Hola Mijos and mijas, we have very sad news this week. On July 26th we lost a giant of an actress and social activist, the acclaimed and much loved Lupe Ontiveros. Hay que tristeza nos da! Lupe starred in such films as “El Norte,” “Goonies,” “Selena,” and “Real Women Have Curves.” She also starred in many televison shows including “Reba,” “Southland,” “Desperate Housewives” (she was a cast regular) and most recently, “Rob.” A personal friend to many Latinos in the film and television industry, she is remembered on Latinopia this week by our own Jesús Treviño who directed her in a number of television projects. Lupe, you will be missed by all who knew you!

Also this week we have another in the continuing reviews of the classics of Latino Literature in the Unied States. This time Luis Torres reviews the 1959 classic “Pocho,” by José Antonio Villareal. Our regular weekly blogs return as well. Sara Inés tells us about her reason for voting in the year’s coming elections. Young Lazaro De La Tierra continues to struggle trying to fit into his Boy Scout troop without revealing the secret of his identity as a Mexican zombie. Sergio Hernandez is still out on vacation but will return with new adventures of Arnie and Porfi next week.

Con mucho tristeza,

Your Tia Tenopia