THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO WITH: CINCO DE MAYO EVENT PROFILE, DAVID BOWLES ON LORDS OF THE EARTH, CARMEN TAFOLLA ON THE TEXAS INSTITUTE OF LETTERS, BURUNDANGA BORICUA ON THE LATEST IN PUERTO RICO, AND MARK GUERRERO’S CHICANO MUSIC CHRONICLES AND GEORGE OCHOA.
This week we celebrate Cinco de Mayo and for those of you who don’t know or have forgotten what this holiday is all about, check out the Latinopia Event profile on Cinco de Mayo–it’s got all the facts.
Also this week we celebrate the Texas Institute of Letters whose annual meeting was convened last week in McAllen, Texas. Latinopia attended and nabbed this interview with President of the organization Carmen Tafolla. Carmen explains the purpose of the group and its recent activities to further the presence of Texas letters on the national literary canon. Also this week we post an interview with prolific Rio Grande Valley author David Bowles. Check out David’s interview on his recent science fiction novel Lords of the Dawn.
Our regular blogger José Umpierre returns with his Burundanga Boricua blog. This week he looks at the recent ruling by a Boston judge that brings into question the validity of the seven-member panel convened to adjudicate the Puerto Rican debt. The judge has declared a 90-day moratorium on the work of the junta until things can be clarified. Check out what may be in store for Puerto Ricans.
And Mark Guerrero returns with his Chicano Music Chronicles, this week his interview is with George Ochoa, long time musician and member of such 60s groups as the Slauson Brothers, Cannibal and the Headhunters and Yaqui. Check out this cool interview.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!