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Go in depth on the latest trends in Latin American politics, economics, and culture in this podcast series by Americas Society/Council of the Americas.

Latin America in Focus AS/COA Online

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Go in depth on the latest trends in Latin American politics, economics, and culture in this podcast series by Americas Society/Council of the Americas.

    Latin American Cinema’s Point of No Return

    Latin American Cinema’s Point of No Return

    Despite challenges like economic hardships and culture wars, the film industry faces big changes in countries such as Brazil and Argentina. Still, Latin America’s booming sector is making its mark in festivals and screens globally. Film critic Ela Bittencourt speaks with AS/COA Online’s Luisa Leme about how the world’s perception of cinema from the region is shifting.

    Films cited:
    Bacurau, by Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles (Brazil)
    http://bit.ly/385Ws6d

    Zama, by Lucrecia Martel (Argentina)
    http://bit.ly/391xl69

    La Flor, by Mariano Llinás (Argentina)
    https://nyti.ms/3aavBaW

    Coffee with Cinnamon, by Glenda Nicácio, Ary Rosa (Brazil)
    http://bit.ly/2SYYYqP

    The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmão, by Karim Aïnouz (Brazil)
    http://bit.ly/3a4GTNG

    • 35 min
    The Future of Fintech in Argentina

    The Future of Fintech in Argentina

    Fintech in Latin America is growing, and Argentine entrepreneur Pierpaolo Barbieri talks with AS/COA Online about how technological innovations in the financial sector are transforming the economy in both his own country and the region at large.

    • 18 min
    How Can Latin American Economies Grow Again?

    How Can Latin American Economies Grow Again?

    Is Latin America suffering from secular stagnation? Bloomberg's John Authers interviews the IMF's Western Hemisphere Department Director Alejandro Werner on the economic scenario in 2020 as the region—and the world at large—face uncertain times.

    • 57 min
    Brazil's New And Old Hurdles In 2020

    Brazil's New And Old Hurdles In 2020

    In 2020, Brazil's economic woes might be similar to those of last year, but the world around it is changing fast. The Peterson Institute's Monica de Bolle talks about the country's nationalistic government and its efforts to recover growth amid global concerns about Brazilian climate change policy and rising discontent in Latin America.

    • 41 min
    Have a Little Faith in Peru—and Its Constitution

    Have a Little Faith in Peru—and Its Constitution

    Ahead of January 26 special legislative elections in Peru, we talk with constitutional law expert Alonso Gurmendi of Universidad del Pacífico about what makes these elections “weird” and how the country’s Magna Carta is holding up amid considerable constitutional strain.

    • 28 min
    What's on the Docket for Latin America in 2020?

    What's on the Docket for Latin America in 2020?

    2019 closed with disruption and discontent across much of Latin America. If we didn’t see last year’s wave of protests coming, what are the stories we’re overlooking as 2020 starts? James Bosworth, author of Latin America Risk Report and founder of Hxagon, talks with AS/COA Online’s Carin Zissis about what to watch in the coming year.

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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

Beatriz Elsa ,

Cuba’s New Constitution and 60 years of Revolution

Thank you to America Latina in Focus for that type of discussion. It’s excellent to listen that podcast and maybe more than one Cuban-American will analyze and think about how to find a properly way for economic-politic transition in Cuba.
After 60 years, it will be hard to believe that the regiment is going to implement some kind of changes as Soviet Union did in 1985 like ‘Perestroika and glasnost ‘ when Gorbachev was a president . But the new globalization mentality affects everything, even the regimen in Havana.
Thank you again for your podcast and I can not wait for the next one.

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Latin America in Focus

Excellent job and very interested Ms Gonzalez you are great
Once again Congrats

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Cuba’s new constitution

Very interesting interview. It made me think twice; what would I do if I disagree with what is being proposed that it’s a bit better than what exists. Good job

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