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 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|
||CleanEpisode 49: Latin America Is Embracing Autonomy||Greg talks about his project on autonomy in U.S.-Latin American relations, which he presented at the 2018 meeting of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies a little more than a week ago in Nashville. One part of that project is to give the L||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 48: What DACA Recipients Deal With||Ana Valdez Curiel is an undergraduate (majoring in Political Science and Latin American Studies) here at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is an activist and involved in a lot of different things but for the purposes of this conversatio||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 47: Political Change in Venezuela||Greg talks with Geoff Ramsey, Assistant Director of the Venezuela Program at the Washington Office on Latin America. As part of that position, he contributes to the Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights blog. They discuss what possibilities there are for||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 46: Latin American Baseball||Greg talks to Isabelle Minasian, who is an editor at Lookout Landing (a Seattle Mariners site), a contributor for La Vida Baseball and The Hardball Times. She wrote an article about the Caribbean Winter Leagues for the 2018 Hardball Times Annual, which||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 45: DACA and TPS||Greg talks about today’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status for Salvadorans and connects it to the debate over Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (altogether roughly one million people).||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|