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Some people are ashamed of Spanish in Miami. Wait, what?
I reported and produced an episode of The World’s language podcast, The World in Words, about whether Miami is truly a bilingual city. (Based on comparative lack of bilingual education, it is not.)

Your Machu Picchu Tinder photo makes me angry. But I’ll get over it.
I was born and raised in Peru, but I didn’t make it to my home country’s best-known travel destination — and sacred pre-Columbian site — until my 26th birthday. I had some feelings about that.

reporting

POLITICS & IMMIGRATION

A massive ICE raid in this town didn’t stop undocumented labor — or illegal immigration
I reported a series on the effectiveness of ICE raids, based on the 2007 raid in New Bedford’s Michael Bianco factory. It aired on The World over three days, and appeared on PRI.org as a longread.

Who counts as American?
My multimedia coverage of the 2016 Republican and Democratic National Conventions for PRI.org and PRI’s The World appeared online, across social media and aired on more than 300 public radio stations in the US.

ARTS

Cuba’s Dayme Arocena found her religion through music
This new voice in Cuban jazz is resonating across continents. Dayme Arocena’s take on Afro-Cuban rhythms is based purely on santeria, which she says is the basis of Cuban music, and which became her faith after she started composing.

Spark from WLRN Public Media: Jennine Capo Crucet’s imagination
I helped launch WLRN’s first podcast, an interview show called Spark: A Podcast About Imagination. I produced and interviewed Cuban-American writer Jennine Capo Crucet about her process, and where she finds inspiration.

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