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Archive for September 27th, 2010

What’s Next for Venezuela?

The wave of power that swept Hugo Chávez into office was seen as part of a new leftist revolution in Latin America. In the recent parliamentary elections in Venezuela, Chávez’s party barely retained control. Observers wonder whether this means that the power of Chávez’s socialist movement is on the wane. Nikolas Kozloff joined us two weeks ago to discuss Latin American elections. He joins us again to talk about the results in Venezuela.


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A Conversation with Bolivia’s President Evo Morales

Another leader in South America—celebrated and controversial—is Evo Morales, president of Bolivia. Morales is of Aymara Indian descent, and the first indigenous president of Bolivia. He was in New York for the United Nations General Assembly this month, and he sat down with Maria Hinojosa for a wide-ranging interview.


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The Mayans of San Francisco: Navigating Three Worlds

In Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula is home to a large Mayan population. And here in the United States, the San Francisco Bay Area has one of the largest Mayan populations in the nation. Monica Ortiz Uribe found out how Mayans hold onto their heritage while making a home for themselves in the San Francisco Bay area.


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