THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: BURUNDANGA BORICUA ON RICARDO ROSELLÓ’S RESIGNATION, LUIS TORRES ON FRANK CRUZ’S NEW MEMOIR STRAIGHT OUT OF BARRIO HOLLYWOOD, MARK GUERRERO’S CHICANO MUSIC CHRONICLES WITH LOS ILLEGALS AND JUAN GONZALEZ ON THE FUTURE OF PUERTO RICO.
The big news this week is the resignation of Ricardo Roselló, Governor of Puerto Rico. Those of you who have been following our Latinopia blogger José Umpierre’s account of events leading up to the resignation will know that this is a pivotal moment in the history of Puerto Rico. Check out Burundanga Boricua’s latest account of the resignation and the challenge now before the Puerto Rican people. Complementing Umpierre’s thoughts is a video with Juan Gonzalez, co-host of the news program Democracy Now, as he analyzes steps to a better Puertorican future. Check out this double bill.
Also this week, Luis Torres returns with his Tales of Torres. This week he reviews the new memoir by celebrated newscaster and media executive Frank Cruz. In the book, Straight out of Barrio Hollywood, Frank recounts his experiences from a childhood in Tucson’s Barrio Hollywood to his career as a scholar, newscaster and co-founder of the Telemundo news network. An journalistic insider himself, Torres gives us insight into Frank career which mirrors the rise of Latinos in journalism in Los Angeles.
Mark Guerrero returns with his podcast Mark Guerrero’s Chicano Music Chronicles. This month Mark posts his interview with Willie Herrón and Jesus “Chuy” Velo, co-founders of the 70s punk rock band, Los Illegals.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!