RealClear Radio Hour – Freedom and Tyranny in Latin America

29 May

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Cuban Freedom Fighter

May 28, 2016

Carlos Eire, Yale professor of history and religious studies, National Book Award winner, and author of Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy, grieves for his native Cuba under the Castro regime— a socialist Jurassic Park. Evacuated to the U.S. during Operation Peter Pan in 1961, Eire shares his frustration and disappointment over the unrelenting repression of ordinary Cubans, President Obama’s failure to demand human rights concessions from Castro’s regime, and the million dollar tourist industry naively propping up the failed state.

Carlos Eire

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Music of Freedom

May 28, 2016

Arturo Sandoval, 10-time Grammy Award-winning jazz trumpeter and composer, and recent recipient of an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts from the University of Notre Dame, shares how he discovered jazz, was jailed in Cuba for listening to the “voice of the enemies,” and how it changed his life. A renowned jazz innovator, with more than 40 albums of varying styles, Sandoval celebrates individuality and the opportunity he found in America after defecting from Cuba.

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Latin American Pulse

May 28, 2016

Dr. Alejandro Chafuen, president of Atlas Network, analyzes the political situation across Latin America. Chafuen celebrates Latin Americans’ growing rejection of institutional populism, while lamenting the tragic situation in Venezuela, Chile’s retrogression, and the United States’ failure to challenge the Cuban dictatorship.

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