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Latino USA offers insight into the lived experiences of Latino communities and is a window on the current and merging cultural, political and social ideas impacting Latinos and the nation.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 3.7K Ratings

Latino USA offers insight into the lived experiences of Latino communities and is a window on the current and merging cultural, political and social ideas impacting Latinos and the nation.

    Will Watching All of Almodóvar’s Movies Make You More Neurotic?

    Will Watching All of Almodóvar’s Movies Make You More Neurotic?

    Will watching all of Pedro Almodovar's movies in one month make you more or less neurotic? Hard-hitting journalists Antonia Cereijido and Fernanda Echávarri decided to find out. Along the way they glean life lessons about moms, absurdity, and friendship. They even get guidance from the iconic Spanish director himself.This episode originally aired in 2017.

    • 32 min
    The Constant Evolution of Shea Serrano

    The Constant Evolution of Shea Serrano

    Shea Serrano’s prolific writing career started unexpectedly when his wife, pregnant with twins, had to stop working. With not many options that could fit his full-time job as middle school teacher, Shea started hunting for writing gigs that eventually lead to him becoming a New York Times bestselling author, a showrunner, and a movie writer.In this episode, we talk to the San Antonio-born and raised author whose work spans from the movie “Miguel Wants to Fight,” to the Netflix series “Neon” and “Primo.” The latter got a stunning 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes. 

    • 21 min
    What Inspires Latino Solidarity With Gaza?

    What Inspires Latino Solidarity With Gaza?

    In this episode of Latino USA, we hear from three Latino voices around the country on what informs their solidarity with Palestinians as the war on Gaza continues. From Pro-Palestinian organizers, to Jewish Latinos, to Latino evangelicals, they help us understand how different Latino communities are responding to this moment, and how this political activism will impact the presidential election in November.

    • 41 min
    Dreaming With Luna Luna

    Dreaming With Luna Luna

    Luna Luna is a rising four-member band from different walks of life. They’re known for mixing nostalgic sounds of the past and fusing them with elements of funk and dream-like pop.In this episode of Latino USA, we learn more about the people behind Luna Luna and hear how they say the universe and destiny has brought them together to live out their wildest dreams.This episode originally aired in 2022.

    • 19 min
    Robert Santos Counts the Future

    Robert Santos Counts the Future

    In November 2021, Robert Santos became the first Latino to be confirmed as the Director of the U.S. Census Bureau.Santos is no stranger to the federal agency. Before his nomination and confirmation, Santos had warned that former President Donald Trump’s interference of the census count would result in one of the most flawed census counts in U.S. history. Census counts are important because they help determine congressional representation and how billions of federal dollars are distributed.In this conversation with Maria Hinojosa, Santos shares the census’ complicated history, his efforts to rebuild trust among communities, his love for his hometown of San Antonio and more.This episode originally aired in 2022.

    • 44 min
    So Far From Care

    So Far From Care

    This week Latino USA shares an episode from the podcast "So Far From Care," produced by Marfa Public Radio. Living in a small town in West Texas can feel magical. And part of that magic is how isolated we are: hours and hours down a desert highway from everything else. But when it comes to accessing reproductive healthcare, that remoteness can also be terrifying.In the Big Bend, the idea of “choice” was complicated long before Roe v. Wade was overturned. Out here, you can’t legally get an abortion — but as recently as last year, depending on the day of the week, you also couldn’t have a baby in a delivery room.So Far From Care is a podcast about those contradictions. It’s about how people decide when, how, or if to become parents — close to the border and far from the hospital, where you have a literal village to help you raise a child but daycare can be impossible to find.These are stories about isolation that’s not just physical — all the challenges we deal with in silence. But also, about how a place without options can become the site of community and care.You can subscribe to the podcast here. 

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
3.7K Ratings

3.7K Ratings

Nohurt ,

Excellent podcast

I am very lucky to have found this podcast. Excellent for Latinos and for getting our political news. Maria is in inspiration. Thank you for everything you do Maria you and your team.

Mcbarrio ,

Lacks important context

This is a review of the Mexican presidential race episode. It lacked a LOT of important context about electoral law in Mexico, including the “ley de amparo, “derecho de réplica”, and the role of the INAI in fighting corruption. It also totally ignored the PRD, a crucial piece towards understanding the strangeness of the opposition coalition. I don’t think it’s helpful to your listeners to try to make equivalences with the American political system because they are just too different, and doing so minimizes meaningful understanding of Mexican politics. This was a wasted opportunity to cover an important story in an honest and informative way. I continue to be disappointed by NPR’s coverage of events in Mexico and Latin America, more broadly.

jayzOG ,

Your side on the abortion debate

I don’t appreciate your biased opinion on abortion. I’m Mexican and I think many Mexicans and Central Americans are conservative when it comes to this issue. Why don’t you take an objective approach?

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