Monday, September 29, 2014

Fundi2: Blog about everything Chilean and Chilean-American

As we continue celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, we explore the sources available today that educates us about  Latinos. I'm excited to tell you about Fundi2. The blog is about everything you've always wanted to know about Chileans and Chilean-Americans.

Screenshot: Fundi2

Luz Tapia brought the blog to my attention when she posted a link on the Wise Latinas Linked Facebook page:

"About Fundi2 - We are an online cultural magazine called 'Fundi2' (pronounced 'fundidos'). Virtually existing since May of 2011, our aim is to educate and promote everything Chilean . . through written articles with selected videos, interviews and/or any other type of media available. "

Fundi2 covers many topics: travel, entertainment, music, news, and icons.  There's an identity page which looks into subjects like the origins of Chilean last names. And check out the Chilenismos page where you'll learn such terms as "Puerto muerto, Chaleco de Mono and La madre del cordero."

This blog is worth bookmarking. Read more: Fundi2

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Hispanic Heritage Month: Governor Susana Martinez and Sister de la Cruz

Governor Martinez 
Susana Martinez, Governor of New Mexico

Susana Martinez is the first woman to be elected Governor of New Mexico and the first Hispanic female governor in the United States.In 2013, Martinez was named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world.

Martinez was born in El Paso in 1959. Her father served as a deputy sheriff for El Paso County, Texas. She was a Democrat but became a Republican in 1959.

More on Governor Martinez at and Wikipedia. 

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Nun, Woman Rights Activist, scholar, and writer 

November 12, 161- April 17, 1695
Sister Juana

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz was a 17th century nun, self-taught scholar and acclaimed writer of the Latin American colonial period and the Hispanic Baroque. She was also a staunch advocate for women's rights.

Sister Juana was Hieronymite nun of New Spain. She lived in a colonial era when Mexico was part of the Spanish Empire. She was the illegitimate child of a Spanish Captain and a Criollo woman. Sister Juana became very religious as a child, and at age 16 she was sent to live in Mexico City. She became famous over her literary accomplishments.

More on this interesting nun at and Wikipedia