About This Program

¡Barricada! is hosted by John Jairo Lugo.

Somos un equipo de trabajo, multietnico, organizadores comunitarios, que buscamos a travez de Barricada, llegar a la comunidad latina con un mensaje alternativo. Nuestra meta es crear una red transnacional  de noticias para llevar semanalmente a nuestra audiencia lo mas reciente de los sucesos por los que atraviezan nuestros pueblos. Esos que estan al sur, al otro lado de la frontera.

“We are a team of multiethnic, community organizers. We seek through “¡Barricada!“, to reach the Latino community with an alternative message. Our goal is to create a transnational news network which, weekly, presents to our audience recent events affecting our peoples. Those who are in the South, on the other side of the border.”

When John is not available, the show is hosted by Oscar Gonzalez-Barreto.

Painting: Barricade at Rue Soufflot, June 24, 1848, by Émile Jean-Horace Vernet (1789-1863)

John Jairo Lugo
John Jairo Lugo
John Jairo Lugo is the Co-founder and Community Organizing Director of Unidad Latina en Acción (ULA) in New Haven. His work for prisoners’ and immigrants’ rights is informed by his own experience being detained by the Colombian government and US immigration authorities until eventually granted asylum in the US.
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Oscar González-Barreto
Oscar González-Barreto
Oscar González-Barreto, Ph.D., is a research scholar & FL Professor of Spanish literature and culture, and Film Studies.
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