Let’s rethink an identity built on destruction, conquest, and the plundering of the Spanish empire

Dancers wearing Spanish costumes marching down 5th Avenue in New York for Hispanic Heritage Month.

As we approach Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15, various organizations, politicians, and corporations celebrate Hispanization or Latinidad. September 15 was chosen as the day to begin this celebratory month because it is the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and…

Perhaps it’s because they may have to own up to insidious U.S. interventionist actions over the decades

JJeanine Añez, Bolivia’s interim president, assumed the role of head of state last month carrying a large Bible into the presidential home saying, “The Bible returns to the Palace.” With a history of making disturbing anti-Indigenous remarks, she has tweeted that the Aymara New Year holiday was “satanic” and that…

Jessica Cisneros, 26, hopes to unseat Henry Cuellar (D-Texas)

JJessica Cisneros and Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) are not strangers to one another. In 2014, Cisneros was an intern in Cuellar’s Washington, D.C., office as an undergraduate student at the University of Texas, Austin. She remembers being one of just a few people who were from Texas’ 28th District. …

Adriana Maestas

Southern California based freelance writer

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