Latin Pulse: 7.29.2016


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Latin Pulse

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Venezuela, Colombia, and their simmering problems provide the central themes on Latin Pulse this week. The program includes an in-depth analysis reviewing the state of democracy in Venezuela and how that affects the current crisis situation.  The program also discusses how minority groups (Afro-Colombians and indigenous tribes) have been marginalized as part of the negotiations to end the country's long-running civil war. The news segment of the program covers the inauguration of Pedro Pablo Kuczynski as both Peru's newest and oldest president, along with noting his support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (the TPP).The program includes in-depth interviews with:Dan Hellinger of Webster University; andGimena Sanchez of the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA). Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell; Technical Director: Jim Singer; and Production Assistant: Chorsie Martin. (To download or stream this podcast, click here.)   (The program is 30 minutes in length and the file size is 42 MB.) podcastnewsLatin AmericapoliticsPeruTPPtradeVenezuelaColombiaBarack Obamapeace talksPedro Pablo KuczynskiAfro-Latin American issuesdiplomacyUNfood shortagesfood riotscivil warrecall movementprotest movementcorruptionprotest movementmilitaryUnited StatesNicolas MadurounionsCubaHenrique CaprilesHugo Chavezmediaoilextractive industriesenvironmental issuesindigenous issuesFARCAfro-ColombiansDrug Warminority issuesland reformland minesparamilitariesdemocracymininggoldcorruptionatrocitieshealth issuesmassacresWayuu