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Understanding Latin American Politics: The Podcast

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This podcast looks at the current political situation in Latin America and tries to make sense of it.

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This podcast looks at the current political situation in Latin America and tries to make sense of it.

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26 Ratings
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Informative

By Ahimsa2013 - Sep 03 2019
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I was looking for an insightful podcast about Latin American-US relations and I found it! Thank you!

Excellent pod

By raulrey0 - Feb 15 2019
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There is a dearth of balanced scholarly yet engaging information about Latin American politics. This podcast begins to redress the balance.

iTunes Ratings

26 Ratings
Average Ratings
17
2
1
3
3

Informative

By Ahimsa2013 - Sep 03 2019
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I was looking for an insightful podcast about Latin American-US relations and I found it! Thank you!

Excellent pod

By raulrey0 - Feb 15 2019
Read more
There is a dearth of balanced scholarly yet engaging information about Latin American politics. This podcast begins to redress the balance.
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Understanding Latin American Politics: The Podcast

Latest release on Sep 14, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Episode 68: Understanding the Bolivian Crisis

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Greg talks with Miguel Centellas, who is Croft Instructional Associate Professor of Sociology & International Studies at The University of Mississippi. He does research on Bolivian politics and electoral politics and measuring democracy as well. He was on the podcast way back in December 2016. At that point, Evo Morales had decided to run despite the failed referendum. This time we discuss the current crisis, what the opposition is like, and the state of Bolivian democracy, complete with a Star Wars reference.

Here is a link to our last conversation: https://archive.org/details/Podcast18_201612

Oct 29 2019

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Rank #2: Episode 67: China & Venezuela

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Greg talks with Jason Marczak, Director of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center at the Atlantic Council. He’s been active in studying Latin America for a long time, previously with the Americas Society and Council for the Americas. Yesterday the council hosted an event “China, Oil, and Venezuela: Myths, Reality, and the Future.” In particular, they talk about what China’s interests are in Venezuela, and what role it might play in an eventual political transition.

Oct 23 2019

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Rank #3: Episode 69: Understanding the Chilean Crisis

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Greg talks with Pablo Rubio, a historian who is currently Visiting Researcher at Georgetown University and Investigador de la Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional de Chile. He researches the political transition in Chile and U.S.-Chilean relations. We chat about the effects of the transition, constitutional reform, police violence, and even how the right believes Venezuela is behind the protests.

You can find this podcast at iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and anywhere else podcasts can be found. If there is anyplace I’ve missed, please contact me. Subscribe and rate, even if just to tell me I am clueless.

Dec 19 2019

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Rank #4: Episode 71: Latin America, the U.S., and China

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This is a different kind of episode, as it’s a recording of a talk Greg gave on Latin America, the U.S., and China on February 19, 2020 for the Great Decisions series, sponsored by the Office of International Programs at UNC Charlotte.

Feb 20 2020

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Rank #5: Episode 70: Latin American Civil-Military Relations: What The &%$*&?

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Greg goes it alone in this episode, feeling flashbacks to the 1990s and the continued relevance of civil-military relations in Latin America, to the detriment of democracy. He looks in general at the issue, with reference to El Salvador and Bolivia. Really, what the &%$&?

Feb 12 2020

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