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Cuna de Lobos (Cradle of Wolves) is one of the most iconic telenovelas of all time.

Watch The Music And Influence Of Telenovelas

August 1, 2013 – Join Alt.Latino as we explore what Spanish-language telenovelas mean to Latin culture.


Bosnian Rainbows, left to right: Deantoni Parks, Teri Gender Bender, Nicci Kasper, Omar Rodriguez Lopez. The band's self-titled debut comes out Tuesday.

Read Bosnian Rainbows: Carving Out A New Place In Latin Rock

June 28, 2013 – The new band brings together two of the most talented musicians in Latin rock.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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