Latin Pulse: 2.21.2014

The problems corruption causes for politics, policy, and society is the central topic for this extended version of Latin Pulse this week.  The program traces the effects of political scandals in Colombia, Brazil, Panama, and Costa Rica.  The expert panel on this program also discusses some of the countries with the worst corruption problems including Honduras and Venezuela.  The program also features an in-depth report on the Cuban Five espionage case. The news segment of the program gives an update on the unrest in Venezuela led by the political opposition and the student movement.

The program includes in-depth interviews with:

Fulton Armstrong of the Center for Latin American & Latino Studies (CLALS) at American University;
Luis Botello of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ); and
Adam Isacson of the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA).

Other interviews include:

Gloria La Riva of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five

Stephen Kimber the University of King's College, Halifax, Canada; and
Robert Muse, attorney.

Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell; 
Repoter: Rachel Baye; and
Associate Producer: Zach Cohen.

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

 (The program is 60 minutes in length and the file size is 55 MB.)


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