Latin Pulse: 7.15.2016


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Latin Pulse

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An hour-long special covers various issues regarding human rights and democratization on Latin Pulse this week. The program includes a wide-ranging discussion of the various crises affecting Venezuela, including the political and economic situations.  The analysis also includes discussions on the peace process in Colombia and accusations of human rights abuses by the military in Honduras.  The program also includes a review of a book on corruption in Brazil. The news segment of the program covers how El Salvador's Supreme Court struck down the country's amnesty law opening the door to human rights prosecutions linked to the country's civil war.The program includes in-depth interviews with:Dan Hellinger of Webster University; Orlando Perez of Millersville University;Gimena Sanchez of the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA); and Alex Cuadros, author of Brazillionaires. Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell; Technical Director: Jim Singer; and Production Assistant: Chorsie Martin. (To download or stream this podcast, click here.)   (The program is 60 minutes in length and the file size is 83 MB.) podcastnewsLatin AmericapoliticsBrazilatrocitiesmassacresviolencecrimehuman rightsEl SalvadorLuiz Inacio Lula da SilvaOrganization of American StatesJuan Orlando HernandezJuan Manuel SantosCarlos Andres PerezmilitaryUNBerta CaceresDilma RousseffU.S. Congresscorruptionprotest movementColombiaPetrobrasSpainJesuitsassassinationseconomicsOASCELACmediaimpeachmentfood shortagesfood riotsrecall movementpolitical repressionHondurasmediaoilUNASURcoupdemocracyauthoritarianismpolicehomicideELNparamilitariesFARCcocaineinfrastructuretortureNicolas MaduroHugo ChavezLuis AlmagroUnited NationsManuel ZelayaDrug Warpeace processUnited StatesWorkers PartyMexico