May 2, 2011
Latin America in the Obama Years: U.S. Intervention, Policy and Progress
CEPR Co-Director Mark Weisbrot took part in a discussion on Latin America and U.S. policy toward the region, as well as Oliver Stone's documentary "South of the Border." Stone recruited Mark to help provide deeper background on the film. They began their journey at the northern end of the continent in Venezuela, spending several days interviewing Venezuela’s President Hugo Chávez before heading south to interview other progressive heads-of-state including Evo Morales (Bolivia), Lula da Silva (Brazil), Cristina Kirchner (Argentina), Fernando Lugo (Paraguay), Rafael Correa (Ecuador), and Raúl Castro (Cuba), among others. Out of these interviews emerged an entertaining and trenchant exposé of the mainstream media, and an invigorating portrait of a continent at the cross-roads of change and a new generation of leaders with a collective determination to set their own political course. The event was sponsored by the Latin America Solidarity Committee Milwaukee; Progressive Students of Milwaukee; & Peace Action Wisconsin, www.peaceactionwi.org. For more information, call 414-507-3745.
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