TRAGEDY AND HOPE.
Your Tia Tenopia is still reeling from the terrible events that transpired this week in Connecticut. I’m wondering, as so many of you I am sure, how something so horrendous could happen? And yet, news of terrible events are not new to us. For the past several years we have seen the senseless drug death mount in Mexico, as well as so many deaths throughout the world. The Connecticut killings are particularly tragic because they are in our own home and because of the age of so many of the young victims.
It does make you think.
But it should not make you give up hope for a better world. If humans can create all the problems that face us in the modern world, humans can also find solutions for them. That’s why we have posted quotations by the Puerto Rican nationalist Don Pedero Albizu Campos and farm labor activist César Chávez. These are two men, separated by time and space, who but both forging gallant struggles for human dignity and freedom. They both say it in their own way.
One must not lose hope.
Okay, your Tia is getting off her soapbox now and letting you know that this week we have an exciting video interview with acclaimed actor Pepe Serna. Pepe worked opposite Al Pacino in the movie “Scarface.” Check out how he got his role and what it was like working with a screen legend. If you haven’t gotten all you holiday gifts yet, please checkout Latinopia’s Holiday Gift Ideas. Sergio Hernández is off this week prepping for a new cartoon strip at the beginning of the year. But be sure to check out Sara Inés Calderon’s Thinking Latina blog where she raises a very provocative question in the aftermath of the Connecticut shootings, the impact the shooting may have on immigration reform. And don’t miss Zombie Mex Diaries as Lazaro De La Tierra discovers the secret underground world of zombies.