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.


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








































5/20/16

Latin Pulse: 5.20.2016

Puerto Rico and Mexico provide the central locales for the main themes this week on Latin Pulse. The program analyzes a proposal before the U.S. Congress to help Puerto Rico survive its debt crisis. But the proposal includes a fiscal control board that can supersede the powers of Puerto Rico's government, a provision that some find controversial. The program also includes a wide ranging discussion of corruption, politics and diplomacy with Mexico. The news segment of the program covers the outcome of the presidential elections in the Dominican Republic and the re-election of President Danilo Medina.

The program includes in-depth interviews with:

Brad Setser of the Council on Foreign Relations; and
Shannon O'Neil of the Council on Foreign Relations

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.)
 




























5/13/16

Latin Pulse: 5.13.2016

Presidential politics in both Brazil and the Dominican Republic provides the twin themes this week on Latin Pulse. The program recounts the historic movements to suspend President Dilma Rousseff from office this past week along with how Michel Temer has moved initially to fill the role of interim president.  This week's analysis includes a look forward at the impeachment process that could permanently remove Rousseff from the presidency.  The program also provides a preview of this weekend's presidential vote in the Dominican Republic and gauges the chances for President Danilo Medina to be re-elected.

The program includes in-depth interviews with:

Matthew Taylor of American University; and
Christopher Mitchell of New York 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.)
 


































5/6/16

Latin Pulse: 5.06.2016

Another push to recall a president and the power of remittances provide the twin themes this week on Latin Pulse. The program analyzes the latest moves with diplomacy and electoral laws to recall President Nicolas Maduro or at least restore some balance to the eroded democratic system in Venezuela.  The program reviews the debate between Argentina and Venezuela at the Organization of American States (OAS).  The program also includes the second part of our extended look at the links between remittances and globalization.  The news segment of the program includes the latest developments regarding the debt crisis in Puerto Rico.

The program includes in-depth interviews with:

Michael McCarthy of American University's Center for Latin American & Latino Studies (CLALS) & the Woodrow Wilson Center ; and
Manuel Orozco of the Inter-American Dialogue.

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


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








































4/29/16

Latin Pulse: 4.29.2016

Mexico with its problems with human rights, corruption, and migration provides the central themes this week on Latin Pulse. The program includes a wide-ranging segment discussing the findings by independent investigators for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights that the Mexican government actively harassed their workers and thwarted the inquiry into the case of 43 missing university students. The Mexican government disputes that view.  The program also discusses how remittances by Mexican migrants are not only more and more economically important, but also have become an issue in the U.S. during the presidential campaign.

The program includes in-depth interviews with:

Shannon O'Neil of the Council on Foreign Relations; and
Manuel Orozco of the Inter-American Dialogue.

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


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


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