THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: THE CORONAVIRUS CONTINUES: RICARDO ROMO ON HOW CORONAVIRUS IMPACTS LATINOS, DR. ALVARO HUERTA ON HOW AMERICANS CAN LEARN FROM MEXICANS ON THE VIRUS, ALICIA GASPAR DE ALBA ON JOHN RECHY, SERGIO HERNÁNDEZ ON DR. FAUCI.
Wow, what a week! It is clear that the coronvirus is here to stay for a while and that all of our lives will be unforeseeable, unpredictably and profoundly affected. Your Tia Tenopia hopes you are all hunkered down as the medical experts tell us. This week, Dr. Alvaro Huerta reminds us that Latinos have been through hard times before and that maybe there is something the average (non-Latino) American can learn from our people’s experiences. Check out this thoughtful essay.
Also on the cornonavirus front, Dr. Ricardo Romo, in his Romo de Tejas blog, weighs in on how it impacts the Latino community. Another important read.
Also this week, we continue with our homage to author John Rechy. This time we hear from scholar, novelist and poet Alicia Gaspar de Alba as she ruminates on John Rechy’s body of work and in particular his novels City of Night and The Miraculous Day of Amalia Gómez.
And last but not least, in this time of a President who can’t bring himself to tell the truth, cartoonist and artist Sergio Hernández wonders what may happen if our hero Dr. Fauci really decides he will continue to tell the truth even if it is inconvenient for Trump’s 2020 campaign.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia and stay put! No se vayan a pararandiar cuando hay peligro!