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Latin America Today

Jun 10, 2020

Guatemala is selecting a new slate of Supreme Court justices. The country must not get this wrong, because a nexus of corrupt and powerful people could end up choosing their own judges. We talk to 3 people leading Guatemala·s anti-corruption charge.


Apr 16, 2020

Abbey Steele of the University of Amsterdam is an expert on the dynamics of conflict and violence. She has worked extensively in Colombia, and in 2017 published a book about displacement and "political cleansing" based on fieldwork in the Urabá region.


Apr 8, 2020

Three experts with long experience in defense and security collaborated on a new paper for the Friedrich Ebert Foundation that takes stock of geopolitics, the crisis of democracy, and emerging threats and trends across the hemisphere.


Mar 31, 2020

Since 1997 John Otis has been reporting from Colombia, covering the Andes, currently for NPR and the Wall Street Journal. He talks here about what has changed during his tenure, the peace process, and some places and people who've left strong impressions.


Mar 30, 2020

After 20-plus years of movement away from military rule and toward civilian democracy, Latin America's militaries are again playing larger, more political roles—a trend that COVID-19 is exacerbating. Here to talk about this is Greg Weeks of UNC-Charlotte.