Julio Ricardo Varela

Julio Ricardo Varela is co-host of the 2017 Webby-nominated In The Thick podcast and senior digital editor of LatinoUSA.org, the website for NPR’s Latino USA, a 2014 Peabody-winning show anchored by Maria Hinojosa and produced by The Futuro Media Group. A native of Puerto Rico, Julio is also founder of LatinoRebels.com.


Puerto Ricans didn't vote for statehood. They voted for inaction and disrespect.