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.


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


































6/3/16

Latin Pulse: 6.03.2015

The controversial presidential election in Peru is the centerpiece of discussion this week on Latin Pulse. The program includes two interviews recorded at the recent Latin American Studies Association (LASA) meetings in New York City with two of the top experts on Peruvian politics. Besides providing details about the two challengers Keiko Fujimori and Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, the program also talks about the legacy of corruption left by Fujimori's father, Alberto, who once was Peru's dictator but is now serving time for his various crimes.  The program also discusses the recent scandals haunting the Fujimori campaign.

The program includes in-depth interviews with:

Cynthia McClintock of George Washington University; 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.


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

























5/27/16

Latin Pulse: 5.27.2016

Corruption in Argentina and Honduras provides the central theme this week on Latin Pulse. The program includes a wide-ranging analysis of corruption in Argentina, along with key tangents on the Argentine economy and challenges for the new president, Mauricio Macri.  The program details the indictment against the former president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and why both Fernandez and Macri are mentioned in the Panama Papers.  The program also gives a deep analysis of corruption in Honduras and how the opposition in that country is concerned that the country is slipping toward authoritarianism.

The program includes in-depth interviews with:

Mark Jones of Rice University & the Baker Institute; and
Dana Frank of the University of California, Santa Cruz

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.)