Latin America http://kgou.org en World Views: June 27, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-june-27-2014 <p></p><p></p><p>Suzette Grillot and Rebecca Cruise discuss the North Korean response to the Seth Rogen and James Franco film <em>The Interview</em>, and <a href="http://www.stimson.org/images/uploads/task_force_report_final_web_062414.pdf">the report</a> released this week &nbsp;reviewing the increased use of drones by the United States.</p><p>And a conversation with University of Oklahoma Latin America historian <a href="https://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias/faculty/alan-mcpherson.html">Alan McPherson</a>. His new book <a href="http://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-invaded-9780195343038?cc=us&amp;lang=en&amp;tab=overview"><em>The Invaded</em></a> explores early 20th century conflicts in Nicaragua, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic.</p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:29:18 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Suzette Grillot & Rebecca Cruise 32242 at http://kgou.org World Views: June 27, 2014 Keeping The Neighbors In Line, But At What Cost? Latin America’s “Invaded” Nations http://kgou.org/post/keeping-neighbors-line-what-cost-latin-america-s-invaded-nations <p>Eighty years after President James Monroe announced his opposition to any European intervention in Latin America, President Theodore Roosevelt expanded on the idea and justified the United States’ aggressive pursuit of its own economic and political interests in the region during his 1904 State of the Union address.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:22:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Suzette Grillot 32095 at http://kgou.org Keeping The Neighbors In Line, But At What Cost? Latin America’s “Invaded” Nations World Views: April 25, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-april-25-2014 <p></p><p>Suzette Grillot and Rebecca Cruise discuss President Obama's trip to Asia this week, and whether or not we'll finally see the long-anticipated foreign policy "pivot" to the region. They also talk about the kidnapping of hundreds of young girls in Nigeria.</p><p>Later, a conversation with activist, author and filmmaker&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cliftonross.com/#!about/ccjb">Clifton Ross</a>.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">He says solidarity among Latin American protesters and dedication to their cause can actually work </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">against</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> them.</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 20:33:51 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise, Brian Hardzinski & Nick Aguilera 28028 at http://kgou.org World Views: April 25, 2014 Difference Between Latin American And U.S. Protests? Natives, Religion, And Karl Marx http://kgou.org/post/difference-between-latin-american-and-us-protests-natives-religion-and-karl-marx <p></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 20:24:22 +0000 Suzette Grillot & Nick Aguilera 28027 at http://kgou.org Difference Between Latin American And U.S. Protests? Natives, Religion, And Karl Marx Poll Focuses On Views From A Wide Array Of Latino Americans http://kgou.org/post/poll-focuses-views-wide-array-latino-americans You've probably heard a lot about "the Latino voter" or the way companies are trying to win over "the Latino consumer."<p>It's a cliché to point out that Latinos, like every other ethnic group, are not monolithic. But let's say it one more time, anyway: Latinos are not monolithic.<p>That's underscored by a new major poll of nearly 1,500 Latino Americans by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:55:04 +0000 editor 21569 at http://kgou.org Poll Focuses On Views From A Wide Array Of Latino Americans World Views: November 22, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-november-22-2013 <p></p><p></p><p>Friday&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">marks 50 years since President John F. Kennedy died by an assassin’s hand in Dallas. University of Oklahoma political scientist <a href="http://faculty-staff.ou.edu/K/Charles.D.Kenney-1/">Charles Kenney</a> joins Suzette Grillot to discuss Kennedy’s global legacy, especially in Latin America.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Later, a conversation with&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Michael Covitt, the founder of the Malian Manuscript Foundation, and the producer of the documentary&nbsp;</span><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><a href="http://www.sabatierfilmgroup.com/info.html" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">333</a>&nbsp;</em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">– named after the saints buried in Timbuktu.</span></p><p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Suzette Grillot 17716 at http://kgou.org World Views: November 22, 2013 Despite Failures, Latin America Still Fond Of JFK http://kgou.org/post/despite-failures-latin-america-still-fond-jfk <p></p><p>When President Kennedy took office in 1961, he immediately set out to combat communism wherever he could.</p><p>He didn’t need to look far, and signed off on a plan to overthrow Cuban dictator Fidel Castro put in motion by his predecessor, Dwight D. Eisenhower.</p><p>University of Oklahoma political scientist and Latin America scholar <a href="http://faculty-staff.ou.edu/K/Charles.D.Kenney-1/">Charles Kenney</a> says it’s no coincidence Kennedy launched the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba within a month of a massive ten-year development program for Latin America known as the <a href="http://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK/JFK-in-History/Alliance-for-Progress.aspx">Alliance For Progress</a>.</p><p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 17:54:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Suzette Grillot 17715 at http://kgou.org Despite Failures, Latin America Still Fond Of JFK Chávez Legacy Polarizing, But Politically Empowering http://kgou.org/post/ch-vez-legacy-polarizing-politically-empowering <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">World leaders, athletes, and left-wing celebrities were among those who attended Friday's funeral in Caracas for Venezuelan President Hugo </span>Chávez<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>"He produced in people profound feelings of love, affection, and loyalty, and of rejection and hate," said <a href="http://faculty-staff.ou.edu/K/Charles.D.Kenney-1/" target="_blank">Charles Kenney</a>, a University of Oklahoma comparative political scientist and an expert on Latin American democratization. "So for those who loved him, this is a very sorrowful time, and he is indeed, I think, seen as a martyr-like figure."</p><p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 20:57:47 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Suzette Grillot & Rebecca Cruise 1462 at http://kgou.org Chávez Legacy Polarizing, But Politically Empowering