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Latin America Today

Apr 7, 2020

In his latest book, "In Their Own Best Interest," Lars Schoultz of UNC Chapel Hill takes to task U.S. policymakers and advocates who seek to "uplift" Latin American nations, finding them to be part of a very long tradition. This makes for a lively discussion.


Mar 19, 2020

A conversation with Alex Fattal, whose 2018 book "Guerrilla Marketing," about the Colombian military's employment of ad campaigns to convince guerrillas to demobilize, explores the overlap between national security, capitalism, and "branding."


Nov 19, 2018

The Democratic Party won a majority of the House of Representatives in the November 6 midterm election. Adam Isacson talks with WOLA's Director for Cuba, Marguerite Jiménez, about what this means. They explain what an opposition party can do when it has majority control of a chamber. They identify some of...


Mar 30, 2018

The U.S. government finally has a budget for 2018. Congress almost completely rejected President Trump’s border wall proposal, and reversed his deep cuts in aid to Latin America. Adam Isacson, Maureen Meyer, and Geoff Thale discuss what happened.


May 24, 2017

The Trump White House just sent its first budget to Congress. It calls for a huge 35 percent across-the-board cut in U.S. assistance to Latin America. It also calls for construction of new border wall with Mexico. WOLA Program Director Geoff Thale discusses the devastating implications such a cut might have on U.S....