2/27/15

Latin Pulse: 2.27.2015

Turmoil in Venezuela and the progress in the peace talks for the civil war in Colombia are the twin themes this week on Latin Pulse. The first half of the program analyzes the politics surrounding the arrest of Mayor Antonio Ledezma of Caracas and how that arrest has drawn international reaction.  The second half of the program tracks the ongoing talks attempting to end the 51-year-old war in Colombia.  The news segment of the program covers the latest in the case of Alberto Nisman in Argentina and how a judge has set aside an indictment against the country's president.

The program includes in-depth interviews with:

Michael McCarthy of American University's Center for Latin American & Latino Studies (CLALS); and
Adam Isacson of the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA).

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


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

 













































2/20/15

Latin Pulse: 2.20.2015

China and its economic and geopolitical strategy and cultural influence provide the central themes for this week's edition of Latin Pulse. The first half of the program examines the trade and economic issues connected to China's strategies in Latin America.  And the program debates the response of the U.S. to this economic expansion.  The second half of the program examines the history and cultural influence of Chinese emigration to Peru.  The news segment of the program covers the protests this week against the handling of the investigation into the death of special prosecutor Alberto Nisman in Argentina.

The program includes in-depth interviews with:

Mark Jones of Rice University
Kevin Gallagher of Boston University;
Larry Clayton of the University of Alabama; and 
Adam McKeown, author of Chinese Migrant Networks and Cultural Change.

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


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

 







































































2/13/15

Latin Pulse: 2.13.2015

Mystery and celebration are the twin themes of Latin Pulse this week. The mystery is provided through an analysis of the complex case regarding the death of Alberto Nisman, a special prosecutor in Argentina.  The program sorts through the case linked to the bombing of a Jewish community center in the 1990s.  The celebration theme comes in the form of Carnival in Brazil. The news segment of the program discusses how the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team has cast doubt on the explanation of the Mexican government regarding 43 missing students, a case that has galvanized a protest movement in Mexico.

The program includes in-depth interviews with:

Fulton Armstrong*, of American University's Center for Latin American & Latino Studies (CLALS); and 
Rachel Glickhouse, author of the Rio Gringa blog.

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


*More from Fulton Armstrong on the Nisman case can be found here.

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

 






































2/6/15

Latin Pulse: 2.06.2015

The debate over immigration in the U.S. took center stage in Washington, DC, and with the U.S. Congress this week, and that provides one of the main themes for this edition of Latin Pulse this week. The program looks at the historical context of the immigration debate and analyzes the potential for progress on immigration reform.  The program also provides an update on the Zapatistas in Chiapas and discusses the problems that they face with violence and repression. The news segment of the program looks the series of hearings this week regarding diplomacy between the U.S. and Cuba.

The program includes in-depth interviews with:

Susan Martin, director of Georgetown University's Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM); and 
Giles Clarke* of Getty Images Reportage.

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


*Clarke's photo essay on the Zapatistas for Business Insider can be found here.

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

 














































1/30/15

Latin Pulse: 1.30.2015

The tensions within U.S. policy toward Cuba provide the main focus on Latin Pulse this week. The program analyzes how domestic politics in the United States continue to have an effect on the diplomatic changes in Cuba.  The program also focuses on the continuation of controversial democracy building programs from USAID, aimed at Cuba. The news segment of the program looks at the complex case in Argentina linking the country's spy agency and the murder of a special prosecutor.  The program covers the surprise reaction of the country's president this week.

The program includes in-depth interviews with:

Eric Hershberg, director of American University's Center for Latin American & Latino Studies (CLALS); and 
Sujatha Fernandes of the City University of New York (CUNY).

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


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