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Tune in here every Friday for a weekly 30-minute analysis of news and public affairs in Latin America, brought to you via podcast in cooperation with American University School of Communication and Link TV.


For four years Link TV produced a video series that provided in-depth analysis of issues in Latin America. Although that video series is now on hiatus, this podcast of the same name is produced in the spirit of that original program.

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(June 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.


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Watch archived video episodes of Latin Pulse, a half-hour news magazine examining Latin American issues relevant to the American public, as presented by newscasts and reports from different Latin American countries. Latin Pulse fills the journalistic vacuum of Latin American news for English speakers, with programs featuring critical current affairs coverage of the region, including exclusive interviews, news, and cultural content.


Latin Pulse is supported by grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Chicago Tribune Foundation, and viewers like you.

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Colombia: Free and Fair Elections?
Colombia: Free and Fair Elections?

Colombia: Free and Fair Elections?

(Latin Pulse: May 28, 2010) Colombia's 2010 presidential elections, taking place on May 30th, are a watershed moment. This film short presents a mosaic of viewpoints on whether conditions for equitable and coercion-free elections exist in Colombia. These voices include a state governor, a mayor of a large city, a presidential candidate, neighborhood youth, a protected witness, and the President of the National Electoral Commission.

In February, 2010, an international pre-electoral observations mission, organized by the non-governmental organization Global Exchange and hosted by the Colombian Electoral Observation Mission (MOE), worked to collect and analyze the perspectives of civil society organizations, political parties, government and administrative functionaries, and concerned citizens prior to Colombia's March 14 Congressional elections. Visit this webpage to see a full report of findings from that investigation.

Produced by Rob Davenport / CounterCamera Films, in association with Global Exchange. Marlene Velasco-Begue is the executive producer for Global Exchange media covering the Colombian elections.

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