A true life story from the Mexican Revolution and a mojado’s migration from Chihuahua to Califas come alive as our Chicano musical hero Lalo Guerrero shares The Ballad of Pancho Lopez.
Mexican revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata was born on this day in 1879. POCHO amigo Eric Holland tells one of Zapata’s stories in a song.
PREVIOUSLY ON ERIC HOLLAND:
“Western” adventure comics, true crime comics, and gringo-written history all came together when publisher Avon gave birth to a Pancho Villa issue as part of their notorious outlaws series:
San Antonio’s Vanessa Del Fierro has a boyfriend. Maybe you’ve heard of him — Mi Novio, Pancho Villa. Together, they’re fighting for immigrants and their families, and in this video, manage to assimilate a white wing elote-haired GOP presidential wannabe — Donald something. VIOLENCE TRIGGER WARNING: There are piñatas involved.
But enough about Pancho. Who is Vanessa? From her bio:
Leandra Becerra Lumbreras, reportedly the oldest person in the world, turned 127 on Sunday, at her Zapopan home in the Mexican state of Jalisco. This raw footage comes from RU.TV, the Berlin-based Russian-owned TV network.
Here’s their shot log, including translations:
Newly-discovered archival footage documents a chance encounter between two of Mexico’s greats…at the movies. [Video by Haldun Morgan.]