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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 TV, iTunes and Sound Cloud.
Current Episode - November 21
This week, Latin Pulse goes
in-depth on politics and the environment. The program gives a preview of
the United Nations conference on climate set for next month in Peru. And
the program looks ahead to the run-off presidential race in Uruguay set for the
end of the month. The analysis of the race in Uruguay also covers the
country's controversial marijuana law. The news segment of the program covers
the announcement by President Barack Obama that the government will give relief
to unauthorized immigrants and likely five million immigrants will be able to
put off deportation for a limited time.
Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell;
Producer: Jim Singer; and
Associate Producer: Gabriela Canchola.