Luis Marentes

The Sci-Fi World of Filmmaker Alex Rivera

After more than half a decade since its successful premiere in the Sundance Film Festival, Alex Rivera’s “Sleep Dealer” is being distributed once again. A sci-fi thriller, it depicts an uncannily familiar future when infomaquilas, new factories in Mexico where people are physically connected to computer networks to handle robots in the United States, fulfill their […]

  • Jun 23, 2014
  • 1:42 PM

Migration and Exile in Latin American Music

Originally published by Luis Marentes at blogs.mass.edu “A los mojados les dedico mi canción”, Los Tigres del Norte On Sunday, October 20 Mexico’s La Jornada ran several stories on the US Latin@ experience. Among them was one focusing on migration songs. The piece focuses mainly on Mexican corridos, a genre which, as Américo Paredes and María Herrera-Sobek have shown in their groundbreaking works, […]

  • Oct 23, 2013
  • 11:26 AM

My Current Worries About “Comprehensive Immigration Reform”

Latino Rebels welcomes a new contributor to our page: Luis Marentes. This post was originally published on Luis’ blog. You can follow Luis on Twitter: @marentesluis. For most of 2013 I have carefully, perhaps obsessively, followed the debate around comprehensive immigration reform. Beginning with the emergence of the “Gang of 8” the process has been […]

  • Jul 8, 2013
  • 5:27 AM