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Borderland Music: Songs From The U.S.-Mexico Frontera

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Six Immigrant Songs Of Triumph And Tragedy

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Es Un Monstruo Grande Y Pisa Fuerte: 12 Latin American Protest Songs

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Alt.Latino 101: Back To The Basics

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Alt.Latino: Immigrant Songs

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The New Pornographers, Manu Chao, Josh Ritter

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