Latin Pulse: 9.23.2016


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Latin Pulse

News & Politics

We celebrate the Latin Pulse five-year anniversary fiesta, with out-takes and excerpts from the past year, a tradition for the program.  The audience's favorite themes are on display.  Those themes include: the clash between the National Assembly and the president in Venezuela; the shift to the right in Argentina; the impeachment trial and corruption scandals in Brazil; and the Feast of San Lazaro and Santeria. The news segment of the program covers the defense by Brazil's President Michel Temer before the United Nations' General Assembly, justifying the impeachment and removal of Dilma Rousseff, an act that brought Temer to power.The program includes interviews with:Eric Hershberg of American University's Center for Latin American & Latino Studies (CLALS);David Smilde of Tulane University;Matthew Taylor of American University;Chris Sabatini of Columbia University; and Michael Atwood Mason of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell; andAssociate Producer: Jim Singer. (To download or stream this podcast, click here.)   (The program is 30 minutes in length and the file size is 42 MB.) podcastnewsLatin AmericapoliticsBrazilimpeachmentcorruptionSanteriaPetrobrasVenezuelaDilma RousseffUnited NationsArgentinaCubaUNMichel TemerNicolas MaduroNational AssemblyEduardo CunhajusticeelectionseconomicsAfro-CubansOdebrechtwelfare programsLuiz Inacio Lula da SilvaFernando Henrique CardosoMauricio MacriUnited StatesfinancesSan LazaroreligionAfrica