Jasmine Garsd

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Zika Virus Isn't The First Disease To Spark A Debate About Abortion

Sunday, January 31, 2016

In 1965, the U.S. faced an epidemic of German measles that, like the Zika outbreak, was linked to birth defects. It changed the way this country talked about abortion.


In Central America, Human Smugglers Entrap Women In Sex Trafficking

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Thousands of Central American migrants come to the U.S. illegally each year. They often hire a human smuggler to get them across the border. The story of one woman's journey shows how human smuggling is intertwined with human trafficking.


Human Smuggler: Central Americans Are Worth Their Weight In Gold

Thursday, January 28, 2016

It has gotten harder for undocumented migrants to sneak into the U.S. from Latin America. That has led to a rise in the price charged by human smugglers.


As Deportations Ramp Up, Rumors Stir Fear Among Immigrants

Sunday, January 17, 2016

The federal government is stepping up its deportation raids, though authorities say criminals are the priority. Still, the actions are sending a chill through the Central American immigrant community.


This Week On Alt.Latino: New Music, And Remembering A Legend

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Hear new music from around the world, as well as a batch of songs that pay homage to David Bowie.


In Cuba, Musicians Redefine The Classics

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Cuba has a rich tradition of both Afro-Caribbean and classical music. Now, vibrant young musicians are re-imagining both.


Los Mejores: Alt.Latino's Favorite Musicians Of 2015

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Colombian soul singers, Miami bad girls, Mexican crooners and many more: Hear the music that rocked our world.


Kissing Bug Disease: Latin America's Silent Killer Makes U.S. Headlines

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

A classic horror story was written about it. Some think Charles Darwin died from it. The oldest mummies in the world have traces. And this year, it's in the news — but not always in an accurate way.


Bagels And Bongos: The Jewish-Latin Music Connection

Thursday, December 03, 2015

With Hanukkah around the corner, Alt.Latino explores the huge influence Jewish musicians have had on Latin music. Yes, that includes a Celia Cruz performance of "Hava Nagila."


These Are The Faces Of People Facing HIV/AIDS: #WorldAidsDay

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

They are children, sex workers, drug users who live in fear of HIV. The portraits and stories are featured in a new book set in Tijuana: "Tomorrow Is A Long Time."


Despite Similarities, Pocahontas Gets Love, Malinche Gets Hate. Why?

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

La Malinche was an Indian woman who served as an interpreter for Cortes — at a cost to her reputation. Even 500 years later, she's reviled in Mexico.


Refugees: That Time Everyone Said 'No' And Bolivia Said 'Yes'

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Observers draw a parallel between anti-refugee sentiments now and during WWII. Back then, many doors where closed to those fleeing Nazism. Bolivia was a notable exception.


Guatemalan Hip-Hop, Argentine MCs, Puerto Rican Soul And More

Thursday, November 19, 2015

This week on Alt.Latino, hear a wide variety of sounds and styles from across the Latin music world.


Wanted: Speakers Of Mayan Languages, Many Of Them

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

As immigration to the U.S. shifts from Mexico to Central America, more Mayan speakers find themselves stuck without translators in the court system.


A Life Of Storytelling: Guest DJ Soledad O'Brien

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The award-winning journalist visits Alt.Latino to share some of her favorite stories and music.


Día De Los Muertos: Alt.Latino's Sonic Altar

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Once a year, to celebrate Day Of The Dead on Nov. 2, we pay tribute to those we've lost with the help of music and listeners.


Songs We Love: Nire Feat. Maluca & Nani Castle, 'Commie Mommie'

Monday, October 26, 2015

The feminism-charged first single from the New York-based club producer's all-ladies debut album also marks a return by the Washington Heights rapper with the sharp tongue.


The Girl Who Broke Free: Building A New Life In America #15Girls

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Rosi loves shopping at H&M and teasing her dad. It took years of therapy and tears to put her nightmare behind her. At age 13, she was forced to marry a man twice her age.


Alt.Latino's Horror-Movie Mixtape

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Hope you had a light breakfast, because we're set to pump up the music and run for our lives.


A Year Later: The School System That Welcomed Unaccompanied Minors

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

It's been a year since thousands of unaccompanied minors surged into the U.S. In the schools of Oakland, Calif., such children were seen not as a burden but as a challenge.