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Miradas is a podcast on current affairs and culture in Latin America, with John Bartlett, Laurence Blair and guests. The series features interviews across a range of viewpoints from within and outside the region, highlighting new trends, fresh thinking and global connections.

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Miradas is a podcast on current affairs and culture in Latin America, with John Bartlett, Laurence Blair and guests. The series features interviews across a range of viewpoints from within and outside the region, highlighting new trends, fresh thinking and global connections.

    #17 - Megan McDowell (Translating Latin America)

    #17 - Megan McDowell (Translating Latin America)

    Megan McDowell has translated some of Latin America's most important and influential contemporary writers, including Argentine authors Samanta Schweblin and Mariana Enriquez and Chilean writer Alejandro Zambra. Her translations have won the English PEN award and the Premio Valle-Inclán, and she has been nominated three times for the International Booker Prize.

    Megan and John spoke about the visibility of translators in the creative process, her role opening up Latin American literature to English-speaking audiences, the unique contexts and vocabulary of Chile and Argentina, and how more women than ever are seeing their work published and translated.

    You can follow Megan on Instagram: @meganamcdowell

    Read this conversation in The Paris Review: https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2017/07/24/the-uncanny-double-an-interview-with-megan-mcdowell/#more-112553

    Read this review of Megan's translation of Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin, long listed for the Man Booker international prize: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/mar/24/fever-dream-by-samanta-schweblin-review

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    • 47 min
    #16 - Mark Kent (UK Ambassador to Argentina)

    #16 - Mark Kent (UK Ambassador to Argentina)

    It’s sometimes a tough gig being Her Majesty’s man in Buenos Aires, but Mark Kent has charmed many Argentines with his light-hearted brand of digital diplomacy. In this episode the ambassador discusses the challenges of evacuating Brits on horseback from across the country during the pandemic, whether post-Brexit Britain can find new opportunities in Latin America, and his efforts to help heal historic wounds over the Falkland Islands, claimed by Argentina as Las Malvinas.

    Follow Mark on Twitter: @kentargentina


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    • 35 min
    #15 - Will Grant (¡Populista! - Pink Tide politics in Latin America)

    #15 - Will Grant (¡Populista! - Pink Tide politics in Latin America)

    A generation of populist leaders with strong personalities has defined Latin American politics in the 21st century. BBC correspondent Will Grant has been working in the region since 2007, based in Venezuela, Mexico and Cuba, in which time he has borne witness to the political movements collectively painted as the ‘Pink Tide’. In his new book, Populista: The Rise of Latin America’s 21st Century Strongman, he pieces together the stories of Hugo Chávez’s Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela, Luis Inácio ‘Lula’ da Silva in Brazil, Bolivia’s Movimiento al Socialismo under Evo Morales, Rafael Correa over in Ecuador, Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua and the Cuban regime of Fidel Castro. In this interview, Will and John discuss Chávez’s rambling cadenas on state television, caudillismo in the 21st century, how commodity prices underpinned progress under Pink Tide governments and the countries these leaders ultimately left behind.


    Follow Will on Twitter: @will__grant

    Buy ¡Populista! here: https://headofzeus.com/books/9781789543957


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    • 39 min
    #14 - Cristina Dorador (Encountering the Atacama Desert)

    #14 - Cristina Dorador (Encountering the Atacama Desert)

    Microbial ecologist Cristina Dorador is one of Chile’s leading scientists, known for her pioneering research demonstrating how the Atacama Desert, its rivers, harsh salt lakes and nearby Andean plateaus are teeming with microscopic life. In this episode she dials in from Antofagasta to discuss how the Atacama’s salt flats hold clues to the origins of life and even extra-terrestrial lifeforms, how lithium and copper mining are impacting this fragile environment and the indigenous peoples that depend on it, and why she wants to help rewrite Chile’s Pinochet-era constitution in order to return resources and autonomy to the long-neglected north.

    Follow Cristina on Twitter: @criordor

    Read one of Cristina’s articles: La consagración del desierto La Tercera, October 28, 2020 (https://www.latercera.com/opinion/noticia/la-consagracion-del-desierto/QDMIHSPL7RFUZBFAC3RXOSP66U/)


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    • 39 min
    #13 - Andrew Downie (Sócrates, Futebol and Mexico 1970)

    #13 - Andrew Downie (Sócrates, Futebol and Mexico 1970)

    Our guest this week is Scottish journalist and author Andrew Downie, who has written on sport and politics from Mexico, Haiti and Brazil across nearly 30 years in Latin America.

    Andrew's work has appeared in the Economist, the New York Times, the Financial Times and the Guardian, and he is the author of the critically-acclaimed 'Doctor Socrates: Footballer, Philosopher and Legend.' His next book, 'The Greatest Show on Earth,' is an oral history of the iconic Mexico World Cup in 1970 and will be out in September.

    In this episode, recorded 50 years after the final took place in Mexico City, Andrew shares his experiences covering football across the region – as well as the inevitable crossover between sport and politics.

    Buy 'Doctor Socrates: Footballer, Philosopher and Legend' here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Doctor-Socrates-Footballer-Philosopher-Legend/dp/1471154076

    Pre-order 'The Greatest Show on Earth' here: https://birlinn.co.uk/product/the-greatest-show-on-earth/

    You can follow Andrew on Twitter @adowniebrazil

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    • 35 min
    #12 - Marco Avilés (Race in Peru & the US)

    #12 - Marco Avilés (Race in Peru & the US)

    Peruvian writer and journalist Marco Avilés joins Laurie from Maine, US. The author of several books, including De dónde venimos los cholos (Seix Barral, 2016) and No soy tu cholo (Debate, 2017), Marco discusses his reporting on the heightened impact of coronavirus on the US Latino community, and shares some reflections on how racism and inequality operate in similar ways in the US and Peru.

    Interview transcript:
    https://medium.com/@info_27440/episode-12-marco-avil%C3%A9s-on-race-in-peru-and-the-us-ffc3527eb50a

    Marco’s website: marcoaviles.com

    Marco’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarcoAvilesH

    Desde Estados Unidos: un virus no distingue estatus migratorios | Salud con Lupa, April 7
    https://saludconlupa.com/noticias/desde-estados-unidos-un-virus-no-distingue-estatus-migratorios/

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    Visit our website: www.miradaspodcast.com

    • 45 min

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