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“Las Hermanas Sandoval” Women During Mexican-American War

By Victoria Cepeda Recently I had the pleasure of learning about Sandra Ramos O’Brient‘s work as she became a fan of Pa’lante. “Las Hermanas Sandoval” or The Sandoval Sisters is about women during the Mexican-American War who are caught in the crosshairs of history.  Ramos O’Briant  successfully blends the components which mark Latin American novels: passion, love lost, […]

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Historical Latin Americans: Subcomandante Marcos

By Victoria Cepeda The decade of the 90′s brought us, out of Mexico,  an enigmatic, controversial and outspoken leader or “guerillero“, if you’d like. Subcomandante Marcos rose to become the leader of the Zapatista movement. He sought to deffend the rights of the indigenous people of Chiapas, Mexico. His following was immense as he brought […]

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An Oscar Nomination For A Day Laborer Role in “A Better Life” Brings Awareness

By Victoria Cepeda A few months back we shared the trailer of a movie called A Better Life which depicts the struggle of a day laborer residing in the U.S. undocumented but working in the landscaping business and trying to provide his teenage son with a better future. We shared the trailer because it reminded […]

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