The following podcast is brought to you courtesy of A World of Possibilities and The Mainstream Media Project.
Over the decades, U.S. policies towards Latin America have lurched between intervention and apparent indifference, demonstrating its dominance while leaving a residue of resentment. Now, on both sides of the border, new hope emerges for an era of warmer relations. What have been the impacts of U.S. policy, and how are they likely to change in an era of renewed hope but severe economic distress?
Tom Barry, Director, TransBorder Project; Americas Policy Program Fellow, Center for International Policy
Oscar Chacon, Executive Director, National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities
Luis Fernando Arias Arias, Secretary General, National Indigenous Organization of Colombia
Joy Olson, Executive Director, Washington Office on Latin America
We also interviewed Gaston Chillier, Executive Director of the Center for Legal and Social Studies located in Buenos Aires, Argentina, but did not include him in the program.
(Click on a guest’s name to listen to their full unedited interview.)
Host: Mark Sommer
Senior Producer: Gregg McVicar
Associate Producers: Naihma Deady, Matt Fidler
Translator: Naihma Deady
Credits Narrator: Gabriela Castelan
Production Engineer: Michael Schwartz
Field Engineers: Jennifer Brandel, Paul Castro
Music in this program: Open – “Wave” by Alejandro Escovedo – Bloodshot Ltd.; “A United Earth I” by Alan Stivell and Youssou N’Dour – Putumayo World Music; “La Linea” by Lila Downs – Narada World; “Oye Manita” by Toto la Momposina – Putumayo World Music; “Soy Como Soy” by Fruko y sus Tesos – Putumayo World Music.
Funding: the Ford Foundation.
Duration: 55:00 minutes
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