Latin Pulse: 12.20.2012

This week, Latin Pulse comes one day early to provide a special centered around the myths of the Mayan calendar.  Although some wrongly attribute beliefs about a doomsday on Dec. 21, 2012 to the Mayan calendar, this program traces the origins of such misinformation and discusses Mayan astronomy, astrology, and religion.  The news segment of the program covers the creation of a new federal police force in Mexico and how that might affect the Drug War and human rights concerns in that country.

In-depth interviews include:

Dr. Mark Van Stone of Southwest College;
Dr. David Freidel of Washington University.

Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell
Associate Producer: Curt Devine

(To download or stream this podcast, click here.)

(For a list of songs used in this special, please click here.)

 (The program is 30 minutes in length and the file size is 28 MB.)


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