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73 minutes | Jan 24, 2019
Episode 38 - Pamela Chavez
Helllllllllllooo y'all. It's been a minute, but that's because the holidays have truly been a time to test us. We're excited to introduce the new year with an interview Sam did with Pamela Chavez, the creator of the animated short film Caracol Cruzando. Pamela is a Costa Rican mujer that has pursued animation and illustration after a few years of community organizing. Influenced by contemporary issues impacting Latinx communities Pamela hopes to highlight the resilience and beauty that rise from these experiences. PLEASE watch Caracol Cruzando if you have not already. Be prepared to shed a tear or two. Thank you so much to Pamela for collaborating with us and please support her in the links below! Links/Enlaces Intro Song & Transition Song: Greener Pastures - Sro Pamela Maria Chavez Website Caracol Cruzando, 2018 PBS Online Film Festival Roses For Wolves Short Film Caloncho - Palmar Shrek Retold
63 minutes | Dec 13, 2018
Episode 37 - Este Año Nos Jodió
Wow has it really been one year? Thank you to everyone that has supported this little Central American Strugglepod! We are so appreciative of the amount of support we have been given and the connections we have fostered. This week we just critique and dissect ourselves and our show! We go into strengths, weaknesses, tangible goals and what inspires us. Thanks to everyone once again for being the beautiful community you are~ Links/Enlaces Intro Song & Transition Song: Greener Pastures - Sro Featured Song: Flicker - Rina Sawayama Bodega Boys Podcast Small Doses with Amanda Seales Still Processing Podcast Recode Decode Podcast Radio Ambulante Podcast
82 minutes | Nov 19, 2018
Episode 36 - Karla Vasquez aka @SalviSoul
This week we are proud to present Karla Vasquez, the creator of SalviSoul, an ongoing multi-media project and cooking anthology of Salvadoran food and Salvadoran womxn. Karla is a cook, food journalist, food historian and a food justice organizer. We go in to discuss Karla's new article featured in Eater about three Salvadoran restuarant owners in Los Angeles. We discuss the complex relationship women have with food, curtido, and the ways Salvadoran food is moving with its people. We are so grateful for Karla to give us the time to interview her and discussing her work! Links/Enlaces Intro Song & Transition Song: Greener Pastures - Sro Karla's Instagram: @karla_tv SalviSoul's Instagram: @SalviSoul Karla's Twitter: @KarlaTVasquez SalviSoul's Twitter: @SalviSoul SalviSoul's Facebook Page SalviSoul's Website Karla's Eater Article: "Three Young Restaurateurs Are Trying to Change How Angelenos Eat Salvadoran Food"
75 minutes | Oct 29, 2018
Episode 35 - Our Best Friend ft. @Myyyrthaaa
We have been waiting so long for this episode. We want to introduce y'all to our mutual best friend Myrtha. Myrtha is the glue of this show and we wanted to provide a light episode that we recorded shortly before Sandra moved back to Los Angeles. With Myrtha we discuss just us and how we've grown since meeting as freshman in high school. Prepare for LOTS of laughs. Also we list out why we think our friendship has lasted nearly 10 years. Thank you so much to Myrtha for all the support she has given and also for being a good sport when we talk chambre. WE LOVE YOU. Links/Enlaces Intro Song & Transition Song: Greener Pastures - Sro Register to Vote @myyyrthaaa on IG
48 minutes | Oct 19, 2018
Episode 34 - CA Propositions: Las Basureras Crossover
We are so excited to collaborate with our good friend @GataSalvaje415 host of the Las Basureras Podcast and the creator of Gata Salvaje Merch. Gata and us break down FOUR California propositions we feel are very important to us personally. We also want this to motivate people to engage with their local and state politics outside of major federal elections. PLEASE register to vote if you have that priviledge and also try to motivate others and provide educational resources for many people that are rejected access. A HUGE THANK YOU to our good friend Gata who has been a strong supporter of us since day one! Links/Enlaces Register to Vote Our Conclusions Yes on 2 No on 6 Yes on 8 Yes on 10 Las Basureras Podcast Gata Salvaje Merch @GataSalvaje415 on IG @LasBasureras on IG
101 minutes | Sep 30, 2018
Episode 33 - Nicole Ramsey
Hey everyone! This week Sandra interviews Nicole Ramsey. Nicole is a first generation PhD Candidate in African Diaspora studies doing work on Belize/Belizeans in the Diaspora, and Black Central America(ns) and the Caribbean at UC Berkeley. She is also a Music enthusiast that uses popular culture and popular music as a form of diasporic education. In the episode Nicole explains to us the history of Garveyism in Central America, her academic journey, her upbringing in LA South Central's Little Belize, and the importance of Afro-Carribean women in her research. Thank you to Nicole for being a great guest! Links Intro Song & Transition Song: Greener Pastures - Sro Featured Song: Splinters - Shal Marshall Nicole's Instagram: @hereisnicky Nicole's Twitter: @Nicole_D_Rams Pablo Lopez Oro's Twitter: @BlackCatrachoBK Asia Leed's Twitter: @AsiaLeeds Lara Putnam Juliet Hooker's Twitter: @CreoleProf Robert Hill's Bio Robert Hill presenting on Samuel Haynes Colin Grant's "Negro With A Hat: The Rise and Fall of Marcus Garvey" Anne Macpherson's "From Colony to Nation: Women Activists and the Gendering of Politics in Belize, 1912-1982 (Engendering Latin America)" Leela Vernon's Bio Leela Vernon's Eulogy Tamika Burgess's Afro-Latina Empowerment Monthly Newsletter "Es Mi Cultura"
87 minutes | Sep 25, 2018
Episode 32 - Offline Community Organizing feat. @smugmorenita
Hey everyone! This week Sandra is joined by Gabriela Aleman, aka Salvi-Nica artist @smugmorenita, to discuss how they use online community organizing to assist their offline community organizing. Gaby is extremely active in San Francisco Mission District's local political and community organizing landscape. They both discuss the privlidges of community organizing, perfromative activism, the non-profit industrial complex, and the steps to begin working locally for you neighborhood. Please support Gaby online and Chavalos Danzas Por Nicaragua! Links Intro Song & Transition Song: Greener Pastures - Sro Featured Song: When I'm With Him - Empress Of Gaby's Instagram: @smugmorenita Gaby's Twitter: @smugmorenita Chavalos Danzas Por Nicaragua's Instagram
68 minutes | Sep 17, 2018
Episode 31 - Melissa Vida
Warning: Rough Audio Ahead! Hey everyone! Today we have a new installment in our interview series. Our guest, Melissa Vida, is a freelance journalist and the new editor in chief for the Central American Empowerment Network. On top of this, Melissa created CentAm Curator, a newsletter aimed at bringing relevant Central American news to the forefront. Join us as we discuss with Melissa her reasons for creating a newsletter, the process of obtaining Central American news from Central American sources, as well as a discussion on international relations and the future of Central America. Links Intro Song & Transition Song: Greener Pastures - Sro Featured Song: Aguitaecoco - Simon Grossmann CentAm Curator Newsletter Nicaraguan Protesters and Journalists face Violent Attacks on the Streets and Online by Melissa Vida from globalvoices.org Central American Empowerment Network Melissa Vida's Twitter Melissa Vida's Works Plaza Publica (Guatemala News Source) Nomada (Guatemala News Source) El Pulso (Honduras News Source) Contra Corriente (Honduras News Source) El Faro (El Salvador News Source) Upside Down World Truthout
47 minutes | Sep 10, 2018
Episode 30 - Pollo Campero
Hey everyone! Today we have a very special episode! Sandra was able to interview Federico Valiente, the Senior Director of Marketing for Pollo Campero while on her family trip to Nashville! Pollo Campero is expanding to Nashville and celebrated their grand opening a few weeks ago. We discuss the prevalence of Pollo Campero in our lives, especially as children of Central Americans. We also discuss the importance and relevance of a Central American buying force as well as other businesses associated with Central Americans in the US. The businesses we mention are mostly located in Los Angeles since we mostly know LA. Huge shout out to Pollo Campero for working with us and for taking the time to talk to us! Links Intro Song & Transition Song: Greener Pastures - Sro Pollo Campero Opening in Nashville Pollo Campero's Website Pollo Campero's Facebook Pollo Campero's Instagram Pollo Campero's Twitter Pollo Campero in the USA El Salvador Corridor La Guatemalteca Bakery Super Mini Market in South Gate (Nicaraguan store) Petition to Save Liborio Market Our Listener Survey
72 minutes | Aug 27, 2018
Episode 29 - Central American Art as Resistance Roundtable (Part 2 of 2)
This is part 2 of a roundatable discussion we had at Sandra's pad in Oakland! We gathered 5 Central American Bay Area artists and curators to discuss with each other their art, identity, and navigating the Bay art world. We have Marabet Morales, a Chapina from East Oakland that started the Bay Area Central American Writers Group. Gabriela Alemán, San Francisco Mission-born Nica/Salvi visual artist and local Mission community organizer. Plinio Hernández, born in El Salvador then migrated to North Oakland and Berkeley, a multi-media artist and art teacher that also does work with migrants at FM4 Paso Libre in Guadalajara, Mexico. Breena Nuñez, a Afro-Guatemalan/Salvadoran comic book artist with content about her life and connecting to Central America as a Afro-Latina womxn from San Bruno. Last but not least, Jeannine Ventura who was born in the Inland Empire of California, but has lived in the Bay for the last eight years. Jeannine is the Editor in Chief at Undertone Magazine, Undertone is a creative collective dedicated to supporting womxn of color, their art, and their stories and host of the podcast¡Oye, Nenx! Thank you all for speaking to us and giving out hella good vibes. This is part 2 or 2 so please listen to last week's episode! Links/Enlaces Intro Song & Transition Song: Greener Pastures - Sro Marabet's Instagram Breena's Instagram Gabriela's Instagram Plinio's Instagram Jeannine's Instagram Undertone Magazine's Instagram Our Listener Survey
63 minutes | Aug 20, 2018
Episode 28 - Central American Art as Resistance Roundtable (Part 1 of 2)
This is an episode going down in ¡Puchica Vos! Podcast history. We gathered 5 Central American Bay Area artists and curators to discuss with each other their art, identity, and navigating the Bay art world. We have Marabet Morales, a Chapina from East Oakland that started the Bay Area Central American Writers Group. Gabriela Alemán, San Francisco Mission-born Nica/Salvi visual artist and local Mission community organizer. Plinio Hernández, born in El Salvador then migrated to North Oakland and Berkeley, a multi-media artist and art teacher that also does work with migrants at FM4 Paso Libre in Guadalajara, Mexico. Breena Nuñez, a Afro-Guatemalan/Salvadoran comic book artist with content about her life and connecting to Central America as a Afro-Latina womxn from San Bruno. Last but not least, Jeannine Ventura who was born in the Inland Empire of California, but has lived in the Bay for the last eight years. Jeannine is the Editor in Chief at Undertone Magazine, Undertone is a creative collective dedicated to supporting womxn of color, their art, and their stories and host of the podcast¡Oye, Nenx! Thank you all fro speaking to us and giving out hella good vibes. This is part 1 or 2 so please stay tuned for more next week! Links/Enlaces Intro Song & Transition Song: Greener Pastures - Sro Marabet's Instagram Breena's Instagram Gabriela's Instagram Plinio's Instagram Jeannine's Instagram Undertone Magazine's Instagram FM4 Paso Libre's Instagram Our Listener Survey
69 minutes | Aug 13, 2018
Episode 27 - FM4 Paso Libre (En Español)
¡Ya ha pasado un tiempo! Sandra estaba en México visitando a su familia y pudo entrevistar a Luis Enrique González Araiza, abogado de FM4 Paso Libre, que es un refugio para migrantes en Guadalajara, Jalisco. FM4 sirve en gran medida a los migrantes centroamericanos en su viaje a través de México. Discuten las políticas que afectan la migración en México y la información sobre los patrones de quienes cruzan el país. Esta entrevista es en español, mientras que la introducción es en inglés. ¡Apoye a FM4 Paso Libre y a las organizaciones que ayudan a los migrantes en su viaje! Wow it has been a while! Sandra was in Mexico visiting her family and was able to interview, Luis Enrique González Araiza, a lawyer at FM4 Paso Libre which is a migrant shelter in Guadalajara. FM4 largely serves Central American migrants on their journey through Mexico. They discuss the policies that affect migration in Mexico and information on the patterns of those crossing through the country. This interview is in Spanish while the introduction is in English. Please support FM4 Paso Libre and organizations that assist migrants on their journey! Links/Enlaces Intro Song & Transition Song: Greener Pastures - Sro REPORT: Transit migration through the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area: actors, challenges and perspectives from experience FM4 Paso Libre INFORME: Migración en tránsito por la Zona Metropolitana de Guadalajara FM4 Paso Libre's Website FM4 Paso Libre's Youtube Channel FM4 Paso Libre's Twitter FM4 Paso Libre's Instagram FM4 Paso Libre's Facebook Plinio's Instagram Plinio's Website Our Listener Survey
70 minutes | Jun 25, 2018
Episode 26 - Jeevs
This week Sandra interviews Jeevs for our Central American Diaspora series. Jeevs grew up in Belize City, but is currently studying Film in Jamaica. He has an amazing webseries called, "Homegrown Belize", on Belizean cuisine, artists, and businesses that give a local perspective. Jeevs discusses Kriol idenitity and his firm Carib and Central American identity. They also discuss environmentalism and its importance to Central America and the Caribbean. This is one of our best interviews yet! Links Intro Song & Transition Song: Greener Pastures - Sro TR Shine - "Hard Year" Jeevs's Youtube Channel Jeevs's Twitter Our Listener Survey
58 minutes | Jun 22, 2018
Episode 25 - Intergenerational Trauma is Real
We both feel hurt because of child separation, ICE, our own family immigration situations, and the disregard for the lives of people wanting to survive. Links Intro Song & Transition Song: Greener Pastures - Sro Jesse Baez ft. Fuego - "Grasa" CNN: There are 2,300 migrant kids spread across the US. What happens to them next? NPR: Drumpf's Executive Order On Family Separation: What It Does And Doesn't Do Our Listener Survey
57 minutes | Jun 12, 2018
Episode 24 - mellamoyanna
We have a feature interview with Yanna, aka @mellamoyanna, the CEO of Brown Sugar and Canela. Yanna is a proud Garifuna woman from North Carolina with Honduran heritage. Brown Sugar and Canela is an apparel company for strong women with a strong heritage based around Afro-Latinidad and Central American-ness. Sandra met up with Yanna on a trip to North Carolina to discuss her apparel company, #CentralAmericanTwitter, Garifuna identity, Leo men, and misogynoir in the Latinx community. Thanks so much to Yanna for being so down to engage with us!! Links Intro Song & Transition Song: Greener Pastures - Sro Kez - "Hello" Our Listener Survey Brown Sugar and Canela Website Yanna's Twitter aka @mellamoyanna
71 minutes | Jun 4, 2018
Episode 23 - We're Growing Up
Just updates on where we've been, twitter tings, the value of mistakes, and loving people that are assiting you in your growth.
50 minutes | May 2, 2018
Episode 22 - Stephanie
HIIII this week we're returning with our Central American Diaspora series! Our guest this week is Stephanie, a PhD canidate in Psychology currently in Michican. However, Stephanie was raised in Utah in a 95+% Mormon community. She unpacks her experience understanding the whiteness that affected how she saw herself for many years. Sam and her go into the effects of pop culture on self esteem and wokeness as a commodity.
20 minutes | Apr 25, 2018
Cachito 3 - Belize and Nicaragua
Hello everyone were bring back the cachitos to talk about the ongoing situations in Belize and Nicaragua. We discuss at lengths the neo-colonial fight between Guatemala and Belize which is heavily racialized. Also we discuss the government suppression and murders of activists protesting the Nicaraguan Social Security reform. We hope for the safety of those in Nicaragua and those with loved ones there as well.
54 minutes | Apr 24, 2018
Episode 21 - ICE is a Modern Day Secret Police
uhhh we hate ICE, Border Patrol, Detention Centers and the Department of Homeland Security. We go in deep as to why there are countless incididents that the US is using all four agencies to commit human rights abuses. We also go into ways to help fight DHS and support the undocumented community. FUCK ICE.
59 minutes | Apr 16, 2018
Episode 20 - Casey Parris-Daley
Firstly, we apologize for the sound in this ep, but don't let that take anything away from our marvelous guest Casey Parris-Daley aka @MyDaleyVibes on Twitter. Casey is from Atlanta, but also lived several years in both Jamaica and Panama, where his parents are from. Casey speaks about coming to his own queerness while living in both Panama and Jamaica and his life growing up in the South. Sam asks a spicy question on what is genuine allyship in a time where identity is now a commodity.
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