THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: BURUNDANGA BORICUA ON THE PUERTO RICAN HOMELAND, DON FELÍPE ON FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS, BALDARRAMA ON THE 1930S REPATRIATIONS, LOS POCHOS WITH PASO DEL NORTE AND ANGELA’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK.
Hola Latinopia visitors! Your Tia Tenopia here bringing you another week of videos and blogs. Some of you are probably asking why we are late in posting this week. We’ve had osme technical problems with the sit ebut wew’re back and running now. Our videos this week focus on the immigrant experience. Dr. Baldaramma recounts the story behind the repatriations of the 1930s in which more than a half million Mexicans and American citizens of Mexican descent were rounded up and sent to Mexico. For some this was a forceful exile from their own country (the U.S.A). The renowned Southern California conjunto group, Los Pochos, brings us their rendition of the traditional order corrido, “Paso del Norte” (The Pass of the North), a poignant story of the immigrant experience in the United States. Blogger Jose Umpierre, also known as el Zocotroco, weighs in with the first of a four-part essay on the history of Puerto Rico that led to the current economic crisis. Check out his “Homeland” blog. Don Felípe de Ortego returns with a blog jumping off the recent controversy around the Confederate flag and exploring what it means for Latinos. And of course Angela Ortiz brings us another great photo of the Week, this week it’s “An afternoon Drive.”
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!