THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: BURUNDANGA BORICUA ONCE AGAIN LOOKS AT PUERTORICO’S COLONIAL QUESTION, RICARDO ROMO ON THE NEW MURALS OF SAN ANTONIO, ALFREDO SANTOS’ PENSAMIENTOS AT 70 AND WITH CHRISTMAS AROUND THE CORNER TIME ONCE AGAIN FOR…TAMALES!
This week that sage observador de la vida, José Umpierre revisits the perennial question of Puero Rican status following a recent visit of President Biden with Governor Pierluisi. As we are reminded, while there are factions lobbying for Statehood for the island and others demanding full independence as a sovereign nation, the reality remains as it has since 1898, that Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States, ni aqui ni alla. Check out José’s sabio observations.
Also this week Ricardo Romo’s Tejano Report looks at new murals going up in San Antonio, being headed by woman muralistas! Adriana Garcia, Manola Ramirez, and Maria Ramirez have been busy creating some of the most beautiful murals you’ll ever see. Check out these cool delights.
Alfredo Santos, editor of La Voz newspaper, brings us his Pensamientos. This week he looks back on a lifetime of struggle in our community as he turns 70 years. Wow, quite a life this vato has lived.
And lastly, with the holidays right around the corner it’s never to early to start thinking of tamales. whether you make them yourself, or join in a large family gathering to have a tamalada day, or simply run down to La Mascota on Whittier Blvd or Lilianas on Cesar Chavez Blvd to get yourself some yummy treats, don’t miss out. Not sure how to go about making tamales? Check out our video La Tamalada and you’ll learn all about it, guided by that expert cocinera Diane Velarde Hernández.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!