Welcome to Latin American in Focus, your podcast for Latin America trends in politics, economics, and culture. The show features experts, economic analysts, leading entrepreneurs, and politicians through in-depth interviews on ground-breaking changes in the region. We were listed as "New & Noteworthy" by iTunes in 2016 and are followed by audiences in more than 50 countries on SoundCloud, iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and Spotify.
The show is hosted by AS/COA's Carin Zissis and the AS/COA Online team, who bring conversations with experts in countries such as Mexico, Venezuela, Cuba, and Brazil through episodes mostly in English, but also in Spanish and Portuguese.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador coasted through his honeymoon on a wave of approval. But, soon, voters will want results in the fight against violent crime, CIDE’s Carlos Bravo Regidor tells AS/COA’s Carin Zissis. This episode explores the big issues that marked the first 100 days of López Obrador—known as AMLO—in office, how he handles checks and balances, and the role of history in AMLO’s presidency. "When he tries to position himself historically, his enemy is what he calls the neoliberal period, so what happened in Mexico between the 1980s and 2018," says Bravo Regidor. "That period was also the period when Mexico became a democracy. And AMLO doesn’t make that distinction. For AMLO, democracy started with him." Read more...