This week, Latin Pulse looks closely at Ecuador, especially its policies on the environment and its diplomatic stance concerning the asylum of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. The program discusses the various stances of Ecuador's President Rafael Correa when it comes to international free speech movements and those in the media in his own country. The program also explores Correa's shifting positions regarding oil development in the sensitive Yasuni National Park region of the Amazon. The news segment this week covers the re-election victory of President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia.
The program includes in-depth interviews with:
Rob Albro of American University's Center for Latin American & Latino Studies (CLALS); and
Teodoro Bustamante of Ecuador's FLACSO.
Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell;
Associate Producer: Megan Ekhaml; and
Writer: Elyssa Pachico.
(To download or stream this podcast, click here.)
(The program is 30 minutes in length and the file size is 28 MB.)
Juan Manuel Santos
Oscar Ivan Zuluaga
Edward Snowden diplomacy