENEGRO ON ARIZONA’S COURAGEOUS TRADITION UNION ORGANIZING AND BURUNDANGA BORICUA ON THE DOCUMENTARY WORK OF ACCLAIMED PUERTORICAN FILMMAKER ANA MARÍA GARCÍA. AND ALSO THIS WEEK NEW POETRY BY XOCHITL JULISA BERMEJO.
This week veteran news reporter and journalist Luis R. Torres examines the controversy surrounding the recent spat of “fake news” accounts and their impact on bonifide news reporting. Sal Baldengro examines the current labor dispute involving the ASARCO copper mines and sets it in the context of Arizona’s long history of courageous labor organizing. Puerto Rican based Jose Umpierre, AKA Gugo,AKA El Zocotroco, weighs in with a review of documentary filmmaker Ana Maria Garcia’s new documentary on Puerto Rican nationalist Rafael Cancel Miranda. After the provocative review we can’t wait to see the documentary! And also this week watch for a new video of recent poetry by Xochitl Julisa Bermejo and a reprise of her classic poem, “Our Lady of the Water Gallons.”
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!