HAPPY MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY!
Your Tia Tenopia is so excited about this week’s celebrations of Mexican Independence Day. Oh, my, this week-end and Margaritas…por favor! For those of you who don’t know, way back in 1810 Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla made the call to arms to throw out the Spanish from what was then known as New Spain, and proclaimed the Mexican Republic. A ten year war ensured but it resulted in a new nation…Mejico!
Your Tia was really lucky this week-end to be able to attend a special recognition of the famed Puerto Rican actor, Henry Darrow, at the Gene Autry museum. Henry is best known for his portrayal of “Manolito Montoya,” in the TV series “High Chaparral.” Henry is also being honored at the Alma Awards, produced by the National Council on La Raza, Henry has a new biography out, “Henry Darrow, Lightening in the Bottle,” so go out and get it!
This week we have two great new videos. In History, we continue with the second part of the story of the El Paso Bowie Bears. This is the story of how a rag-tag team of high school baseball players didn’t let discrimination and prejudice get in the way of them winning the Texas state baseball championship in 1949. In Music, we visit again with Cunao. Julio Montero brings us another song in the up-dated tradition La Nueva Cancion, “Luchador.”
Sergio Hernández forces us take a closer look at Mexican Independence with his cartoon on the “Burden of the Mexican People.” And Lazaro de la Tierra discovers a new lead to his identity as a Mexican Zombie when he discovers there is another zombie in the world beside himself.
Enjoy these week’s videos!