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About Latin America in Focus

Go in depth on the latest trends in Latin American politics, economics, and culture. Twice a month, the AS/COA Online team brings you in-depth interviews with top experts, journalists, artists, and entrepreneurs on the ground in and from countries such as Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Chile.

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The series is heard by listeners in 50 countries around the globe. Join our audience! If you already know us, share your favorite episode and write a review. If you’ve just discovered us, welcome to Latin America in Focus and subscribe via your preferred platform, such as SpotifyApple PodcastsAmazonSoundCloud, or Stitcher

Meet the team


Carin Zissis, Host

Carin is the editor-in-chief of AS/COA Online, the website of the Americas Society and Council of the Americas. An award-winning journalist, her writing and commentary have been featured by The Boston Globe, CNN, The GuardianThe Washington Post, Univision, World Politics Review, and other outlets.


Based in Mexico City from 2013 to 2021, she covered the 2018 Mexican elections and subsequent presidential transition. Prior to joining AS/COA, she served as a staff writer at the Council on Foreign Relations.


Luisa Leme, Executive Producer

As senior producer, Luisa oversees video and live broadcasts for AS/COA. A journalist with an MA in International Affairs, she has experience in traditional news outlets, international organizations, documentary features, mega-events, and cultural institutions in nine countries. Her work has appeared on TV Globo, Radio France Internationale, Rádio CBN, Americas Quarterly, AP, newspapers Folha de S. Paulo and O Globo, and the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.

Before joining AS/COA, Luisa worked in the UN News and Media division.



Chase Harrison, Reporter

Chase is AS/COA Online's editorial manager and holds an MPhil from the University of Oxford, where his research focused on political parties in Mexico and Central America and where he managed content and served as podcast editor for the OxPol academic blog.