Antonio De Loera-Brust is a first-generation Mexican-American writer and filmmaker from Davis, Calif. He is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and a former Joseph A. O’Hare, S.J., fellow at America.
‘Gentefied’ features a refreshingly diverse and still all-Latino cast (photo: Netflix).
Arts & Culture Television
Antonio De Loera-BrustJune 11, 2020
“Gentefied” tackles an important issue with nuance and compassion.
A man waits in line for food assistance during the lockdown to contain Covid-19 in Montevideo, Uruguay, on April 25. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
Politics & Society Short Take
Antonio De Loera-BrustMay 08, 2020
The U.S. cannot remains so preoccupied with its own Covid-19 outbreak that it makes a bad situation worse in Latin America, writes Antonio De Loera-Brust. Our fates are too intertwined.
Arts & Culture Books
Antonio De Loera-BrustApril 17, 2020
Benjamin Carter Hett’s 'The Death of Democracy: Hitler’s Rise to Power and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic' shows how a flawed but genuine democracy could give way to the vilest regime imaginable.
Arts & Culture Books
Antonio De Loera-BrustSeptember 20, 2019
In his new book, Ian Bremmer predicts that soon Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa, Egypt, China and many others will all have their own Marie Le Pens and Steve Bannons.
Arts & Culture Books
Antonio De Loera-BrustAugust 09, 2019
Rejecting the implications of the label “minority,” Carrie Gibson tells the entire 500-year history of Spanish-speaking peoples in what is now the United States.
Politics & Society Short Take
Antonio De Loera-BrustJuly 02, 2019
If the frontier of the U.S.-Mexico border represents the America that would exclude me, space is the frontier that invites me.
The ruins of the church where the constitution of Simón Bolívar’s “Gran Colombia” was signed. Photo by Antonio De Loera-Brust
Politics & Society Features
Antonio De Loera-BrustFebruary 18, 2019
Over one million Venezuelans have arrived in Colombia as of May 2018. Colombia is not a rich country, and helping to bear the burden of receiving thousands of Venezuelan refugees every day is the Catholic Church.
A Honduran migrant carries Jired Melendez, 4 years-old, as they try to cross over the U.S. border wall to San Diego, California, from Tijuana, Mexico, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Faith Faith in Focus
Antonio De Loera-BrustDecember 24, 2018
If Jesus was born today, where might we find him? I would say Tijuana would be a good place to start looking.
Central American migrants reach the shore on the Mexican side of the Suchiate River after wading across from Guatemala on Oct. 20. Thousands of migrants from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala are making their way north through Mexico. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Politics & Society Short Take
Antonio De Loera-BrustOctober 30, 2018
The real threat to the United States is not the unarmed migrants making a dangerous trek through Mexico, it is the fear and hate that sensationalized coverage of the caravan has fomented.
Arts & Culture Art
Antonio De Loera-BrustAugust 08, 2018
On the 50th anniversary of many historic moments of the Chicano movement, a new photography exhibit at The Autry in Los Angeles is telling the Chicano story through the eyes of its participants.