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This podcast looks at the current political situation in Latin America and tries to make sense of it along with the help of experts on Latin American politics. Greg Weeks is Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science & Public Administration UNC Charlotte. He blogs at Two Weeks Notice.

Understanding Latin American Politics: The Podcast Greg Weeks

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This podcast looks at the current political situation in Latin America and tries to make sense of it along with the help of experts on Latin American politics. Greg Weeks is Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science & Public Administration UNC Charlotte. He blogs at Two Weeks Notice.

    Episode 73: Serving as an Expert Witness in Immigration Cases

    Episode 73: Serving as an Expert Witness in Immigration Cases

    Greg talks with Jonathan Rosen, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Holy Family University, about his experience serving as an expert witness in immigration cases. Jonathan has served in almost 100 cases, mostly involving Central American migrants fearful of returning. He has some great insights into the whole process and even how people can get […]

    Episode 72: Nayib Bukele and Other Things

    Episode 72: Nayib Bukele and Other Things

    Greg talks with Christine Wade, Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Washington College and fairly frequent guest on the podcast. The topic is El Salvador, but we also dive into the details of textbook writing, since the new edition of her textbook Understanding Central America: Global Forces and Political Change is out in its 7th […]

    Episode 71: Latin America, the U.S., and China

    Episode 71: Latin America, the U.S., and China

    This is a different kind of episode, as it’s a recording of a talk Greg gave on Latin America, the U.S., and China on February 19, 2020 for the Great Decisions series, sponsored by the Office of International Programs at UNC Charlotte.

    Episode 70: Latin American Civil-Military Relations: What The &%$*&?

    Episode 70: Latin American Civil-Military Relations: What The &%$*&?

    Greg goes it alone in this episode, feeling flashbacks to the 1990s and the continued relevance of civil-military relations in Latin America, to the detriment of democracy. He looks in general at the issue, with reference to El Salvador and Bolivia. Really, what the &%$&?

    Episode 69: Understanding the Chilean Crisis

    Episode 69: Understanding the Chilean Crisis

    Greg talks with Pablo Rubio, a historian who is currently Visiting Researcher at Georgetown University and Investigador de la Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional de Chile. He researches the political transition in Chile and U.S.-Chilean relations. We chat about the effects of the transition, constitutional reform, police violence, and even how the right believes Venezuela is […]

    Episode 68: Understanding the Bolivian Crisis

    Episode 68: Understanding the Bolivian Crisis

    Greg talks with Miguel Centellas, who is Croft Instructional Associate Professor of Sociology & International Studies at The University of Mississippi. He does research on Bolivian politics and electoral politics and measuring democracy as well. He was on the podcast way back in December 2016. At that point, Evo Morales had decided to run despite […]

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