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Latin American Intersections

Latin America Intersections

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Latin American Intersections
Latin American Intersections

Latin American Intersections

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Exploring business, geopolitics, and security 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://anchor.fm/latampodcast/support

Latest Episodes

Renewables in the Caribbean

James Ellsmoor, Director of Solar Head of State and Founder of Island Innovation, has a unique way of communicating and promoting the use of renewables on islands around the world: installing solar photovoltaic systems on government buildings and officials’ residences. Listen in as he talks about the progress and opportunities behind the adoption of renewable energy in the Caribbean. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/latampodcast/support

39 MINAPR 26
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Renewables in the Caribbean

After Hurricane Maria: The University of Puerto Rico’s Triumphs and Ongoing Challenges

The University of Puerto Rico is a central hub of education, innovation, and community support across the island. Listen in as university Chancellor Wilma Santiago and student council President Angeli Rivera of the UPR Mayagüez campus discuss the university’s role in the ongoing development of Puerto Rico, it’s contributions to the U.S. private and public sector, and the challenges it faces over a year after Hurricane Maria. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/latampodcast/support

50 MINFEB 20
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After Hurricane Maria: The University of Puerto Rico’s Triumphs and Ongoing Challenges

Momentum Against Maduro in Venezuela?

Brian, John, and Mike follow up on recent events in Venezuela, and the momentum that may be the downfall of the Maduro Regime... --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/latampodcast/support

44 MINFEB 3
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Momentum Against Maduro in Venezuela?

2 Presidents: Optimism and Caution for Venezuela

A lot is happening in Venezuela as an opposition leader is recognized as interim president by much of the international community. Listen in as John, Brian, and Mike weigh in with both optimism and caution in this freestyle discussion. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/latampodcast/support

53 MINJAN 26
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2 Presidents: Optimism and Caution for Venezuela

Investment & Development in Costa Rica’s Renewable Energy Sector with President Luis G. Solis Rivera

Luis Guillermo Solis Rivera, president of Costa Rica from 2014 - 2018, discusses policies and investments that helped shape and promote the development of renewable energy infrastructure in the country. Despite the many challenges Costa Rica produced 98% of its energy from renewables, and now is expanding policies to decrease the use of fossil fuels in transportation. Could Costa Rica’s model be adopted and adapted by other countries, especially in Central America. What are some of the opportunities and challenges for investors interested in the country’s energy sector? Let’s find out... --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/latampodcast/support

79 MIN2018 OCT 30
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Investment & Development in Costa Rica’s Renewable Energy Sector with President Luis G. Solis Rivera

China & Venezuela with John Polga & Brian Fonseca

Dr John Polga-Hecimovich, Professor of Political Science at the U.S. Naval Academy and Brian Fonseca, Director of the Jack D. Gordon Institute of Public Policy at Florida International University bring us an update on Venezuela and insights into the China-Venezuela relationship. A big thank you to Kazim Sultan of 5adb0iMusic, who is working diligently to improve our audio as we develop our production techniques. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/latampodcast/support

39 MIN2018 JUL 27
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China & Venezuela with John Polga & Brian Fonseca

Chinese Investment in Latin American Infrastructure with Ambassador Jorge Heine

On this episode of Latin American Intersections we will be discussing Chinese investment in Latin American infrastructure; and to help me explore this topic I’ve asked Dr. Jorge Heine to bring us his insights. Dr. Heine is a Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, also referred to as the Wilson Center. He’s also the former ambassador of Chile to China as well as India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. A big thank you to Kazim Sultan of 5adb0iMusic, who is working diligently to improve our audio as we develop our production techniques --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/latampodcast/support

63 MIN2018 JUL 15
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Chinese Investment in Latin American Infrastructure with Ambassador Jorge Heine

Central American Immigrants: Refugees and Asylum Seekers with Maureen Meyer

Maureen Meyer of the Washington Office on Latin America joins us today to discuss the experiences and challenges of Central Americans that face a grueling journey once they’ve decided to flee their home countries. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/latampodcast/support

35 MIN2018 JUN 27
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Central American Immigrants: Refugees and Asylum Seekers with Maureen Meyer

India & Latin America’s Growing Regional Engagement with Dr. Evan Ellis

India’s engagement with the LAC region is often overlooked and while much smaller than China’s is growing comparably. Do India’s businesses and government have a larger strategy like China’s? What’s India’s relationship with the Venezuelan oil sector like? Find out all this and more with Dr. Evan Ellis, Latin American Research Professor at the U.S. Army War College and Senior Non-resident Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. A big thank you to Kazim Sultan of 5adb0iMusic, who is working diligently to improve our audio as we develop our production techniques. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/latampodcast/support

38 MIN2018 JUN 21
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India & Latin America’s Growing Regional Engagement with Dr. Evan Ellis

Venezuelan Military, Politics, & Election Results that Surprised No One with John Polga

Dr John Polga-Hecimovich joins us on this episode to talk about Venezuelan politics and the relationship of the Maduro regime with the Veneuelan military. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/latampodcast/support

39 MIN2018 JUN 9
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Venezuelan Military, Politics, & Election Results that Surprised No One with John Polga

Latest Episodes

Renewables in the Caribbean

James Ellsmoor, Director of Solar Head of State and Founder of Island Innovation, has a unique way of communicating and promoting the use of renewables on islands around the world: installing solar photovoltaic systems on government buildings and officials’ residences. Listen in as he talks about the progress and opportunities behind the adoption of renewable energy in the Caribbean. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/latampodcast/support

39 MINAPR 26
Comments
Renewables in the Caribbean

After Hurricane Maria: The University of Puerto Rico’s Triumphs and Ongoing Challenges

The University of Puerto Rico is a central hub of education, innovation, and community support across the island. Listen in as university Chancellor Wilma Santiago and student council President Angeli Rivera of the UPR Mayagüez campus discuss the university’s role in the ongoing development of Puerto Rico, it’s contributions to the U.S. private and public sector, and the challenges it faces over a year after Hurricane Maria. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/latampodcast/support

50 MINFEB 20
Comments
After Hurricane Maria: The University of Puerto Rico’s Triumphs and Ongoing Challenges

Momentum Against Maduro in Venezuela?

Brian, John, and Mike follow up on recent events in Venezuela, and the momentum that may be the downfall of the Maduro Regime... --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/latampodcast/support

44 MINFEB 3
Comments
Momentum Against Maduro in Venezuela?

2 Presidents: Optimism and Caution for Venezuela

A lot is happening in Venezuela as an opposition leader is recognized as interim president by much of the international community. Listen in as John, Brian, and Mike weigh in with both optimism and caution in this freestyle discussion. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/latampodcast/support

53 MINJAN 26
Comments
2 Presidents: Optimism and Caution for Venezuela

Investment & Development in Costa Rica’s Renewable Energy Sector with President Luis G. Solis Rivera

Luis Guillermo Solis Rivera, president of Costa Rica from 2014 - 2018, discusses policies and investments that helped shape and promote the development of renewable energy infrastructure in the country. Despite the many challenges Costa Rica produced 98% of its energy from renewables, and now is expanding policies to decrease the use of fossil fuels in transportation. Could Costa Rica’s model be adopted and adapted by other countries, especially in Central America. What are some of the opportunities and challenges for investors interested in the country’s energy sector? Let’s find out... --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/latampodcast/support

79 MIN2018 OCT 30
Comments
Investment & Development in Costa Rica’s Renewable Energy Sector with President Luis G. Solis Rivera

China & Venezuela with John Polga & Brian Fonseca

Dr John Polga-Hecimovich, Professor of Political Science at the U.S. Naval Academy and Brian Fonseca, Director of the Jack D. Gordon Institute of Public Policy at Florida International University bring us an update on Venezuela and insights into the China-Venezuela relationship. A big thank you to Kazim Sultan of 5adb0iMusic, who is working diligently to improve our audio as we develop our production techniques. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/latampodcast/support

39 MIN2018 JUL 27
Comments
China & Venezuela with John Polga & Brian Fonseca

Chinese Investment in Latin American Infrastructure with Ambassador Jorge Heine

On this episode of Latin American Intersections we will be discussing Chinese investment in Latin American infrastructure; and to help me explore this topic I’ve asked Dr. Jorge Heine to bring us his insights. Dr. Heine is a Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, also referred to as the Wilson Center. He’s also the former ambassador of Chile to China as well as India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. A big thank you to Kazim Sultan of 5adb0iMusic, who is working diligently to improve our audio as we develop our production techniques --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/latampodcast/support

63 MIN2018 JUL 15
Comments
Chinese Investment in Latin American Infrastructure with Ambassador Jorge Heine

Central American Immigrants: Refugees and Asylum Seekers with Maureen Meyer

Maureen Meyer of the Washington Office on Latin America joins us today to discuss the experiences and challenges of Central Americans that face a grueling journey once they’ve decided to flee their home countries. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/latampodcast/support

35 MIN2018 JUN 27
Comments
Central American Immigrants: Refugees and Asylum Seekers with Maureen Meyer

India & Latin America’s Growing Regional Engagement with Dr. Evan Ellis

India’s engagement with the LAC region is often overlooked and while much smaller than China’s is growing comparably. Do India’s businesses and government have a larger strategy like China’s? What’s India’s relationship with the Venezuelan oil sector like? Find out all this and more with Dr. Evan Ellis, Latin American Research Professor at the U.S. Army War College and Senior Non-resident Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. A big thank you to Kazim Sultan of 5adb0iMusic, who is working diligently to improve our audio as we develop our production techniques. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/latampodcast/support

38 MIN2018 JUN 21
Comments
India & Latin America’s Growing Regional Engagement with Dr. Evan Ellis

Venezuelan Military, Politics, & Election Results that Surprised No One with John Polga

Dr John Polga-Hecimovich joins us on this episode to talk about Venezuelan politics and the relationship of the Maduro regime with the Veneuelan military. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/latampodcast/support

39 MIN2018 JUN 9
Comments
Venezuelan Military, Politics, & Election Results that Surprised No One with John Polga