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Published On: Fri, Jun 5th, 2015

The Republic of Hugo Balta

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Episode 017: “The Republic of Hugo Balta”

This week’s microdoc features Hugo Balta, the Senior Director of Multicultural content at ESPN, immediate past President of the National Association for Hispanic Journalists and the Chair of the Journalism Track at Hispanicize 2015. Balta is Peruvian-American and an Enye (ñ).pe whose parents immigrated to the United States from Peru in their early twenties. Most recently, Balta spoke to Oscar De La Hoya (ñ).mx about the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, who has actually fought both, and could offer an interesting bi-cultural take on these two boxers. His experience as a Mexican Enye (ñ).mx naturally came out speaking with ESPN interviewer and fellow Latino, and who is also perhaps an Enye (ñ) as well. We have seen this cross-cultural perspective over and over in our interviews. Balta and De La Hoya’s stories are those we want reiterate. The pride they both feel for being American and also from Peru or Mexico respectively, is what being an Enye (ñ) is all about. Let us know what you think in the comments below.  VIEW VIDEO HERE

The Republic of Hugo Balta