How One Woman Is Fighting To Get More Latino Movie Roles

How One Woman Is Fighting To Get More Latino Movie Roles

Victor Landa May 9, 2018

When casting director Carla Hool moved to Los Angeles from Mexico City in 2011, she found stereotypical Latino movie roles written without much depth: “The gardener, the immigrant who crossed the […]

MLB Is More Latin American Than Ever, So Why Is There Only One Latino Manager?

Victor Landa October 23, 2017

With the MLB playoffs nearing the climax of the World Series, here are some disheartening facts: these playoffs mark the 4th year since a Latino manager appeared in the postseason;that was […]

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 […]

These Are the Latinos Nominated for a 2017 Emmy Award

Victor Landa July 13, 2017

*I hope you weren’t holding your breath for this. Latinos “remain conspicuously absent” from primetime Emmy awards. VL NewsTaco CULTURE THURSDAY By Manuel Betancourt, Remezcla (3.5 minute read)  What does Gina […]

10 Books From Latino & LatAm Authors For Your Summer Reading List

NewsTaco June 15, 2017

*Here’s a good list of suggestions for your summer reading. It’s ambitious – for some – but doable. VL NewsTaco CULTURE THURSDAY By  Alejandra Oliva, Remezcla (4 minute read)  Along with […]

This Man Created the ‘Aztec of the City’ Comic to Give Mexican Americans the Superhero They Deserve

NewsTaco June 1, 2017

*This comic book artist is trying to raise money to take the characters he created in 1993 to the next level and a larger audience. VL NewsTaco CULTURE THURSDAY By […]

These Rare Photos of Frida Kahlo Show Her Life Before She Became an Artist

NewsTaco May 11, 2017

*Why you should read this: Because there are many Fridaphiles among our NewsTaco readers. Because these are photos that some of her most avid fans haven’t seen (we think?) VL […]