'The War' Neglects Latino Stories, Cartoonist Says Hector Cantu, co-creator of the Latino-themed comic strip "Baldo," argues that Ken Burns' documentary about World War II fails to depict the contributions of Latinos in the war. Cantu has now introduced "Benny" into the strip — a character based on Hispanic World War II veterans.
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'The War' Neglects Latino Stories, Cartoonist Says

'The War' Neglects Latino Stories, Cartoonist Says

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Hector Cantu, co-creator of the Latino-themed syndicated comic strip "Baldo," argues that Ken Burns' documentary about World War II fails to depict the contributions of Latinos in the war. Cantu discusses "Benny," a new character he recently introduced into the strip. Benny's story is based on Hispanic World War II veterans.