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Latin American/Latino Studies
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Stinchcomb, Dennis A
Program Manager

Latin American/Latino Studies
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8137
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The photo of Keiko Fujimori, the front-runner in the current Peruvian presidential race, is from the Venezuelan government and is in the 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 supports a 30-minute podcast, broadcast every Friday, that analyzes news and public affairs in Latin America and hosts regional experts to offer critical commentary. Based at Webster University in St. Louis, the Latin Pulse podcast reaches more than 130,000 online subscribers weekly.

The program's executive producer and host is Rick Rockwell, a journalist with 35 years of experience covering the region. Through Latin Pulse, Rockwell and his team highlight significant news from the region and explore topical issues through substantive but fast-paced interviews with leading intellects from around the world. CLALS assists in the recruitment of experts for the program, drawing on more than 70 Affiliated Faculty at American University as well as researchers and practitioners who take part in two dozen projects that operate under Center auspices. Current and recent programs may be downloaded from this page. For a complete archive of Latin Pulse episodes, please visit Link TViTunes, and SoundCloud.

Current Episode - February 5

Peru and its presidential politics provide the primary themes this week on Latin Pulse. The program discusses the upcoming election in Peru that currently has a crowded field of 19 candidates, including two former presidents. The program discusses in depth the chances of front-runner Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of Alberto Fujimori, another former Peruvian president now in prison. The news segment of the program covers the national address by President Dilma Rousseff in Brazil to make her country aware of the nation's new program to eradicate mosquitoes carrying the zika virus.

The program includes in-depth interviews with:

Moises Arce of the University of Missouri.

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

Archived Episodes

Complete archives of Latin Pulse can be found through SoundCloud.


January 29 - Cuba: Improving Relations & the Refugee Question

January 22 - Program No. 200: War, Religion, Migration & More

January 15 - The Political and Economic Forecast for Latin America

January 8 - Films: 'Olvidados' from Bolivia & 'The Second Mother' from Brazil


December 18 - The Promise of U.S.-Cuba Relations & Crisis in Brazil

December 11 - Cuba and Venezuela, Santeria, the Feast of San Lazaro, & Election Results

December 4 - Culture and Politics: The Condor Film & Presidential Changes in Argentina

November 20 - Special: Analyzing Cuba and the U.S. from Havana

October 30 - Evaluating the Trans-Pacific Partnership & Debt Crisis in Puerto Rico

October 23 - Presidential Elections in Guatemala and Argentina.

October 16 - Deteriorating Democracy in Venezuela and Corruption Fallout in Brazil

October 9 - Peace Talks for the Civil War in Colombia and Tensions on the Borders of Venezuela

October 2 - Brazil: Corruption and Development

September 25 - Culture and Politics: Sabado Gigante Ends & The Argentine Presidential Campaign 

September 17 - Anniversary IV: Outstanding Out-Takes & Memorable Excerpts

September 11 - Religion in Latin America 

September 4 - Guatemala: Presidential Resignation & New Elections

August 28 - Crime & Violence in Mexico & El Salvador

August 14 - El Salvador & Guatemala: Seeking Human Rights Justice

August 7 - Colombia: Development Concerns & Honoring Emigrant Culture

July 31 - 50 Years After the U.S. Invasion of the Dominican Republic

July 24 - Historic Diplomatic Change with Cuba & Immigration Tensions in the Dominican Republic

July 17 - Politics in Guatemala & Assessing the Civil War in Colombia

July 10 - Analyzing the Andes Trip of Pope Francis

July 2 - Preview: Pope Francis' Trip to the Andes