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Shows featuring Greg Grandin

  • In Latin American Votes, Honduran Movements Cement Role While El Salvador Poised for Historic Shift Cerenortiz03
    Historian and Latin America expert Greg Grandin looks at two recent elections in Latin America with historic implications. Despite losing a contested vote in Honduras, Grandin says the LIBRE party of former President Manuel Zelaya has altered the traditional Honduran political balance with newfound gains in the...
    February 06, 2014 | Story
  • Empire of Necessity: Historian Greg Grandin on Slavery, Freedom and Deception in the New World Slaveship01
    In his new book, "The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World," acclaimed historian Greg Grandin examines how the transnational slave trade transformed the world, causing mass economic, social and political upheaval in ways that continue to reverberate today. Grandin tells the true...
    February 06, 2014 | Story
  • Hugo Chávez Dead: Transformed Venezuela & Survived U.S.-Backed Coup, Now Leaves Uncertainty Behind Hugo_chavez-1
    With the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez after a two-year fight with cancer, we host a roundtable discussion on a revolutionary leader whose democratic-socialist policies not only transformed his country, but helped steer the entire Latin American region away from U.S.-backed neoliberalism. We’re joined by...
    March 06, 2013 | Story
  • Coup in Paraguay: Will U.S. Join Latin America in Condemning Ouster of President Fernando Lugo? Lugo
    Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo has been ousted in what he has described as a parliamentary coup. On Friday, the Paraguayan Senate voted 39-to-4 to impeach Lugo, saying he had failed in his duty to maintain social order following a recent land dispute which resulted in the deaths of six police officers and 11 peasant...
    June 25, 2012 | Story
  • Obama Refuses to Back Growing Call for Drug Legalization to Stem Spreading Violence in Latin America Obamapuppet
    While the presidents of Guatemala, Colombia, Costa Rica and El Salvador have voiced support for an end to the drug war, President Obama rejected their calls for drug legalization during high-level talks at the Summit of the Americas in Colombia. Obama warned that legalization could lead to greater problems, but he expressed...
    April 16, 2012 | Story
  • Latin America v. Obama: U.S. Policy on Cuba, Drug War, Economy Under Fire at Colombian Summit Obamaspeaking
    Historian Greg Grandin analyzes the U.S.-Colombia "free trade" deal and the deepening split between much of Latin America and Washington following the Summit of the Americas in Colombia. The summit, which was marred by a U.S. prostitution scandal, concluded Sunday without agreement on the key questions of whether...
    April 16, 2012 | Story
  • Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff: From Imprisoned Guerrilla Fighter to "The Most Powerful Woman in the World" Dilma
    Brazil has made history with the swearing-in of its first female president. On Saturday, Dilma Rousseff received the presidential sash from outgoing President Lula da Silva at a ceremony in the capital Brasília. In the 1960s, Rousseff was a guerrilla resisting Brazil’s military dictatorship. She was imprisoned and...
    January 03, 2011 | Story
  • Picking Lula’s Replacement: Brazil’s Presidential Race Heads to Runoff Dilma-rousseff_web
    In Brazil, some 135 million voters cast ballots on Sunday in a closely watched presidential election. Dilma Rousseff, the leading candidate to succeed President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, won the race but failed to gain the 50 percent of votes needed for an outright victory. If Rousseff wins the runoff, she will become the...
    October 04, 2010 | Story
  • Latin American Historian Greg Grandin on Colombia After Álvaro Uribe Santos
    Colombia and Venezuela are expected to reestablish trade and diplomatic ties after their leaders meet today to defuse a simmering crisis. Colombia’s new president Juan Manuel Santos, who was inaugurated Saturday, will meet Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez in Santa Marta, Colombia, the site where South American...
    August 10, 2010 | Story
  • US Cuts More Aid to Honduras as Zelaya Meets Clinton in Washington Zelaya-clinton-web
    On Thursday, the Obama administration formally cut more than $30 million in aid to Honduras and suggested it will not recognize the Honduran elections scheduled for November unless the vote is free and open. The announcement came as ousted Honduran leader Manuel Zelaya was in Washington for talks with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. We speak with NYU professor of Latin American studies,...
    September 04, 2009 | Story
  • Debate on Honduras: Fmr. Clinton Lawyer Lanny Davis, Lobbyist for Honduras Business Leaders vs. NYU Historian Greg Grandin Davis-grandin-web
    The Obama administration appears to be backing off its opposition to the Honduran coup regime just as internal resistance is growing in the Honduran streets. We host a debate between Latin America historian and New York University professor Greg Grandin and Lanny Davis, a former special counsel to President Clinton who’s now a paid lobbyist for Honduran business leaders backing the coup...
    August 07, 2009 | Story
  • Defying Coup Regime, Zelaya Attempts Return to Honduras 1_zelaya
    Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya is attempting a risky return home after last month’s military coup. The coup regime has threatened to arrest him if he sets foot in the country. We go to Honduras to speak with Latin America historian Greg Grandin. [includes rush transcript]
    July 24, 2009 | Story
  • Zelaya Vows to Return to Honduras Despite Threats of Arrest by Coup Leaders Zelaya-wave-web
    The ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya has vowed to return to Honduras within the next few days in an attempt to reclaim power. Zelaya was forced out of office in a military coup d’etat on Sunday. He will reportedly return to Honduras accompanied by the OAS Secretary General, the presidents of Argentina and Ecuador, and the head of the UN General Assembly. But Roberto Micheletti, who...
    July 02, 2009 | Story
  • "Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City" Fordlandia-web
    We speak with NYU professor Greg Grandin about his new book, Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City. The book tells the story of Henry Ford, the richest man in the world in the 1920s, and his attempt to build a rubber plantation and a miniature Midwest factory town deep in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon. [includes rush transcript]
    July 02, 2009 | Story
  • Coup in Honduras: Military Ousts President Manuel Zelaya, Supporters Defy Curfew and Take to the Streets Honduras-web
    In the first military coup in Central America in a quarter of a century, the Honduran military has ousted the democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya. Former Parliamentary speaker Roberto Micheletti, who was sworn in as Zelaya’s replacement on Sunday, has imposed a two-day nationwide curfew. But hundreds of Zelaya supporters remain on the streets, and shots were fired at protesters...
    June 29, 2009 | Story
  • Obama Signals Readiness to Further Militarize Drug War with Potential Deployment of National Guard to Mexico Border Mexicodrugviolenceweb
    President Obama is considering deploying National Guard troops along the border with Mexico in response to the escalating drug war. More than 7,000 people have been killed in Mexico in drug-related violence in the last year. Much of the drug-related violence in Mexico has been fueled by the ability of drug cartels to purchase AK-47 assault rifles and other arms in the United States. We host a...
    March 13, 2009 | Story
  • El Salvador Holds National Elections Amidst Renewed GOP Threats Against Electing FMLN Fmlnweb
    Two Republican lawmakers have issued threats over the outcome of Sunday’s national elections in El Salvador. On Thursday, Republican Congress members Trent Franks of Arizona and Dan Burton of Indiana said Salvadorans living in the US could lose their immigration status and the right to send remittances home if the leftist FMLN party wins the vote. Polls indicate the FMLN will beat the...
    March 13, 2009 | Story
  • "The Bishop of the Poor": Paraguay’s New President Fernando Lugo Ends 62 Years of Conservative Rule Lugoinauguration
    A former priest known as the “Bishop of the Poor,” Fernando Lugo is the first Paraguayan president since 1946 not to be from the conservative Colorado Party. He has pledged to give land to the landless and fight corruption. We speak to Greg Grandin, professor of Latin American history at NYU. [includes rush transcript]
    August 19, 2008 | Story
  • The Life & Legacy of Latin American Revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara: 40 Years After His Death Guevaraweb
    Today marks the 40th anniversary of the death of one of the most influential figures of the last century — Latin American revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara. On October 8, 1967, Che was captured by Bolivian troops working with the CIA. He was executed one day later. Today we broadcast Che in his own words and speak with Latin American historian Greg Grandin. [includes rush transcript]
    October 09, 2007 | Story
    The Clinton administration announced recently an initiative to create a 10,000-strong all-African military force to intervene in regional crises. Although the initiative has received tepid support in Congress, some African countries have taken a keen interest and started training soldiers for the international force.
    August 14, 1997 | Story