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Only shrine in U.S. dedicated to patron saint of immigrants lies in the heart of anti-immigrant territory

Only shrine in U.S. dedicated to patron saint of immigrants lies in the heart of anti-immigrant territory

By Juan Miret LatinaLista Saint Toribio Romo, patron saint of immigrants, arrived in Tulsa, Oklahoma with no papers on May 21, 2008. “He did it like many other immigrants have done it before,” said Simón Navarro, president of the cultural organization Casas Guanajuato, as he was finishing last-minute details of the annual procession for the


New documentary traces the role of missions in Texas in ‘Texas Before the Alamo’

LatinaLista — In 2012, the Obama administration nominated San Antonio’s The Alamo and four other Franciscan missions as a United Nations World Heritage Site. The Alamo, where a famous battle was fought between Texan irregulars and the Mexican Army in 1836, is the best known of five Franciscan missions constructed along the San Antonio River


Indigenous Peoples From Around The World Go Digital During Proud To Be Indigenous Week

By Britnae Purdy First Peoples Worldwide Throughout the month of May, the internet has been flooded with people declaring that they are proud of their heritage, proud of their communities, proud of their language – and most of all, Proud to Be Indigenous! Proud to Be Indigenous, hosted by First Peoples Worldwide, is a multi-dimensional


Video: Poet Martin Espada explains how poetry is the platform to share his life experiences and political convictions

LatinaLista — Hailed as “the Latino poet of his generation,” Martin Espada may shrug off the many accolades his poetic talent has garnered him over the years but this University of Massachusetts Amherst poetry professor would be the first to credit his writing as the platform where he defined his voice — and his civic

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Theater lovers everywhere can now enjoy the works of El Teatro Campesino via online video archives

LatinaLista — El Teatro Campesino (ETC) is an iconic entity in Chicano and Latino history in the United States. It was founded in 1965 by Luis Valdes, under the blessing of Cesar Chavez, as a cultural component of the United Farm Workers union. With a pointed political mission, ETC performed their “actos” in the fields,

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Viernes Video: New bilingual comedy follows the love trail of ’200 Cartas’

LatinaLista — What happens when a guy meets the girl of his dreams in a crowded New York City bar, but before he can profess his love, they get separated and he knows only two things about her — her name and where she lives. Ordinarily, that wouldn’t pose a huge problem but with a