This week, Latin Pulse covers a variety of topics, including the crackdown on the protest movement in Venezuela and corruption tainting police in El Salvador. The segment on Venezuela reviews the opinions of one of the leaders of the opposition protest movement who has also been influential with the country's student protestors too. The Salvadoran segment traces the history of the national police and how criminal organizations infiltrated the police operations. The news segment of the program covers the visit of Uruguay's President Jose "Pepe" Mujica to Washington, D.C. and his discussion of health issues and human rights.
The program includes in-depth interviews with:
Rodrigo Diamanti of El Mundo Sin Mordaza; and
Hector Silva of American University's Center for Latin American & Latino Studies (CLALS).
Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell; and
Associate Producer: Megan Ekhaml.
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(The program is 30 minutes in length and the file size is 28 MB.)
Maria Corina Machado
Barrio 18 Gang
U.S. State Department