THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: JUAN GÓMEZ QUIÑONES, A LATINOPIA HERO, JOSÉ UMPIERRE ON ELECTIONS HERE AND THERE, SAL BALDENEGRO ON ACTIVISM IS THE FOUNDATION, LUIS TORRES ON GOOD BYE TRUMP.
We open this week with sad news. Acclaimed scholar activist, founder of the Chicano Studies Research Center at UCLA and mentor to generations of Latino students, Dr. Juan Gómez Quiñones has passed away. Check out the remembrance by Dr. Alvaro Huerta, longtime friend and student of Dr. Quiñones in our Latinopia Hero posting.
Also this week, we have three post-election reflections and commentaries.
Reporting from Puerto Rico, José Umpierre brings us “There and Here,” a report on election results in the continental United States (There) and on the island (Here). As usual el Zocotroco’s insights are profundamente pesados.. We offer José’s comments in English and in Spanish. No excuse not to check it out.
Sal Baldenegro returns with Political Salsa y Más. His post-election analysis reviews a decade of Latino activism which resulted in Latinos helping Biden win in huge numbers in the 2020 election.
Luis R. Torres returns with Tales of Torres, this week Good Bye to Trump. Torres analyzes factors which played into Biden’s victory and reminds us of the nefarious misdeeds that the outgoing President has visited on our nation and that doubtless cost him the election.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia.