10/17/14

Latin Pulse: 10.17.2014


This week, Latin Pulse focuses on Argentina's debt crisis. A federal judge in the U.S. is holding Argentina in contempt for failing to come up with a plan that satisfies all of its creditors from a default in 2001.  The U.S. Supreme Court ruled it would not review the case, thus upholding the lower court decisions on the bond repayments.  That decision triggered a second default.  This case holds implications not only for Argentina's economic future, but for the position of financial outlets in New York. This week's news segment covers the victory claims of President Evo Morales in Bolivia.

The program includes in-depth interviews with:

Peter Schechter of Adrienne Arsht Latin American Center of the Atlantic Council; and
Leslie Armijo of Portland State University

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.)

 





























10/10/14

Latin Pulse: 10.10.2014


This week, Latin Pulse focuses on the presidential elections and debate over indigenous rights in Bolivia. Evo Morales, Bolivia's popular president runs for a third term in office against Samuel Doria Medina. If Morales wins a third term, what will that mean for diplomacy with the United States? The latter half of the program reflects on the emergence of indigenous rights in Bolivia and how that runs against the trend of suppression of indigenous political power. The news segment covers the disappearance of students in Mexico and the controversy it has caused.

The program includes in-depth interviews with:

Forrest Hylton of Northwestern University; and
Rob Albro of American University

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.)

 








































10/3/14

Latin Pulse: 10.03.2014

This week, Latin Pulse looks at elections and economics: Brazil’s presidential election and Argentina’s economic crisis.   The Brazilian elections feature three major party candidates vying to get more than 50 percent of the vote or move on to a second round of voting.  The program looks at the chances of upstart candidate Marina Silva of the Socialist Party and debates her chances of upsetting President Dilma Rousseff.  The program also gives the latest on the Argentine debt crisis and explores its origins.  The news segment covers the recent killing of charismatic Venezuelan youth leader, Robert Serra.

The program includes in-depth interviews with:

Prof. Jose Antonio Cheibub of the University of Illinois; and
Prof. Leslie Armijo of the Portland State University of Oregon.

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.)

 













9/26/14

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.


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

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