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 Apple Podcasts, Google Play, SoundCloud, Spotify, and Stitcher.
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.
As most of the world reels from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Julio Frenk told Latin America in Focus: “The sooner you start acting, the better.”
The president of the University of Miami, who also served as Mexico’s health minister and dean of Harvard University’s School of Public Health, says social distancing measures are crucial to stem the pandemic’s spread. “Those do work and the sooner you adopt them, even understanding that they do carry an important social and economic cost, the better off you’re going to be,” he says, pointing to time lost during the first days that COVID-19 hit Italy. Read more...