Latin Pulse: 11.12.2016


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Latin Pulse

News & Politics

This special edition of Latin Pulse includes an opportunity to hear a Cuban perspective on politics and diplomacy, along with an analysis of what derailed the peace process in Colombia.  A Cuban professor discusses the importance of continued exchanges between the United States and Cuba, while analyzing reactions to U.S. programs designed at political change and Cuban succession.  The program also discusses the rejection of the peace treaty with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The news segment covers doubts about the sincerity of Venezuela's president during the papal negotiations to end the country's political crisis and avert violence.The program includes interviews with:Santiago Perez Benitez of the University of Havana & the Cuban Center for International Political Research (CIPI); andAdam Isacson of the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA).Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell; andAssociate Producer: Jim Singer. (To download or stream this podcast, click here.)   (The program is 30 minutes in length and the file size is 42 MB.) podcastnewsLatin AmericapoliticsVenezuelaCubadiplomacyeducationThe VaticanNicolas MaduroPope FrancisColombiaUnited StatesembargoJuan Manuel SantosU.S. State DepartmentUSAIDeconomicscorruptionagricultureRaul CastromediaRussiaChinaCanadaFidel Castroeconomic reformMiguel Diaz-CanelplebisciteAlvaro UribeFARCjusticeEuropean Unionhuman rightspeace accord