The Latin American History Podcast

--- Max Serjeant ---

The Latin American History Podcast aims to tell the story of Spanish and Portuguese America from its very beginnings up until the present day. Latin America’s history is home to some of the most exciting and unbelievable stories of adventure and exploration, and this podcast will tell these stories in all their glory. It will examine colonial society, slavery, and what life was like for the region’s inhabitants during this period. We will look at what caused the wars of independence, how they were won, and what Latin America looked like afterwards. The region’s twentieth century history was marked by extremes – in political ideas, in levels of wealth, and in cultural expression. It was a time of guerrillas, dictators, death squads, powerful corporations, and turmoil. The cold war was played out in extreme here – although filtered through the legacy of colonialism and the region’s own unique heritage. All this and more make Latin American history a fascinating story, and one worth telling. Join me on this podcast as I set about doing so.

Brought to you by Max Serjeant of The Latin American History Podcast

Latest Episodes…

  1. 48. The Conquest of Mexico - Part 12

    Today we conclude the conquest of Honduras. The convoluted scheming continues as bigger players get involved. ...


  2. 47. The Conquest of Mexico - Part 11

    Having expanded his hold on Mexico and sent de Alvarado to Guatemala, it was Cortez turned next to Honduras. He was not the only one however. The conquest of Honduras wasa messy and dramatic free-for-all with a large cast of characters and factions scheming and fighting against each other. ...


  3. The conquest of Mexico - part 10

    The conquest outside of Mexico. De Alvarado leads an army down to Guatemala where he makes a lot of noise, but did he achieve as much as he is credited with? ...


  4. 45. The Conquest of Mexico - part 9

    With Tenochtitlan under his control, Cortez was faced with a new challenge. He needed to build a stable government, while keeping the Aztec population, his own men, the king and rival conquistadors happy. ...


  5. 44. The Conquest of Mexico - Part 8

    Cortez was on the run after being forced out of Tenochtitlan, but within six months he was back on the shores of Lake Texcoco trying to work out how to take the city. The bloodiest phase of the conquest was about to begin. ...