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Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Week Ahead: October 19, 2013

Adam talks about a U.S.-backed coca eradication offensive in Peru, a delivery of U.S. helicopters and equipment to Guatemala, and a series of events affecting human rights and the judicial system in El Salvador.

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Podcast: The Week Ahead, October 12, 2013

Adam talks about the recent troubles of Rio de Janeiro's Favela Pacification Program, the Venezuelan President's quest for decree powers, and politics in Argentina as President Cristina Fernández undergoes brain surgery.

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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Podcast: The Week Ahead, October 5, 2013

Adam looks at new data about U.S.-Mexico border security and migration, the upcoming election in Honduras, and how Latin American media commentators are viewing the U.S. government shutdown.

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Podcast: The Week Ahead, September 27, 2013

Adam looks at Latin American leaders' statements at the UN General Assembly, and the current state of Colombia's peace process with the FARC guerrilla group.

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Podcast: The Week Ahead, September 21, 2013

Adam looks at Brazil's aprubtly canceled state visit to Washington amid NSA spying revelations; Vice-President Biden's visit to Mexico City; and mild controversy over a new Millennium Challenge grant to El Salvador.

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Podcast: The Week Ahead, September 13, 2013

Adam looks at Chile on the 40th anniversary of its military coup, the maritime border dispute between Colombia and Nicaragua, and Venezuela's troubles with its electric power grid.

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Podcast: The Week Ahead, September 6, 2013

Adam looks at protests undercutting the popularity of Colombia's president; a crusading Colombian prosecutor's appointment to a UN anti-impunity office in Guatemala; and a survey of Latin American governments' views of intervention in Syria.

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Podcast: The Week Ahead, August 23, 2013

Adam looks at new laws giving militaries dramatically greater policing roles in Honduras and in Paraguay, and at Bolivia's intention to buy surface-to-air missiles and other equipment from Russia.

Due to staff travel, there will be no "Week Ahead" podcast on August 30.

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Podcast: Militaries as Police

Militaries are getting involved in policing throughout Latin America. Adam talks to Sarah Kinosian of the Center for International Policy, who wrote a series of posts to the Just the Facts blog documenting this trend in Guatemala, Honduras, and Venezuela.

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Friday, August 16, 2013

Podcast: The Week Ahead, August 16, 2013

Adam looks at the Secretary of State's visit to Colombia and Brazil, the early release of a Mexican drug-trafficker who killed a U.S. agent, and some recent episodes pointing to worsening political polarization in Venezuela.

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