President Ollanta Humala of Peru and President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China / Photo Credit: Peruvian 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 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 - February 20
China and its economic and geopolitical strategy and cultural influence provide the central themes for this week's edition of Latin Pulse. The first half of the program examines the trade and economic issues connected to China's strategies in Latin America and debates the response of the U.S. to this economic expansion. The second half of the program examines the history and cultural influence of Chinese emigration to Peru. The news segment of the program covers the protests this week against the handling of the investigation into the death of special prosecutor Alberto Nisman in Argentina.
This program includes in-depth interviews with:
Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell;
Producer: Jim Singer; and
Production Assistant: Gabriela Canchola.