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A protester waves a Brazilian flag over cars driving to the football stadium in Fortaleza, Northern Brazil, on June 19, 2013.

Read Vem Pra Rua: The Music Of Brazilian Protest

June 20, 2013 – We discuss Brazil's history of protest music and the musicians who support the current movement.

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Bosnian Rainbows, left to right: Deantoni Parks, Teri Gender Bender, Nicci Kasper, Omar Rodriguez Lopez.

Listen Baila Conmigo: 9 New Latin Songs That Rock

June 13, 2013 – On Alt.Latino, hear rock 'n' roll, electro-tropical sounds, Chilean pop, Mexican punk and more.

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Alt.Latino's hosts are convinced that Cuban singer Danay Suarez is a legend in the making.

Read Can't Stop The Beat: Three New Caribbean Artists Making Waves

June 9, 2013 – Alt.Latino's hosts share music by some powerful Caribbean female vocalists.

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Coors beer faces controversy for its use of the Puerto Rican flag on its Puerto Rican Day Parade beer cans.

Watch Roundtable: Immigration, Beer And 'Devious Maids'

June 7, 2013 – Alt.Latino invites Latin bloggers to share the stories they've been following over the last month.

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We can't get enough of Argentine singer Natalia Clavier's new album, Lumen.

Listen From California To Cuba, New Loves And Legends

May 30, 2013 – Join us as we explore new sounds from across the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking world.

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Gifted Puerto Rican rapper Tego Calderon is seen outside his studio, El Sitio, in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Watch Black, Puerto Rican And Proud: Guest DJ Tego Calderón

May 23, 2013 – The gifted Puerto Rican rapper visits Alt.Latino to discuss history, music, culture and politics.

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Puerto Rican singer Raquel Sofia.

Listen A Kind Of Magic: New Latin Music, Sprinkled With Discovery Dust

May 16, 2013 – This week on Alt.Latino, hear amazing young artists from Argentina, Puerto Rico, Cuba and Mexico.

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Argentine singer La Yegros' new album is called Viene De Mi.

Listen New Latin Songs To Make You Move

May 2, 2013 – Kick back with Alt.Latino for Argentine cumbia, Venezuelan rock, Chilean pop and Mexican jarocho.

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A worker collects coffee beans at a farm in Cuatro Esquinas, on the outskirts of Diriamba.

Listen Azuquita Pa'l Cafe: What Coffee Songs Mean To Latin America

April 25, 2013 – Coffee runs through the veins of Latin America. On Alt.Latino, hear songs the drink has inspired.

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California poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera.

Watch Guest DJ: California Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera

April 18, 2013 – Alt.Latino celebrates National Poetry Month with Herrera, who discusses the songs that shaped him.

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Thousands of immigration activists gather in front of the U.S. Capitol on April 10, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

Listen 5 Stories About Immigration, In Song Form

April 11, 2013 – Alt.Latino talks to people affected by immigration law, and plays songs that reflect their story.

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Venezuela's La Vida Boheme (left to right): Rafael Perez, Henry D'Arthenay, Daniel De Sousa, Sebastian Ayala.

Listen Guest DJ: La Vida Boheme Spins An Essential Venezuelan Soundtrack

April 4, 2013 – For Alt.Latino, Henry D'Arthenay highlights his country's greatest music, from salsa to punk.

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Fado singer Ana Moura stole our heart this week.

Listen Fresh Flavor For Your Ears: 7 New Latin Songs

March 28, 2013 – Our favorite new music includes Portuguese fado, Brazilian electronic music, and a Chicano anthem.

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Fans at the Vive Latino 2013 Music Fest at the Foro Sol in Mexico City.

Listen Vive Latino 2013: Who Rocked The House?

March 21, 2013 – Alt.Latino co-host Jasmine Garsd returns from the three-day extravaganza to share some highlights.

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Jasmine Garsd is from Argentina and Felix Contreras is Mexican-American. They love Latin Alternative music and thought NPR listeners would, too.

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