Latino USA

Series produced by Latino USA

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Latino USA chronicles how Latinos are living, shaping and changing America, with in-depth reporting and candid conversations. Hosted by Maria Hinojosa.

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2018, Latino USA is the longest running Latino-focused program on U.S. public media, and embodies Futuro Media's mission to elevate the voices of historically marginalized communities through authentic storytelling.


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68 Pieces

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The story of a house in Los Angeles owned by the California Department of Transportation. And the struggles of residents past and present, who have...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2021
  • Length: 54:01
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We meet Alvaro Bolainez, a Lyft driver who says that while wages were good at first, it soon became clear that the good times would not last.

  • Added: Nov 17, 2021
  • Length: 54:01
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Poet Jesús “Papoleto” Melendez recounts the birth of the Nuyorican literary movement in New York City in the 1960s and 70s — and the origins of the...

  • Added: Nov 10, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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We begin with the birth and upbringing of Teresa Urrea, once called the most dangerous girl in Mexico by the dictator Porfirio Diaz.

  • Added: Nov 03, 2021
  • Length: 54:01
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We meet Daniela Contreras, an undocumented Mexican immigrant as she takes on one precarious job after another, all while also taking care of her si...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2021
  • Length: 54:01
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Producer Lili Ruiz follows Latina powerlifters Denise Juarez and Jasmine Idrogo, on a journey to battle machismo, test their strength and own their...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Two years after the massive ICE raids at chicken processing plants across the state, we revisit Mississippi to catch-up with people we met in last ...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2021
  • Length: 54:01
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August 7th, 2019 was the day of the largest single-state immigration raid in U.S. history, which took place at seven chicken processing plants in c...

  • Added: Oct 05, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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We discover the origins of the first private prison company in the world and how it marked the beginning of the for-profit model for prisons and de...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2021
  • Length: 54:01
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We follow Amaya, an Honduran girl traveling alone, on her way to the train known as The Beast.

  • Added: Sep 24, 2021
  • Length: 54:01
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Loud: The History of Reggaeton. The true story about how young people from Panama, Puerto Rico and beyond, refused to be quiet, and created an irre...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, we look at how one catastrophic day changed the entire narrative of immigration in the US.

  • Added: Sep 07, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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We head to Tapachula on the border of Mexico and Guatemala to learn about this new frontier for migrants trying to make it to the United States in ...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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The first of a two-part investigation from Latino USA: The Moving Border, The North. A mother and daughter caught in a web of bureaucracy hold out ...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2021
  • Length: 54:01
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Steven Canals of Pose and Linda Yvette Chavez of Gentefied walk us through how they developed some of their show’s most notable characters and stor...

  • Added: Aug 19, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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This week Latino USA looks back at a pioneering Latina who took on the federal government to stop border wall construction on her campus.

  • Added: Aug 11, 2021
  • Length: 54:01
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We look into the dark side of little-known visas for diplomatic domestic workers.

  • Added: Aug 05, 2021
  • Length: 54:01
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We speak with immigrants who could soon be heading to the polls in New York City.

  • Added: Jul 29, 2021
  • Length: 54:01
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On the campaign trail, Joe Biden made several promises related to immigration, he even said he’d get rid of some Trump-era policies. After more tha...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2021
  • Length: 54:01