Silk & Coffee Podcast
The Silk & Coffee: China – Latin American Podcast is a space dedicated to dynamic conversations on China’s engagement in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is an initiative sponsored by the Andrés Bello Foundation – China Latin America Research Center and hosted by Parsifal D’Sola.
Confucius Institutes in Latin America and the Caribbean
In episode 13 of the Silk & Coffee Podcast, Parsifal talks with Julian Prieto Barrera, former local director of the Confucius Institute at Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogota, Colombia. In the episode, Julian dives into the Confucius Institutes (CI) in the region.
Western journalism in China: a mixture of prejudice, opacity, and restrictions.
In episode 12 of the Silk & Coffee podcast, Parsifal talks with the Spanish journalist Zigor Aldama, who lived and worked for over 20 years as the Asia correspondent, about his experience as a jounalist in this country.
China’s football industry, a sport-bridge to Latin America
In the conversation, Professor Caycedo talks about the PRC’s interest in football and how the government actively promotes the sport around the country with the aim of turning China into a football powerhouse.
China-Colombia relations: increasing by the day
In our last episode of the Coffee & Silk Podcast, Parsifal talks to Professor Carolina Urrego, where she explains to us the current situation of the Sino-Colombian relationship, highlighting the reasons that explain why Colombia has delayed the most in the Latin America region, the approach towards China.
China’s Film Industry: An instrument for internal education and communication with the foreign public.
In the 9th episode of the Coffee & Silk Podcast, Parsifal talks with Veronica Flores, Argentinian professor, and expert on Contemporary China´s art, social and cultural history. On this occasion, Veronica takes a quick trip through China´s Cinema history and the relationship between this industry and the government. Flores emphasizes the importance of Chinese artistic expressions and creative language, as a tool to gain attention from the foreign public. …
Thoughts of a Latin American journalist living in China: Isolda Morillo´s experience
In this episode of the Coffee & Silk Podcast, Parsifal talks to Isolda Morillo, journalist and writer from Ayacucho, Perú where she share with us her experience over the dynamics of Journalism in China.
China-Brazil Relations and the types of dependency between China-LAC: a conversation with Thiago de Aragão
In the 7th episode of the Coffee & Silk Podcast, we chatted with Thiago de Aragão about China´s interest y Latin America and the Caribbean and the dynamics of this relationship with a strong focus on Brazil.
China – Latin America relations: a point of view from Mexico with Enrique Dussel
In Episode 6th of the Coffee & Silk Podcast, Parsifal and David chat with Enrique Dussel Peters about topics such as the Chinese Direct Investments in LAC, the Latin Americas´s institutions that study the China-Latin America relationships, the importance of generating new concepts regarding these relations, as well as the triangular relationship between the countries of Latina America and the Caribbean, the United States and China.
China’s environmental track-record in Latin America: a conversation with Fermin Koop
This week on Silk & Coffee, Parsifal and David talk to Fermin Koop about the environmental challenges surrounding China’s engagement in Latin America and the Caribbean.
China-Caribbean relations, a conversation with Rasheed Griffith
In this episode, our hosts David and Parsifal talk with Rasheed Griffith about China´s engagement with the Caribbean. During the conversation Rasheed address the diverse composition of the Caribbean and the differences and commonalities along the region. He also talks about the development of China’s relationship with the Caribbean.
Sino-Latin American relations through the prism of Argentine foreign policy, a conversation with Jorge Malena
This week on Silk & Coffee, Parsifal talks to Dr. Jorge Malena about the pillars of Chinese foreign policy in Latin America and the Caribbean, the evolution of the Chinese development model and its impact on the country’s international interests, and the fluctuations of Argentine domestic policy and its influence on the country’s relationship with China.
China’s financing trends in Latam, a conversation with Margaret Myers
Diego and Parsifal chat with Margaret Myers, who shares her view on the decline of China’s financing to the region, the standardization of China’s lending practices to the region, post-Covid trends of China’s economic relationship with Latam, and US perceptions on the strengthening of Sino-Latam relations.
Official launch of Silk & Coffee, the China – Latin America Podcast
In this episode we will give you a short 9-minute teaser about the podcast. We will briefly introduce ourselves and give you a general description of the topics we will be discussing, the guests we will have on, and what we hope to achieve with our conversations.