7/15/16

Latin Pulse: 7.15.2016

An hour-long special covers various issues regarding human rights and democratization on Latin Pulse this week. The program includes a wide-ranging discussion of the various crises affecting Venezuela, including the political and economic situations.  The analysis also includes discussions on the peace process in Colombia and accusations of human rights abuses by the military in Honduras.  The program also includes a review of a book on corruption in Brazil. The news segment of the program covers how El Salvador's Supreme Court struck down the country's amnesty law opening the door to human rights prosecutions linked to the country's civil war.

The program includes in-depth interviews with:

Dan Hellinger of Webster University
Orlando Perez of Millersville University;
Gimena Sanchez of the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA); and
Alex Cuadros, author of Brazillionaires.

Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell;
Technical Director: Jim Singer; and 
Production Assistant: Chorsie Martin.


(To download or stream this podcast, click here.)


  (The program is 60 minutes in length and the file size is 83 MB.)
 

















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7/8/16

Latin Pulse: 7.08.2016

The Rio Olympics set for this summer in Brazil and their various problems provide the central themes this week on Latin Pulse. The program analyzes a variety of challenges for these games including security, crime, transportation, infrastructure, and environmental and economic impacts of the games.  The program also discusses the various health issues confronting these games including the zika virus and super bacteria that are present in some of the venues for water events in the Olympics. The news segment of the program covers the resignation of Eduardo Cunha, president of the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies due to corruption charges.

The program includes in-depth interviews with:

Andrew Zimbalist of Smith College; and
Alex Cuadros, author of Brazillionaires.

Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell;
Technical Director: Jim Singer; and 
Production Assistant: Chorsie Martin.


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  (The program is 30 minutes in length and the file size is 42 MB.)
 














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6/24/16

Latin Pulse: 6.24.2016

Corruption and its corrosive effects on politics in Brazil and international fùtbol/soccer tournaments is the central theme this week on Latin Pulse. The program analyzes the rocky beginnings of the administration of Interim President Michel Temer in Brazil.  The program also provides an analysis of the Copa America in its centennial year, which includes a preview of this weekend's finale between Argentina and Chile.  The news segment of the program covers the historic agreement between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (the FARC) and the Colombian government, agreeing to a ceasefire before a permanent peace treaty.

The program includes in-depth interviews with:

Alex Cuadros, author of Brazillionaires; and
Joshua Nadel of North Carolina Central University.

Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell;
Technical Director: Jim Singer; and 
Production Assistant: Chorsie Martin.


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  (The program is 30 minutes in length and the file size is 42 MB.)
 
































6/17/16

Latin Pulse: 6.17.2016

Taking stock of the new leaders in Peru and Argentina is the where our weekly political analysis heads this week on Latin Pulse. The program delves into how Pedro Pablo Kuczynski managed to upset Keiko Fujimori in Peru's presidential race and what a Kuczynski administration will likely mean for Peru.  The program also reviews the opening months of President Mauricio Macri's term in Argentina and how his policy shifts have changed his country.  The news segment of the program covers U.S. President Barack Obama's call for the U.S. Congress to find solutions for the debt crisis in Puerto Rico.

The program includes in-depth interviews with:

Jo-Marie Burt of George Mason University and the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA); and
Mark Jones of Rice University and the Baker Institute.

Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell;
Technical Director: Jim Singer; and 
Production Assistant: Chorsie Martin.


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  (The program is 30 minutes in length and the file size is 42 MB.)
 











































6/10/16

Latin Pulse: 6.10.2016

Human rights violations in Mexico and Guatemala provide the themes this week on Latin Pulse. The program delves into a new report on atrocities in Mexico that have some calling for action by the International Criminal Court.  Analysis includes discussion of some of the worst cases of abuses by security forces in Mexico, including the case of missing students in Guerrero.  The program also discusses moves toward justice in Guatemala for the indigenous Maya, including analysis of the genocide case against former dictator Efrain Rios Montt.  The news segment of the program covers the upset by Pedro Pablo Kuczynski over Keiko Fujimori in the presidential race in Peru.

The program includes in-depth interviews with:

Eric Witte of the Open Society Justice Initiative; and
Jo-Marie Burt of George Mason University and the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA).

Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell;
Technical Director: Jim Singer; and 
Production Assistant: Chorsie Martin.


(To download or stream this podcast, click here.)


  (The program is 30 minutes in length and the file size is 42 MB.)