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Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

The work toward a National Latino museum has started, again

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Estuardo Rodriguez leans into a conversation to make two points: his sights are set on a National Latino Museum on the Mall in Washington D.C., but to get there he’s banking on small steps and lots of money – $3.5 million, to be exact, for starters. You get the feeling, talking

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

‘We are here': Photographer chronicles everyday Latino life in U.S.

*Becasue we need to own our stroy, and tell it one picture at a time, one story at a time. VL By James D. Watts Jr., Tulsa World Jose Galvez captures the world as he finds it,...

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Papal Mass in Washington will be in Spanish

*This will be the Junípero Serra canonization mass, on September 23rd. VL By Gregory Korte, USA Today WASHINGTON —  When Pope Francis celebrates a canonization Mass for a Spanish-Americanmissionary in Washington this month, he will do so in a...

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Fall 2015’s best Latin American books

*The Guardian chimes-in with their picks for the fall season reading. What do you think? VL By Julie Schwietert Collazo, The Guardian The names behind fall’s predicted bestsellers are instantly recognisable: Franzen (Purity), Atwood (The Heart Goes Last),...

Monday, August 31st, 2015

The busboy who cradled a dying RFK has finally stepped out of the past

*Thanks to Taquista Ito Romo for sending us this link. It’s taken a lifetime for a young immigrant busboy to reconcile his part in the assassination of Robert Kennedy. The Senator stopped to shake his hand …...

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

About to turn 90, Mexico City cantina and temple to mariachis still vibrant

*It’s considered the home of mariachi, and it’s about to celebrate its 90th year. Anyone of you been there? VL By Tim Patterson, Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — The singer pumps the room full of his...

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Jorge Luis Borges, The Art of Fiction No. 39

*Suggested reading for your after-work chill – cup of coffee, a cozy chair, Borges and the Paris Review. VL Interviewed by Ronald Christ, The Paris Review This interview was conducted in July 1966, in conversations I held...

Friday, August 21st, 2015

A eulogy for my uncle, a mariachi

By Ray Salazar, The White Rhino Today, we lay my uncle Ruben H. Vázquez to rest.  This is the eulogy I prepared to honor his life. It would be unfair to let sadness dominate the memories of...

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

I Have a Dream — That Latinos Are Seen Beyond the Prism of Immigration

*Yes! Exactly the work we’re doing at NewsTaco. If you’ve been following us long enough, you know that our work is about changing the Latino narrative. You also know that we rely on you to spread the...

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

The Unwelcome Return of ‘Illegals’

*File this under “one step forward, two steps back.” Thanks to Taquista Anna Núñez for sending us this link. VL By Emily Bazelon, The New York Times Magazine Ten years ago, the political strategist Frank Luntz issued...

Friday, August 7th, 2015

8 Of Sonia Sotomayor’s Wisest And Most Memorable Quotes

*I thought this was pretty cool, and a good way to start the weekend. VL By Tanisha Love Ramirez, Huffington Post Latino Voices Today marks the sixth anniversary of the day Sonia Sotomayor was confirmed as the first...

Friday, August 7th, 2015

In N.Y. visit, Pope Francis will sit in chair made by Latino day laborers

*It seems that even in the details the Pope’s visit to the U.S. will be filled with symbolism. VL By Associated Press PORT CHESTER, N.Y. (AP) –  Carpenter Hector Rojas tried to explain the emotion behind cutting,...

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Latina professor becomes 2015 Texas State Poet Laureate

*Texas’ new poet laureate ia as associae professor of Bicultural-Bilingual studies at UTSA. She’s published more than 20 books of leterature and poetry. VL By Brayden Boren, The Paisano Accomplished author and associate professor for the UTSA...

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

A Notoriously Rough Neighborhood in Mexico has been Turned into a Work of Art

*Wow! Our thanks to our partners at MiTú for this wonderful story. VL By Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez, MiTú Art can be a very powerful thing. Just ask the residents of Palmitas in Pachuca, Mexico. Palmitas is a small neighborhood...

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