Understanding Latin American Politics: The Podcast
By Greg Weeks
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This podcast looks at the current political situation in Latin America and tries to make sense of it along with the help of experts on Latin American politics. Greg Weeks is Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science & Public Administration UNC Charlotte. He blogs at Two Weeks Notice.
||CleanEpisode 59: Using the Venezuelan Crisis in the U.S.||Greg takes a look at the argument that Democrats will recreate the Venezuelan economic crisis in the United States. It is not a good argument, but it raises interesting questions about what exactly got Venezuela to where it is today. In the episode I me||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 58: Support for Same Sex Marriage in Latin America||Greg talks with Michelle Dion, who is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at McMaster University. Her research interests include three broad themes: the political economy of social policy in Latin America; sexuality, attitudes, an||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 57: AMLO and Mexican Business||Greg talks with John Hyatt, a former student who is an international business development professional, having spent the last 10 years in Mexico City assisting international firms with their market development projects in the United States, Latin Americ||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 56: Immigration, Security, and Human Rights in the Trump Era||Like the episode in May, this one is a panel discussion. This time Christine Wade invited Adam Isacson, Adriana Beltrán, Ana Patricia Rodríguez, and me to Washington College to discuss “Immigration, Security, and Human Rights in the Trump Era.”||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 55: The Brazilian Election Mess||Greg talks with Fred Batista, Assistant Professor of Political Science at UNC Charlotte. His research focuses on comparative politics, political psychology, and methods, and he has done a lot of work on Brazilian politics, especially with regard to fem||9/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 54: The Nicaraguan Crisis||Greg talks with Christine Wade, who is Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Washington College. She studies Central America and recently published Captured Peace: Elites and Peacebuilding in El Salvador and also the ninth edition||6/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 53: AMLO in Perspective||Greg talks with his good friend and colleague Jurgen Buchenau, who is Professor and Chair of the Department of History at UNC Charlotte. He is an expert on the Mexican Revolution and has published numerous books on the topic. We talk about Andrés Manue||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 52: Security in Latin America||This is a different sort of episode. Greg recorded a round table on security in Latin America that he organized and chaired for the Latin American Studies Association meeting in Barcelona. The speakers are Brian Fonseca (FIU), Orlando Pérez (Millersvil||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 51: Decentralization in Latin American Can Kill Parties||Greg talks with Jana Morgan, who is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Tennessee and a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation. She works on inequality, exclusion and representation. She explores how economic, social a||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 50: Implementing Peace in Colombia||Greg talks with Adam Isacson, who is Director of the Defense Oversight Program for the Washington Office on Latin America. He has been studying Colombia and its conflicts for many years, and recently traveled there to evaluate a USAID project to bring g||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Same old leftist stuff
Got 8 minutes in and pulled the plug. He’s your dime a dozen leftist professor that makes hit and run assertions, providing no data to back it up. Sees the world as “us” vs “them.” Seems to have a Trump fetish that he can’t seem to move past. Podcast is a disappointment.