THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: A LATINOPIA SPECIAL: HOPE IN DARK TIMES, DON FELIPE ON TEXAS DEMOGRAPHICS ARE NOT WHAT YOU THIN, EL ZOCOTROCO ON THE CENTRALAMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN GAMES AND NATIVE AMERICAN ROCK GROUP SIHASIN ON “HOPE.”
Hola mi gente! This week we deliver a Latinopia Special video about Hope In Dark Times. This is a collaboration of Latinopia’s own Jesús Treviño, who directed and co-wrote the video and environmental activist Rick Reibstein who co-wrote and produced the video. At a time when many Americans are feeling discouraged because of the ominous and sinister turn our country has taken since Donald Trump has come into power, this video provides insight into what we can do to fight back. Please share with your friends and colleagues!
Also this week. our San Juan blogger José Umpierre reviews the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games and reports back that despite the devastation of Hurricane María, Puertorican athletes secured 87 medals which percentage wise was the highest number of medals per 100,000 people of national population. Truly something for which all Latinos can be proud!
Don Felípe de Ortego returns with his Bravo Road column. This week he looks at the demographics in the state of Texas and finds that Latinos are becoming an ever-growing presence there but not because of immigration, rather because of our long and abiding presence in the Lone Star State.
Also this week we reprise a musical performance by the Native American brother and sister band Sihasin which in Navajo means “to think with hope and assurance.” Their selection is called “Hope.”
Enjoy our week on Latinopia!