THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: EL ZOCOTROCO ON PUERTO RICO AS THE LAST COLONY, AN INTERVIEW WITH JUAN MÁRQUEZ CREATOR OF THE LAST COLONY, SAL BALDENEGRO ON HOW THE LATINO VOTE CAME TO BE SO IMPORTANT, ARCHIVAL FOOTAGE OF PIONEERING CHICANO ARTIST ROBERTO CHAVEZ AND ANGELA ORTIZ WITH “I LOVE MY STREET.”
Wow what we week we have for you this week! Our San Juan, Puerto Rico blogger el Zocotroco brings us a review about an important new feature length documentary screening throughout the island, The Last Colony. Latinopia was lucky to be able to interview the filmmaker creator of The Last Colony, Juan Augustín Márquez who walked us through the nuances of the complex Puerto Rican political reality and what he expects is fil to accomplish. Our second video this week is vintage 1973 footage of an interview with pioneering Chicano muralist and artist Roberto Chavez who tells us about why muralism is so important and shows us his painting technique.
Our regular blogger Sal Baldengro sizes up the current efforts by Democrats and Republicans to garner the Latino vote for 2016 with a look at the effort by Latinos back in the 1970s that put us on the political map. Check out his Political Salsa y Más blog and pay close attention to his admonition that Latinos should become principled and discerning voters, not to be taken for granted by either the Democrats or the Republicans. It’s us who will make a difference in 2016!
And, as always give your eyes a treat with Angela Ortiz’s weekly Angela’s Photo of the Week, this week she looks at”I love my Street.”