History articles

Smithsonian museum needs public’s input to create “visual biography” of Celia Cruz for new exhibit

LatinaLista — For many Latinos, cuban-born, Queen of Salsa Celia Cruz was an iconic cultural treasure and epitomized the classic immigrant story involving discrimination, talent, perseverance and rise to success. Her story not only resonated with her fellow Latinos but it seems also with over 10,000 voters of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History’s

New website keeps world informed on the death and violence in Juarez, Mexico

LatinaLista — There is no other geographic location in North America that is as synonymous with violence and death as Juarez, Mexico. The weekly killing sprees, daily random shootings and continuous gruesome discoveries of mutilated bodies or shallow buried bones, at the hands of warring drug cartels, give credence as to why the city is

Filmmaker says it’s disrespectful to attribute the end of the world to the Mayans

LatinaLista — Any good filmmaker knows that the more “buzz” that can be created before a movie is released, the better. Mexican-born filmmaker Raul Julia Levy is no exception. He attracted attention for his upcoming documentary when he simply revealed what it was going to be about — The Mayan prophecies for 2012. The son