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Four Latina bloggers band together to promote Latino literary talent to Latino readers and mainstream book publishers

LatinaLista — Last weekend, I received an email from a longtime reader whom I ‘virtually’ met several years ago when he was working on his book. His book, now published and award-winning, was being offered for free downloads on Amazon for just a short time. The author wrote me asking to download his book for

Texas Latino theater director travels to Cuba and discovers how local artists ‘speak’ from the stage

By Alain Castillo LatinaLista Despite equipment challenges and political oppression, Cuban theatre artists are producing great work and showing their solid commitment to the craft by staging productions using the most basic of equipment and shining an even brighter spotlight on themselves and their plays by criticizing their own society, says David Lozano, theatre director

Latino academics deliver first in-depth history accounts of “American Latinos and the Making of the United States

LatinaLista — It’s become cliché to say that “American history is Latino history,” but for anyone who really doesn’t know the extent Latinos have played in building the United States then a new study released by the National Parks Service, American Latinos and the Making of the United States: A Theme Study will be an

Texas theater company feels moral responsibility to tell stories of Central American immigrants

By Alain Castillo LatinaLista This summer, a local Dallas, Texas theatre company will step into the national immigration debate with a hard look at an immigrants’ experience south of the US border. The production, “The Dreamers: Part One” created by the Cara Mia Theatre ensemble and led by local director and writer David Lozano, explores

Distinguished English Linguist: Living in a world where lies are designed to sound truthful degrades language and life

By Laurel Airica Laurel Airica “… Political language – and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists – is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” George Orwell The intentional misuse of words to cast spells on