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Latin America Today

Aug 23, 2013

Adam looks at new laws giving militaries dramatically greater policing roles in Honduras and in Paraguay, and at Bolivia's intention to buy surface-to-air missiles and other equipment from Russia.

Aug 23, 2013

Militaries are getting involved in policing throughout Latin America. Adam talks to Sarah Kinosian of the Center for International Policy, who wrote a series of posts to the Just the Facts blog documenting this trend in Guatemala, Honduras, and Venezuela.

Aug 19, 2013

Adam talks to WOLA Senior Fellow Jo-Marie Burt, who has just co-authored a new report on the March-May 2013 genocide trial of former Guatemalan dictator Gen. Efraín Ríos Montt. The case is currently stuck, she says, and there has been a backlash.

Aug 16, 2013

Adam looks at the Secretary of State's visit to Colombia and Brazil, the early release of a Mexican drug-trafficker who killed a U.S. agent, and some recent episodes pointing to worsening political polarization in Venezuela.

Aug 12, 2013

A new media law regulating press coverage, among other recent government actions, is limiting freedom of expression in Ecuador. Adam discusses developments with Carlos Lauría, senior Americas program coordinator at the Committee to Protect Journalists.