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On the Mysteries of Latin America podcast we tell stories of the myths, legends, history and mysteries set anywhere from the Northern Mexican border to the Southern tip of Argentina, and including the Caribbean Islands. It’s so people with roots in the are know their stories and where people who don’t know the stories that have woven themselves into the cultural DNA of the region. Hosted by Andrew Colón
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Made in Latin America

SDCELAR - British Museum

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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 collections and projects that will deepen and challenge what we know about Latin America. || Un podcast desarrollado para ti por el Centro de Excelencia Santo Domingo para la Investigación en Latinoamérica (SDCELAR) en el Museo Británico. Escucha historias e interpretaciones sobre colecciones del Museo Británico y pro ...
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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/.
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Bring Out Your Dead: Latin America vs. the British Empire, the only podcast telling the complex history of British Imperialism in Latin America. Join Gruff and Chris in an auditory picture painting of a forgotten history. In this podcast we will unpack the deep-rooted history of European colonialists and resistance figures as they fight for control and influence across South and Central America.
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In South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean are a local story - and the Latin America Report, which was a weekly WLRN feature from 2013 to 2023, looked at how the two often intersected and affected each other politically, economically and culturally. Its award-winning reports included the six-part Migration Maze series, which examined new U.S. policies to address illegal immigration at its source in Central America instead of at the border; the three-part series Escape From Venezuela, ...
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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, ...
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Welcome to WTF is Going on in Latin America & The Caribbean, a PopularResistance broadcast featuring hot news out of the region with host Teri Mattson. Each weekly episode features a country and/or issue related to the affects of U.S. foreign, economic and/or military influence and intervention in the hemisphere of The Americas. Our guests include academics, policy-makers, journalists as well as activists recognized for their groundwork within local communities and movements. WTF is Going on ...
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Kevin Muñoz is an immigrant from Guatemala and DACA recipient with a strong intellectual curiosity and a passion for exploring a variety of topics that he believes deserve greater attention within the Latin American community. These topics include business, finance, technology, politics, and mental health, among others. In addition to delving into these issues himself, Kevin also interviews undocumented entrepreneurs and experts from diverse backgrounds to gain insight into their experiences ...
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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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A podcast for discussion and debate on the political economy of capitalism, imperialism, and socialism in the Americas. For more than forty years Latin American Perspectives has served as the leading academic journal in Latin American Studies, publishing timely, progressive analyses of the social forces shaping contemporary Latin America.
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Exploring business, geopolitics, and social impact in Latin America and the Caribbean. We bring you insights from global leaders and experts from across sectors and industries with a focus on the LAC region. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/latampodcast/support
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If you want to know more about an artist or any genre or any else related just call in me and I'll make a review about the artist, album, band, etc... or my opinion if you want to ;). I'll also be publishing some Latin American music!!! (I prefer talking about metal/rock but everything is valid!!!)
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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.
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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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#1- The “Gringo Advantage” and Argentina:Nope, not much… #2- Bidets: don’t knock em’ till you’ve tried em':Don’t poo poo them just because their a French thing... #3- Living in Latin America on $1500 a month: #4- Middle-age dating facts to consider: #5- Gringos, Expats and personal regrets: #6- Do you have social media anguish? #7- Gringo/Latina ar…
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Since he came to power 11 years ago, Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro has been stacking the decks in his political favor. But will he hit a wall in the July 28 election? The regime disqualified popular rival candidate Maria Corina Machado, yet a unified opposition is leading the polls. “[The Maduro government] could try to do a mega fraud, but the politi…
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Welcome to another episode of the Mysteries of Latin America, where we tell stories of the myths, legends, history and mysteries of the territories between the Mexico's northern border to the southern tip of Argentina and all across the Caribbean Islands. This week's story is the true story of a woman who revolutionized health care standards in Lat…
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Drawing on literary texts, conversion manuals, and colonial correspondence from sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spain and Peru, Forms of Relation: Composing Kinship in Colonial Spanish America (University of Virginia, 2023) shows the importance of textual, religious, and bureaucratic ties to struggles over colonial governance and identities. Dr.…
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By combining chronological coverage, analytical breadth, and interdisciplinary approaches, these two volumes—Histories of Solitude: Colombia, 1820s-1970s (Routledge, 2024) and Histories of Perplexity: Colombia, 1970s-2010s (Routledge, 2024)—study the histories of Colombia over the last two centuries as illustrations of the histories of democracy ac…
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#1- The problem with cheap-ass skinflint Gringo Expats: #2- The problem with moto delivery guys: They're everywhere and here's what you need to know… #3- When a gringo decides to live in a $200 a month apt in the barrio: #4- The differences between deadbeat Latino dads versus deadbeat stateside dads: #5- Strange Argentine facts you never knew: #6- …
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Why did José de León Toral kill Álvaro Obregón, leader of the Mexican Revolution? So far, historians have characterized the motivations of the young Catholic militant as the fruit of fanaticism. Robert Weis's book For Christ and Country: Militant Catholic Youth in Post-Revolutionary Mexico (Cambridge UP, 2019) offers new insights on how diverse sec…
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To celebrate the 100th episode of the Latin American History Podcast, today we have a special episode (the first of two parts) on Latin American music. In this one we look at the significant contribution made by Latin America's Afro-descended populations on many of the region's genres. We discuss some of the musical techniques used in genres such a…
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#1- Why adjacent Latin country residents often claim Argentinios have an uppity air about them:Could it be because even the lowly street urchins in Argentina avoid slang and speak proper Spanish? #2- So then how do Argentines feel about other Latin country residents?Let’s just say they are not forthcoming with complements… #3- Why lonely lovelorn G…
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Myths about the powers held by the United States are often supported by the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, which derives its logic from the interpretation of a document that the US itself developed. Therefore, when pressure is placed on a specific legal precedent, the shallowness of its validity is revealed. Dr. Mónica A. Jiménez accomplishes t…
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#1- Argentina- the whitest country I've ever seen: #2- Have you heard the term “papa sin sal”?:It means uninteresting, no spark, no energy… like a potato without salt. #3- The real estate situation in Argentina: #4- Argentinians love dogs and hate pooper scoopers:Keep your eyes down and beware of landmines, there’s poop everywhere!!!. #5- Should Ex…
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Each year, hundreds of thousands of migrants are moved through immigration court. With a national backlog surpassing one million cases, court hearings take years and most migrants will eventually be ordered deported. The Slow Violence of Immigration Court: Procedural Justice on Trial (NYU Press, 2023) by Dr. Maya Pagni Barak sheds light on the expe…
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A group of landholding elites waged psychological warfare on the El Salvadoran people, and oppressed them for generations. When a psychologist and Jesuit priest defended the rationality of the people against their oppressors, he paid the ultimate price. This is episode three of Cited’s returning season, The Rationality Wars. This season tells stori…
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Based on over a decade of research, a powerful, moving work of narrative nonfiction that illuminates the little-known world of the anexos of Mexico City, the informal addiction treatment centers where mothers send their children to escape the violence of the drug war. The Way That Leads Among the Lost: Life, Death, and Hope in Mexico City's Anexos …
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#1- Latin America is chock full of real leather products and every Latino with dough wears the real stuff all the time:If wearing animal products is against your religion you’d better not leave your comfortable cocoon, because if you visit south of the border you’ll be offended at every turn. #2- A word about Argentine steakhouses:In Buenos Aires, …
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In The Mexican Revolution: A Documentary History (Hackett, 2022), "Henderson and Buchenau have done an excellent and thoughtful job of collecting a wide range of voices for students to learn about the Mexican Revolution and its causes, both from ‘above’ and from ‘below’. I’m particularly appreciative of the authors’ inclusion of women’s voices and …
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#1- The “problem” with emotional support dogs is not the dogs themselves:Today we talk about the ever increasing appearance of emotional support dogs for woke wienies. It's today's first wild and crazy Latin American a boots on the ground story… #2- Flying US airlines versus Latin American airlines: #3- Rubbish, plastic and pollution in Latin Ameri…
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In Surgery & Salvation: The Roots of Reproductive Injustice in Mexico, 1770-1940 (University of North Carolina Press, 2023), Elizabeth O’Brien foregrounds the racial and religious meanings of surgery to draw important connections between historical and contemporary politics regarding fetal and maternal healthcare. She traces practices of caesarean …
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Including women in the global South as users, producers, consumers, designers, and developers of technology has become a mantra against inequality, prompting movements to train individuals in information and communication technologies and foster the participation and retention of women in science and technology fields. In In Defense of Solidarity a…
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In the Gulf of Mexico, there was a small uninhabited island that existed on maps for centuries, and then one day it simply vanished… as if it had never existed. This is the mystery of Isla Bermeja, a phantom island in the Gulf of Mexico, northwest of the Yucatán Peninsula whose mysterious disappearance has baffled explorers, scientists, and conspir…
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Previously ranked among the hemisphere’s poorest countries, Guyana is becoming a global leader in per capita oil production, a shift which promises to profoundly transform the nation. This sea change presents a unique opportunity to dissect both the environmental impacts of modern-world resource extraction and the obscured yet damaging ways in whic…
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Today, the mention of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego conjures images of idyllic landscapes untouched by globalisation. Creatures of Fashion: Animals, Global Markets, and the Transformation of Patagonia (University of North Carolina Press, 2024) by Dr. John Soluri upends this, revealing how the exploitation of animals—terrestrial and marine, domesti…
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In Strolling in the Ruins: The Caribbean's Non-Sovereign Modern in the Early Twentieth Century (Duke UP, 2023), Faith Smith engages with a period in the history of the Anglophone Caribbean often overlooked as nondescript, quiet, and embarrassingly pro-imperial within the larger narrative of Jamaican and Trinidadian nationalism. Between the 1865 Mor…
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Christina M. García’s book, Corporeal Readings of Cuban Literature and Art: The Body, the Inhuman, and Ecological Thinking (University Press of Florida, 2024), looks at Cuban literature and art that challenge traditional assumptions about the body. García examines how writers and artists have depicted racial, gender, and species differences through…
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Latin America, the biggest source of freshwater in the world, is running dry. Amid record-breaking temperatures, 150 million people live in water-scarce areas and water insecurity is becoming a new normal for many. But solutions exist. World Meteorological Organization’s Rodney Martinez and Acción Andina’s Florent Kaiser cover how Latin American co…
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The last entry in the Captain’s log said, “We are not alone”... In 1925, the SS Cotopaxi set sail from Charleston, South Carolina, bound for Havana, Cuba. The steamship encountered a massive and fierce storm, and after sending out a cryptic distress call, it disappeared without a trace. Despite intense search efforts, neither the ship nor its crew …
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Compound Remedies: Galenic Pharmacy from the Ancient Mediterranean to New Spain (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2020) by Dr. Paula S. De Vos examines the equipment, books, and remedies of colonial Mexico City’s Herrera pharmacy—natural substances with known healing powers that formed part of the basis for modern-day healing traditions and home rem…
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Women across the Caribbean have been writing, reading, and exchanging cookbooks since at least the turn of the nineteenth century. These cookbooks are about much more than cooking. Through cookbooks, Caribbean women, and a few men, have shaped, embedded, and contested colonial and domestic orders, delineated the contours of independent national cul…
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#1- A rant for all of you EV (electric vehicle) and solar panel off-the-grid naysayers and doubters:Today you will hear the REAL, hard-ass engineering and material science facts regarding the latest greatest EVs and newest extremely cheap home solar power system energy solutions. I made this rant today simply because I know that so many of you do N…
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#1- Who might I vote for in the USA elections … if a gun was put to my head? #2- The trouble with Starbucks in Latin America: #3- A message to the remaining ninnies and fools who are still masking in Latin America: #4- A word about Colombia’s broken Latino National Healthcare systems: #5- A health insurance hack for Gringos and Expats who would not…
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Bananas, the most frequently consumed fresh fruit in the United States, have been linked to Miss Chiquita and Carmen Miranda, "banana republics," and Banana Republic clothing stores—everything from exotic kitsch, to Third World dictatorships, to middle-class fashion. But how did the rise in banana consumption in the United States affect the banana-…
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In 1970, The US shot a missile at Mexico…and it was carrying a radioactive payload. The Athena missile, originally headed for the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, had a grave malfunction and crashed in the desert of Chihuahua, Old Mexico... while transporting Cobalt 57 in the nosecone. This was part of an Air Force testing plan for what we …
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#1- How much dough do you think you need to get the hell out of Dodge?How much is enough-vs- how much you think is enough... #2- Dialing 911 in Latin America: #3- The low down on trying to search Johnny’s Expat Files Show topics: #4- Two new health warnings about your tattoos:The real and alarming reasons why they fade over time… #5- A sour “note” …
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First, we cover the devastating landslide in Papua New Guinea, where officials are racing against time to evacuate residents while the true scale of the tragedy remains unclear. Next, we explore the surge in Canadians moving to the U.S., with emigration reaching a 10-year high as manyseek a more affordable and politically favorable lifestyle. Lastl…
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Latinos have long influenced everything from electoral politics to popular culture, yet many people instinctively regard them as recent immigrants rather than a longstanding racial group. In Inventing Latinos: A New Story of American Racism (The New Press, 2020), Laura Gómez, a leading expert on race, law, and society, illuminates the fascinating r…
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Serial Mexico: Storytelling Across Media, from Nationhood to Now (Vanderbilt UP, 2023) responds to a continued need to historicize and contextualize seriality, particularly as it exists outside of dominant U.S./European contexts. In Mexico, serialization has been an important feature of narrative since the birth of the nation. Amy Wright's explorat…
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#1- Only in Latin America: #2- Latin America, love it or leave it: #3- Status crazy Latin Americans and their obsession with titles and diplomas: #4- Weird Latin American dinner table customs gringos should be aware of: #5- Gringos and expats to avoid: #6- The peculiar problems with Latin American adolescents: #7- Our own Expat Captain Mango has de…
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It has been quite a while since we looked at what was happening in Spain and Portugal, and while they have not often been directly relevant to the story of Latin America, things are about to change. In this episode we look at the contemporary kings of Iberia and why, although their reigns did saw huge growth in their New World empires, they general…
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