People are taking to the streets in Chile to protest economic injustice, rising inequality, and human rights violations reminiscent of the dictatorship years. On October 25, over a million people attended a mass demonstration demanding the resignation of President Sebastián Piñera. For today’s episode, we put the Chilean uprising in historical and social context with […]
Today on the show, Allen speaks with Latin American historian Greg Grandin about his new book, The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America. Greg Grandin is a professor of history at New York University. His research focuses on US foreign policy, Latin America, genocide, and […]
For today’s pledge drive episode, Allen is joined in the studio by Armando Ibarra, co-author of The Latino Question. They look at labor migration and the role of working-class Mexicans in U.S. history, the ideology and practice of empire, the significance of political economy to Latino politics, and how Latino politics could breathe new life into […]
Don’t miss this special event coming to Madison every 1st Friday of the month at Nomad World Pub! DJ B-KEM will be mixing the hottest Afrobeats, Dancehall, Latin, Reggae, Soca, Top 40 and more!! * FREE ENTRY * FREE Street and Lot Parking * Music Starts at 10PM * Open to Public * 21+ * […]
Hondura’s bitterly disputed Presidential election officially came to a close last week, when the Special Election Tribunal announced that incumbent National Party President Jose Orlando Hernandez had won reelection over his challenger Salvador Nasralla by a margin of only one and a half percent. The U.S., Canada and Mexico were quick to endorse the Tribunal’s […]
Host Allen Ruff speaks with historian Marc Becker about his newly released book, The FBI in Latin America, a study of the FBI in charge of political surveillance in Ecuador during World War II.