For the next few days, I’ll be in Los Angeles blogging from, speaking at the Latino Congreso. This 5-day convergence of Latino leaders and activists from across the US is an important new political expression of the Latino community, one that tilts to the left of the usual corporate, National Council of La Raza-like corporate & Pentagon-sponsored love fiestas that pass for Latino political gatherings these days.
Check out the Congreso’s website and see for yourself a Latino event that (fasten your seat belts) actually talks about stuff like the environment, the Iraq war, criminal justice and US relations to América Latina (several ambassadors and other hemispheric actors will be there too) to name a few (yes, U.S., we do think about more than stealing jobs & hubcaps, marching madly and stuffing ourselves wild with tacos & Budweiser).
Will try to be a digital fly on the wall and bring you interviews with some of the luminary and, yes, handsome (cuz we are) Latina(o)s and Latinoamericana(o)s I run across. I’ll also test rumors heard at the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) project about the possibility of intelligent life in the Latino universe (“rumors” cuz the Roswell secret of our intelligence means no other media in the U.S. allows we aliens to think publicly). Much more to come on this breaking story.