This week's edition of Latin Pulse comes remotely from the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Congress in San Francisco. The program focuses on the issue of free speech at the academic conference revolving around controversial visa decisions from the U.S. State Department, denying visas to some Cuban scholars but allowing Mariela Castro, the daughter of Cuba's president, to speak. The program also features an in-depth interview with the writers of an important book on Central American street gangs. The news segment of the program includes the results of the elections in the Dominican Republic.
Sheryl Lutjens of California State University at San Marcos,
Tom Bruneau & Sonja Wolf, contributors to
Maras: Gang Violence and Security in Central America.
Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell
Associate Producer: Vanessa Haces Gonzatti
Writer: Lydia Beyoud
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(The program is 30 minutes in length and the file size is 28 MB.)
United States State Department