THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: LUIS TORRES ON TRUMP’S LATEST PENDEJADA – SEPARATING CHILDREN FORM THEIR PARENTS, JOSÉ UMPIERRE ON PART TWO OF HIS LOOK AT THE 2016 INFORME SOBRE EL DESARROLLO HUMANO, TONY GARCIA ‘S SU TEATRO PERFORM “ENRIQUE’S JOURNEY” ABOUT THE HARROWING JOURNEY OF IMMIGRANTS FROM CENTRAL AMERICA TO THE US, MARTHA GONZALEZ AND QUETZAL PERFORM “LA MIGRA,” LOS POCHOS PERFORM “PASO DEL NORTE.”
Hola Latinopians! By now you have seen the photos and heard the cries of anguish from children separated from their parents by the Trump administration. Blogger Luis R. Torres weighs in on the current fiasco and the little-discussed economic benefit to Trump allies. José Umpierre brings us the second of his three-part look at the 2016 Study of Human Development in Puerto Rico. This is a sobering look at the trickle down negative impact of policies that have been at works for years. Check it out!
Also this week, we are reminded that the immigration issue has been around for way too long. The conjunto group Los Poches reminds us of this in their rendering of the the traditional border ballad, Paso del Norte (Crossing to the North). Tony Garcia’s theater company Su Teatro perform the play “Enrique’s Journey,” the harrowing true account of one immigrant’s journey from Guatemala to the United States. And the East Los Angeles music group Quetzal, with lead singer Martha Gonzalez, perform their original song, “Migra,” about the plight of Mexican immigrants crossing into the United States to seek a better life.
Enjoy these week’s videos and blogs!