THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: EXCLUSIVE LATINOPIA INTERVIEW WITH ADOLFO “HARPO” CELAYA, SURVIVOR OF THE U.S.S. INDIANAPOLIS, SAL BALDENEGRO ON TRUMP’S RACIST TENDENCIES ON AMERICAN INDIANS AND SERGIO HERNANDEZ ON TRUMP AND ROY MOORE.
This week Latinopia presents the first of three videos interviewing Adolfo “Harpo” Celaya, a survivor of the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis. For those of you who don’t remember the riveting scene in the movie Jaws, the U.S.S. Indianapolis had been on a a secret mission to deliver key parts of the Atomic bomb to the island of Tinian in the Pacific. It was then loaded onto the Enola Gay bomber and dropped over Hiroshima, bringing an end to the war in the Pacific. On the way back to the Philippines, the Indianapolis was torpedoed and sunk by a Japanese submarine. Because of its secret nature, no report went out of the sinking. 900 men went into the water and clung to rafts, struggling against dehydration and shark attacks for five days. When they were finally rescued, only 300 men had survive. Adolfo “Harpo” Celaya from Florence, Arizona recounts his terrifying ordeal. We present parts one and two this week and will follow up with part three next week.
Also this week, Salomon Baldenegro weighs in on Donald Trump’s treatment of Native Americans keying off of Trump’s insults at the recent honoring of Navajo Code Talkers.
And don’t forget Serg Hernández’s cartoon this week on Trump and Roy Moore.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!