Tag: media

Media in Latin America: ¿Cómo se dice “Cord-Cutters”?

It’s good to be a big media network in Latin America. The big ones are really big relative to their competition, and there are usually only a few….

Wasted Media Buy, Mexico Edition

I was watching CNN in English on my TV in Mexico City recently. The interview was with Robert O’Neill, the Navy SEAL who has made headlines for his…

US households becoming more Latin American?

A major narrative in the US media (CNN, NYT, MSNBC, WaPo, just to name a few) these days is that of the ‘Lost Generation’, i.e. those recent college…

Iranian Soft Power in Latin America: Yet Another Information Network

Back in 2008, LatAmThought wrote about Iran’s presence in Latin America. The topic has generated significant interest in recent years, as the Islamic Republic has continued to strengthen…

The Media’s Role in International Diplomacy

Two recent stories out of Latin America highlight some of the stranger ways the media plays a role in international diplomacy. The first is minor. Living in Peru…

Venezuelan Influence in Nicaraguan Media

Another opposition media outlet has fallen. And it’s not in Venezuela. Albanisa, a Venezuelan-owned conglomerate that controls below market-value Venezuelan oil imports in Nicaragua and has business ties…

Brazilian Oil PR Bonanza

Though there are a variety big issues in Brazil right now, mostly involving the Sarney corruption scandal and the Senate’s Internet censorship during the upcoming elections, there is…

Twitter in Brazil

While Twitter has revolutionized communication in the US and around the world, it has had an especially large impact on Brazil. Embraced by pop stars and politicians alike,…

The use of the Red Cross in Operation Jaque: Why did it take a leaked video for us to find out?

It was CNN that first reported on July 15 that a military officer had apparently used the Red Cross emblem during Operation Jaque. CNN had seen a tape…