Latin America Reports: The Podcast
Latin America Reports: The PodcastJan 24, 2020
Women in STEM in Latin America
Marcela Torres is the former CEO of Hola Code, a Mexican social enterprise that provides software development training for refugees and migrants who have returned to Mexico after having lived in the U.S. She was recently named winner of the ‘Entrepreneur’ category in the list of Latin America’s top innovators under the age of 35 published by MIT Technology Review. In honour of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science earlier this month, we interviewed Torres about being a female CEO of a tech company in Latin America, a region lacking support and funding for women working in STEM.
Meet the teenage indigenous activist fighting climate change
Helena Gualinga is a 17-year-old climate activist from the Sarayaku indigenous community, located deep in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Having spent two years of her infancy living in the indigenous community, Helena’s activism started at a very young age. Dubbed by some as Ecuador's Greta Thunberg, Latin America Reports journalist Sophie Foggin spoke to her to find out more.
Audio Article: Uber’s departure from Colombia sparks debate over app regulation
This is an audio article of "Uber’s departure from Colombia sparks debate over app regulation." The original article can be found on the home page of Latin America Reports. This article was produced by Sophie Foggin, and the voice-over by Sam Brake Guia.
Special: Protests in Colombia
In this special episode, we speak to the Latin America Reports team, who reported on Colombia's national strike in Medellín, as well as political analyst Sergio Guzmán, who took part in the march in Bogotá. Guzmán tells us what is different about these protests, what he thinks they will achieve, and why the current government response is "lacklustre."
Visit our website LatinAmericaReports.com for photos and interviews from the protests in Medellín.
Illegally trafficking night monkeys in the Amazon
In this episode, we speak to journalist Sophie Foggin about the complexities of the illegal trade of night monkeys in the Amazon. She tells us about environmental activist Angela Maldonado, who has spent two decades protecting the monkeys but now has to relocate due to safety concerns. Visit LatinAmericaReports.com to read her upcoming article on the subject.
Social unrest in Latin America
In this episode, we speak to journalist Frances Jenner, who has been researching the protests in Bolivia, Chile and Ecuador. She tells us who she's been speaking to, the context behind the protests, and gives an update on the current situation. Visit our website LatinAmericaReports.com to read her upcoming article on the subject.