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This is really just me sitting in a room talking into a microphone from time to time. The subject is Latin America, the region I've worked on for more than 20 years: its challenges—especially security and human rights challenges—and the United States' complicated relationship with it. This podcast accompanies my personal blog, and doesn't reflect the views of my employer, whose much better podcast is at https://www.wola.org/format/podcast/.
 
History podcasts of Mexico, Latina, Latino, Hispanic, Chicana, Chicano, Mexicana, Mexicano, genealogy, mexico, mexican, mexicana, mexicano, mejico, mejicana, mejicano, hispano, hispanic, hispana, latino, latina, latin, america, espanol, espanola, spanish, indigenous, indian, indio, india, native, native american, chicano, chicana, mesoamerican, mesoamerica, raza, podcast, podcasting, nuestra, familia, or unida are welcome here. If it has to do with the history of America, California, Oregon, ...
 
Kevin Muñoz, an intellectually curious immigrant from Guatemala and DACA recipient, dives deep into a wide range of topics he feels should be discussed more within the Latin American community, including business, finance, technology, politics, mental health, and more. In addition, he interviews undocumented entrepreneurs and experts from all walks of life to find out how they navigate the U.S. economy. Bonus episodes on Patreon.com/latinamericaneo 🔗LISTEN EN ESPAÑOL: https://anchor.fm/latin ...
 
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The Latin American Briefing Series

The University of Chicago Center for Latin American Studies

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The CLAS Latin American Briefing Series brings academic and policy experts to the University of Chicago campus to address important events and issues in contemporary Latin America. The series is supported, in part, by a Department of Education National Resource Center grant to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign/University of Chicago Consortium for Latin American Studies and is co-sponsored by the International House Global Voices Program.
 
Hosted by soprano and musicologist Patricia Caicedo, the 𝗟𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻 𝗔𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗜𝗯𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗔𝗿𝘁 𝗦𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁 is a program to discover composers, poets, songs, and everything about the world of Latin American and Spanish songs. 𝗠𝘂𝗹𝘁𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗘𝗽𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗱𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗘𝗻𝗴𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗵, 𝗦𝗽𝗮𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗵, 𝗣𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗴𝘂𝗲𝘀𝗲, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗖𝗮𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗮𝗻. 🔴Conducido por la soprano y musicóloga Patricia Caicedo, el 𝗟𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻 𝗔𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗜𝗯𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗔𝗿𝘁 𝗦𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁 es un programa semanal para descubrir compositores, poetas, canciones y todo sobre el mundo ...
 
The Latin American History Podcast aims to tell the story of Spanish and Portuguese America from its very beginnings up until the present day. Latin America’s history is home to some of the most exciting and unbelievable stories of adventure and exploration, and this podcast will tell these stories in all their glory. It will examine colonial society, slavery, and what life was like for the region’s inhabitants during this period. We will look at what caused the wars of independence, how the ...
 
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In Affect, Ecofeminism, and Intersectional Struggles in Latin America: A Tribute to Berta Cáceres (Peter Lang, 2020), Irune del Rio Gabiola examines the power of affect in structuring decolonizing modes of resistance performed by social movements such as COPINH (Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras). Despite a harsh leg…
 
#1- Have you heard of the “ass-crack pants” patrol?This is not a joke, its a serious story will either make you laugh or cry.. #2- The case for and against “gringo pricing”:Is it a rip off, deserved karma or a good learning experience? #3- E-Bikes have arrived and will soon conquer Latin America:Sounds good right? But are they a blessing or curse? …
 
In her first 100 days, Honduran President Xiomara Castro has taken some steps forward on campaign pledges, but her leadership has been overshadowed by two former presidents: her outspoken husband and Juan Orlando Hernández, who was extradited the United States on charges of narcotrafficking. Can she take control of the reins? AS/COA Online’s Chase …
 
#1- Latin American Cops on the tourist trail have learned some new tricks:What this means for Gringos, expats and tourists… #2- The “Google Translate” crutch:At first you thought it was a godsend right? Well sorry folks, it ain’t. #3- The truth about those scruffy little “hole in the wall” mechanic shops:They are very cheap but can you trust them t…
 
In this episode of the New Books in Latin America podcast, Kenneth Sánchez spoke with Lorena Cuya Gavilano about her interesting new book Fictions of Migration: Narratives of Displacement in Peru and Bolivia published in 2021 by the Ohio State University Press. This book analyses the impact of political and economic trends on migration narratives a…
 
In 2014 Barbados introduced a vaccine to prevent certain strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV) and reduce the risk of cervical cancer in young women. Despite the disproportionate burden of cervical cancer in the Caribbean, many Afro-Barbadians chose not to immunize their daughters. In Suspicion: Vaccines, Hesitancy, and the Affective Politics o…
 
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1147 SUN, MAY 08 (05-08-22) #1- More motorcycle madness “boots on the ground" stories: #2- The unintended secondary effects of EV’s- Electric vehicles- in Latin America: #3- Another dozen plus reasons to get the hell out of Dodge: #4- Droughts and floods in Latin America: #5- How to apply for a second passport if you…
 
Bad Mexicans: Race, Empire, and Revolution in the Borderlands (Norton, 2022)tells the dramatic story of the magonistas, the migrant rebels who sparked the 1910 Mexican Revolution from the United States. Led by a brilliant but ill-tempered radical named Ricardo Flores Magón, the magonistas were a motley band of journalists, miners, migrant workers, …
 
#1- How successful Latino businesses routinely violate the basic rules of commerce: #2- Who to blame when things go wrong for expats: #3- Counterfeit money in Latin America: #4- What you need to know about having a brick and mortar businesses in Latin America: #5- Expat couples who throw in the towel and go back home:A boots on the ground story. #6…
 
The Religion of Life: Eugenics, Race, and Catholicism in Chile (U Pittsburgh Press, 2021) examines the interconnections and relationship between Catholicism and eugenics in early twentieth-century Chile. Specifically, it demonstrates that the popularity of eugenic science was not diminished by the influence of Catholicism there. In fact, both eugen…
 
#1- A few words for coffee lovers (sounds trivial but it’s not): #2- Notes on the hordes of Canadians scrambling to get out of dodge: #3- Finding a good Latin American lawyer (it ain’t easy): #4- What you need to know about totally pervasive Latin American "debit card" society: #5- Long time listener Dave #1 chimes in on his 5 years of living at La…
 
#1- The trials and tribulations of retired gringos and expats: #2- When teachers who hate their jobs move to Latin America: #3- Chaos on the Latin American roadways:Crazy traffic layouts and a dozen other mind-numbing traffic hurdles that will make you tear your hair out. #4- The Plastic Surgery secrets of Latin America:Today we talk hidden things …
 
João B. Chaves analyzes the first hundred years of Southern Baptist missionary activity in Brazil to reveal how the racialized practices of Southern Baptist Convention missionaries in the largest Latin America country shaped aspects of Latin American evangelicalism in general and the Brazilian Baptist Convention in particular. Partially because the…
 
In The Lettered Barriada: Workers, Archival Power, and the Politics of Knowledge in Puerto Rico (Duke UP, 2021), Jorell A. Meléndez-Badillo tells the story of how a cluster of self-educated workers burst into Puerto Rico's world of letters and navigated the colonial polity that emerged out of the 1898 US occupation. They did so by asserting themsel…
 
In Planetary Longings (Duke UP, 2022), eminent cultural theorist Mary Louise Pratt posits that the last decade of the twentieth century and the first decades of the twenty-first mark a turning point in the human and planetary condition. Examining the forces of modernity, neoliberalism, coloniality, and indigeneity in their pre- and postmillennial f…
 
An interview with Fernanda Melchor, finalist for the International Booker Prize, and author most recently of Paradais (New Directions, 2022). And Sophie Hughes, the English translator of Fernanda’s two novels, and winner of the Pen Translates Award. In a wide-ranging discussion, we touch upon the ways in which translation is akin to friendship, and…
 
#1- The case of Gringos and Expats who never should have come down to Latin America: #2- My brother was robbed:It’s not quite what you might think #3- When Gringos and Expats have an “I want to save my family up in the states” complex:It’s generally a frustrating and futile endeavor. #4- What you need to know about gasoline and filling stations in …
 
The choice of a running mate gives a presidential hopeful a chance to widen the net, solidify a profile, or win over a rival’s supporters. What can we glean from vice-presidential choices in Brazil and Colombia, both of which hold game-changing elections in the coming months? In this episode, we hear from Colombia Risk Analysis’ Sergio Guzman on VP…
 
Recent global events have unmasked inequitable healthcare systems that disproportionately affect poor Latinx populations along the U.S-Mexico border. Professor Jennifer K. Seman’s recent publication offers a brief insight into these inequities by approaching borderlands modes of care from a historical perspective to reveal how two vital practitione…
 
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1142 FRI, APR 22 (04-22-22) #1- How the “Gringo Advantage” can be used for evil:The case of green Gringos falling for another Gringo’s advantage… #2- When you meet Gringo scoundrels: #3- Rich Latina Gringa wanabees explained: #4- DR Stem Cell clinic update: #5- Safety ratings for the top Latin American cities: #6- Do…
 
Following the recent global housing boom, tract housing development became a billion-dollar industry in Mexico. At the national level, neoliberal housing policy has overtaken debates around land reform. For Indigenous peoples, access to affordable housing remains crucial to alleviating poverty. But as palapas, traditional thatch and wood houses, ar…
 
Another season down in the books! The official end of Season 3 Finale announcement, Patrons shoutouts, and things I’ll be working on during the downtime for season 4. BONUS EPISODES Patreon: ✨www.patreon.com/latinamericaneo✨ 👉Website: www.latinamericaneo.org 👉Instagram: @latinamericaneo 🛍 Merch:https://latinamericaneo.org/shop 🔗LISTEN EN ESPAÑOL: h…
 
In Technology of the Oppressed: Inequity and the Digital Mundane in Favelas of Brazil (MIT Press, 2022), David Nemer draws on extensive ethnographic fieldwork to provide a rich account of how favela residents engage with technology in community technology centers and in their everyday lives. Their stories reveal the structural violence of the infor…
 
#1- Latin Employee nightmare “boots on the ground” stories that will make you think twice about hiring Latinos: #2- When gringos get sued by Latinos:It does happen… #3- Three tips you must know before hiring a cleaning lady: #4- Latino kids versus USA kids:There are some major differences #5- Ten more reasons fo you to get the hell out of dodge now…
 
The 1980s and '90s saw Latin American governments recognizing the property rights of Indigenous and Afro-descendent communities as part of a broader territorial policy shift. But the resulting reforms were not applied consistently, more often extending neoliberal governance than recognizing Indigenous Peoples' rights. In Negotiating Autonomy: Mapuc…
 
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1140 FRI, APR 15 (04-15-22) #1- The problem with clueless gringo save the world “Do-Gooder’s” #2- Are Latin American amusement parks safe?Should you ride the “montana rusa” and keep your fingers crossed? #3- The perpetual conundrum- National Healthcare versus idiotic blind trust in government: #4- Latin American labo…
 
In this episode of the New Books in Latin America Podcast, Kenneth Sánchez spoke with Maria Elena García about her wonderful new book Gastropolitics and the Spectre of Race: Stories of Capital, Culture, and Coloniality in Peru published in 2021 by the University of California Press. In recent years, Peru has transformed from a war-torn country to a…
 
El Sistema is Venezuela's large scale classical music education program for poor and working class people on the economic, social, and physical margins. In Sonorous Worlds: Musical Enchantment in Venezuela (University of Michigan, 2021), anthropologist Yana Stainova follows the lives of musicians in examining the effects of the program on individua…
 
In Selling Black Brazil: Race, Nation, and Visual Culture in Salvador, Bahia (University of Texas Press, 2022), Anadelia Romo argues that visual images were central to the shift from emulating Europe to valuing Brazil’s own local culture, which took place from the late 19th to the early 20th century. The book focuses on Salvador, Bahia, a city in t…
 
Born in Guatemala Luis von Ahn is known as one of the pioneers of crowdsourcing. He is the founder of the company reCAPTCHA, which was sold to Google in 2009, and the co-founder and CEO of Duolingo, the world's most popular language-learning platform. BONUS EPISODES Patreon: ✨www.patreon.com/latinamericaneo✨ 👉Website: www.latinamericaneo.org 👉Insta…
 
Haiti Fights Back: The Life and Legacy of Charlemagne Péralte (Rutgers University Press, 2021), by Yveline Alexis is the first US study of the politician and caco leader (guerrilla fighter) who fought against the US occupation of Haiti from 1915-1934. Alexis locates rare multilingual sources from both nations and documents Péralte's political movem…
 
Nowhere on Earth is there an ecological transformation so swift and so extreme as between the snow line of the high Andes and the tropical rainforest of Amazonia. Because of that, the different disciplines that research the human past in South America have tended to treat these two great subzones of the continent as self-contained enough to be stud…
 
#1- Latin American countries and how they are handling inflation: #2- Getting the hell out of Dodge- a completely different perspective: #3- Russians and Ukrainians in Latin America:What do you think happens when they run into each other at the same vacation resort or tourist destination? #4- Stem Cell clinic update: #5- A stock broker’s “Plan B” a…
 
One year ago, Guillermo Lasso beat the odds to capture Ecuador’s presidency. After some early successes, Lasso finds himself struggling to work with a fragmented Congress, as security problems mount. What’s the path forward for the business-friendly leader? Paolo Moncagatta of the Universidad San Francisco de Quito explains Lasso’s options. See AS/…
 
Today I spoke to Prof. Adrian Shubert, professor of History at York University and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada about his book on the nineteenth century Spanish soldier statesman Baldomero Espartero published by the University of Toronto Press in 2021. Baldomero Espartero (1793–1879) who Shubert compares to Napoleon and Garibaldi and on …
 
In Colonial Kinship: Guaraní, Spaniards, and Africans in Paraguay (U New Mexico Press, 2020), historian Shawn Michael Austin traces the history of conquest and colonization in Paraguay during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Emphasizing the social and cultural agency of Guaraní--one of the primary indigenous peoples of Paraguay--not only in…
 
Privilege at Play: Class, Race, Gender, and Golf in Mexico (Oxford University Press, 2019) is a book about inequalities, social hierarchies, and privilege in contemporary Mexico. Based on ethnographic research conducted in exclusive golf clubs and in-depth interviews with upper-middle-class and upper-class golfers, as well as working-class employee…
 
#1- Those clueless and gullible Gringos:Are you one? Today more odd examples why Latinos think we are both nuts and rich. #2- The unforeseen problems with having a dog in Latin America: #3- Your cleaning lady’s secrets revealed: #4- The things you’ll never know about Latino restaurants: #5- What’s the deal with all those disgraced Latino Politician…
 
When Hurricanes Irma and María made landfall in Puerto Rico in September 2017, their destructive force further devastated an archipelago already pommeled by economic austerity, political upheaval, and environmental calamities. To navigate these ongoing multiple crises, Afro-Puerto Rican women have drawn from their cultural knowledge to engage in da…
 
Episode Description: Mojo Vision has developed a new prototype of its augmented reality contact lenses. Biden warned that the Russian government could use cyberattacks to escalate the crisis. According to reports, Facebook might be underreporting child sexual abuse material. BONUS EPISODES Patreon: ✨www.patreon.com/latinamericaneo✨ 👉Website: www.la…
 
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1137 FRI, APR 01 (04-01-22) #1- Cellphone contract and non-contract plans explained: #2- How certain Latin mechanics and car body shops gouge and swindle:Today’s first “boots on the ground” story #3- Cellphone theft in Latin America:Will you let it it happen to you? #4- Funerals death and dying in Latin America -PART…
 
By showing how a wide, and surprising, range of Caribbean writers have contributed to the crafting of a supple and inclusive erotic repertoire across the second half of the twentieth century, the readings in Creolized Sexualities: Undoing Heteronormativity in the Literary Imagination of the Anglo-Caribbean (Rutgers University Press, 2021) aim to de…
 
In Literature in Motion: Translating Multilingualism Across the Americas (Columbia University Press, 2022), Ellen C. Jones centers not just translation but multilingualism as both an artistic practice and scholarly lens through which to examine the production and reception of literature across the Americas. Focusing on writers who use mixed languag…
 
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1136 SUN, MAR 27 (03-27-22) #1- Going “off the grid” in the age of ramping inflation and the inevitability of huge energy price increases:Today we discuss the latest, greatest, simplest, easiest and most economical solar panel, battery and inverter setups. These are the systems I would choose for myself if I were ins…
 
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