THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: DON FELIPE ON MEXICAN AMERICAN PATRIOTISM AND TRUMP INSULTS, EL ZOCOTROCO ON PUERTO RICAN IDENTITY, JUAN GONZALEZ ON PUERTO RICO’S ECONOMIC CRISIS AND SERG HERNÁNDEZ ON MARK SUCKERBERG.
Hola Latinopians! This week our theme is national identity. Don Felipe’s Bravo Road blog weighs in on the history of Mexican and Mexican American patriotism and contributions in light of the continuing onslaught of insults and persecution by the Donald Trump White House. When viewed in the context of historic contributions made by Mexicans and Mexican Americans President Trump’s insult are truly disgraceful.
José Umpierre’s Burundanga Boricua blog addresses the status of Puerto Rico today. Neither a state, or a nation, held in the limbo of being a “territory,” Umpierre questions, under the present conditions of having no say in their government, whether Puerto Ricans shouldn’t revisit the notion of nationhood. Complimenting this discussion, Juan Gonzalez, author and host of Democracy Now, offer his views on the Puerto Rican crisis in this two-part interview.
And completing our week, Sergio Hernández reviews Mark Zuckeberg’s testimony before Congress in his cartoon “Mark Suckerberg.”