The Americas File

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19970308]

Foreign affairs magazine in which Bridget Kendall opens up the Americas for the British listener. In this programme, she looks at US influence on Latin America and at how Latin immigrants are changing the USA. Producer Maria Balinska

+ Bridget Kendall 's Kind of Day: pl38

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970308]

Unknown: Bridget Kendall

Producer: Maria Balinska

Producer: Bridget Kendall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970315]

The second of a six-part series which opens up the Americas for the British listener. For the first time in decades, Latin America is without military dictatorships, but are the colonels content? Bridget Kendall reports from Argentina. Plus, a 17th-century literary form is used to teach environmental protection in Brazil. And smoking out political correctness in New York City: the triumphal comeback of the cigar. Producer Maria Balinska

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970315]

Unknown: Bridget Kendall

Producer: Maria Balinska

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970322]

The third of a six-part series which opens up the Americas for the British listener. Bridget Kendall looks at poverty among whites in rural Alabama and sizes up welfare reform in the States. Also, Argentina's top fashion photographer examines the country's obsession with supermodels. Producer Maria Balinska

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970322]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970329]

The fourth of six programmes opening up the Americas for the British listener. Today a look at religion. Bridget Kendall meets the head of the Mormon Church, Gordon B Hinckley , in Utah. And there is a report from

Sao Paolo on the exponential growth of evangelical churches in Brazil. Producer Maria Balinska

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970329]

Unknown: Bridget Kendall

Unknown: Gordon B Hinckley

Producer: Maria Balinska

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970405]

The fifth of six programmes opening up the Americas for the British listener is a special edition on Mexico. As allegations of corruption and drug trafficking reach the highest levels of government. Bridget Kendall explores the fragile state of Mexican society. Producer Maria Balinska

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970405]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970412]

The last of six programmes opening up the Americas for the British listener is a Caribbean tale of how the smallest country in the western hemisphere - St Kitts-Nevis - wants to split in two. And from the United States, a peek into the shopping habits of the 21st century: how mass production will be replaced by "mass customisation". With Bridget Kendall. Producer Lucy Ash

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970412]

Unknown: St Kitts-Nevis

Unknown: Bridget Kendall.

Producer: Lucy Ash