Latino USA

NPR’s only national Latino news and cultural weekly radio program, currently celebrating its 20th anniversary at its new hour-long format. 



  • Episode #1833

    In this episode, NPR's Latino USA looks at the case of Oscar López Rivera: a story with secret identities and safe houses, an FBI manhunt and even a bit of revolution.

  • The Thousands of Bodies Along the US-Mexico Border

    In the last 18 years, more than 2,800 migrant bodies have been found along the Arizona border with Mexico. About 1,000 of the bodies are unidentified. We speak with a woman trying to identify them.

  • Episode #1832

    The difficulties of identifying Latino remains in the United States, searching for lost lives on the border and a report from the Nogales port of entry.

  • Episode #1831

    Latino USA breaks down the political history of Nicaragua leading up to today's protests and unrest. Also Grammy Award-winning artist Miguel and FXs 'Pose.'

  • Episode #1830

    Latino USA travels to the Coachella Valley to look at the valley's poor access to clean water.

  • How I Made It: Aterciopelados

    Latino USA speaks with Andrea Echeverri and Hector Buitrago, the Colombian rock duo behind Aterciopelados, about how their band came to be and the secret to staying successful over so many years.

  • Episode #1829

    Peru hadn't qualified for a World Cup in 36 years, until 2017. Peruvian-American producer Janice Llamoca goes to Russia to experience Peru competing. Also, Tanya Saracho and Aterciopelados.

  • How I Made It: Balún

    New York City-based Puerto Rican indie band Balún talks about their style of music, which they call "dreambow."

  • Episode #1828

    Latino USA breaks down the controversy behind Mattel's latest Frida Kahlo Barbie. Also, Mexico's new president and indie band Balún.

  • Episode #1827

    In this episode done in collaboration with WNYC, Latino USA dives into a topic that has taken a back seat in coverage since Hurricane María struck last September: Puerto Rico's financial crisis.