Latino Rebels

Rest in Power

Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela speaks with Lourdes Rosado of LatinoJustice PRLDEF about the latest shocking example of police violence in Memphis and why the death of Tyre Nichols should be met with an equal measure of outrage by Black and Latino communities.

  • Feb 2, 2023
  • 5:49 PM

The Hollywood Report

Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes back entertainment correspondent Cristina Escobar for a discussion on representation at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and in the Academy Award nominations announced earlier in the week.

  • Jan 26, 2023
  • 4:44 PM

Peru’s Failed Democratic Transition

As Peru faces another political crisis following the impeachment of former president Pedro Castillo last month, Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes Peruvian professor Roger Merino to discuss how the right wing is playing a dangerous democratic game that has led to the deaths of several protesters.

  • Jan 19, 2023
  • 6:23 PM

Brazil, Biden and the Border

Following a week that included a failed coup attempt in Brazil by followers of former president Jair Bolsonaro and U.S. president Joe Biden receiving heavy criticism for expanding Trump-era immigration policy, what parallels can be drawn from these events? Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela searches for answers by welcoming both Sabrina Fernandes and Juliana Macedo do Nascimento to discuss both issues.

  • Jan 12, 2023
  • 5:43 PM

Lula Returns

With the return of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as Brazil’s president and the hope of Brazilian democracy being renewed, Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela begins the new year by speaking with Brazil-based freelance journalist Michael Fox on what lies ahead for Lula’s second run in office following the right-wing presidency of Jair Bolsonaro.

  • Jan 5, 2023
  • 5:04 PM

Waj Invades America: Episode 2 With Christina Greer

For this second episode of #WajInvadesAmerica, host Wajahat Ali gives advice to some of his social media followers and then welcomes Fordham University Associate Professor of Political Science Christina Greer to discuss white supremacy’s foundational roots.

  • Dec 30, 2022
  • 10:53 AM

Anti-Black Latino Bias

While Futuro Media remains on holiday break, Latino Rebels Radio producer Oscar Fernández steps in once again for another episode of the Latino Media Collective. Oscar spends the hour with Professor Tanya Katerí Hernández to discuss her recent book, “Racial Innocence: Unmasking Latino Anti-Black Bias and the Struggle for Equality,” and the inconvenient truth of […]

  • Dec 30, 2022
  • 10:21 AM

Waj Invades America: Episode 1 With Maria Hinojosa

For this debut episode of #WajInvadesAmerica, host Wajahat Ali presents the latest in the world of white journalism and then welcomes Pulitzer winner Maria Hinojosa of Futuro Media to talk about #immigration narratives.

  • Dec 28, 2022
  • 1:26 PM

Bago Briefs: KETO

In this episode of #BagoBriefs, Juan tries to introduce keto to the good people of Washington Heights. To prepare himself, he goes to his fake expert best friend for some advice. He later cooks a special keto meal for his two neighbors as an experiment to see how older Latinos would react.

  • Dec 24, 2022
  • 1:01 PM

Bago Briefs: CRYSTALS

In this episode of #BagoBriefs, Juan wants to see what the good people in Washington Heights think about crystals. He goes to his friend and fake expert Jaime Fernandez to find ways to make crystals more popular. After getting some advice on marketing, Juan and Neocepio start preaching the Word of Crystals to the masses.

  • Dec 23, 2022
  • 3:01 PM

Undocumented & LGBTQ: Julio Salgado

In this episode, Oscar welcomes visual artist and longtime friend of Latino Rebels, Julio Salgado, in another installment of the LMC’s “Undocumented and LGBTQ” series.

  • Dec 22, 2022
  • 4:12 PM

Bago Briefs: METAVERSE

In this episode of #BagoBriefs, Juan explores the metaverse. First, he speaks to his friend and fake expert Jaime Fernandez for advice and then creates his own VR called “Mete Mano” with his neighbor Vilma. Then, he heads to the streets of Washington Heights to see if there is any interest at all.

  • Dec 22, 2022
  • 3:02 PM

Bago Briefs: YOGA

In this episode of #BagoBriefs, Juan wants to show how yoga can be beneficial to Latinos. He first goes to his best friend’s house to get some pointers, and before hitting the streets, Juan and Neocepio try to start their own street yoga class.

  • Dec 21, 2022
  • 3:01 PM

Bago Briefs: CRYPTO

In this episode of #BagoBriefs, Juan tries to introduce cryptocurrency to Washington Heights. He visits his friend and fake expert Jaime Fernandez for some tips, then comes up with a way to market crypto by inviting his next-door neighbor over to show how it works.

  • Dec 20, 2022
  • 3:07 PM

Bago Briefs: CBD

In this episode of #BagoBriefs, Juan tries to find ways to make CBD more acceptable. He visits his friend and unofficial expert Jaime Fernandez for some advice. After meeting with Jaime, Juan and his friend Neocepio try to sell CBD Vapor to gauge the community’s interest. Finally, after getting a ticket, Juan heads to Washington Heights to test out some products and find out if CBD is acceptable.

  • Dec 19, 2022
  • 3:19 PM

Latino Rebels Announces Two New Versions of Late-Night Projects: BAGO BRIEFS and WAJ INVADES AMERICA

Digital media outlet Latino Rebels announced on Monday the online premiere of two new versions of late-night projects it is developing with support from WarnerMedia/150.

  • Dec 19, 2022
  • 2:51 PM

Journalism Is Not a Crime

Why is military-grade spyware being used against journalists? Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela searches for answers by speaking with El Faro reporter Nelson Rauda to discuss the use of Pegasus spyware in El Salvador and why it should matter to journalists in the United States.

  • Dec 15, 2022
  • 4:50 PM

The Latino TV Boom

Latino Rebels Radio: December 8, 2022

  • Dec 8, 2022
  • 3:29 PM

Futuro Investigates

On this episode of Latino Rebels Radio, host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes Futuro Media senior producers Julieta Martinelli and Roxanne Scott to discuss the debut Futuro Investigates story about the dangers migrants face in the Arizona desert.

  • Dec 1, 2022
  • 4:14 PM

Rethinking Thanksgiving

Latino Rebels Radio: November 24, 2022

  • Nov 24, 2022
  • 8:00 AM

No More Sleeping Giant

Latino Rebels Radio with guest Chuck Rocha: November 17, 2022

  • Nov 17, 2022
  • 3:52 PM

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