Resilience and Innovation: An Alt.Latino Podcast Extra En Español : Alt.Latino Two stories of determination, innovation and strength from different sides of the Latinx community: a father-son pair separated at the border and a musician from Cuba using blockchain tech to bring attention and support to underrepresented artists.

Resilience and Innovation: An Alt.Latino Podcast Extra En Español

Resilience and Innovation: An Alt.Latino Podcast Extra En Español

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Melvin and his son, Nestor, were one family that was separated under former President Trump's zero-tolerance immigration policy. Nestor says he would have frequent nightmares about the separation. Jessica Pons for NPR hide caption

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Melvin and his son, Nestor, were one family that was separated under former President Trump's zero-tolerance immigration policy. Nestor says he would have frequent nightmares about the separation.

Jessica Pons for NPR

We're diving back into the headlines for a special mid-week episode. We're covering two stories from two very different spaces that speak to the resilience and togetherness of la comunidad — and we're doing it in Spanish.

Our first story takes us to Cuba where we explore a new form of art exchange emerging using NFT (Non-Fungible Token). The one-of-a-kind digital storage unit is being used more and more as a means to share and sell art. As it grows it has the potential to give artists in countries with limited exposure opportunities access to a larger market. X Alfonso is a musician, composer, visual artist and the director of La Fábrica de la Arte Cubano in Havana, a cultural center that presents musical performances and art shows. He has arranged to have two of his NFTs sold online, using the proceeds to encourage other Cuban artists to do the same and help La Fábrica recover from their COVID closure.

We're also bringing you a story from close to home, a product of a collaborative initiative from Latinx reporters across NPR. This segment sheds light on the individual experiences of those families separated at the border during the Trump presidency. It follows the winding, heart-wrenching narrative of a father and son torn apart during an attempt to reach asylum in the United States. The reporters outline the trials the pair faced throughout the separation — and the challenges of reunification that are yet to come.

This Spanish-language episode is designed to share a diverse array of Latino experiences, as well as illuminate and celebrate the strength and determination that our community is displaying and cultivating both in this country and across the globe.