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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.
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Chagas: A Silent Epidemic
(Latin Pulse: October 12, 2009) Latin Pulse brings you a special investigative report from Telesur on the epidemic of Chagas in Argentina's rural provinces. Although it already affects upwards of 18 million people throughout the Americas, causing heart failure, digestive problems and death, the disease may be spreading from the rural population to the cities. Scientists and researchers argue that the failure to identify and correct the main source of disease - poverty - is the result of government negligence, corporate indifference and historic inequality. Click here for more information on Telesur.
Chagas: Una enfermedad silenciada
Pulso Latino les trae un reportaje investigativo realizado por el canal latinoamericano Telesur, acerca de la epidemia del Chagas en las provincias rurales argentinas. Sin embargo, esta enfermedad afecta a más de 18 millones de personas a través del continente americano. Fallas cardiacas, problemas digestivos y la muerte, son algunas de las consecuencias del mal de Chagas, una enfermedad que se expande a las ciudades a medida que las poblaciones rurales se urbanizan. Científicos e investigadores sostienen que la falla en identificar y solucionar la causa de la enfermedad - la pobreza -, es resultado de la negligencia gubernamental, la indiferencia de parte de la industria farmacéutica y una inequidad histórica. Para más información acerca de Telesur, visite www.telesurtv.net.
(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...