THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: SAL BALDENEGRO ON “CÉSAR CHÁVEZ FOUGHT SCABS NOT IMMIGRANTS,” MANUEL RAMOS ON “ANGELS IN THE WIND,” CYNTHIA OROZCO ON “NO MEXICANS, WOMEN OR DOGS ALLOWED,” AND SAN ANTONIO’S CONJUNTO AZTLÁN.
This month’s Political Salsa y Más has Sal Baldenegro clarifying the fact that, contrary to widely held belief, César Chávez was not anti-immigrant. Sal explains the complex issues behind Chávez’s stance on scabs that aided growers in trying to break the union in the 1960s UFW struggles.
Also this week we visit with Colorado author Manual Ramos as he discusses his latest Mile High Noir novel Angels in the Wind. Ramos is prolific as hell, this is his eleventh novel! Check out the world of Chicano private eye Guy Corral and the new mystery.
Last week we visited with Dr. Cynthia Orozco and her biography of Adela Sloss-Vento. This week we return to Dr. Orozco, this time learning of the rise and creation of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) in her book, “No Mexicans, Women or Dog Allowed.” This is important history, LULAC arose in response to incredible violence against Mexicans and Mexicans Americans in Texas including numerous lynchings.
And last but not least, we reprise the music of San Antonio based Conjunto Aztlán with their original composition Rosario.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!