Analyzing Corruption in Latin America & the Case of the Cuban Five (Lp2212014) by LatinPulse published on 2014/02/21 21:16:49 +0000 The problems corruption causes for politics, policy, and society is the central topic for this extended version of "Latin Pulse" this week. The program traces the effects of political scandals in Colombia, Brazil, Panama, and Costa Rica. The expert panel on this program also discusses some of the countries with the worst corruption problems including Honduras and Venezuela. The program also features an in-depth report on the Cuban Five espionage case. The news segment of the program gives an update on the unrest in Venezuela led by the political opposition and the student movement. The program includes in-depth interviews with: Fulton Armstrong of the Center for Latin American & Latino Studies (CLALS) at American University; Luis Botello of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ)http://www.american.edu/sis/faculty/colgan.cfm; and Adam Isacson of the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA). Other interviews include: Gloria La Riva of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five; Stephen Kimber the University of King's College, Halifax, Canada; and Robert Muse, attorney. Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell; Repoter: Rachel Baye; and Associate Producer: Zach Cohen. The photo is from the United Nations and is in the public domain. “Latin Pulse” is produced at American University’s School of Communication. This program is sponsored by the university’s Center for Latin American & Latino Studies (CLALS), in association with Link TV.