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Best Latinamerica podcasts we could find (updated July 2020)
Best Latinamerica podcasts we could find
Updated July 2020
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Take as Directed is the podcast series of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center. It highlights important news, events, issues, and perspectives in global health policy, particularly in infectious disease, health security, and maternal, newborn, and child health. The podcast brings you commentary and perspectives from some of the leading voices in global health and CSIS Global Health Policy Center in-house experts
 
Maestros del Escalamiento, el primer podcast en español por Entrepreneurs’ Organization, profundiza en las vidas de CEOs latinoamericanos que han escalado exitosamente sus negocios. Daniel Marcos, el anfitrión del podcast, emprendedor y CEO de Gazelles Growth Institute, habla con empresarios latinoamericanos para aprender aquellas habilidades, lecciones y tips prácticos que les ayudaran a otros emprendedores a llevar sus negocios al siguiente nivel.
 
Altamar is dedicated to curating an informative discussion on how global issues impact all of us. The show avoids the typical Washingtonian US bias and talks about accelerating changes from a global perspective by featuring diverse guests on a range of foreign policy topics. We aim to rise above the polarization that detracts from the public’s understanding of crucial global issues. Hosted by political analyst Peter Schechter and columnist Muni Jensen.
 
Target Zero Hunger is a podcast that delves into the core issues of the UN Sustainable Develop Goals (SDGs). From eradicating poverty and hunger, to mitigating and adapting to climate change, rethinking food and agriculture production is critical to feeding a growing population and achieving these goals.
 
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/.
 
The region of Latin America and the Caribbean has long demonstrated hospitality towards those fleeing conflict and persecution within the region and from further afield. Faced with newer causes of displacement, such as the violence of organised criminal gangs and the adverse effects of climate change, Latin American and Caribbean countries are continuing to expand and adapt their protection laws and mechanisms in order to address these and other situations of displacement and to meet the dif ...
 
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The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has sparked a worldwide reckoning over violent policing practices. “Black Lives Matter” has become a global rallying cry against racism and police brutality alike. By certain metrics, U.S. policing is a success – major cities enjoy low crime rates. But it’s impossible to ignore calls for justice as governm…
 
Laura Mendoza, Unima: Developing Low-Cost Diagnostics for 3 Billion People, Ep 108 Laura Mendoza was already working on solutions for tuberculosis, the leading infectious killer worldwide, before COVID-19 came along. As founder and CPO of biotech Unima, Laura develops fast and low-cost diagnostics for infectious diseases. Her solutions help decisio…
 
In this episode, Steve and Andrew speak with Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) on the most pressing health issues before America. What is driving the astonishing resurgence of Covid-19 in the south and west, and what is now required? Why are we as a nation still hung up politically over masks and failing to reach the true level of testing we need? What s…
 
Líder de dos grandes empresas con varios años en el mercado, David Cherem brinda soluciones de acuerdo a cada tipo de cliente y es el ejemplo ideal de que la diversificación es el camino al éxito. ¿El éxito de su negocio? Haber estructurado su empresa, sus procesos y sus colaboradores Conoce la historia completa de David Cherem en esta edición de M…
 
In this episode, the hosts are joined by Julie Gerberding, a senior executive at Merck, a longstanding friend, and generous contributor to CSIS’s work. Congress was highly active the week of June 22 examining across several committees the hard lessons of the past months of the coronavirus pandemic in America and what needs to happen right now -- as…
 
Maya Dadoo, Worky: Revolutionizing the HR Industry for Mexican SMEs, Ep 107 In Mexico, SME employees rotate at a rate of ~60% per year! With about 20M Mexicans working in this sector, this means 12M are switching jobs on a yearly basis. It’s amazing companies can get anything done! Coming from a background in chemical engineering, Maya Dadoo has al…
 
China has made a dramatic turnaround since COVID-19 battered the world’s second largest economy. Beijing is flexing its geopolitical muscles abroad while implementing business reforms to woo foreign companies. But while China intends to position itself as the pandemic’s ‘victor’, Beijing faces global scrutiny and a tense trade war with Washington. …
 
This month, WOLA premiered an animated video for our Beyond the Wall campaign and recorded a panel discussion. Our panelists discuss the challenges and solutions on a rights-respecting approach to migration. The panel is moderated by Mario Moreno, WOLA’s Vice President for Communications, and includes Geoff Thale, the President of WOLA, Maureen Mey…
 
In this episode, the hosts engage with Sheryl Gay Stolberg, renowned Washington Correspondent at The New York Times. Since early this year she has been charged with unpacking -- in the midst of the pandemic -- the complex intersection of health, policy, politics and culture. She’s dived into the controversy around hydroxychloroquine, a saga that st…
 
Vitor Torres, Contabilizei: Helping Brazilian SMEs with Tax Compliance, Ep 106 According to The World Bank, Brazil ranks as one of the top 10 hardest countries in the world to pay taxes, which can be concerning considering that Brazilians have to file their taxes on a monthly basis. Vitor Torres experienced the painful process of finding an account…
 
Junto a su hermano, Victoria es la tercera generación a cargo de “Lemiro Pablo Pietroboni”, empresa enfocada en la construcción de proyectos públicos desde hace más de 45 años. ¿Su factor de escalamiento? Haber realizado alianzas estratégicas con socios constructores que le han permitido aceptar proyectos mayores a su capacidad operativa individual…
 
Greg talks with Maggie Commins, who is Shelton Professor of Political Science at Queens University of Charlotte, about her forthcoming article on restrictive immigration policy tone in the southeast, which is coming out in the next issue of The Latin Americanist. It’s some really interesting research based on coding data from the National Conferenc…
 
Geoff Michener, dataPlor: Closing the Latin American Data Gap with Human Verified SME Data, Ep 105 Growing up in Denver, Colorado, Geoff Michener was interested in international trade and economics. During his undergrad, he got the opportunity to study abroad in Nicaragua and learn about foreign investment. There, he quickly fell in love with Latin…
 
In this episode, Renee DiResta, a prominent expert who studies malign narratives across social networks and what can be done to rebut them, walks Steve and Andrew through her thinking on several provocative questions: Why does the coronavirus pandemic invite pseudoscience, government conspiracy theories and misinformation campaigns? What to make of…
 
As the coronavirus pandemic ravages health and economic structures, the World Health Organization (WHO) is under fire. Amid international spats, politicians have scapegoated the UN agency – and more credibly criticized it for underestimating the dangers of COVID-19. The Trump Administration has now announced that the US is quitting the WHO, accusin…
 
In this episode, Steve speaks with Dr. Jean William (Bill) Pape, a renowned public health professor and practitioner appointed in late April by Haitian President Moïse to co-chair the country’s Covid-19 response commission. Having combatted HIV/AIDS, cholera, hurricanes, and an earthquake, Bill deems the coronavirus pandemic as the toughest challen…
 
Gabriela Estrada, Vexi: Bringing Credit to the Underbanked in Mexico, Ep 104 Only one in ten adults in Mexico have access to a formal credit card, according to Gabriela Estrada. That’s more than 70 million people that are not able to build a credit history. As cofounder and CFO of Vexi, Gabriela is on a mission to make credit accessible to Mexico’s…
 
In this episode, we speak with Professor Salim Abdool Karim (Slim), a preeminent HIV scientist based in Durban who chairs the scientific Covid-19 advisory group launched by President Cyril Ramaphosa to guide the national response. Looking back to March, Slim bluntly surveys South Africa’s successes and achievements, the acute vulnerabilities of tho…
 
Con la misión de hacer crecer a las empresas mediante la gente, Luis González se ha dedicado los últimos años a transformar ASGAR; de una empresa de capacitación a una empresa de cultura organizacional para así, alcanzar el éxito de sus clientes. Conoce la historia completa de Luis Gonzalez Aspuru en esta edición de Maestros del Escalamiento junto …
 
In this episode, on the day when the number who have died from Covid-19 in America reached 100,000, we speak with special guests Eustace and Carol Theodore, both longtime friends of Steve. After vacationing in England in the first half of March, as the virus was swiftly and invisibly spreading throughout the UK, they returned to Vermont, just prior…
 
Gonzalo Ucar, Hogaru: Empowering Colombia’s Cleaners to Earn Stable Wages, Ep 103 As an engineer, Gonzalo Ucar wanted to solve real world problems. Originally from Spain, he decided to move to Latin America to become an entrepreneur and tap into the region’s opportunities. Today, he lives in Bogota and is co-founder of Hogaru, an on-demand cleaning…
 
After months of quarantines, some countries are beginning to shift out of confinement. But the world we knew is already a thing of the past. The health pandemic has laid bare global disparities and the vacuum of international leadership while accelerating nationalist and authoritarian trends. The ripple effects of COVID-19 are likely to amplify fur…
 
In this episode, we are joined by a very special guest: Julien, a wonderfully insightful 13-year-old seventh-grader from Berkeley, California. We talk about his experience of over two months of shelter-in-place: how disruptive has this been to friendships, school, sports? What has he done to get greater control over his life? Are we going to get ou…
 
Daniel Cossío, Village Capital: Transforming Big Ideas from Vision to Scale, Ep 102 Daniel Cossío decided he wanted to be involved in technology when he realized that businesses could produce a greater social impact than just an economic return. Today, he is Regional Manager for Latin America at Village Capital, a venture capital firm that supports…
 
In this episode of Beyond the Wall, Mario Moreno, VP for Communications conducts two interviews regarding the harrowing conditions migrants face in ICE detention centers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first is with Sarah Sanchez and Isabel Ribe, two advocates at the Santa Fe Dreamers Project working with detained migrants. In the second intervie…
 
In this episode, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen of Maryland joins us to talk about what Congress can do to respond to Covid-19 right now, including ensuring access and affordability for new treatments and a vaccine, and building stimulus packages for every level of government. Senator Van Hollen shares his thoughts on how expanding national service …
 
“Ubiknos” brinda seguridad y tranquilidad a cada uno de sus clientes mediante sus diferentes productos. Con más de 10 años en el mercado y con operaciones en México, Colombia y Estados Unidos, Ubiknos es un referente del rastreo satelital. ¿El éxito de su negocio? Haber realizado alianzas estratégicas en el momento adecuado para su empresa y sus cl…
 
In this crossover episode with CSIS's The Truth of the Matter podcast, Tulane University professor and historian John Barry, author of the New York Times bestseller The Great Influenza, joins the podcast from his home in New Orleans’ French Quarter to discuss the lessons gleaned from the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic that speak to today’s coronavirus p…
 
In this episode, we are joined by Director of the Africa CDC Dr. John Nkengasong and U.S. Ambassador to the African Union Jessica Lapenn. Africa CDC is advancing a continental plan to address the dire, burgeoning threat Covid-19 poses to Africa, where testing has been woeful, where the continent stands at the back of the line in access to test kits…
 
Ishan Sinha, Point72 Ventures: Investing in Global Fintech Startups, Ep 101 Originally from New Delhi and Kathmandu, Ishan Sinha grew up on the move. Due to his Dad’s job, he lived in six countries in three different continents until finally settling down in Connecticut. Today, as Vice President of Point72 Ventures, he still spends a lot of time on…
 
The COVID-19 crisis has put the oil industry on life support. International appetite for oil is in freefall as ships, cars, planes and people hit pause around the world. Historic production cuts to control crashing prices proved too slow to turn the tide. Governments that depend on oil exports to pay for education, health, and food are staring into…
 
In this episode, we bring in Alisha Kramer, a star who cut her teeth right after college working with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center. Now a freshly-minted resident doctor, practicing obstetrics and gynecology in Atlanta hospitals, she assists young pregnant women in navigating the new realities of Covid-19. She shares with us reflections on t…
 
In this episode, the conversation takes off from a recent piece published by Steve and Anna Carroll, Global Health Policy Center’s Associate Fellow, that examines President Trump’s decision to suspend U.S. assistance to the World Health Organization. What drives that decision? And with what consequences, at this historic moment in the pandemic? Is …
 
Al pensar en éxito, Gabriel piensa en equilibrio y paz en todos los aspectos de su vida y en EO ha encontrado ese balance de la mano de un grupo que lo inspira y de donde siempre sale con un nuevo aprendizaje o con una nueva idea. Gracias a esta mentalidad, Gabriel fundó IQ uniforms hace 26 años y hoy es proveedor de uniformes de grandes marcas en …
 
Advice from Venture Capitalists to Latin American Founders, Ep 100 Over the years, we’ve had the chance to interview some of the best venture capital investors in Latin America on the Crossing Borders podcast. With that in mind, we decided to launch an Investor Remix Series, where we go back to previous episodes to highlight the stories of some of …
 
In this episode, the hosts are joined by Scott Dowell, coronavirus response leader at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. They discuss how successful the global response has been in saving so many lives, as well as get Dr. Dowell's thoughts on which response strategy is best when considering herd immunity, lockdowns, intense digital contact tracin…
 
This week marks World Immunization Week, an annual celebration of vaccines that raise awareness and increase rates of immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases around the world. To mark World Immunization Week, Take as Directed launches a conversation recorded earlier in the year to place immunization within the debate around Universal Heal…
 
In this episode, Steve and Andrew are joined by Congressman Ami Bera (D-CA07) to talk about his work on the CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security and his impressions of Covid-19, as both a doctor and an elected representative. They discuss how difficult it’s been to get Congress to spend resources on preparedness, and the work …
 
Over four decades, Iran’s hardline regime has faced enormous challenges. The nation is struck by one of the world’s most severe outbreaks of COVID-19. Iranians are heaving under the weight of U.S. economic sanctions since the Trump Administration abandoned the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal. Earlier this year, a U.S. airstrike killed Iran’s influential mil…
 
In an episode co-produced with the Historias podcast, I talk with my colleagues and good friends Jurgen Buchenau (UNC Charlotte), Greg Crider (Winthrop University), and Steven Hyland (Wingate University) about The Latin Americanist, the peer-reviewed journal owned by the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies. We talk about all aspects of i…
 
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