Playing Latin styles, you end up using a lot of sticking combinations of RB and BR— B meaning both hands together— so here's a basic way of using Ted Reed's Syncopation to work on that. This will help not only with Latin, but with linear funk and fusion, broken jazz time, “ECM” feel, whatever. Mainly we're playing the melody line from Reed (pp. 33-44, old edition) with your right hand on the ride cymbal or hihat, and adding a left, on the snare drum, to the first or second note of any double— that's any 8th note followed by another note.
Adding the left to the second note of the double, using the RB sticking, the first line of p. 37 would be played like this:
Going into the last measure, there are three fast notes in a row; in that case I add the snare to the end— RRB. But you could play those three note groupings as RBR if you wanted to.
Line 8 of that same exercise:
And line 1 of the second long syncopation exercise, page 38:
Continued after the break: