Latino Identity: Nowhere Land

The process of moving from one country to another, from one culture to another, is full of unmet expectations and surprises. When I moved to the U.S. from Spain seven years ago, it didn’t take long before I got my first reality check. I was facing all kinds of challenges here and was in need of a shot of courage, so I set out to find one of my oldest friends, John McClane. Confident he would be waiting for me at Blockbuster, I looked forward to a much-needed reunion. But to my great disappointment, “La Jungla de Cristal” was nowhere to be found. I felt empty inside. Even when I finally found out about “Die Hard,” it wasn’t the same. This did not sound like the John McClane I knew from home. Read More »