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.
(May 17, 2013) Human rights in Central America, both past and present, take center stage this week on Latin Pulse. The program looks at the fallout from the guilty verdict in Guatemala that has sent former dictator Efrain Rios Montt to prison for genocide and crimes against humanity. Also, the program looks at the return of death squads in Honduras and the lack of human rights there in an election year.
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.
Free Trade, Global Warming
(May 1, 2007) Is free trade in Latin America a recipe for economic growth or an ingredient for social unrest? We explore this subject as more and more Latin American countries reach out to the industrialized world in search of new markets for their products and natural resources. And as more Latin American countries strive to increase trade and commerce, they also produce more waste and pollution, contributing to global warming. We will discuss with our panel of experts what impact will this phenomenon have in our food, health, security and future.
En Español: Libre Comercio
¿Son los tratados de libre comercio en América Latina una buena receta para el crecimiento económico o un ingrediente para un desequilibrio social? Examinaremos este tema pues son numerosos los países de Latino América que buscan nuevos mercados en las naciones industrializadas para comercializar sus productos y sus recursos naturales. Cada día más naciones latinoamericanos en búsqueda de acrecentar el intercambio comercial ocasionan como resultado más desechos y contaminación, contribuyendo de esta manera al sobre calentamiento del planeta. Discutiremos con nuestro panel de expertos el impacto que este fenómeno climático tiene en nuestra alimentación, salud, seguridad y en nuestro futuro.
(Latin Pulse: May 28, 2010) Colombia's 2010 presidential elections, taking place on May 30th, are a watershed moment. This film short presents a...
(Latin Pulse: October 27, 2009) Thousands of people representing Ecuador's indigenous tribes are suing Chevron-Texaco over the pools of toxic...
(Latin Pulse: October 12, 2009) Latin Pulse brings you a special investigative report from Telesur on the epidemic of Chagas in Argentina's rural...