The program includes a wide-ranging analysis of corruption in Argentina, along with a deep analysis of corruption in Honduras and how the opposition in that country is concerned that the country is slipping toward authoritarianism.
President Barack Obama and his historic trip to Cuba provide the central themes on Latin Pulse this week. The program includes news about various details of Obama’s trip to Cuba and Argentina, and in-depth analysis of the political, human rights, and business changes resonating through both countries after the trip.
Today, President Obama will stand in the Park of Memory in Buenos Aires, along the edge of the River Plate, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the day the military seized power in Argentina, beginning the Dirty War.
Está claro que América Latina no es un solo país. Asimismo, a Estados Unidos no le ha quedado otra opción que muchas veces mirar la región como una misma masa de países. Porque si bien los que siguen “gritando contra el imperio” son cada vez menos, los que callan ante esos gritos son cada vez más. Nadie se atreve, en la región, a frenar la ola de discursos vacíos de mea culpa.
It’s been one year since Alberto Nisman was found dead on the very morning he was due to testify before the Argentina Congress about his investigation into the AMIA bombing. Nothing much has changed since, just more questions.
Even in Latin America, a region often thought to share the same democratic orientation and values of the U.S. and Europe, there are some striking differences among groups of countries regarding supporting norms and practices on human rights internationally, with some countries lining up more with autocratic countries of the Global South.
Despite legal setbacks in Peru and El Salvador and retrograde rhetoric from the newly-elected President of Guatemala and the Catholic cardinal of the Dominican Republic, overall LGBT civil, human and political rights continued to make gains across the region.