This week, Latin Pulse looks at the conflict between indigenous rights and the work of extractive industries in Guatemala and Peru. The discussion goes in-depth on various projects in Guatemala, including the recent case of protestors in the La Puya region attempting to stop the development of a mine. The program also covers illegal logging and gold mining in the Amazon. The news segment covers the results of the first round of the Colombian presidential elections. The program also includes a commentary about the effect of the anti-Cuban policies of the U.S. and the fallout for hemispheric diplomacy.
The program includes in-depth interviews with:
Kelsey Alford-Jones and Rob Mercatante of the Guatemala Human Rights Commission; and
Andrew Miller of Amazon Watch.
Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell; and
Associate Producer: Elyssa Pachico.
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(The program is 30 minutes in length and the file size is 28 MB.)
Juan Manuel Santos
Oscar Ivan Zuluaga
Efrain Rios Montt