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A podcast brought to you by the Santo Domingo Centre of Excellence for Latin American Research (SDCELAR) at the British Museum. Listen to new insights and interpretations about remarkable collections as well as examples from more than 60,000 objects, many of which have never been on display. Join us in this series that will deepen and challenge what we know about Latin America. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ...
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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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.
 
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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Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1182 FRI, SEPT 30 (09-30-22) #1- How things went very wrong at the latest Latin American beauty pageant:Today’s first “boots on the ground” story #2- What you need to know about Latin American Beach resorts: #3- Is “WOKENESS” creeping into Latin America? #4- Latin toll roads and speed limits:You’ll want to hear thus!…
 
Every election cycle, both Democrats and Republicans are reminded of the power of the Latino voter—who are now the second largest demographic group in the electorate. However, is either party’s approach to this group effective? And are Latinos really a cogent voting bloc? Two experts, Clarissa Martinez-De-Castro of UnidosUS and Sabrina Rodriguez of…
 
El tocado de plumas amarillas proveniente de la Amazonía es el punto de partida del viaje que Joseph Zárate hace a Iquitos para encontrarse con sus raíces. El periodista narra su experiencia de encuentro con comunidades y la memoria de décadas de violencia que dejó la industria de la extracción del caucho en la región.…
 
The United States uses economic sanctions as a foreign policy tool for one of two reasons: either the latter is a perceived threat to the security of the first nation, or that country treats its citizens unfairly. The United States has imposed sanctions on several Latin American countries, specifically Venezuela, Cuba, and Peru. The leaders of thos…
 
First up - The U.S. Transportation Department (USDOT) signed off on plans for electric vehicle charging stations across all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Our second story - Lyft and Argo AI have debuted autonomous robotaxi rides for the public in Austin, Texas. Our third story - More than a dozen U.S. financial firms agreed to pay $…
 
When Europeans came to the American continent in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, they were confronted with what they perceived as sacrificial practices. Representations of Tupinamba cannibals, Aztecs slicing human hearts out, and idolatrous Incas flooded the early modern European imagination. But there was no less horror within European bord…
 
Jewish Autonomy in a Slave Society: Suriname in the Atlantic World, 1651-1825 (U Pennsylvania Press, 2020) explores the political and social history of the Jews of Suriname, a Dutch colony on the South American mainland just north of Brazil. Suriname was home to the most privileged Jewish community in the Americas where Jews, most of Iberian origin…
 
Las expresiones faciales de un grupo de máscaras pertenecientes a danzas bolivianas llamadas "negrerías" y "morenadas" inspiraron a la autora chilena Lina Meruane a escribir un ensayo crítico en torno al cansancio donde la lengua se transforma al mismo tiempo en signo de sumisión y protesta.Av SDCELAR - British Museum
 
Modelada en cerámica, esta deidad del maíz con tres cabezas llevó al escritor colombiano Juan Cárdenas a crear su relato que explora las ideas y pensamientos de un joven alfarero moche en medio de la crisis política y climática en la costa del Perú.Av SDCELAR - British Museum
 
Inspirada por un patojo mixe, una olla de cerámica de uso cotidiano, Yásnaya Elena Aguilar escribió ‘Carta a una joven historiadora mixe’. Se trata de una correspondencia en un futuro post apocalíptico, donde la remitente se pregunta qué hacer con todos los objetos de un museo que ha desaparecido, en un contexto donde no el coleccionismo ya no tien…
 
Un grupo de mujeres en un futuro de condiciones adversas es el escenario que plantea la escritora Cristina Rivera Garza. En él, la papa es cultivo esencial para la supervivencia y a la vez metáfora de resiliencia femenina. La pieza que inspira el relato es una muestra de planta de papa (Solanum tuberosum) recolectada en 1939 por el botánico inglés …
 
El retrato de un hombre llamado Robert Schomburgk, enviado por el gobierno británico en 1835-1839 a la antigua Guayana británica, inspira el fascinante relato de Carlos Fonseca. En él, combina su experiencia de ver las colecciones en el museo con la historia curiosa de Schomburgk y una conexión familiar imaginada, preguntándose sobre la relevancia …
 
Un adorno de cuero wichí relleno de raíces y hojas, descrito como un amuleto para el ‘amor, salud, protección, fertilidad y orientación’, es el objeto que inspira a Gabriela Cabezón Cámara. Su relato en primera persona narra la visita a la comunidad wichí en el Chaco argentino y sus reacciones al ver imágenes de los objetos de la colección.…
 
Un mecedor de madera con la inscripción ‘Otilio’ proveniente del Chocó, en el Pacífico colombiano, da vida a la historia de Velia Vidal. A través de su narración se esbozan identidades en la región, relaciones entre indígenas y afrodescendientes y dinámicas entre distintas localidades, mientras se revelan también tensiones sociales y el racismo pre…
 
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1181 FRI, SEPT 23 (09-23-22) #1- The Nov 2022 “Expat Insider” seminar has been postponed.Stay Tuned for updates and details… #2- What you need to know about Dentistry in Latin America –PART 2Including the latest dual purpose Latino fad… dental braces. For Latinos, metal brackets (NOT the clear unseen ones serve to bo…
 
A magnitude 7.6 earthquake has shaken Mexico’s central Pacific coast, killing at least two people and setting off an earthquake alarm in the capital. Officials said there were also damaged buildings and knocked out power in some areas closer to the epicenter. All this happened on September 19th the same day that major quakes battered the country in…
 
Latinx Studies has long been overdue for a revamp – a different orientation to the questions with which we concern ourselves. Critical Dialogues in Latinx Studies: A Reader (New York University Press, 2021) is a leap toward this direction by offering the field nine distinct díalogos around which various established and junior scholars from differen…
 
How did superpower competition and the cold war affect writers in the decolonizing world? In The Aesthetic Cold War: Decolonization and Global Literature (Princeton UP, 2022), Peter Kalliney explores the various ways that rival states used cultural diplomacy and the political police to influence writers. In response, many writers from Africa, Asia,…
 
Karin Rosemblatt’s new book, The Science and Politics of Race in Mexico and the United States, 1910–1950 (University of North Carolina Press, 2018), traces how U.S.- and Mexican-trained intellectuals, social and human scientists, and anthropologists applied their ethnographic field work on indigenous and Native American peoples on both sides of the…
 
Based on fieldwork among state officials, NGOs, politicians, and activists in Costa Rica and Brazil, A Future History of Water (Duke UP, 2019) traces the unspectacular work necessary to make water access a human right and a human right something different from a commodity. Andrea Ballestero shows how these ephemeral distinctions are made through fo…
 
How are art and social justice intertwined? In Creating Worlds Otherwise: Art, Collective Action, and (Post)Extractivism Paula Serafini, a Lecturer in Creative and Cultural Industries at Queen Mary University of London, explores the importance of art, artistic practice, and artistic movements to the struggle for social, environmental, and cultural …
 
The War of the Pacific (1879–1883) looms large in the history of Peru and Chile. Upending the prevailing historiographical focus on the history of conflict, Beyond Patriotic Phobias: Connections, Cooperation, and Solidarity in the Peruvian-Chilean Pacific World (U California Press, 2022) explores points of connection shared between Peruvians and Ch…
 
En esta segunda temporanda, nueve autores de Latinoamérica eligieron objectos de la colección del Museo Británico para escribir relatos. Se trata del proyecto ‘Volver a Contar’ de SDCELAR y Hay Festival. Yasnaya Elena Aguilar, Gabriela Cabezón Cámara, Juan Cárdenas, Carlos Fonseca, Lina Meruane, Dolores Reyes, Djamila Ribeiro, Cristina Rivera Garza…
 
Fictions is a collection of short stories by Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges. In the mid-20th century, Latin American literature gained a worldwide audience, in part thanks to Borges. His works popularized the idea that literature coming from Latin America cannot be reduced to tropical fantasies or realist depictions of exotic worlds. Mariano Si…
 
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1180 SUN, SEPT 18 (09-18-22) #1- THE NOV 2022 “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED #2- To be Transgender in Latin America:What’s it like and how does it differ from being “trans” in the 1st world #3- Language accents and why we can’t get rid of them: #4- Dentistry Latin Style:How can treatments be so cheap? Is …
 
First up - Images and a video of Meta’s next virtual-reality headset have surfaced online. Our second story - Intel broke ground on a $20B chip manufacturing facility outside of Columbus, Ohio. Our third story - TikTok is now testing an experimental feature for its platform that replicates BeReal’s daily photo prompt. Our fourth - Ethereum has comp…
 
In Panama in Black: Afro-Caribbean World Making in the Twentieth Century (Duke UP, 2022), Kaysha Corinealdi traces the multigenerational activism of Afro-Caribbean Panamanians as they forged diasporic communities in Panama and the United States throughout the twentieth century. Drawing on a rich array of sources including speeches, yearbooks, photo…
 
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1179 FRI, SEPT 16 (09-16-22) #1- Despite greater economic growth and less poverty, 3rd world countries continue to remain 3rd world countries:How does that make sense? #2- Latin American Birthdays are MAJOR events:Forget your Latino or Latina partner’s birthday at your peril: #3- More on familial physical and sexual …
 
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1178 SUN, SEPT 11 (09-11-22) #1- ANNOUNCING MY WEEK LONG LATIN AMERICAN EXPAT “INSIDER” SEMINAR FOR THE FALL OF 2022: Our next event will be held in the Dominican Republic beginning Saturday, Nov 5th thru Friday, Nov 11th 2022. Signup and get full details at www.ExpatPlanB.com #2- Buying and selling real estate in La…
 
Many scholars assert that Mexico’s complex racial hierarchy, inherited from Spanish colonialism, became obsolete by the turn of the nineteenth century as class-based distinctions became more prominent and a largely mestizo population emerged. But the residues of the colonial caste system did not simply dissolve after Mexico gained independence. Rat…
 
From the presidential state of the union to Independence Day, September in Mexico is a politically momentous time. This year, it saw President Andrés Manuel López Obrador usher through a deepening military control over public security just in time for independence celebrations. In this episode, political analyst Carlos Bravo Regidor talks with AS/C…
 
Edited by Ellie D. Hernandez, Eddy Francisco Alvarez Jr., and Magda García, Transmovimientos: Latinx Queer Migrations, Bodies, and Space (University of Nebraska Press, 2021) focuses on queer, trans, and gender nonconforming communities of immigrants and social dissidents who reflect on and write about diaspora and migratory movements while navigati…
 
Despite the imposing of economic sanctions against the authoritarian regimes of Maduro, Diaz-Canel, Ortega, the grip these leaders continue to exert over their countries and its populations continues to remain steadfast. What else can be done? Are there other measures, other means of returning the countries of Venezuela, Cuba and Peru back to its c…
 
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1177 FRI, SEPT 09 (09-09-22) #1- ANNOUNCING MY WEEK LONG LATIN AMERICAN EXPAT “INSIDER” SEMINAR FOR THE FALL OF 2022: Our event will be held in the Dominican Republic beginning Saturday, Nov 5th thru Friday, Nov 11th 2022. Signup and get full details at www.ExpatPlanB.com #2- Steps to take as the US slips into 3rd Wo…
 
Hey, it’s Kevin here. Before we jump in I’d like to just give you all a quick Trigger Warning: This episode contains racial trauma, discussions of violence against minorities, and other content that some people may find disturbing. Take care of yourself. Mexican Americans were targeted and systematically abused by law enforcement, and people of Mex…
 
Leah Cargin (Ph.D student, University of Oklahoma) speaks with Elizabeth Quay Hutchison (Professor, University of New Mexico) about Hutchison’s recent book, Workers Like All the Rest of Them: Domestic Service and the Rights of Labor in Twentieth-Century Chile (Duke University Press, 2021). In this episode, Leah Cargin invites Elizabeth Hutchison to…
 
In Translating Blackness: Latinx Colonialities in Global Perspective (Duke University Press, 2022), Lorgia García Peña considers Black Latinidad in a global perspective in order to chart colonialism as an ongoing sociopolitical force. Drawing from archives and cultural productions from the United States, the Caribbean, and Europe, García Peña argue…
 
In High-Risk Feminism in Colombia: Women's Mobilization in Violent Contexts (Rutgers University Press, 2022), Dr. Julia Zulver documents the experiences of grassroots women’s organizations that united to demand gender justice during and in the aftermath of Colombia’s armed conflict. In doing so, she illustrates a little-studied phenomenon: women wh…
 
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