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Archive for the ‘Bocadito’ Category

Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of the Voiceless Ones

A new documentary about the life of Argentine singer Mercedes Sosa is out soon. The Film entitled “Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America” is an intimate exploration of the woman who has been called “the most important singer in Argentine history.” We explore her life and legacy in this bocadito, or little morsel of news.


Bocadito: College Mariachi

There’s a new sound on college campuses. Mariachi Bands are popping up at private universities that are typically known for their a cappella groups. At these colleges with small percentages of latino students, Mariachi bands are not just an extra-curricular but a way for students to share and teach others about their culture.

Rice University

Northwestern University


Photo by Flickr user Cindy Funk

Luchador Name Generator

If you ever need your very own luchador name, we have the solution for you. Just enter your name and choose your gender (“other” is an option).

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To get in character for this week’s show, ¡LUCHA!, we came up with our own fighting aliases. The best Luchador name gets a special prize. Help us choose a winner!

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Reluctant Citizens

Not everyone who immigrates to the United States wants to become a citizen. There are around ten million legal permanent residents who aren’t applying. We’ll hear why. Reported by Jacob Lewin.

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Radio Vieques

For more than five decades, the U.S Navy used the Puerto Rican island of Vieques as a practice bombing range. Ten years after the Navy pulled out of the island, Viequenses struggle with health problems they say are caused by environmental toxins left by the bombings. That’s why artists from Puerto Rico are coming together to raise funds for Radio Vieques, a new community radio station that will inform Viequenses and help them navigate their future.

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Want to smell good enough to eat? Maybe you should look into the scents created by perfumer Zorayda Ortiz in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. She makes scents that smell like a tamal, pan de muerto or lechon.

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