Notebook: Spanish Interlude, Part III

Luis and Trini Rodriguez at the 18th Anniversary Celebration of the Tía Chucha Centro Cultural and Bookstore [Continued from Part II, here] Founder Luis J. Rodriguez told me in Madrid that without his bookstore, publisher, and cultural center, Tia Chucha in Los Angeles, its neighborhood of half a million souls, which holds housing projects and gangs and has nearly 50 percent unemployment, is 80 percent Mexican and Central American, would have no bookstore or cultural center. (I remembered Nicole Santos’s determination to open

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