Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont visiting with Cuban President Raul Castro earlier this year | Photo by the Cuban government | public domain
Pulso Latino/Latin Pulse
As the Latino population in the U.S. continues to grow, there is increasing demand for in-depth analysis of current events in Latin America. Partnering with the media non-profit, Link TV, CLALS and the AU School of Communication have re-launched Latin Pulse, a 30-minute podcast, broadcast every Friday, that analyzes news and public affairs in Latin America and hosts regional experts to offer critical commentary. School of Communication staff and students participate in program production, and CLALS staff and faculty contribute to program content. Current and recent programs may be downloaded from this page. For a complete archive of Latin Pulse episodes, please visit Link TV and the Aladin Research Commons.
Current Episode - June 14
Cuba is the central focus of Latin Pulse this week, with discussions of new diplomatic proposals and a new documentary about the island. The debate about Cuba covers why the United States lists the country as a state sponsor of terrorism and how the two nations could move beyond their diplomatic deadlock. The documentary preview includes views on the effects of the revolution and how race plays a key role in everyday Cuba. The news segment discusses the recent railway tragedy in Argentina and the program also includes a commentary about China's trade and diplomacy with Latin America.
The program includes in-depth interviews with:
Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell
Associate Producer: Curt Devine
Writer: Zach Cohen