Hola mis Latinopianos! This week saw the release of long time incarcerated political activist Ramsey Muñiz. For those of you who don’t know who Ramsey is, he ran for Governor of Texas in 1972 and 1974 and was instrumental in showing that Latinos had political clout back in the day when our community was being discriminated against and denied its electoral vote. Check out this week’s Latinopia biography. At a time when Julian Castro has recently declared his credible candidacy for President of the United States, it’s important to note the long journey it has taken our community to get to the point where one of us credibly run for such a high office. Ramsey was part of the effort that set the groundwork for what would come in the decades that followed. We also post excerpt from the documentary La Raza Unida, by Jesus Treviño, which features Ramsey talking about Latino politics at the 1972 la Raza Unida political convention in El Paso, Texas.
Also this week, el Zocotroco returns with his Burundanga Boricua blog. This week he looks at the Puerto Rico Sales Tax Financing Corporation (known more commonly as COFINA) created in 2006 to shape the payback of the Puerto Rican public debt. El Zocotroco tells us that things have gotten crazy lately causing some observers to declare an intergalactic war by way of a disastrous aberration. This is just one more chapter in the deplorable efforts that culminate in laying a heavy burden on the Puerto Rican people. Check it out.
Also this week, Alfredo Santos keeps us up-to-date on happenings in Texas with his La Voz magazine with his Mis Pensamientos column. And if you want more information about what’s going on in Texas, including an interview with the new mayor of Austin, visit: http://www.lavoznewspapers.com
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!