HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS, END OF THE YEAR REVIEW, BEST LATINOPIA VIDEOS AND MORE!
Hola my fearless, fascinating, ferocious, and fecund Latinopians! As the holidays are now upon us and there’s no getting out of them, Latinopia thought we’d try to minimize the damage by suggesting some thoughtful holiday gifts. I know you are all dying to stand in long lines at the local Target, Macy’s or Sears to buy overpriced and over-hyped goods produced at slave wages in China, Thailand and Mexico. But we’re here to offer an alternative– some suggestions of art and literature you can purchase which will not only enrich the minds and lives of your loved one, but also help out a local Latino/a artist. Check out our HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS!
Latinopia now has more than 280 videos on the website. But we know many of you have missed some along the way. So for the next few weeks, till the beginning of the year, we’ll be reposting the TOP LATINOPIA VIDEOS, two a week. We begin this week with one of our LIBROTRAFICANTE videos. As you know in 2012 Houston activist Tony Diaz undertook a three-state caravan to bring Latino books banned by the state of Arizona to the Latino children of Tucson. Latinopia was onboard the bus caravan as it left Houston and stopped at Austin, San Antonio, El Paso, Texas as well as Mesilla and Albuquerque New Mexico before finally arriving at Tucson. We reprise one of these special Librotraficante Videos as the group visits renowned author Rudy Anaya in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Our other video this week is an original drama, INUNDATION, written and directed by 18-year old Daniel Ríos from El Paso Texas. In a world of narcotraficantes and bloody cartel wars, this high school senior came up with a riveting drama that you must see!
Like palomas to their nido, our loyal Latinopia bloggers return as always. Don Felípe De Ortego y Gasca brings us another BRAVO ROAD WITH DON FELÍPE–this week he muses about the national American identity and whether or not we are indeed, as so many people claim, a “nation of immigrants.” Luis Torres brings us a thoughtful end-of-the-year wrap up for 2013 in his monthly TALES OF TORRES blog. Was this a good or bad year for Latinos?
This week Sergio Hernández’s ARNIE AND PORFI cartoon comments on the recent passing of human liberator Nelson Mandela. Angela Ortiz brings us another one of her signature photos in ANGELA’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK. And Lazaro De La Tierra brings us yet another chapter in the ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES–things are getting heated up now so don’t miss this blog episode.
Lots of great stuff on Latinopia this week–so get to it!