Episode 18 – Shame the Devil

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Hector chats with Julio Ricardo Varela, founder of Latino Rebels, host of Latino Rebels Radio, digital media director at Futuro Media, and co-host (with Maria Hinojosa) of “In the Thick.” Topics include: Trump and the border, Central American history, growing up between the Bronx and Puerto Rico, and maneuvering the ever-changing media landscape.

You can follow Julio on Twitter at @julito77.

Hector is the founder and editor of MANO as well as the host of the LATINISH podcast. A Chicagoan living in Las Vegas, he's also the senior editor of Latino Rebels, part of Futuro Media, as well as a former managing editor of Gozamos, an art-activism site based in his home town. He was a columnist at RedEye, a Tribune-owned daily geared toward millennials. His work has been mentioned by The New Yorker, Good Morning America, TIME, the Washington Post, and other outlets, and his writing was featured in 'Ricanstruction, 'a comic book anthology whose proceeds went toward recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. He studied history at the University of Illinois-Chicago where his concentration was on ethnic relations in the United States.

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