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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Podcast: The Week Ahead: Ollanta Humala, OAS Citizen Security, Mexico violence

Adam reviews Ollanta Humala's first moves as Peru's president-elect, the OAS General Assembly and upcoming Central American summit focused on citizen security, and trends in Mexico's violent organized crime.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Podcast: The Week Ahead: Peru elections, Colombia working group, Brazil forestry law

Adam looks at Peru's presidential vote, which is four days away; the "high level partnership dialogue" that has many Colombian diplomats visiting Washington; and a bill before Brazil's Congress that may make it easier to cut down the Amazon rainforest.

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Podcast: "Successes, Failures and Losses": Daniel Mejía on drug policy

In this 50th episode of the Just the Facts Podcast, Adam talks with Daniel Mejía, an economist from Colombia's Universidad de los Andes, who just co-edited a book, "Éxitos, fracasos y extravíos," which thoroughly critiques, and proposes alternatives to, the U.S.-backed anti-drug policy in Colombia.

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Podcast: The Week Ahead: Zelaya's return, Colombia's Victims' Law, PDVSA Sanctions

Adam looks at the Cartagena Accord allowing deposed President Manuel Zelaya to return to Honduras, the Victims and Land Restitution Law that passed Colombia's Senate, and the impact of U.S. sanctions on Venezuela's state oil company.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Podcast: The Week Ahead: Massacre in Guatemala, Peru elections, is Colombia in an armed conflict?

Adam discusses what we know about an apparent Zetas massacre of 27 people in Guatemala's Petén, the campaign for Peru's June 5 presidential runoff, and an argument between President Juan Manuel Santos and former President Álvaro Uribe.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Podcast: The Week Ahead: Changes at State Department, Ecuador Referendum, Mexico March

Adam discusses Assistant Secretary of State Arturo Valenzuela's resignation, Ecuador's referendum results, and the anti-violence march in Mexico.

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Podcast: The Week: Colombia free trade "Action Plan," Walid Makled, violence in Mexico

Adam gives an update on the Colombian FTA debate, the extradition of a Venezuelan narcotrafficker from Colombia to Venezuela, another mass grave in Mexico, Uruguay's amnesty law, and Peru's elections.

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Podcast: U.S. policy in Mexico: a conversation with Bruce Bagley

At a conference in Mexico sponsored by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Adam talks with Professor Bruce Bagley, chairman of the Department of International Studies at the University of Miami and a longtime expert on U.S. counter-drug policy in the Americas.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Podcast: The week: Elections in Haiti, Colombia's luxury military prison, Mexico's army and public security

Adam looks at the preliminary result of Haiti's election, revelations of plush conditions for Colombian military human rights abusers, and a UN human rights body's recommendation that Mexico take the armed forces out of internal security.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Podcast: The week: Elections in Peru and elsewhere, Mexico border, and more

In a cross-post with the new WOLA podcast, Adam looks at Peru's upcoming, and up-for-grabs elections; Washington's discussion of the Homeland Security and Pentagon role in Mexico border security; political violence in Colombia; and much else.

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