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Thelma & Luis: An Alt.Latino Road Trip With Attitude

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Alfredo Corchado's Midnight In Mexico documents his experiences as a journalist during the peak of the Mexican drug war. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Midnight In Mexico': The Alt.Latino Interview With Journalist Alfredo Corchado

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Angélique Kidjo.

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World Cafe Looks Back: World Music

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Greetings From L.A.! 'Global Village' Picks Local Favorites

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Listen to "Quicksand" by Ry Cooder

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Listen to 'Quicksand' by Ry Cooder

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The Chieftains And Ry Cooder Tell 'San Patricio' History

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Ry Cooder (bottom left) collaborated with the Irish music icons in The Chieftains on San Patricio. Judith Burrows hide caption

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