THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: LATINOPIA WORD WITH CYNTHIA GUARDADO, GUARDADO READS “JOHN’S MARKET ON EIGHTH AND MARIPOSA,” JOSÉ UMPIERRE ON THE AFTER EFFECTS OF HURRICANE FIONA AND RICARDO ROMO’S TEJANO REPORT ON CHUCK RAMIREZ AND HIS VISUAL INTERPRETATIONS OF CHICANO CULTURE.
This week we showcase the poetry of Cynthia Guardado, second generation Salvadoran American who has written a collection of poems titled “Cenizas” (Ashes). The child of Salvadoran parents who fled the civil war in the early 1980s, Cynthia has grown up as a second generation American who unites her parents heritage with her own experiences living in the United States. Check out our two videos and don’t miss her poem, “John’s Market on Eighth and Mariposa” and the incredible story of how her parents met as adults in the United States after years apart after leaving their homeland.
EL Zocotroco returns with Burundanga Boricua. This week he looks at the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona on Puerto Rico and links it to a long history of political and bureaucratic bumbling when it comes to natural disasters.
Ricardo Romo’s Tejano Report looks at the visual interpretations of Chicano/Latino culture of the late Chuck Ramirez, one of the few Latinos to exhibit at the revered Armory Art Show.
Enjoy our week on Latinopia!