On today’s two-part show, we bring you updates on American electoral politics and the U.S.’s intervention in Venezuela. First, Esty discusses the overcrowded 2020 presidential race with William Pitt, senior editor at Truthout.
In the second segment, anthropology professor Adrienne Pine describes her experience as an embassy protector at the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, D.C., where she was arrested last Thursday and released on Friday. She compares the current U.S. intervention in Venezuela to their role in the 2009 Honduran coup d’état.
William Pitt is a senior editor and lead columnist at Truthout. He is the author of War on Iraq: What Team Bush Doesn’t Want You to Know, The Greatest Sedition Is Silence, House of Ill Repute: Reflections on War, Lies, and America’s Ravaged Reputation, and co-author with Dahr Jamail of The Mass Destruction of Iraq: Why It Is Happening, and Who Is Responsible.
Adrienne Pine is associate professor of anthropology at American University. She has worked in Honduras, Mexico, Korea, the United States, Egypt, and Cuba. She is the author of Working Hard, Drinking Hard: On Violence and Survival in Honduras.