THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: MARIO ACEVEDO ON THE UNIVERSITY OF DOOM, RICARDO ROMO’S TEJANO REPORT ON A ROMO FAMILY TO THE NEW WORLD, BURUNDANGA BORICUA ON PUERTO RICO SELF-DETERMINATION ACT OF 2020.
This week we visit with science fiction and fantasy author Mario Acevedo. In our Latinopa Platica Mario tells us about his new young adult novel, the University of Doom, which features a Latino Frankenstein superhero.
Also this week, Ricardo Romo’s Tejano Report recounts the life of three early Romo brothers who were recruited by Hernando De Soto and enlisted in the exploration of Florida in 1559. Though Ricardo doesn’t claim a direct lineage to these early explorers, they did settle in Mexico from when comes the current Romo family line.
In José Umpierre’s Burundanga Boricua, we are introduced to a new bill authored by Puerto Rican Congressional representatives Nydia Vesasquez and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The Puerto Rico Self-determination Act of 2020 ( known in Spanish as S.E.D.A.) proposes to call a national assembly to resolve the issue of Puerto Rico’s sovereign status. Will this be the legislation that settles the question of whether Puerto Rico remains a commonwealth of the United States, a new state or an independent nation? Check out Umpierre’s look at the issue (in Spanish).
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!