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Friday, December 2nd, 2016

For the Past 20 Years, a Santa Ana Man Has Kept the Language of the Aztecs Alive

*This is a great, albeit a little long, piece for a Friday read. VL By Gabriel San Roman, OC Weekly (17 minute read)  “Okay, let’s start with practice!” Davíd Vázquez says in Spanish to a dozen or so students seated in the basement choir room of the Episcopal Church of the Messiah in Santa Ana.

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Did Texas Host the First Thanksgiving?

*This question causes all manner of argument. There was a feast close to El Paso 20 years before the traditional feast in Plymouth. But was it a harvest feast? It was a feast of giving thanks and...

Monday, November 21st, 2016

15 Hilarious Tweets That Perfectly Capture Latino Thanksgiving

*This is spot on. My favorite is “How do you spell Sansgiven?” VL By Yara Simón, Remezcla (3.5 minute read)  Two days before Thanksgiving, Twitter has entertained us with different takes on what Thanksgiving is like across the...

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

A Selena TV Series in Both English and Spanish Is Coming Soon

*This looks like it’ll be fun! . . . and about time, some say. VL By Vanessa Erazo, Remezcla (1 minute read)  The golden age of television is still going strong and gradually, over the last year or...

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Who, Exactly, Is A Gringo?

*From a Latin American perspective we’re all gringos. VL By Aida Ramirez, Code Switch (3.5 minute read) A college classmate asked me, “Where are you from?” I gave him the long answer: I was born in Guatemala,...

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Chasing the Chupacabra

*Because there’s still residue of Halloween in the air; because Chupcabras always make good reading; because why not? VL By Asher Elbein, Texas Observer (8 minute read) The first time Phylis Canion saw the chupacabra, it was...

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

10 things to know and misconceptions about Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead

*One of the things not on the list is that in Mexico, where the celebration originated, the word “los” is not in the name, it’s simply Dia de Muertos. Here in the U.S. we’ve added “los” for...

Monday, October 31st, 2016

This Short Film Explains the Essence of Dia de Muertos In Three Minutes

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco It’s a simple premise: the dead are not dead as long as we remember them. In Dia de los Muertos, an award-winning student animated film, a young girl is transported to another world...

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Interpreters say it’s nearly “impossible” to translate Donald Trump’s rhetoric into other languages

*Try translating this: “I don’t know, probably, maybe, I’m not sure, other people say, the lawyers say, I haven’t looked at it, I’m not familiar.” Trump speak. VL By Lila MacLellan, Quartz (6 minute read) The job of language...

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Latino Racial Slurs is the top trending topic on NewsTaco

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Top Latino Racial Slurs It’s a story written and posted in 2011 and this past week it got the top number of page views of all stories published in NewsTaco, almost 20 percent...

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

The Latino Workers Who Really ‘Run’ Washington

*OK, I’m a fan of Patricia Guadalupe’s reporting and writing. That said, impartially, this is a really good read. VL By Patricia Guadalupe, NBC News (4 minute read) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The nation’s capital prides itself on...

Monday, October 17th, 2016

The Truth About “Locker Room Talk”

*Henry Flores calls for a national movement to end “locker room talk.” VL By Henry Flores, NewsTaco (4 minute read) Donald Trump’s recent vulgarities, there are so many, about how he talks about women needs addressing for...

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

An Ode To The Latino Grocery Store.

*This is awesome! I can relate. VL By Alex Alvarez, MiTu (2.5 minute read)  Chances are, you have shopped at both large, chain grocery stores and smaller, Latino grocery stores, where the foods you grew up with and often...

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Discovering Columbus

*Columbus “discovered” America the way I got lost and discovered a short-cut to the grocery store. VL By Hector Luis Alamo, Gozamos (14 minute read) In July 1892, the president of the United States, Benjamin Harrison, issued a...

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