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.)

 
































































6/20/14

Latin Pulse: 6.20.2014

This week, Latin Pulse looks closely at Ecuador, especially its policies on the environment and its diplomatic stance concerning the asylum of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.  The program discusses the various stances of Ecuador's President Rafael Correa when it comes to international free speech movements and those in the media in his own country.  The program also explores Correa's shifting positions regarding oil development in the sensitive Yasuni National Park region of the Amazon.  The news segment this week covers the re-election victory of President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia.

The program includes in-depth interviews with:

Rob Albro of American University's Center for Latin American & Latino Studies (CLALS); and
Teodoro Bustamante of Ecuador's FLACSO.

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

Writer: Elyssa Pachico.

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 (The program is 30 minutes in length and the file size is 28 MB.)

 




































6/13/14

Latin Pulse: 6.13.2014

This week, Latin Pulse looks closely at Colombia:  it's politics, elections, and the long civil war.  The program gives a preview of this weekend's presidential runoff elections, discussing concerns that because there are several World Cup matches scheduled at the same time, voter turnout could be depressed.  The program also looks at an investigative report that spelled out in detail a strategy in the civil war aimed at decimating the leadership of the rebel groups who oppose the Colombian government.  The news segment this week covers the visit to the United States of Luis Guillermo Solis, the new president of Costa Rica.

The program includes in-depth interviews with:

Louis Goodman of American University; and
Dana Priest of The Washington Post.

Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell; and
Associate Producer: Elyssa Pachico.


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 (The program is 30 minutes in length and the file size is 28 MB.)