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It’s Time to Take Down Statues of Conquistadors

Victor Landa October 3, 2017

In 2006, the city of El Paso financed the construction of a 36-foot statue of the infamous Spanish conquistador Don Juan de Oñate riding his horse into battle. For some […]

She Was a Realtor. And a Gang Leader.

Victor Landa September 26, 2017

Latino Climate Politics, or Seeing God’s wrath in the hurricanes

Victor Landa September 21, 2017

Latina Coders Killing it in Spite of Silicon Valley

Victor Landa September 8, 2017

“Your new boss says there needs to be cutbacks. He asks you to recommend someone to fire. Do you?” Similar scenarios made the 80’s and 90’s sensation, “Scruples” irresistible. The […]

Hacking Hockney: the Mexican American painter bringing Latino culture into art

Victor Landa August 22, 2017

In the 1960s, a young David Hockney, infatuated with the sun and sensuality of the west coast, introduced the world of high art to the markers of Los Angeles domestic bliss. […]

Aztecs, Mayans marveled at eclipses — and predicted them with precision

Victor Landa August 21, 2017

By Liliana Valenzuela, Austin American-Statesman (2.5-minute read)  Astronomers across the ages have looked up to the skies and marveled at eclipses. Using different numerical systems, the Aztecs and the Mayans observed eclipses and […]

Devotion to Virgin of Guadalupe Alleviates Stress of Immigration

Victor Landa July 19, 2017

By The University of Alabama News (3 minute read)  TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Mexican immigrants living in a rural Mississippi county highly devoted to the Virgin of Guadalupe coped better with immigration-related stress […]