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History of the ’90s podcast: Selena

Singer Selena, pictured in an undated publicity photo. Handout

On this episode of History of the ’90s, host Kathy Kenzora looks at the life and tragic death of a Latina icon who, in her short life, became the bestselling Latin artist of all time.

Mexican-American singing sensation Selena Quintanilla was on the verge of becoming an international superstar when she was gunned down at a Texas motel by her fan club president.

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Twenty-five years after her death, Selena continues to be immortalized by the Latinx community, who look to her as a source of inspiration and hope.

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Guest:

Deborah Paredez, author of Selenidad: Selena, Latinos and the Performance of Memory

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