Spanish DJs pump up the volume in America

They have names that don’t really figure in America’s mainstream media – El Mandril, El Piolin and El Cucuy – or, in English, the baboon, the tweety bird and the bogeyman.

They are Spanish-language American radio DJs who have burst on to the political scene over the issue of illegal immigration. They have been the driving force behind Hispanic demonstrations that have broken out across America. They have ignited a broadcasting war with their conservative counterparts proving that their political power is at least equal to traditional rightwing shock jocks such as Rush Limbaugh.

Guardian, 9 April, 2006. Read more… 

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