Latin American Conference Part 5. - FMLN representative, Dr. Guillermo Mata Bennett. El Salvador, Health, and popular power.

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Spanish with simultaneous translation into English.
Dr. Mata Bennett, FMLN representative in the Salvadoran Assembly talks to the Latin American Solidarity Conference in Sydney via Skype video-conferencing. He talks about the gains made, as well as the problems faced by the FMLN's social programs, particularly in the field of health. He responds to questions from the audience, including the question of how the problem of organised criminal gangs is approached through drug rehabilitation programs.
(Picture: Video conference with San Salvador in Sydney)
Direct download: FMLNdiputadoBennett.mp3
Category:Latin Radical -- posted at: 1:44 AM

Latin American Conference - Confronting Global Corporatism. Pt. 4 Nelson Davila, Venezuelan Ambassador. Social Missions in Venezuela

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Nelson Davila, Ambassador of Venezuela to Australia talks about the role of the 'social missions' in Venezuela, the current political situation in Venezuela, post election, and the ongoing contest with the international media campaign against his country.
(Picture: Venezuelan Ambassador Nelson Davila fields a question)
Direct download: VenezDavilaSocialmissions.mp3
Category:Latin Radical -- posted at: 12:40 AM

Latin American solidarity Conference October 16 Part 3.

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(Spanish with English translation)
Santiago Reyes is the Australian representative of the FNRP, or Honduras' National Front for Popular Resistance. In his presentation he talks about the background of last year's coup against popular President Mel Zelaya, and the real reasons for the unprecedent rise of the Resistance Front and its unsurpassed militancy while yet maintaining a consistent policy of non violent resistance in the face of cynical and brutal repression. He speaks of the pattern of open US interventions, the rise of human rights violations under the administration of the coup regime and the efforts of the US to have Honduras readmitted to the Organisation of American States in spite of continuing non-recognition of the regime from most of the international community. The future course of the FNRP hinged on three major points. One, the return of Mel Zelaya, two, no negotiation with the Porfirio Lobo regime, and the creation of a Constituent Assembly for constitutional reform on its own terms, not dictated by the discredited and widely unrecognised administration of Porfirio Lobo. Did the coup arouse a sleeping giant in Latin America?
Direct download: LAsolidarity3ReyesHonduras.mp3
Category:Latin Radical -- posted at: 1:45 AM

Latin American solidarity Conference Part 2. October 16

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Reinaldo Perera, Cuban Consul on the US blockade against his country and other challenges. He responds to questions about the role of Barack Obama.
Direct download: LAsolidarity2CubanConsul.mp3
Category:Latin Radical -- posted at: 1:19 AM

Latin American Solidarity Conference Part 1. October 16 (Bilingual)

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(Spanish with English translation)

Alina Sullcani from Bolivia was guest speaker at the Latin American Solidarity Conference held in Sydney October 16; "Challenging Global Corporatism". Alina is the leader of the National Federation of Indigenous Bolivian Campesino Women "Bartolina Sisa" and a member of the 'Movement for Socialism'. She spoke of what it meant to have an indigenous President of Bolivia for the first time in history, the political struggle to gain that indigenous representation, and the nature of future struggles to protect and defend the benefits of popular power.
Direct download: LAsolidarity1AlinaBolivia.mp3
Category:Latin Radical -- posted at: 10:25 PM

Bolivian Journey - Wilson Hoyle with impressions of Bolivia

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Although he is barely 15 Wilson plays traditional Bolivian and Andean music like a master. Recently he was passing through Nimbin and dropped into the studios of Community Radio 2NimFM and gave us a demonstration of the musical life of the Andes, and with his mother shares some great anecdotes of his time there.
His web page, with music and art work can be found here:
Direct download: WilsonBoliviaMusicVBR.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30 AM

Bono's anti-Venezuelan War Game. (Flashback to 2007, and Bono's Australian tour)

Revised improved edition
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What happens when Bono meets old Australian rocker Normie Rowe? Normie is impressed by Bono's canny investment in a computer war-game and wants a piece of the action, along with a few Indonesian Generals. An acoustic version of the 'Bono Song' by American country blues singer, Daddy Cool follows. 5 minutes,
Bono's company, Elevation Partners, has contributed 300 million dollars to develop this game which is a simulated invasion of Venezuela with a high level of ultra-violence. Pandemic is also funded by the Pentagon to develop computer simulated training exercises for the US military.

If you agree with the sentiments expressed in this podcast, you can express your concerns to the Press office of Pandemic and Elevation Partners at :
Direct download: BonoCreeDC.mp3.mp3
Category:Political Satire -- posted at: 10:45 AM

El Periodismo en Honduras Pt 1 - Dick Emanuelsson (Spanish - "Reporting from Honduras")

El destacado periodista Dick Emanuelsson habla con radio communitario como sobrevivir como periodista en Honduras bajo el regimen golpista.Renown journalist tells community radio how he survives as a journalist in Honduras, under the control of the coup regime.

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El Periodismo en Honduras Pt 2. - Dick Emanuelsson (Spanish - Reporting from Honduras)

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Dick Emanuelsson reporting from Honduras. Dick describes how the right attempts to subvert journalism to 'intelligence' activities, either through subornation, or intimidation. Independent journalism is seen as a threat to the right. He describes his experience in Colombia in 2005 when he was persuaded to leave after constant threats from the Colombian intelligence agencies, and recent pressures on him in Honduras after a visiting Colombian delegation to the post coup 'government' of Honduras.

Periodista Dick Emanuelsson explica como las fuerzas de seguridad de Colombia le 'presiono' a salir del pais en 2005. Ahora esta resistiendo presiones del gobierno golpista de Honduras despues una visita a Honduras de una delegacion Colombiano de las fuerzas de 'seguridad'.

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Represion Crece: Honduras Repression grows - Santiago Reyes (Spanish)

Santiago Reyes en Australia habla del FNRP y sobre la continuacion de las violaciones de derechos humanos y violencia por parte del 'gobierno' de facto de Honduras en la semana de creciente violencia en contra de los huelgistas de Maestros en Honduras.
Santiago Reyes  speaks for the FNRP in Australia about the new round of repression, even as the post coup government renews attempt to be accepted into the Organisation of American States in spite of failing to accept the condition of accepting the norms of human rights.

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Behind the teachers' strike in Honduras

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Toni Solo speaks with community radio 2NimFM and Latin Radical about the reasons for the teachers strike and mobilisation this week in the capital of Honduras, Tegucigalpa, after the Special Forces Cobra squad entered the University, firing over 60 tear gas canisters. Teachers are calling on the resignation of the Rector of the University, and there is a possibility that this week's mobilisation by the teachers could lead to a general strike.

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Can Mel Zelaya return to his Honduras? - where the FNRP stands now.

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Toni Solo analyses what is happening within the FNRP (The Honduras Resistance Front), and drive to allow exiled ex-President Zelaya back inside the country  - move that the coup regime has strongly resisted.

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Honduras coup and the US - Is there a 'smoking gun' ? (Spanish)

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Ricardo Valenzuela, a minister in the government of deposed President Zelaya of Honduras spoke for two hours on public radio last April in San Pedro de Sula. During the interview he quoted from documents which he said had been mislaid by the coup plotters, which laid out in detail the plans for the coup, and a note to the US Ambassador. During the interview he jokingly said "This will probably get me killed". Two months later he was; shot in bar restaurant by a gunman who is still at liberty.

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Ricardo Valenzuela, ex-ministro del gobierno de Mel Zelaya hablaba en una entrevista de dos horas en Radio San Pedro Sula sobre pruebas documentales de la planificacion del golpe de estado contra ex-Presidente Mel Zelaya. En la entrevista dijo en broma "algo me puede pasar cuando salgo del radio". Dos meses fue assasenido en el bar de un hotel. Su asesino queda libre.

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Canada 0, Guatemala 1 - Ambassador loses the plot.

Steven Schnoor, documentary maker  ( and researcher has won a  $10000 lawsuit for defamation against a former Canadian Ambassador to Guatemala for defamation. Steven filmed the eviction of a Guatemalan indigenous community from their land to make way for a large Canadian mining enterprise. The Canadian Ambassador on several occasions told organisations investigating the incident that the documentary was 'staged' and the woman central to the events was a hired actress.

Canadian mining companies have been involved in a number of incidents in Central America and southern Mexico involving forced evictions and selective assassinations of community leaders trying to block the incursions of Canadian mining companies with a questionable record of environmental practices.

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Radio Zacate - Cerrado por militares. (Military close Radio Zacate in Honduras)

Aron, locutor de Radio Zacate explique la situacion de Radio Zacate, que fue rodeado por 300 effectivos armados del Gobierno Golpista de Honduras. Existe un pequeno movimiento de campesinos resistiendo su desalojamiento de terrenos reclamados con poco legalidad por el terrateniente billionario Miguel Facusse. El Radio Communitario solo dio voz a los campesinos en resistencia. Por eso esta cerrado y segregado como 'sitio de un crimen' por los 300 policias y agentes de seguridad. La communidad esta rebiendo fuerte apoyo por la Comision de Derechos Humanos de Honduras, y el FNRP, y estableciendo un planton alredor el Radio. Aron habla con Radio Communitario 2NimFM en Australia.
Continuing affect of the Honduras coup. 300 Honduran military shut down Community Radio Zacate, segregating it as a 'crime zone' for its support of people refusing to move off land claimed by Miguel Facusse under extremely dubious legal grounds. He is also at the centre of the occupation of similarly disputed land by the peasant union MUCA, in the north of the country, involving 2000 + military and drive-by shootings of leaders in unmarked cars. M.F. is billionaire head of Honduras' Chamber of Commerce, with close connections to the military. In this inverview 'Aron', a presenter for Radio Zacate talks with Community Radio 2NimFM in Australia about the wave of support they are receiving in Honduras from Civil organisations, like the Human Rights Commission and the FNRP.

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(Espanol/Spanish language)

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'Desplazados' Mexicanos. Su proprio voz.

(Spanish Language / Espanol)

The voices of the evictees

Las voces de los mismos desplazados:
El martes seis y miércoles siete de abril, el mal gobierno de la ciudad de México publico en su Gaceta Oficial, el decreto, por medio del cual ordena el despojo de las casas de las y los pobres a los que desprecia y reprime, para dar paso a la construcción de la supervía poniente. En el mismo sentido el martes veinte del presente mes y año publicó el decreto de declaratoria de La loma como Área Natural Protegida, ANP argumentando en uno de sus considerandos la declaratoria de necesidad publicada el pasado once de diciembre del año 2009, donde se anunció la obra en cuestión, y en el artículo octavo del decreto de declaratoria de la Loma como ANP, expone que: “podrá realizarse una vialidad subterránea” por debajo de La Loma.

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Forced Evictions in Mexico - Despojo y desplazamiento de gente humilde.

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Spanish Language (Espanol)

Luis Miguel Cano, Lawyer, addresses residents of several poor 'barrios' (suburbs) of the Mexican Federal District (most of Mexico City) who have been given two weeks to get out, with just a few weeks of rent in compensation, to make way for a ring road, and a subterranean tunnel under one of the few nature reserves remaining in the Federal District. The Mexican government handed this project over to private enterprise last year, when much of their own funding 'went missing'. Residents are being hounded out of homes that have been in the family for 50 years, with no alternative accommodation made available. Luis Miguel Cano, a Mexican lawyer who is challenging the legality of the forced evictions addresses local residents determined to resist, laying out the options, the tactics and steps to be taken to resist.

El martes seis y miércoles siete de abril, el mal gobierno de la ciudad de México publico en su Gaceta Oficial, el decreto, por medio del cual ordena el despojo de las casas de las y los pobres a los que desprecia y reprime, para dar paso a la construcción de la supervía poniente. En el mismo sentido el martes veinte del presente mes y año publicó el decreto de declaratoria de La loma como Área Natural Protegida, ANP argumentando en uno de sus considerandos la declaratoria de necesidad publicada el pasado once de diciembre del año 2009, donde se anunció la obra en cuestión, y en el artículo octavo del decreto de declaratoria de la Loma como ANP, expone que: “podrá realizarse una vialidad subterránea” por debajo de La Loma.
Las cuatro ruedas del capitalismo: despojo, represión, desprecio y explotación se han echado a andar en forma contundente contra las y los pobres del Sur Poniente de la ciudad de México. Para ello, el mal gobierno de la Ciudad se ha amancebado con el gran capital que desea esta obra. El despojo del derecho a la vivienda y a una vida digna y la privatización de los espacios públicos en la ciudad, no son en lo absoluto parte de una política de izquierda, sino una práctica del más rancio neoliberalismo de derecha.?

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Luis Aguilar from Honduras (English Language)

Luis Aguilar, a member of the activist movement 'Los Necios' in Honduras updates us on the situation there for community radio. Luis is part of a team that is developing Honduras' independent media outletResistencia Honduras which will be the voice for the FNRP, or Popular National Resistance Front of Honduras.

Luis talks about the latest selective assassinations of activists, the 'dirty tricks' being utilised to displace the peasant communities of Bajo Aguan in the latest land grab, and the subtle pressures being exerted on the few sectors of the media that remains critical of the coup regime.

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Central American news roundup - Toni Solo from Nicaragua

Direct download: toniSolo30_Apr_2010.mp3

Karla Lara - Mesoamerica, song, and activism

Singer Karla Lara had just completed a tour of the US when she did this interview for community radio. She tells how she began singing at the age of 16 when she was invited to work with the Salvadoran guerilla band Cutumay Camones and how the New Song movement sweeping Latin America informed her political commitment and her life as an activist. Karla is touring to bring attention to the situation in Honduras where a regime that resulted from a coup last year is responsible for continuing gross human rights violations.

Direct download: KarlaLara.mp3

Tamar Sharabi - Environmental sustainability and media worker in Honduras. Complete interview

Entire interview with Tamar Sharabi. Tamar Sharabi had been working in Honduras on projects involving sustainability and water for several years when she was witness to the effects of the coup in Honduras at the end of June last year and turned to working on a media project. As a media worker she was directly affected by the heavy repression and was witness to the numerous human rights violations of the coup regime. She has much to say about the particular effects of domination of Honduras a by a small elite on the situation of women, and how resistance to the coup and the coup regime has led to new levels of self empowerment.

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Honduras Protest in the USA: Karla Lara, singing revolution

Honduran native Karla Lara broke into the music scene in 1986 as a singer in the popular group "Rascaniguas" and later with the famous Salvadoran group "Cutumay Camones" that accompanied the political struggle during that country’s brutal civil war. She returned to Honduras to join bands intending to harness music as a form of rebellion, where she was a founding member of "Doble-Via" and "Trovason".
To speak of Karla Lara is to tell the story of many women, or maybe that is only the intention: that many women can see their reflection in her songs, in the harshness of their reality in contrast with the hope and joy that a woman can fight for her rights.
Karla is part of an extensive and diverse movement of young Honduran musicians that believes in the need to create Honduran music with its own history, own rhythm, and pride of being part of a new generation that builds dignity in the country.
In December 2004, she presented her first album, Donde andar, which brings together many of the issues that she has supported and sung about for years. From that date, her music has brought her to various other venues, from unknown villages in Honduras to Copenhagen, Denmark.
In December 2008 she recorded her second album, Antes del Puente, "an album that will help to build identity, to allow ourselves to feel, through stories, clichés and characters of our country, a sense of belonging, which we believe makes the difference in how you design your participation in the construction of a different kind of citizenship."
She is currently part of the first Central American feminist band, CantArte Vida, that has given concerts in Guatemala and Honduras.

Play/Direct download: tamarKarlaLara27_Apr_2010_15.mp3
Category: Latin Radical -- posted at: 9:15 AM

Petro-Bronx ! Lainie Cassel and how Venezuelan Oil helps communities in the Bronx.

Lainie Cassel, media researcher and freelance journalist who has spent over a year in Venezuela talks about effective aid projects in the South Bronx, fuelled by the Venezuelan State run petrol company CITGO.
Details of the project can be found in Lainie's article here, as published in "Upside Down World"

Play/Download:Original audio source (lainie.cassel_22_Apr_2010.mp3)

Cuba's political system (Spanish) - Julie Webb with Jorge Farinas Molina

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Political science lecturer Jorge Farinas Molina talks with Julie Webb about the details of the Cuban political system.

Ex-profesor de Sciencia Politica, Jorge Farina Molina explique detallademente como funciona la systema politica Cubana.


Honduras - Peasants still under threat. (Spanish) Johnny Rivas (MUCA)


Johnny Rivas discusses the outcome of his discussions (as representative of the peasant movement MUCA) Honduras' 'President' Pepe Lobo. Some concessions have been made, with some of the disputed land being returned to the control of the peasants, but the communities are still threatened with a large military presence in the region, and it remains to be seen whether millionaire land grabbing business man Facusse, will comply

Representante de la MUCA, Johnny Rivas habla sobre los resultados de sus discusiones con el de facto Presidente de Honduras, Porphirio Lobo Sosa. Dice que hay algunas concesiones de terrenno, pero la presencia militar queda. Los 'concesiones' seran votado por los campesinos del MUCA esta semana.


3,500 Peasants threatened with Massacre (Spanish) - Johnny Rivas of MUCA

(Spanish Language) (note: sound quality is poor)
Johnny Rivas, spokesperson for the MUCA (peasant union) is meeting with the 'de facto' President of Honduras 'Pepe Lobo' to ask him why the campesino cooperatives of Bajo Aguan are being surrounded by some 3,000 military personnel and police. Peasants are reclaiming land that was illegally acquired during the late 1990s with leases that expired in 2005. Three of the richest men in Honduras are trying to claw back the land to be turned over to Palm oil production, using threats, intimidation and paramilitary assassins. Already 5 peasant leaders have been murdered. Nevertheless, Johnny says morale in the campesino community is high.
Johnny Rivas, representante de la MUCA va reunirse con el 'Presidente' Pepe Lobo para preguntarle porque las communidades campesinas de Bajo Aguan estan rodeadas por mas de 2000 effectivos del gobierno. Los campesinos estan reclamando terreno agarrado illegalemente por unos tres 'bisneros' mas ricos de Honduras. Ya han assesinado 5 dirigentes campesinos para intimidar las communidades. Sin embargo, Johnny dice que el espiritu de los campesinos es alto.


Cuban Elections - (Spanish with English commentary)


Julie Webb, correspondent for Scoop has been given access to the Cuban electoral process and is an accredited observer. She interviews Valentin Graupier whose nomination as a candidate was successfully contested at a local election meeting. A remarkable insight into the grass roots nature of the democratic process in Cuba, where a general election is coming up in a few months.


Honduras Youth movement - 'The Troublemakers' ('Los Necios')

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Ian Diaz talks with Australian community radio from Honduras with reports from Honduras and the efforts of the young people of Honduras to resist the attempts by the Honduras coup regime to crush resistance with a long string of Human Rights violations and intimidation of the FNRP (the Honduras anti-coup regime resistance) that is supported by a majority of the Honduras people.


Timor - what role for the National Police? Jose Teixeira speaks

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Jose Teixeira, Fretilin parliamentarian talks about the many controversies concerning the PNTL (National Police of East Timor), its role, relationship with the UN police forces, and its shortcomings.


Timor - The Pires Trial. Rob Wesley Smith

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Angelita Pires, lover of Reynaido, rebel leader who was killed during an alleged assassination attempt against President Jose Ramos Horta. Horta precipitately presumed that Angela was one of the intellectual authors of the alleged attempt, but many disagreed, especially Rob Wesley Smith who knew Angela as a young girl growing up in Darwin as the member of a refugee family. Community radio asked Wes what he felt about the 'exoneration' of Angelita, after her two years virtually under house arrest, in the judgement handed down a few weeks ago.


Timor Leste - 'Aussie' troops giving lectures?

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Maybe it's the armed forces culture, and maybe it's just political hypocrisy, when Australian government officials deny (as they have done in the past) that Australian peacekeeping forces in Timor Leste are playing a political role (when they are not playing football with the kids - good image, that ... ).
In the last election campaign in Timor Leste Australian troops ripped down Fretilin flags ('accidentally' they said later) and at one point tried to interrupt a cavalcade of the (then) Fretilin Prime Minister's entourage, threatening his security guards at gunpoint.
Australian troops are immune from prosecution under the 'peacekeeping' agreement. The Australian government is allowed 'deniability' of what Australian troops 'do'. But when an Australian military jeep ran down and killed a Timorese pedestrian woman responsibility, and therefore compensation to the family of that woman has been evaded to a degree that resembles denial.
The Australian military presence in Timor Leste has always been hidden behind the Australian government 'deniability' Especially behind that insidious little clause that disallows local prosecution of travesties of justice committed by 'peacekeeping' forces.
This interview is important, Let us all hear, and listen. How responsible are Australian troops in Timor Leste to official government policy?

Timor - village phone project

4.5 Mb 128 kbps mono 4 minutes 52 seconds.
David Rowe talks about a revolutionary concept to provide a cheap (virtually free) digital telephony netwwork for remote communities in Timor Leste


Honduras and the Rio Summit - Ricardo Salgado

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Ricardo Salgado talks about the significance of the results of the Rio Summit to his own country Honduras. He also elaborates on the growing rate of Human Rights violations under the new 'President' Porfirio Lobo, disguised by a new technique of selective assassinations and terrorisation.


El Salvadoran anti-mining successful - sort of ...

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Alexis Stamboulis of CISPES brings us the latest developments on the anti-mining actions in El Salvador, that in the past have resulted in deaths and political assassinations and intimidation of local communities. But it seems that a new government in El Salvador may be turning the tables, in spite of pressures from international institutions favoring the multi-national mining corporations.


Chile election result - Victor Marillanca (English)

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Victor Marillanca, representative of the Chilean Socialist Party in Australia discusses the somewhat paradoxical results of the Chilean elections last January. The Chilean Socialist party lost to a right wing President, yet there is strong representation and recognition by the new government of representatives with strongly held left wing views, which could lead to interesting developments in the relations between Chile and the other Latin American nations.


Chile election result - Victor Marillanca (Spanish/Espanol)

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Victor Marillanca, represenante del Partido Socialista de Chile en Australia habla sobre los resultos paradojicos de las elecciones de Chile en Enero, con un Presidente derechista, pero unos fuertes representantes de la izquierda - una bancada que puede resultar bien interesante en la region del Cono Sur.


Rio Summit 2010 - Toni Solo Part 1

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Toni Solo of Tortilla con Sal comments on the historic decisions made in this year's summit of the Group of Rio and the Latin American summit in which the US and Canada were excluded from key meetings. Toni reports from Nicaragua, and what this historic summit means for the Central American region.


Rio Summit 2010 - Toni Solo Part 2

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Toni Solo of Tortilla con Sal comments on the historic decisions made in this year's summit of the Group of Rio and the Latin American summit in which the US and Canada were excluded from key meetings. Toni reports from Nicaragua, and what this historic summit means for the Central American region.


Cuban Sex Education (Spanish) - Educacion Sexual en Cuba

44Mb 256 kbps stereo 24 minutes.
Mariela Castro habla con Julie Webb sobre su tarea como directora del Centro de Educacion Sexual en Cuba. En Cuba se han desarollado programas para mejorar los derechos de los 'lesbi-gay' incluso el derecho de convivir legalmente como pareja. Tambien han desarollado programas de salud y educacion y un 'hotline' para los afectados por la SIDA.
(Mariela Castro talks to Julie Webb in this fascinating interview about the latest developments in sexual education in Cuba which recognises the lesbi-gay community and certain rights. Mariela is the Director of the Centre for Sex Education in Cuba. Julie Webb is a correspondent for the on line magazine Scoop).