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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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What I Wish My Family Knew About How Their Vote For Trump Impacts My Life

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What I Wish My Family Knew About How Their Vote For Trump Impacts My Life

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Politics is a tricky topic for families and friends, especially when you are on opposite sides of the aisle. It’s hard not to take things personally when it comes to how those closest to you vote. Those feelings have been heightened since 2016 when President Donald Trump won on a campaign based on fear and hate. His rhetoric has never changed and his words and policies are having a real impact on the lives of millions, including me and my husband.

My family is a Cuban family living in Florida. They fit the description in more ways than one. They are a close-knit unit always visiting each other and having mini family reunions for every occasion. Covid changed that for a while but over time they have safely created a bubble with themselves. I am one of three in my immediately-extended family to leave Florida so they don’t see my life on a daily basis. I can only imagine that living in Florida would change that.

With the 2020 elections in just days, I have had some hard conversations with my family about things they’ve never understood or asked about. As a gay Latino man living in the U.S., my life hasn’t always been easy and safe. I grew up in a rural town in the Florida panhandle where it was not okay to be visibly and audibly Latino nor gay.

I was 16 when I had my first run-in with violent homophobia. I was at a keg party and I was pouring a beverage. A college student came up to me and asked if I was gay. Knowing the importance of self-preservation, I immediately said no. Without missing a beat, the man sucker-punched me in the face, called me a faggot, and ran to a waiting car that sped off.

My parents never heard that story. I lied to them when they noticed the welt on my face and told them I got elbowed at cheerleading practice. I know. I was a cheerleader and my parents couldn’t see I was gay. It was safer for me to lie and not let my parents know I was targeted for being gay, something they were in no place to accept are Cuban immigrants living in a rural, conservative southern town.

That moment instilled in me a fear that I live with to this day. No matter where I am or what I am doing, I always function at the level that I can be attacked at any time for being gay. President Trump’s rhetoric and administration has made that worse.

During President Barack Obama’s administration, I felt safe for the first time in a long time. I know that comes with some privilege, but it was the first time in in my gay life that I felt safe to be who I was. I came out to my parents. I became involved in politics to get people elected. I traveled as an openly gay man. I was no longer living in the shadows.

The 2016 elections shattered the feeling of safety and peace for me and my friends. Suddenly, all of us were on the chopping block as our rights and dignity were under attack again. The Pulse Nightclub shooting in June 2016 reminded me of how much hate there still was for people like me and the Trump campaign was fanning those flames. I was scared. My family didn’t understand why.

Most of my family voted for President Trump that year. It was a knife through the heart to know that most of my family was not concerned about my own safety and dignity. For them, President Trump’s election was more important than the very real threat he posed to millions of people.

I remember confiding in my family my fear that President Trump would try to eliminate marriage equality, won just one year before. I was made to feel like I was being dramatic. My husband and I got married the Friday after Thanksgiving because we just did not trust what the administration would do.

Four years later, Supreme Court justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito signaled that they want to overturn Obergefell v. Hodges, the case that made my marriage legal. How? With the help of Amy Coney Barrett, who was rushed in with just days left till election day. Marriage equality became law of the land in a 5-4 ruling.

This blow to the LGBTQ+ community comes after the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that LGBTQ+ people cannot be fired for being LGBTQ+. The ruling in June stated that LGBTQ+ were included in the Civil Rights Act under protection from discrimination based on sex.

The lawsuit brought to the Supreme Court to make discrimination against me legal was drafted by the Trump administration. The man my family voted for wanted to make me less than everyone else.

One of the first cases before the majority conservative court that could erode LGBTQ+ rights is Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. The case, which will be heard the day after the election, will decide if private agencies that receive government dollars can refuse people based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, and even religion. How is this happening in the U.S. in 2020?

I am also a recently diagnosed diabetic. The Trump administration has been a hostile enemy of the Affordable Care Act since day one. The ACA, also known as Obamacare, has become increasingly popular with Americans, especially now during the pandemic.

Another case being heard on behalf of the Trump administration is a case to dismantle the ACA once and for all. This would throw millions of people off of their healthcare and would leave millions more with pre-existing conditions without healthcare.

A vote for Trump is a vote to strip people of necessary and life-saving healthcare. We have all read the horror stories of people dying of diabetes because they couldn’t afford their insulin. The Trump administration wants us to go back to those days. The court case could force numerous people to die from treatable and manageable diseases for the sake of profit over lives.

Republicans have no plan to replace the ACA. However, they have continued to lie to the American people and claim that they do.

There are several communities under attack right now. Black lives are at stake. Abortion rights are at stake. Healthcare is at stake. Immigrant rights are at stake. Trans lives are at stake. LGBTQ+ rights are at stake. Our standing in the world is at stake. The soul of our nation is at stake.

Under this current administration, I have seen my friends live in fear that they will lose rights. I have watched friends grapple with the understanding that they have lost rights.

My family claims to care for me, and I am sure that on some level they really believe that. However, as a gay Latino man living in the Trump administration, I have grown resentful. I resent that their votes are costing me and my friends their human dignity. I resent that their vote exacerbated the ongoing pandemic that has cost more lives than it should have. I resent that they ask why I don’t visit despite voting to limit my rights and freedom.

To my family members who have voted against this administration, thank you. Thank you for standing by my side. Thank you for understanding what is at stake for me and my marriage. Thank you for rebuking an administration that has caused unnecessary harm to millions of innocent people.

It is not too late to have your voice heard. Go vote. Millions of us are relying on you using your voice to determine the future of this nation.

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Dodgers Win First World Series Championship Since 1988 And It’s Great To Be An Angeleno

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Dodgers Win First World Series Championship Since 1988 And It’s Great To Be An Angeleno

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The Los Angeles Dodgers are the champions after 32 years. The bizarre year of Covid and social distancing was also a year of wins for Los Angeles after both the Lakers and Dodgers bring home the championships. The city was alive with energy after the historic and wonderful win.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are the new World Series champions.

The baseball team has not won a World Series championship since 1988. This year, after a long 32-year drought, the Dodgers broke that curse and delivered LA a win during the time of Covid. The Dodgers went against the Tampa Bay Rays and battled it out in a nerve-wracking and nail-biting World Series.

Of course, there is a lot of love being showered on the Latino players.

Latinos are a major part of the Dodgers and their fanbase is huge. There is a reason that the nickname of the Dodgers is Los Doyers. There are four Latino pitchers on the Dodgers and they made themselves crucial parts of the team this season leading the team to the championship.

The Dodgers triumphed over the Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series on Game 6. The teams kept battling it out for the first four games with the Dodgers winning the first and third. The Tampa Bay Rays won the second and fourth. Yet, the Dodgers came through at the end with victories in the fifth and sixth game to clinch the title.

The story overpowering the coverage of the Dodgers’ World Series win is Justin Turner.

The third baseman tested positive for Covid-19 during the game and was removed when the test came back positive. However, when the Dodgers won the sixth game, Turner ran onto the field without a mask. He was photographed holding the trophy, posing with the team for photos, and even taking selfies without wearing a mask.

It is a clear violation of Covid guidelines for the MLB. According to reports, officials sent security to remove Turner from the field because he was breaking safety guidelines. He allegedly refused to leave the field.

Fans have a lot of questions about how Turner caught Covid since the league was supposed to be operating in a bubble.

The MLB has had issues with some teams dealing with Covid infections but it had been a while since one had happened. Turner was tested the day before the game but it came back inconclusive, a pretty common issues with Covid testing right now. Turner was then tested before the game and when the results came back positive in the second inning, Turner was immediately removed.

The MLB has launched an investigation into Turner’s outright refusal to comply with Covid safety guidelines.

“Following the Dodgers’ victory, it is clear that Turner chose to disregard the agreed-upon joint protocols and the instructions he was given regarding the safety and protection of others,’’ the Commissioner’s Office said in a statement. “While a desire to celebrate is understandable, Turner’s decision to leave isolation and enter the field was wrong and put everyone he came in contact with at risk. When MLB Security raised the matter of being on the field with Turner, he emphatically refused to comply.’’

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