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La Cucaracha Newspaper

"La Cucaracha" era un periódico chicano publicado en Pueblo, Colorado. Fue iniciado por Juan y Deborah Espinosa, David Martínez y Pablo Mora. Los fundadores fueron estudiantes y activistas de la Universidad de Colorado Boulder durante el Movimiento Chicano (principios de la década de 1970). El Movimiento Chicano en Colorado representa la lucha por la igualdad de derechos de las personas de ascendencia mexicana en los Estados Unidos. Juan, David y Pablo trabajaron juntos en el periódico se llama "El Diario de al Gente", durante este tiempo. Después de dejar CU Boulder, comenzaron a publicar "La Cucaracha" en mayo de 1976 y dejaron de publicar en noviembre de 1983. Los temas cubiertos se incluyen: la brutalidad policial, educación, derechos sobre la tierra, la atención médica, noticias locales y nacionales.

La Cucaracha was a Chicano newspaper published in Pueblo, Colorado. It was started by Juan and Deborah Espinosa, David Martinez and Pablo Mora. The founders were students and activists at the University of Colorado Boulder during the Chicano Movement (early 1970s). The Chicano Movement in Colorado represents the fight for equal rights by people of Mexican descent in the United States. Juan, David and Pablo worked together on the El Diario de al Gente newspaper during their time at the university. After leaving CU Boulder, they started publishing La Cucaracha in May of 1976 and stopped publication in November, 1983. Topics covered include: Police brutality, education, land rights, healthcare, local and national news.

This exhibit features some of the top stories and issues from the era - 1976-1983 - from the pages of La Cucaracha. The panels were designed and coordinated by Juan Espinosa. David Martinez, Pablo Mora, Deborah Espinosa, Rita J. Martinez and Jose Esteban Ortega contributed valuable input. This project is brought to you by Colorado State University Pueblo, from the Colorado Chicano Movement Archives. This project was made possible by the Colorado Association of Libraries, International Library Cultural Exchange, and the Chavez Huerta K-12 Preparatory Academy. 

La Cucaracha can be read online from the Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection website.

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