By Fox News Latino | 08/23/2011 - 15:00
In a series of PBS programs set to broadcast starting in September, Mexico’s balding, 49-year-old president, Felipe Calderón, will go down a sinkhole, up a river (with a paddle) and over the top of a few pyramids in an attempt to boost Mexico's flagging tourism industry.
Calderón is personally trying to change his country's violent reputation by appearing as a sort of adventure tour guide in the programs, which will be broadcast in the United States.
By Adriana Rivera | 07/15/2011 - 16:00
Sometimes, living in the United States, it can be easy to take books for granted. But what if books were rare and there were a ton of obstacles to keep you from reading?
The new documentary by filmmaker Carlos Rendón Zipagauta, Biblioburro: The Donkey Library (premiering on PBS Tuesday, July 19 at 10PM) follows Luis Soriano, a Colombian teacher who was inspired a decade ago to travel to rural towns and share books via donkey with children living in some of the most violent terrain of Colombia.
By Mariela Rosario | 04/26/2011 - 15:30
When we asked Prof. Henry Louis Gates Jr. about why so many Latinos get confused about race, specifically when filling out forms like the recent U.S. census, he tell us it may be because Latino "is not a race in and of itself."
"The way people self-identify is very subjective and very cultural-specific," he continued. "And I don’t blame people. I just feel sad that people think that black is ugly," explains Gates. Tonight, his four-part special goes to Cuba, "Which famously declared the end of racism with socialism," Gates reminds us.
By Mariela Rosario | 04/19/2011 - 16:45
We recently spoke with Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. about his new documentary series for PBS entitled Black in Latin America to find out what he discovered about the racial experience of Afro-Latinos in the region.
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