To watch Sandra Velásquez, of Alt-Lat band Pistolera, talking about Moona Luna, her bilingual band for kids, click on the photo below.
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Columbia professor Claudio Iván Remeseira recently published Hispanic New York, an impressive anthology of academic papers that try to define what it means to be Latino in New York City (a place formed by the “tectonic plates” of different Latino communities), and the role the city has had for Hispanic culture everywhere. In this interview for Contraportada, he asserts that New York is nothing less than the capital of the Hispanic world. [Watch]
Univisión’s anchor and reporter Jorge Ramos came to Contraportada to talk about his book A Country for All (Tierra de todos). In this extended version of the interview, Ramos explains how he balances his role as activist for immigration reform with being a fair and neutral anchor; why he thinks that the Declaration of Independence contains a promise to undocumented immigrants; how the illegal immigration flux can be stopped by investing in Latin America; and, finally, why he doesn’t rule out a political career. [Watch]