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Latin America Reports: The Podcast

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Latin America Reports: The Podcast is an inside look into the process our journalists go through to report on the top stories in the region
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Women in STEM in Latin America

Latin America Reports: The PodcastFeb 28, 2020

Women in STEM in Latin America

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.

Feb 28, 202018:32
Meet the teenage indigenous activist fighting climate change

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.

Jan 24, 202010:39
Audio Article: Uber’s departure from Colombia sparks debate over app regulation
Jan 21, 202004:02
Special: Protests in Colombia

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 for  photos and interviews from the protests in Medellín. 

Nov 27, 201918:18
Illegally trafficking night monkeys in the Amazon
Nov 19, 201913:25
Social unrest in Latin America

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 to read her upcoming article on the subject. 

Oct 30, 201912:05