I’m Natalio. I’m a communist of the sorta-Maoist variety, and also a Bolivarian and Chicano. My ethnic roots are primarily Andalusian, German, and Nahua Indian. I live in Seattle by-way-of the Bronx by-way-of San Francisco by-way-of Sacramento.
My blog focuses primarily on Latin American music and poetry, and for the former specifically on the folk traditions with roots in historical and contemporary revolutionary movements. My main emphases in this respect will be Nicaragua’s Sandinista Revolution and Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution, and to a lesser extent El Salvador, Chile, Cuba, and Colombia.
From time to time I will touch on other political issues unrelated to Latin America, but I have no plans on changing the central focus on my site. I post in both English and Spanish; generally, my more explicitly political posts will be in English whereas my cultural posts will be in Spanish, but this isn’t an absolute and I try to occasionally translate songs and poems for a broader, English-only audience.
I rarely reblog anything, and I don’t follow back unless your blog contains mostly things relevant to my interests (e.g. not if you just reblog pretty pictures). I like blogs with original content on Latin America, Marxism, Black liberation, and Spanish-language poetry, among other things.
I welcome any questions or comments.