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A podcast by one Salvi-Taurean Cachimbona growing, healing, and storytelling in Southern Arizona.

Radio Cachimbona follows Yvette as she navigates representing detained immigrants in their deportation proceedings in Southern Arizona. She storytells the fierce, ongoing migrant resistance occurring in these borderlands.

As a first-generation professional whose parents are Salvadoran immigrants, Yvette prioritizes uplifting the voices of Central Americans. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/radio-cachimbona/support

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A podcast by one Salvi-Taurean Cachimbona growing, healing, and storytelling in Southern Arizona.

Radio Cachimbona follows Yvette as she navigates representing detained immigrants in their deportation proceedings in Southern Arizona. She storytells the fierce, ongoing migrant resistance occurring in these borderlands.

As a first-generation professional whose parents are Salvadoran immigrants, Yvette prioritizes uplifting the voices of Central Americans. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/radio-cachimbona/support

    Manifest Destiny That Was Extended

    Manifest Destiny That Was Extended

    On this episode, Yvette interviews Alicia Ivonne Estrada, Karina Alvarado and Ester Hernandez about their anthology “US Central Americans: Reconstructing Memories, Struggles, and Communities of Resistance.” The three Central American scholars share the 19th century US imperialist presence in the isthmus, break down the categorization of Salvadoran and Guatemalan asylum seekers as “economic migrants,” and trace the links between Maya and Nahua-Pipil ethnocides, communist fear-mongering, and the indigenous fight for land rights.

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    We Don't Need to Give Prosecutors More Tools

    We Don't Need to Give Prosecutors More Tools

    On this episode, Yvette brings back friend of the podcast and deportation defense lawyer Jehan Laner Romero to discuss the SCOTUS oral arguments in US v. Sineneng Smith. They discuss the ways in which SCOTUS would be unable to rewrite the INA "encouraging or inducing" provision without reaching beyond the court's authority, explain the canons of statutory interpretation and constitutional avoidance, and put a spotlight on the real "legal activists"--the Trump prosecutors-- at issue here.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Fascist Measures Under the Guise of COVID-19

    Fascist Measures Under the Guise of COVID-19

    On this episode, Yvette interviews her former Stanford Law professor, Jim Cavallaro, who now runs the University Human Rights Network, about his 2010 report on the Salvadoran response to gangs and organized crime “No Place to Hide.” They discuss the thread of US imperialism that connects 1980’s Northern Triangle civil wars, 1996 expansion of crimes that make individuals deportable, and early 2000’s “Mano Dura” policy that wreaked havoc on the lives of youth gang members.


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Chisme is Radical and Political

    Chisme is Radical and Political

    On this *UNLOCKED* #LitReview from Season 1, Yvette discusses the novel “Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston with deportation defense attorney Laura. They reflect on how notions of “womanhood” are imposed on young girls of color, praise the lineage of black scholars who re-elevated Hurston’s work after her death, and discuss why women of color need to create their own intellectual spaces.


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    *LIT REVIEW PREVIEW* Liminal Legality

    *LIT REVIEW PREVIEW* Liminal Legality

    *PATRON-ONLY LIT REVIEW PREVIEW* On this episode, Yvette interviews UCLA Professor of Chicano/a Studies Leisy Abrego to discuss her book “Sacrificing Families: Navigating Laws, Labor, and Love Across Borders," where she unpacks emotional and economic inequalities between transnational families. As a Salvadoreña herself, Leisy shares how focusing on Salvadoran migration disrupts the narrative of single men cyclically migrating for seasonal work as Salvadoran women have historically migrated in equal numbers to men; how children experience parental separation on a specific visceral emotional level; and how the precarity and failures of Temporary Protected Status affected transnational parent/child relationships.



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    • 3 min
    Shy Can Be Expensive

    Shy Can Be Expensive

    On this episode, Yvette interviews Anna and Gisela-- two Central American #lawtina family law attorneys who discuss their journeys to the law and the uptick in domestic violence amidst the covid-19 pandemic and economic crisis. 

    They share the benefits of working at a firm with all women partners, tips for standing up to judges as a young woman of color attorney, and the advice they would give their pre-law selves.

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    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
201 Ratings

201 Ratings

Icecreamguy2 ,

Incredibly elucidating

I feel like so many dots are connected in every episode, thank you for such an incredible podcast!

Patypatypatty ,

Hooked!

Discovered this podcast through Instagram and I am hooked! As a first gen Salvadoran in the US I am happy and excited to hear such an educational podcast from a fellow salvy❤️

Chapina 96 ,

Amazing Guanaca!

I have been listening since Cerebronas. I love the way Yvette always talk about important issues and synthesizes them. Also, love that she is 100% real with her audiences and tries to provide and break down information for us. She always brings up issues that no other platform is talking about. I really appreciate that brings forward Central American issues and voices. I am Central American and love to hear more the CentAm experience.

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