Latin Pulse: 5.08.2014

The long history of violence in Colombia provides the central theme this week on Latin Pulse.  The program includes an in-depth report on the violence that has gripped Buenaventura and how Colombia's government is struggling to regain control of the city from two rival gang, the Rastrojos and the Urabeños.  With the 50th anniversary of Colombia's civil war, the program also looks back at the history of the conflict and the origins of the country's insurgent groups. The news segment of the program includes a reaction from the U.S. State Department to the ongoing violent protests in Venezuela.

Warning: This program includes descriptions of graphic violence and may disturb some listeners.

The program includes an in-depth interview with:

Bruce Bagley of the University of Miami

The program also includes interviews with:

Max Schoening of Human Rights Watch (HRW)
Adam Isacson of the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA); and
James Bargent, journalist.

Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell;

Reporter: Rachel Baye; and
Associate Producer: Megan Ekhaml

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

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


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