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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
Anti-government protesters march due to the lack of food supplies in Venezuela

Photo Credit: Government of Venezuela / 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 - July 15

An hour-long special covers various issues regarding human rights and democratization on Latin Pulse this week. The program includes a wide-ranging discussion of the various crises affecting Venezuela, including the political and economic situations. The analysis also includes discussions on the peace process in Colombia and accusations of human rights abuses by the military in Honduras. The program also includes a review of a book on corruption in Brazil. The news segment of the program covers how El Salvador's Supreme Court struck down the country's amnesty law opening the door to human rights prosecutions linked to the country's civil war.

The program includes in-depth interviews with:

Dan Hellinger of Webster University;
Orlando Perez of Millersville University;
Gimena Sanchez of the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA); and
Alex Cuadros, author of Brazillionaires.

Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell;
Technical Director: Jim Singer;
Production Assistant: Chorsie Martin.

Related Links

Latin Pulse (Pulso Latino) on SoundCloud

Archived Episodes

Complete archives of Latin Pulse can be found through SoundCloud.


July 8 - Brazil: Debating the Olympics in Rio

June 24 - Corruption Bankrupts Politics in Brazil & the Importance of the Copa America

June 17 - Presidential Politics: Analyzing the Election in Peru & Policy Changes in Argentina

June 10 - Human Rights: Seeking Justice in Mexico & Guatemala

June 3 - Peru: Presidential Election Preview

May 27 - Corruption: Scandals in Argentina & Honduras

May 20 - Debt Crisis in Puerto Rico and the Politics of Diplomacy with Mexico

May 13 - Politics: Rousseff Suspended in Brazil & Elections in the Dominican Republic

May 6 - Presidential Recall in Venezuela & the Power of Remittances

April 29 - Mexico: Human Rights Cover-up and Remittances as Campaign Issue

April 22 - Politics: Impeachment in Brazil and the Presidential Race in the Dominican Republic

April 15 - The Impeachment Debate in Brazil & Panama Papers Fallout

April 8 - Presidential Election Controversy in Peru & Seeking Justice for El Salvador

April 1 - Political Crisis in Brazil & the Aftereffects of the Obama Trip to Argentina

March 25 - Obama's Historic Trip to Cuba

March 4 - The Search for Peace in Colombia & Drug War

February 26 - Films: 'Embrace of the Serpent' from Colombia & Notable Releases from Brazil

February 19 - Politics: Tensions in Venezuela & Constitutional Debate in Bolivia

February 12 - Mexico: The Visit of Pope Francis, Migration and Scandal

February 5 - Peru: Assessing Presidential Politics

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