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25 Times Latinos Have Graced The Google Doodle

Google has become well known for it’s regularly tributed to some of the most famed people in history. Unsurprisingly, Latinos make up a massive bundle of Google’s over 900 doodles. Here’s a list of the most popular Latinos most recently immortalized by Google and their Doodles.

Gabriel García Márquez

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: March 6, 2018

Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez was a Colombian novelist and journalist, known across the Latin American community as Gabo throughout Latin America. He is considered one of the most influential and acclaimed authors of the 20th century.

Age: (1927-2014) Died at 87

Place of birth: Aracataca, Colombia

Katy Jurado

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: January 16, 2018

Katy Jurado, was a  famed Mexican actress whose career in film helped her make a name for herself in Mexico and Hollywood. She was already an established an actress in the 1940s when she moved to Hollywood and became a regular in Western films of the 1950s and 1960s.

Age: Died at 78 (1924-2002)

Place of birth: Mexico City, Mexico

Elvia Carrillo Puerto

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: December 6, 2017

Elvia Carrillo Puerto was a Mexican woman who had been married by the age of 13 and became a widow by the age of 21.  She was a socialist politician and feminist activist that founded Mexico’s first feminist groups in 1912.

Occupation: Activist, mother

Age: Died at 86 (1881-1967)

Place of birth: Motul^! Yucatán, Mexico

José Clemente Orozco

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: November 23, 2017

José Clemente Orozco was a Mexican painter whose mural work inspired a generation and kicked of a Mexican Mural Renaissance. Orozco was the most complex of the Mexican muralists, fond of the theme of human suffering, but less rea …more

Occupation: Painter

Age: Died at 66 (1883-1949)

Place of birth: Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco, Mexico

Rachel de Queiroz

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: November 17, 2017

Rachel de Queiroz was a Brazilian journalist and writer whose book O Quinze was made into a film in 2004..

Occupation: Journalist, Writer

Age: Died at 93 (1910-2003)

Place of birth: Fortaleza, Brazil

Nellie Campobello

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: November 7, 2017

Nellie Francisca Ernestina Campobello Luna was  born María Francisca Moya Luna, and was a Mexican writer known for being a  ballet dancer.

Occupation: writer

Age: Died at 86 (1900-1986)

Place of birth: Ocampo Municipality^! Durango, Villa Ocampo^! Durango, Mexico

Selena

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: October 17, 2017

Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was an American singer and fashion designer who gained international iconism and was called the Queen of Tejano music.

Occupation: Actor, Singer

Age: Died at 24 (1971-1995)

Place of birth: Texas, USA, Lake Jackson

Violeta Parra

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: October 4, 2017

Violeta del Carmen Parra Sandoval was a Chilean songwriter and folklorist who revitalized Chilean folk music.

Occupation: Songwriter, Folklorist, Composer, Singer, Ethnomusicologist, + more

Age: Died at 50 (1917-1967)

Place of birth: San Carlos, Chile

Dr. Atl

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: October 3, 2017

Gerardo Murillo Cornado was a Mexican painter and writer born in Pihuamo who gained attention for his book “How a Volcano is Born and Grows – Paricutín”.

Occupation: artist

Age: Died at 89 (1875-1964)

Place of birth: Guadalajara, Mexico

Gloria E. Anzaldúa

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: September 26, 2017

Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa was a queer, feminist and Chicana cultural theory scholar. Her best-known book  Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza raised awareness of Chicana issues.

Occupation: Poet, Scholar, Author, Writer

Age: Died at 62 (1942-2004)

Place of birth: Rio Grande Valley

Cora Coralina

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: August 20, 2017

Cora Coralina was a Brazilian writer and poet considered to be one of the most important Brazliian writers of the world.

Occupation: Writer

Age: Died at 96 (1889-1985)

Place of birth: DVD Region 4, Goiás, South America, Brazil

Dolores del Río

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: August 3, 2017

Dolores del Río was a Mexican actress who became a Hollywood star in the 1920s and 1930s.

Occupation: Actor, Dancer

Age: Died at 78 (1905-1983)

Place of birth: Durango, Mexico

Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: June 21, 2017

Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, also known as Machado de Assis, Machado and Bruxo do Cosme Velho, was a Brazilian writer and advocate of monarchism.

Occupation: Poet, Literary critic, Novelist, Writer, Playwright

Age: Died at 69 (1839-1908)

Place of birth: DVD Region 4, Rio de Janeiro, South America, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro

Cecilia Grierson

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: November 22, 2016

Cecilia Grierson was an Argentine Freethinker and doctor. She was the first woman to receive a Medical Degree in Argentina.

Age: Died at 75 (1859-1934)

Place of birth: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Édgar Negret

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: October 11, 2016

Edgar Negret was a modern Latin American abstract sculptor.

Occupation: artist

Age: Died at 92 (1920-2012)

Place of birth: Popayán, Colombia

El Santo

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: September 23, 2016

Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta,, AKA  El Santo, was a Mexican Luchador enmascarado actor and icon. El Santo, along with Blue Demon and Mil Máscaras.

Occupation: Actor

Age: Died at 67 (1917-1984)

Place of birth: Tulancingo, Mexico

Yma Súmac

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: September 13, 2016

Yma Sumac was a Peruvian soprano who became one f the most famous proponents of exotica music in the 1950s.

Occupation: Singer

Age: Died at 86 (1922-2008)

Place of birth: Cajamarca, Peru

Juan Manuel Fangio

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: Jun 24, 2016

Juan Manuel Fangio, nicknamed El Chueco or El Maestro, was a race car driver from Argentina.

Occupation: Race car driver

Age: Died at 84 (1911-1995)

Place of birth: Balcarce, Argentina

Dercy Gonçalves

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: Jun 23, 2016

Dercy Gonçalves, stage name of Dolores Gonçalves Costa, was a Brazilian comedienne and television personality.

Occupation: Actor

Age: Died at 101 (1907-2008)

Place of birth: Brazil, Santa Maria Madalena, Rio de Janeiro

Rosario Castellanos

Feature date: May 25, 2016

Rosario Castellanos Figueroa was a Mexican poet and author who became one of Mexico’s most important literary voices in the last century.

Occupation: Poet, Author, Writer

Age: Died at 49 (1925-1974)

Place of birth: Mexico City, Mexico

Cazuza

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: April 4, 2016

Agenor Miranda Araújo Neto was a Brazilian composer and singer from Rio de Janeiro.

Occupation: Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Actor, Singer

Age: Died at 32 (1958-1990)

Place of birth: Brazil, Rio de Janeiro

José Alfredo Jiménez

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: January 19, 2016

José Alfredo Jiménez was a Mexican rancheras singer-songwriter whose songs became an integral component of Mexico’s musical heritage.

Occupation: Singer-songwriter

Age: Died at 47 (1926-1973)

Place of birth: Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico

Chico Mendes

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: December 15, 2015

Francisco Alves Mendes Filho, or known as Chico Mendes, was a Brazilian environmentalist and union leader.

Occupation: Environmentalist

Age: Died at 44 (1944-1988)

Place of birth: Xapuri, Brazil

Olga Cossettini

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: August 18, 2015

Olga Cossettini was an educator and teacher who became Guggenheim Fellow in Social Sciences in 1941.

Occupation:  scientist

Age: Died at 89 (1898-1987)

Place of birth: Santa Fe Province, Argentina

Zuzu Angel

CREDIT: Google.com

Feature date: June 5, 2015

Zuleika Angel Jones was a Brazilian-American fashion designer who after the disappearance of her son became active and vocal oppositionist to the  Brazilian military dictatorship.

Occupation: designer, activist

Age: Died at 55 (1921-1976)

Place of birth: Curvelo, Brazil


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There’s A New Urban Line Of Taco Gear And This One’s Actually Wearable

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There’s A New Urban Line Of Taco Gear And This One’s Actually Wearable

No matter your preference, how you like them, how you eat them, tacos are a way of life. They represent where we’re from and to be honest, they are not going anywhere — they will remain part of our life.

Gerald Flores understands the taco goes beyond just a dish, it’s a lifestyle. In 2014, the Corpus Christi native was trying to figure out what to wear, when an idea went off in his head.

“Like many Latinos, tacos are a huge part of my life. They represent my culture and so much more. Back in 2014, I was looking for a taco shirt for myself and I couldn’t find one that I would want to wear, so I decided to design my own,” said the taco lover. “That’s how Taco Gear® was born and it’s been a crazy and fun journey ever since.”

mitú is excited to partner up with Taco Gear® in our mitú mercado where you’ll find a wide assortment of Taco Gear® products.

We are featuring some of Taco Gear’s® most popular t-shirts, sweatshirts and trendy bucket hats.

If you’re a taco lover you know that when someone offers you a taco, you just eat it and that’s exactly what this Taco. Just Eat It. Longsleeve tee says.

mitú x Taco Gear®

This tee takes a spin on a popular brand and makes it our own. You can shop this tee (that’s already making me hungry) on our site available in a unisex fit for only $29.99.

If tacos are life to you, say it with this bomber jacket.

mitú x Taco Gear®

This classic bomber jacket will keep you warm during those nights you’re waiting for your tacos at your favorite taco truck. This jacket is such a favorite, it’s sure to sell out, so grab yours for $49.99 before it sells out.

When fellow intellectuals ask what your favorite work of art is, you can let them know with this Taco Lisa Tee.

mitú x Taco Gear®

Art connoisseurs will not know what hit them when you show them this Taco Lisa Tee now available in our store in different colors for $24.99.

True taco lovers ain’t got no type. Let people know you’re not shallow with this Taco Type Tee.

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We don’t discriminate against any kind of taco and we love showing our love with this shirt that lists just a few of our favorite tacos. This comfy tee comes in different colors and is only $24.99.

When you and bae are hungry and can’t decide where to go for dinner (or breakfast or lunch), settle it with this Back To The Taquería Tee.

mitú x Taco Gear®

Don’t know what to eat? Don’t know where to hang out? Don’t know what to “cook” for your family potluck? Back to the taquería it is. This tee comes in three colors and sells for $24.99.

And when you walk up to the taquería register they’ll know exactly what you want as soon as they look at you with this trendy Fresh Tacos bucket hat.

mitú x Taco Gear®

At the taquería is where we spend most of our days, so represent with this bucket hat available in our shop for just $22.99. It’s perfect to shield your face from that taquería steam 😉.

A founding father once said, “give me liberty or give me death,” and in 2019 we like to apply our lives to that saying and this one: *ehem* Give me tacos or give me death.

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Because what even is life without tacos? Stop — we don’t want to know. Shop this philosophical taco tee in our shop for just $24.99.

The Free Selena-Themed Concert In Support Of Immigration Rights Is Coming To LA This Día De Los Muertos

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The Free Selena-Themed Concert In Support Of Immigration Rights Is Coming To LA This Día De Los Muertos

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The free Selena-themed outdoor concert in support of immigration rights is going bi-coastal. After the success of their summer show headlined by Colombian-American star Kali Uchis in New York, the event is coming to Los Angeles. The organizer, artist manager, and activist, Doris Muñoz of Mija Management, is bringing the event to the West Coast just in time for LA’s Day of the Dead celebrations on Nov.1. 

Solidarity For Sanctuary is a non-profit aimed to amplify the voices of immigrant communities through music, advocacy, and the arts.

Credit: Forsanctuary / Instagram

Since 2017, Muñoz has been producing Selena for Sanctuary, a concert to help undocumented immigrants. Her mission remains to donate all proceeds from her concerts to undocumented people who need funds for legal fees, to submit DACA applications, etc. This year the entire proceeds of the show went to Make The Road NY. The organization’s mission is to provide “legal and survival services,” develop “transformative education,” and help with “community organizing.” 

“When our parents can barely afford to take a day off of work to go to the lawyer’s office, how are they even going to pay that lawyer,” Muñoz told Remezcla. “I think in the Donald Trump era, we’re sometimes afraid of who we’re talking to and having a brown body, you can feel like a target,” Muñoz added. “To be in a safe space like this, surrounded by people who believe in fighting for your community with you, is really beautiful.” 

Sanctuary for Selena is set to take place on Los Angeles’ iconic Grand Park. 

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The concert will be taking place on the first of November, just in time for Downtown L.A.’s Día de los Muertos celebrations. Angelenos will celebrate the ancient party of the dead with a week of altars, remembrance, and traditions that will be wrapped up on the last day, with free music performances by an all Latina lineup.

Organizers of the event took to Instagram to announce the LA-based Selena for Sanctuary.

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The non-profit Solidarity for Sanctuary announced the West Coast concert and lineup on an Instagram post. “We can’t wait to see our friends, family, and community gathered at @grandpark_la for this year’s Grand Park’s Downtown Dia de los Muertos!” read the colorful post featuring an illustration of Selena wearing her iconic high rise pants and bedazzled bustier, surrounded by cempasúchil, the flower of the dead. “On Friday, November 1st Selena for Sanctuary will be taking over in front of City Hall for a free concert featuring an all-female line-up of L.A.-based Latinx artists and SO much more, welcoming immigrants and allies together in celebration and solidarity. It’s an honor to be at Grand Park, a place that along with @musiccenterla has made it their mission to provide a packed calendar of thoughtful and exciting cultural events for all Angelinos to enjoy.”

The aim of Selena for Sanctuary is to raise money and awareness for immigrant issues that are impacting millions of lives. 

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Born of a series of benefit concerts she put together in Southern California in 2017 called Solidarity for Sanctuary, Muñoz’s dance parties raise funds to help immigrants navigate the bureaucratic minefield that is U.S. immigration policy to set them on the path to citizenship.  In June, the NYC party was headlined by Kali Uchis, the Colombian-American singer with a critically acclaimed debut LP (2018’s Isolation) and collaborations with Gorillaz, Juanes, and Daniel Caesar. The platform must have liked having women at the front of the lineup, so they’ve confirmed an all-female lineup for the event in L.A. which is great news for the Latina artists.

Here’s the line-up of the concert and it is pretty lit.

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It is all about the female empowerment with some of the best Latina acts in the music industry. Here’s who will be shining at the Selena for Sanctuary concert.

Empress Of

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The Honduran-American Lorely Rodriguez will be headlining in LA’s Selena for Sanctuary. Empress Of shifts from English to Spanish to express the vulnerability that lies in both languages. The East LA native will be heading back home to LA for the show, after a long tour of the US.

Ceci Bastida

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This Tijuana native is a ska and punk veteran. Bastida broke into the scene plating keyboard and vocals for the political band Tijuana No.1. These days, Ceci is off on her own. Nowadays, she has a new alt-pop sound with a hint of Tijuana No.1’s political energy. 

 San Cha

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Lizette Gutierrez’s sound is a mix of ranchera, cumbia and punk. She is reinventing traditional Mexican sounds and injecting them with her own identity as a queer brown woman. 

Maya Murillo

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Better known as Pero Like’s “Pocha Concha,” Murillo is a multi-talented singer and songwriter. She is most comfortable singing covers which she has shared on YouTube in the past. No wonder Selena for Sanctuary tapped her to sing a Selena song at the event. 

Loyal Lobos

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For Andrea Silva, the woman behind Loyal Lobos, this event’s mission is very close to her heart. Born in Colombia, Silva immigrated to the US as a child. She often references her experiences as an immigrant and as a feminist in her music. 

August Eve

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August Eve had already collaborated with another Selena for Sanctuary headliner, Empress Of. The LA native is taking the stage herself this time with her Old Hollywood-style music.

READ: ‘Selena For Sanctuary’ Is The Free Concert In NYC All About Helping The Immigrant Community