THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: LATINOS MOURN THE PASSING OF BILL RICHARDSON, RICARDO ROMO’S TEJANO REPORT ON ACCLAIMED PHOTOGRAPHER AL RENDON, IRE’ENE LARA SILVA READS EATERS OF FLOWERS AND JOHN MARTINEZ READS THE ROAD NEVER ENDS.
This week Latinos from throughout the nation mourn the passing of legendary political leader, Congressman and Ambassador Bill Richardson. Richardson was an American politician, author, and diplomat who served as the 30th governor of New Mexico from 2003 to 2011. He was also the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and energy secretary in the Clinton administration, a U.S. congressman, chairman of the 2004 Democratic National Convention. Latinopia is posting a remembrance by members of the League of United Latino American Citizens to which we add our own heartfelt condolences. Bill Richardon PRESENTE!
This week, Ricardo Romo returns with a look at the awesome body of photographic work by acclaimed San Antonio photographer Al Rendon. As Romo points, Rendon has photographed some of the leading celebrities of our time as long with poignant photos of people in our community. You’ll love his work.
Also this week we visit with two poets. From San Antonio Ire’ene Lara Silva reads from her new poetry collection Eaters of Flowers. And from a backyard florycanto in Pasadena, California we hear from John Martinez reading his poem, The Road Never Ends.