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Archive for August, 2013

Salma Hayek: On Being Frida Kahlo (2002)

Maria Hinojosa talks risk-taking and filmmaking with actress Salma Hayek in this interview from 2002.

Photo courtesy of Miramax.

Rosie Perez: Rising To Fame (1993)

In 1993, actress Rosie Perez was a rising Latina star. Reporter Mandalit del Barco brought us this profile of her rise to stardom from humble Brooklyn roots.

Photo courtesy of Warner Bros Pictures.

Julieta Venegas: Bueninvento (2000)

In her own words, musician Julieta Venegas tells us about her influences and her early career, around the time of her second release, “Bueninvento” in 2000.

Photo courtesy of Flickr

Somos: Who We Are (1993)

As Latinos, our Spanish heritage binds us, but ancestry from far flung corners of the world divides us. In this special piece on identity from 1993, we explore what that unity—and diversity—means.

Photo courtesy of Flickr

Street Life…In 1993

In this special archive edition, we hear three essays from a friend of Latino USA. Former gang member John Guardo takes us through his escape from violence and drugs, and reflects on his experience as a Colombian immigrant.

Photo from Latino USA archives.

Remembering Cesar Chavez (1993)

This special piece remembers activist and Latino civil rights icon Cesar Chavez, and includes him in his own words. Originally aired May 1993.

Photo courtesy flickr.

The Queen of Tejano Music (1995)

Selena Quintanilla Perez was the queen of Tejano music. In this piece from 1995, Latino USA’s Maria Martin brings us the voices of those whose lives she touched through her music. Originally aired April 1995.

Photo courtesy flickr.

Ballot Voices: Latinos and the 2012 Elections

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9/11: Undocumented and Uncounted (2001)

At the time of the September 11th, 2001 attacks, undocumented immigrants formed an integral part of life in and around the World Trade Center. In this story from the Latino USA archives, Michelle Garcia reports on how the attacks and their aftermath challenged them.

Katrina One Year Later (2006)

In this 2006 archive story from Waveland, Mississippi, Rolando Arrieta reports on how immigrant workers helped rebuild homes, schools, and hospitals in the year after Hurricane Katrina.

Latinos in Baseball (1998)

Latin Americans love baseball. But in this piece from 1998, we hear about the problems faced by Spanish-speakers when major league players arrive from abroad.

Chevy Boat Cubans (2007)

In this 2007 story, we hear the story of how two Cubans in Miami plan to return home in an unusual vehicle.

George Lopez (2003)

Maria Hinojosa talks with comedian George Lopez, who in 2003 had just launched his sitcom The George Lopez Show. It was the first show to feature a Latino family, and in its own way, fought stereotypes and showcased Latino diversity.

Image courtesy of HBO

Junot Diaz (1997)

In 1997, Junot Diaz wasn’t yet a Pulitzer Prize winner. He had recently released his short story collection Drown, and host Maria Hinojosa talked about how his writing represented New Jersey as much as it represented Dominicans.

Image courtesy of Fleeting Books

Barack Obama (2006)

In 2006, Barack Obama was still a senator from Illinois, at a time when immigration reform was yet again on Congress’ agenda. Host Maria Hinojosa talked with him about his hopes for legislation, as well as deportation policy.

Image courtesy of Real Clear Politics


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