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¡Tierra, Sí! - Atenco - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Mexico

Can the forced displacement of families ever be justified? This is a question that knows no borders as governments seek out locations for new highways, hospitals, universities, and, especially, airports. The people of Atenco, Mexico, argue against plans to put one on their farmlands.

La Cocaleros - Personas y políticas - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Bolivia

Evo Morales was a Bolivian congressman at the time of filming in 2004. At the time he was best known as an advocate and unofficial representative of traditional coca farmers, who are, for the most part, poor and marginalized. Today this indigenous politician and one-time farmer himself is best known for being president of Bolivia.

Felipe Calderón - Publicidad - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

Harvard-educated Felipe Calderón, who the New York Times calls “a dapper man who speaks with all the fire of an economist,” is perceived as the safe, business-friendly presidential candidate. This video carefully cultivates a persona antithetical to the rougher-hewn López Obrador.

Felipe Calderón - Publicidad - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

Does Felipe Calderón love his children? We are quite sure that he does. If this promotional video for the possible heir to fellow PANista Vicente Foxe seems to you to have a “North of the border” slickness, it may not be simply coincidental.

Felipe Calderón - Publicidad - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

Felipe Calderón is running for president of Mexico as the candidate of PAN, Partido Acción Nacional. “The National Action Party” is also the party of Mexico’s current president, Vicente Fox. Felipe’s campaign slogan? Para que Vivamos Mejor, “So we can live better.” We know there must a word play parody of this phrase, but we haven’t found it yet!

Tu Rock es Votar - Comercial de TV - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

Tu Rock Es Votar, a.k.a. TREV, continues its efforts to rally Mexico’s youth to get out and vote come election day. It’s something of an unspoken secret that TREV’s organizers tend to lean to the left, but they strive to make the ads non-partisan.

Tu Rock es Votar - Comercial de TV - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

Just over a quarter of Mexico’s 127.5 million people are aged 18-24, and as such the “youth vote” could easily make or break any candidate in Mexico’s upcoming election on July 2. Patterned after the “Rock the Vote” campaign in the USA, Tu Rock Es Votar is running a television, radio and web campaign that hopes to improve voter turnout in the Mexican youth population despite a general desencantado (“disenchanted”) attitude found amongst all eligible voters.

Omar Viscaya - Cambio total - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Venezuela

Hugo Chávez is divisive figure in Venezuela, as he is the world over, but the enthusiasm he generates amongst a large and vocal segment of the population is undeniable. Omar Vizcaya is a Chávez supporter, and was good enough to agree to share some of his thoughts and ideas about the current situation.

Skampida - Gustavo y David

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Colombia

Take it from the boys in Skampida, the best ways to learn a language are 1) to watch a lot of tv (yabla!) and 2) to find yourself a native girlfriend/boyfriend! Skampida is one of the best bands ever from Bogotá, and we caught up with them while they were spending some time hangeando in The Big Manzana.

Javier Marin - Artesano Venezolano - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Venezuela

Ecological awareness is universal these days, especially among young people. Javier explains his own use of natural and biological materials, a use that does not involve the destruction of any living creatures, but rather the reuse of materials that have been jettisoned by their original animal owners.

Javier Marin - Artesano Venezolano - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Venezuela

As an artesan, Javier Marin works with a variety of materials, employing many techniques to create his pieces. He has been kind enough to take the time to explain some of these materials and processes. Javier’s father, in the days well before email, used to transmit telegraph messages via morse code in the building adjacent to where his son now works.

Profesor de matemática - Entrevista

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Venezuela

With a difficult subject like math, it really helps to have a friendly, likeable teacher to help you through all the mental gymnastics required, and to give you a boost of confidence when needed. Andrés Valencia is just such a guy! Luckily for us, he agreed to chat!

Javier García - Me Gustaría, Remix View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Cuba, Spain

Me Gustaria blends Cuban son, guajira and charanga, accented with a little hip-hop. Javier Garcia “would like” to please your musical palate, give it a listen!

Javier García - Lagrimas Negras View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Cuba, Spain

If Javier doesn’t get you swinging, swaying and stumbling over your two left feet with this tune, you’re at the wrong site! The trumpet is courtesy of the incomparable Arturo Sandoval, who we had the pleasure of seeing at the Blue Note a while back. A drunken and noisy Tom Jones showed up mid-set with full entourage, causing the fiery Sandoval to call for ¡cállate!

Javier García - A Casa View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Cuba, Spain

Ever find it nearly impossible to get home after a rough night out? Javier Garcia gives musical life to just such a scenario in A Casa. Cuídate, it’s a catchy tune!

Patricia Marti - Perspectiva Política View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Venezuela

In a time of pretty sharp political divide in Venezuela, Patricia, gives a frank middle-of-the-road explanation of the current political climate and her place in the country’s politics as apolitica.

Patricia Marti - Estudios Médicos - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Venezuela

Patricia will soon be a full-fledged doctor of medicine, but first she must complete the internship she is doing in the rural Venezuelan community of Charaima, on the Peninsula de Paraguaná. She tells us a little bit about the road she’s travelled to get to this point in her academic career.

Patricia Marti - Estudios Médicos - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Venezuela

Medical student Patricia Martí tells us about the study she is conducting in the village of Adícora. The study is a look at the incidence of skin problems caused by sun exposure in this town where many people work outdoors, including quite a few fishermen.

Patricia Marti - Diversión y Ejercicio View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Venezuela

Patricia talks about ways to stay active in Coro, Venezuela, patrimonio cultural de la humanidad. She enjoys the gym and classes in Tae Bo, an exercise phenomenon that seems to know no political boundaries. She also enjoys going out on Friday nights with friends to the local disco. As far as boys go, it seems a young man named Leopaldo is winning the race to her heart…

Cocinas Peruanas - Short Film - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Peru

The inhabitants of the first village where special stoves were installed experienced a marked improvement in their respiratory health. Word quickly spread to a nearby community which then made the change over to the new technology. As the materials are inexpensive, it should not be difficult to get all of Peru to switch to the new stoves.

Cocinas Peruanas - Short Film - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Peru

Daily exposure to wood smoke can really wreak havoc on the body. It affects the eyes, the skin, and, of course, the lungs. With small material investment, kitchen smoke is minimized through a cleverly designed, well-ventilated, stove.

Cocinas Peruanas - Short Film - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Peru

Most people agree that there’s nothing quite like a tasty wood-fired grill, but because the traditional stove of the Peruvian highlands lacks adequate ventilation of the home and kitchen, serious health problems can arise. A team of researchers have identified this unique regional problem and worked with a clever team of engineers to design an affordable and elegant safer alternative that will be accepted and used by the local people.

Zurdok - Para Siempre

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Mexico

In English “forever” is a really long time, it’s also, you’ll notice, written as a single word. In Spanish “for ever” is expressed as “for always,” also a long time, and is written as two distinct words, para siempre. Zurdok has been infecting Mexico, and the world, with its catchy tunes since 1994.

Vivanativa - Si tú me quieres View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Puerto Rico

Oye, Vivanativa puts the effee in funky! This grupo boricua has been taking the island, and now the world, like a category five hurricane heading straight for San Juan.

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