Oral history of La Cucaracha
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An important part of the alternative Chicano newspaper La Cucaracha was the controversial and politically charged cartoon strip El Chito. El Chito’s creator Lola Gutierrez, in an interview by José Antonio Ortega, reminds us just how important La Cucaracha was to the Pueblo and Chicano people as well as the Chicano Movement. Gutierrez, who at the time of this interview, still resided in the very home where the first issues of La Cucaracha were published in 1976, recalls how she and the rest of the staff of La Cucaracha combatted discrimination, informed and entertained the Chicano community ...