9/23/16

Latin Pulse: 9.23.2016

We celebrate the Latin Pulse five-year anniversary fiesta, with out-takes and excerpts from the past year, a tradition for the program.  The audience's favorite themes are on display.  Those themes include: the clash between the National Assembly and the president in Venezuela; the shift to the right in Argentina; the impeachment trial and corruption scandals in Brazil; and the Feast of San Lazaro and Santeria. The news segment of the program covers the defense by Brazil's President Michel Temer before the United Nations' General Assembly, justifying the impeachment and removal of Dilma Rousseff, an act that brought Temer to power.

The program includes interviews with:

Eric Hershberg of American University's Center for Latin American & Latino Studies (CLALS);
David Smilde of Tulane University;
Matthew Taylor of American University;
Chris Sabatini of Columbia University; and 
Michael Atwood Mason of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

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.)
 

































9/16/16

Latin Pulse: 9.16.2016

On Mexico's independence day Latin Pulse focuses this week on key themes for the country: the Drug War, national security, immigration, corruption, justice, and of course, politics. The program includes an in-depth interview tracking the effects of the visit of U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump to Mexico.  The program also looks at a new violent uptick in the Drug War, with clashes between the Sinaloa Cartel and the Nueva Generacion Jalisco Cartel. The news segment of the program covers new indictments against Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the popular former president of Brazil often just called Lula.

The program includes an in-depth interview with:

Maureen Myer of the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA)

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.)
 




















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9/9/16

Latin Pulse: 9.09.2016

Brazil and its various concerns are again on the radar of Latin Pulse this week. First, looks at what is in store for Brazil politically and economically after the ouster of President Dilma Rousseff by the country's Congress. And how will the Temer administration deal with anti-government protests? Also, the program discusses ways to fight the Zika virus, after the disease started in Brazil but has now spread to Central America and beyond. The news segment of the program covers how funds to fight Zika and support research for Zika vaccines are stalled in the U.S. Congress.

The program includes in-depth interviews with:

Prof. Matthew Taylor of American University; and
Dr. Reina Turcios-Ruiz of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell; and
Technical Director: Jim Singer. 

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



















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9/2/16

Latin Pulse: 9.02.2016

The proposed peace treaty dealing with the FARC in Colombia and the deterioration of democracy in Nicaragua are the twin themes on Latin Pulse this week. First, the program dissects the proposed peace pact between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC by its Spanish acronym) and the Colombian government. Also, the program explores how President Daniel Ortega has manipulated the electoral system in Nicaragua. The news segment of the program covers the end of Dilma Rousseff's presidency as the Brazilian Senate found her guilty of shifting funds without Congressional approval and with misleading the Brazilian Congress.

The program includes in-depth interviews with:

Adam Isacson of the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA); and
Manuel Orozco of the Inter-American Dialogue.

Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell; and
Technical Director: Jim Singer. 

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



















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8/19/16

Latin Pulse: 8.19.2016

LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, or trans-gender) issues at the Summer Olympics in Rio, along with economics and politics provide the varied themes on Latin Pulse this week. First, the program delves into homophobia in Brazil and how Brazilian crowds have reacted to LGBT athletes.  The program also includes an in-depth analysis into the current economic and political issues facing Cuba. The news segment of the program discusses the uptick in Zika cases in Honduras and how newborns are being affected there, while civil society groups call for more access to birth control.

The program includes in-depth interviews with:

Jim Buzinski of Outsports; and
Dan Hellinger of Webster University.

Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell; and
Technical Director: Jim Singer. 

*This program includes frank discussion of adult themes related to sexuality and sexual identity.


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



















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