THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: ANNIVERSARIES AND REMEMBRANCES. RUDY ANAYA ON THE HUMAN SOUL, JOSÉ UMPIERRE ON PUERTO RICO’S PROMESA PROGRAM AT FIVE YEARS, RICARDO ROMO ON NEGLECTING TEXAS HISTORY AND REMEMBERING GILBERT “MAGU” LUJAN WITH IN SEARCH OF MAGULANDIA.
Last month saw the anniversary of the passing of acclaimed author Rudolfo “Rudy” Anaya. We remember Rudy this week with a brief interview with Rudy where he recalls an accident that nearly killed him and how this experience gave him insights into the human soul. Check out this deep video of Rudy reflecting on a near-death experience.
This summer marks the five year anniversary of the creation of the Puerto Rico Oversight Management and Economic Stabiliy Act also known as PROMESA. Don José “Gugo” Umpierre reminds us of the ineptitude of the seven member board that was supposed to help Puerto Rico out of its debt crisis and instead seems to have opened up consultancy services for entrepreneurs at the expense of the Puerto Rican people. Check out Gugo’s thoughtful piece.
Ricardo Romo comments on the recent and controversial book on Forget the Alamo by Bryan Burrough, Chris Tomlinson and Jason Stanford. Ricardo reviews the book in light of his own experiences with the myth of the Alamo and gives us insight into the life of real life Texan hero Juan Seguín.
This month also marks the ten-year anniversary of the passing of revered Chicano artist and muralist Gilbert “Magu” Lujan. We repost the video of the art exhibition, “In Search of Magulandia,” in which 36 artists created art works to commemorate the life and art of Gilbert Lujan and the Magulandia world he created.
Rudy Anaya and Gilbert Lujan…PRESENTE!
Enjoy your week on Latinopia.