9/26/14

Latin Pulse: 9.26.2014

This week, Latin Pulse comes remotely from Costa Rica to deal with two issues of crisis: the media economic crisis in Costa Rica and beyond, and the problem of undocumented and unaccompanied minors on the U.S.-Mexico border.  The U.S. Border Patrol says the crisis concerning undocumented minors is past its peak, but this program explores the causal issues.  The news segment relates how Pope Francis has shifted the Vatican's policy concerning pedophilia in the clergy and has fired a bishop and ordered the house arrest of a former archbishop concerning cases in Paraguay and the Dominican Republic.

The program includes in-depth interviews with:

Eric Olson of the Wilson Center; and
Prof. Ignacio Siles of the Universidad de Costa Rica.

Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell; 
Producer: Jim Singer; and
Associate Producer: Gabriela Canchola.


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

 









































9/19/14

Latin Pulse: 9.19.2014

This week, Latin Pulse celebrates its third anniversary with a look back at some of the most popular interviews of the past season.  This celebration has become a tradition for the program and includes a mix of out-takes and excerpts.  The program follows various themes:  politics and elections in Brazil; the dispute over ownership of the Falkland Islands (also referred to as the Malvinas); corruption in Paraguay; and the growth of religion in Cuba.  The news segment covers legal moves in Argentina to bring to justice those who covered up the stealing of babies during that country's Dirty War.

The program includes interviews with:

Cristina Pacheco of the State University of Paraiba;
Paulo Sotero of the Woodrow Wilson Center;
Mike Summers, MLA of the Falkland Islands;
Andrew Nickson of the University of Birmingham (U.K.); and
Dr. Reinerio Arce of the Protestant Ecumenical Seminary of Matanzas, Cuba.

Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell; 
Producer: Jim Singer; and
Associate Producer: Gabriela Canchola.


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

 

































9/12/14

Latin Pulse: 9.12.2014

This week, Latin Pulse focuses on elections in South America.  With elections coming in Bolivia and Uruguay next month, the program looks at the leading candidates and key issues in the races.  The segment on Bolivia also discusses the long-time popularity of President Evo Morales.  The program also discusses indigenous groups and politics in Bolivia. The segment on Uruguay analyzes the political return of former President Tabare Vazquez. The news segment deals with the murder in Peru of an environmental activist, with suspicions the murder is linked to illegal logging.

The program includes in-depth interviews with:

Sinclair Thomson of New York University; and
Gabriela Santini of TeleDoce in Uruguay.

Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell; 
Producer: Jim Singer; and
Associate Producer: Gabriela Canchola.


Some audio in this program is provided by the Peruvian website Utero through a Creative Commons license,

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

 































9/5/14

Latin Pulse: 9.05.2014

This week, Latin Pulse returns in a new format after its summer hiatus.  The program focuses on Brazil.  One of the in-depth segments looks at the presidential election race and how it has heated up with a change of candidates.  The segment discusses the political issues involved and how the entrance of Socialist candidate Marina Silva has changed the election competition.  The program includes a segment about threats to free speech in Brazil, including discussion of why Brazil is on the Committee to Protect Journalist's list of dangerous countries.  The news segment deals with a new economic plan for Venezuela.

The program includes in-depth interviews with:

Matt Taylor of American University; and
Carlos Lauria of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell; 
Producer: Jim Singer; and
Associate Producer: Gabriela Canchola.


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

 






























6/27/14

Latin Pulse: 6.27.2014

This week before heading out on an extended summer break, Latin Pulse provides a 90-minute summer special filled with emotion and information.  The in-depth segments include an update on the protest movement in Venezuela, an examination of Brazilian national identity and the World Cup, an update on immigration issues in Mexico, and an analysis of the Panama Canal as it celebrates 100 years of operation.  Also, included: a commentary on women and the World Cup.  The program also includes a special interview with the U.S. ambassador to Honduras.  The news segment deals with coca and the Drug War.

The program includes in-depth interviews with:

Ambassador Lisa Kubiske, U.S. Ambassador to Honduras;
Sonja Wolf of Mexico's INSYDE; and
Julie Greene of the University of Maryland.

Additional interviews include:

Hermann EscarrĂĄ of Universidad Central de Venezuela;
Javier Ciurlizza of the International Crisis Group;
Mark Weisbrot of the Center for Economic & Policy Research (CEPR);
Carlos Lauria of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)
Rachel Glickhouse, writer
Julia Michaels, writer; and
Roberto DaMatta, University of Notre Dame

Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell;
Associate Producer: Megan Ekhaml; and

Reporter: Elyssa Pachico.

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 (The program is 90 minutes in length and the file size is 82 MB.)