Latin America http://kgou.org en 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