A new podcast from Alborada and Rodrigo Acuña

Indestructible: Latin America with Rodrigo Acuña is a new podcast from Alborada bringing you monthly discussions with some of the most interesting voices working on and from Latin America.

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“Generally, Latin America does not receive serious coverage in the English speaking mainstream media. When it does, we hear a brief mention of some major drug dealer being arrested, or a ‘controversial’ president having had to resign. Dig deeper behind these headlines and you’ll often find large webs of corruption, serious human rights abuses, massive social movements that go largely unreported and numerous western backed coup d’états in support of rather unsavoury characters. Often, the mainstream media avoids linking these developments with the actions of corporations, or governments that could be held accountable by their own audiences in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, or even here in Australia where I live. Indestructible aims to readdress this imbalance.” – Rodrigo Acuña

Presented by Alborada contributing editor Rodrigo Acuña.

Produced and edited by Pablo Navarrete.

Music by Chylez Productions.

::: Episode 1: Fidel Castro Up Close: An Interview with Eduardo Torres Flores (December 2020)

In the first episode of Indestructible, Rodrigo interviews Mexican filmmaker Eduardo Torres Flores on his new documentary film ‘Fidel Up Close: An Intimate Portrait of Fidel Castro.’

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::: Episode 2: Wikileaks & Latin America: An Interview with Julian Assange’s Father John Shipton (February 2021)

In the second episode Rodrigo interviews Julian Assange’s father John Shipton about his son’s case, and the connections his Wikileaks work has with Latin America.

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::: Episode 3: Colombia’s Struggle for Peace: An Interview with Mariela Kohon (March 2021)

In the third episode of Indestructible, Rodrigo interviews Mariela Kohon who is a Senior International Officer at the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in the United Kingdom and worked as an advisor to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) during the signing of the historic 2016 peace agreement between the Colombian State and the FARC rebels.

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::: Episode 4: Latin America in the Media: An Interview with Alan MacLeod (May 2021)

In the fourth episode of Indestructible, Rodrigo interviews Alan Macleod about how the corporate media in the English-speaking world covers Latin America and, amongst numerous issues, what are they not telling us about the region.

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::: Episode 5 – Bolivia and on the Ground Reporting: An Interview with Camila Escalante (July 2021)

In the fifth episode of Indestructible Rodrigo interviews journalist Camila Escalante about covering important stories on Latin America the mainstream media often ignore. Camila works for Kawsachun News and is based in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

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::: Episode 6 – Australia’s role in Chile in the 1970s: An Interview with Clinton Fernandes (August 2021)

In the sixth episode of Indestructible Rodrigo interviews Clinton Fernandes about Australia’s intelligence agencies involvement in Chile in the 1970s and Canberra’s foreign policy towards East Timor, Indonesia, China and the United States. Clinton is a former Australian Army officer who served in the Australian Intelligence Corps and currently works as a Professor of International and Political Studies at the University of New South Wales.

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::: Episode 7 – CODEPINK’S Struggle for Peace: An Interview with Medea Benjamin (September 2021)

In the seventh episode of Indestructible Rodrigo interviews Medea Benjamin about US foreign policy towards Afghanistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Israel and Palestine, Venezuela, Cuba and Peru. Medea is one of the United States’ most distinguished peace activists and the co-founder of both the women-led peace group CODEPINK and the human rights group Global Exchange.

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::: Episode 8 – The UK and Latin America: An Interview with Grace Livingstone (October 2021)

In the eight episode of Indestructible Podcast Rodrigo interviews Grace Livingstone who is a journalist and academic, specialising in Latin American affairs. She has reported for the BBC World Service, The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent on Sunday and the New Statesman. She is an affiliated lecturer at the Centre of Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge.

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::: Episode 9 – Venezuela’s Extraordinary Threat: An Interview with Joe Emersberger and Justin Podur (November 2021)

In the ninth episode of Indestructible Podcast, Rodrigo speaks to Joe Emersberger and Justin Podur, authors of the new book Extraordinary Threat: The U.S. Empire, the Media, and Twenty Years of Coup Attempts in Venezuela (2021).

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::: Episode 10 – Venezuela: The Cost of Challenging an Empire (February 2022)

In the tenth episode of Indestructible Podcast, Rodrigo interviews Dan Kovalik, Danny Shaw and Ricardo Vaz, three English-language analysts on Venezuela.

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::: Episode 11 – Chile, from Allende to Boric: An Interview with Victor Figueroa Clark (April 2022)

In the eleventh episode of Indestructible Podcast, Rodrigo speaks to Alborada contributing editor Victor Figueroa Clark, author of Salvador Allende: Revolutionary Democrat (2013).

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Get in touch with the podcast: info [at] alborada [dot] net

Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon.