Mónica Marie Zorrilla

Mónica Marie Zorrilla
I spotlight millennial trends and offbeat Latinx underground culture

I’ve dreamt about the day I could write for purpose, with passion, since I was an opinionated tween. Now, as an opinionated adult, I get paid to do that in two languages. I’m a Cubanita de Miami™ with an incurable rampant curiosity and a penchant for socially valuable chisme, but at least I do it with integrity (thanks Haverford College!). Health awareness, the rights of women and children, nonviolent direct action, and seeking accountability through investigative reporting compels me. When I’m not writing, I’m crying about how much I love and miss my dog, Sushi.

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Funny-guy John Leguizamo gets serious, talking politics and Perros

 09/25/2016 - 21:45
John Leguizamo. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News

On Sunday, September 25th 2016, Leguizamo came to Philadelphia with the Campaign for Hillary for America, in which he frantically zig-zagged through four events across the city that celebrated hispanidad to promote voter registration and the official launch of But, before he got to The Puerto Rican Day Parade, Festival El Coqui, Boricuafest, and Pennsylvania Victory, he spoke with AL DÍA, bluntly effusing about his political interests and his experience as a Latino in Hollywood.

Biden y Calderón conversan sobre Trump y Comercio Exterior

 09/30/2017 - 09:20
Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Felipe Calderón. Photo taken by Samantha Laub/AL DÍA News. 

Decenas de estudiantes, profesores, políticos y ciudadanos se reunieron el pasado 26 de septiembre por la tarde en el auditorio Irvine para presenciar una charla entre el 47º vicepresidente de los EEUU y el ex presidente de México. ¿El tema de debate? “El Futuro del Orden Global en la Era del Nacionalismo, el Populismo y los Recortes.”



[OP-ED] A "Billennial's": "We dream in our native tongue..."

 10/31/2016 - 19:36
Photo: The Center for Generational Kinetics 
We are a nation of Pakistani halal food trucks, Mexican film directors, Chinese bridal fashion designers, Italian cartoonists, African feminist icons. The term “American” is attached by hyphen to our rich ancestry, an inclusion of the Greek, the Haitian, the Colombian, the Armenian we have sowed within North America’s soil. We are the children of immigrants, or we already are the proverbial immigrants, and our future children will come into this country with a shiny first-generation birth certificate teeming with opportunity we already know they are deserving of.