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A Most Imperfect Union champions the progress and ideals of the U.S. while recognizing its missteps. Lalo Alcaraz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Gilberto Gil, pictured here on the cover of Luar (A Gente Precisa Ver o Luar), is one of the many artists we listen to this week to understand the concept of "saudade." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Carlos Santana uses music to reflect on his career in this week's episode of Alt.Latino. Frank Micelotta/Getty Images hide caption

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In Music, Carlos Santana Seeks The Divine

The guitarist says he sees music as a "positive thought that creates a million positive vibrations."

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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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Gustavo Cerati: Listeners Look Back At A Latin Rock Legend

Alt.Latino celebrates the singer-songwriter and Soda Stereo leader, with guest host Ernesto Lechner.

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Starting in the 1930s, Mario Moreno played Cantinflas, a scrappy but witty guy from the streets of Mexico City. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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DJ Miss Mara is one of Alt.Latino's favorite new DJs of 2014. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Danay Suarez was Alt.Latino's favorite LAMC discovery. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Families communicated through a border fence at San Diego's Friendship Park Nov. 17. On weekends, people on the American side are allowed to to visit, under U.S. Border Patrol supervision, with family and friends in Mexico. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Puerto Rican rocker AJ Davila. Lizzie Chen for NPR/NPR hide caption

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Cesar Chavez, co-founder of the United Farm Workers, speaks at a rally in 1977. Cathy Murphy/Getty Images hide caption

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Ricky Munoz, lead singer of Intocalbe, performs in Juarez, Mexico earlier this month. Intocable, a band popular on both sides of the border, is inspired by Mexican music, country hits and rock bands like Def Leppard. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux in conversation with NPR's Alt.Latinoat SXSW 2014. Lizzie Chen for NPR hide caption

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