Wednesday, September 12, 2007

New Online Petition for LA CUCARACHA!!! Need Your Support!!!

Saludos compas -

As many of you may already know, the Houston Chronicle has removed the only pro-Latino comic strip in the U.S., LA CUCARACHA from print.

In an effort to have LA CUCARACHA put back into the Houston Chronicle, La Nueva Raza (Houston) has created an online petition on their website (

Please visit the online petition at: and sign on!!!

Join us in supporting Lalo and LA CUCARACHA by signing the petition and forwarding this email to your contacts.

Here is a message from Lalo, as posted on Dos Centavos blog:

"HELP La Cucaracha get reinstated in HOUSTON CHRONICLE

To all my MySpace Friends and la cucaracha fans everywhere but esp. in HOUSTON, Tejas: (You can take action by emailing the Houston Chron below, but read on).

The Houston Chronicle has dropped the ONLY COMIC STRIP IN THE UNITED STATES that regularly supports Latino immigrant rights and explores Chicano/Latino/Mexicano political and social issues- "la cucaracha," by me, Lalo Alcaraz, and has replaced it with a PENGUIN-themed comic strip by a New Zealand cartoonist!

You can help me get "la cucaracha" back in to the paper. It can happen, as in March I was dropped WITHOUT NOTICE by the LA Times and reader response was so OVERWHELMING they brought La Cucaracha back in 36 hours!

Lalo Alcaraz
creator of "La Cucaracha""