Latin Radical

Feed By: Warwick Fry
Subtitle: Community Radio 2NimFM
Summary: Latin Radical provides news and analysis from a wide range of correspondents and experts on the countries of Latin American continent and Timor Leste. Fearless, independent, and well informed, the program is an essential source for those who want to get the latest analysis of the exciting developments in the Latin American countries, free of the filters of mainstream news coverage.
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Title: Grace Barbe - Live
Author: Pierre Fourie
Subtitle: Grace & Jamie chat with Pierre
Summary: Grace sings a couple of songs from the Seychelles and chats about music, magic and more.
Published: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 1:40 PM
Duration: 25:00
Download: Grace Barbe.mp3
Title: Tamar Sharabi in Honduras
Author: Warwick Fry
Subtitle: Tamar Sharabi - aid worker and media activist
Summary: Entire interview with Tamar Sharabi. Tamar Sharabi had been working in Honduras on projects involving sustainability and water for several years when she was witness to the effects of the coup in Honduras at the end of June last year and turned to working on a media project. As a media worker she was directly affected by the heavy repression and was witness to the numerous human rights violations of the coup regime. She has much to say about the particular effects of domination of Honduras a by a small elite on the situation of women, and how resistance to the coup and the coup regime has led to new levels of self empowerment.
Published: Sun, 9 May 2010 7:07 AM
Duration: 24:35
Download: tamar.maya_27_AprEntire.mp3
Title: Karla Lara - Mesoamerica, song, and activism
Author: Warwick Fry
Subtitle: Honduras Protest singer and activist
Summary: Singer Karla Lara had just completed a tour of the US when she did this interview for community radio. She tells how she began singing at the age of 16 when she was invited to work with the Salvadoran guerilla band Cutumay Camones and how the New Song movement sweeping Latin America informed her political commitment and her life as an activist. Karla is touring to bring attention to the situation in Honduras where a regime that resulted from a coup last year is responsible for continuing gross human rights violations.
Published: Sun, 9 May 2010 6:51 AM
Duration: 21:31
Download: KarlaLara.mp3
Title: Remembering Balibo
Author: Warwick Fry
Subtitle: Jim Dunn remembers Balibo
Summary: Jim Dunn, former Consul in East Timor, human rights activist, researcher, and one of the last people to leave Dili before the Indonesian invasion in December 1975, recalls the characters and the incidents depicted in the film "Balibo" that he had met, and experienced in real life.
Published: Fri, 8 Jan 2010 5:33 PM
Duration: 23:40
Download: JimDunnBalibomono.mp3
Title: Timor, Land, and Biofuel - Tim Anderson
Author: Warwick Fry
Subtitle: Timor government resiling?
Summary: Tim Anderson, lecturer in Political Economy at Sydney University has researched land tenure and ownership in the South Pacific, Latin America, and more recently, Timor Leste. He published a report about the implications of an Indonesian Biofuel project the AMP government signed onto. He cites pressures on the government of Timor Leste to change the Constitution allowing foreigners to buy and sell land in Timor Leste. Some of Timor's political leaders appear to be wavering in their original intent to keep Timorese soil in Timorese hands. And is it just coincidence that USAID and AUSAID have recently launched a US$500,000 project to establish who owns what land in Timor Leste? Traditional communal ownership of land could suffer in the growing push for privatisation, as well as the population's drive for self sufficiency in the face of growing costs in basic foods world wide - largely as a result of multinational corporations turning land over to the production of food crops to biofuels.
Published: Sat, 27 Sep 2008 4:19 PM
Duration: 0:10
Download: timanderson27_Sep_2008.mp3
Title: Timor's Guest Workers? - Jose Teixeira, Fretilin MP.
Author: Warwick Fry
Subtitle: Xanana's visit
Summary: ose Teixeira is an MP for the Fretilin party in Timor Leste. He was also involved in the negotiations with Australia in the 'Timor Gap' treaty, as the deputy Minister for National Resources. He spoke to community radio 2NimFM on the tricky subject of Australia allowing 'guest worker' visas to East Timorese nationals. The Australian government recently passed legislation to allow temporary work visas to Pacific Islanders. A similar arrangement for 'guest workers' from Timor Leste is still pending. Jose presents the East Timorese side of the difficulties involved in the scheme.
Published: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 3:12 PM
Duration: 21:48
Download: JoseT08_Sep2008.mp3
Title: Timor's Guest Workers? - Jim Dunn
Author: Warwick Fry
Subtitle: Xanana's visit
Summary: Jim Dunn, human rights observer and author of numerous articles several histories of Timor Leste puts the attitude of this and other Australian governments under close scrutiny, when he comments on Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao's recent state visit to Australia and his meeting with Australian PM Kevin Rudd. Rudd politely declined to commit Australia to accepting Timorese guest workers, when Xanana raised the question.
Published: Sun, 7 Sep 2008 12:30 AM
Duration: 0:14
Download: Jim04_Sep_2008.mp3
Title: Timor's Guest Workers? - Janelle Saffin MHR
Author: Warwick Fry
Subtitle: Australian policy on Timor Leste
Summary: Janelle Saffin MHR spent several years working in Timor Leste with the now President, Jose Ramos Horta. During Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao's recent state visit to Australia and his meeting with Australian PM Kevin Rudd, Rudd politely declined to commit Australia to accepting Timorese guest workers, when Xanana raised the question. The issue will come under consideration. Janelle explains some of the reasons for the Australian Prime Minister's response, some of the more complex issues, and other aspects of the government's position on Timor Leste.
Published: Sun, 7 Sep 2008 12:20 AM
Duration: 10:30
Download: janelle04_Sep08.mp3
Title: Timor's Guest Workers? - Damien Kingsbury
Author: Warwick Fry
Subtitle: Xanana's visit
Summary: Professor Damien Kingsbury comments on possible reasons for Australia's procrastination in allowing Timorese guest workers to come to Australia on temporary work visas. The Australian government has recently passed legislation allowing temporary work visas to Pacific Islanders, but it appears the Timorese are lower on the list of the Rudd government's priorities. The state visit by Timorese Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao provided him with the opportunity to raise the matter, but Australian PM Kevin Rudd deferred a decision until early next year.
Published: Sun, 7 Sep 2008 12:10 AM
Duration: 7:56
Download: Damien26Aug08.mp3
Title: El Salvador - 09 elections
Author: Warwick Fry
Subtitle: 09 elections and Human Rights
Summary: Lara Pulling, speaking for the Canberra committee of the FMLN, talks further about the importance of next year's elections in El Salvador to the Salvadoran people. The government coalition is trying everything to sabotage the FMLN's 20 point lead in the polls, including the separation of the Presidential election from the local elections with a two month gap. The UN is scrutinising closely the claims of the FMLN that the ARENA led coalition has failed to respect the terms of the Peace Accord of 1992. The FMLN has respected the Accord meticulously, but the ARENA government has failed on a number of counts.
Published: Wed, 27 Aug 2008 8:53 AM
Duration: 17:18
Download: LaraES24_Aug_2008.mp3
Title: El Salvador Pt.3 - '09 elections and the Regional context
Author: Warwick Fry
Subtitle: The Latin American Resistance
Summary: kbps mono 14mins 9seconds. Burke tells us why the governing ARENA party is pulling out all the stops in its effort to continue in power in El Salvador. With the 2009 elections coming up early next year the opposition FMLN is showing a twenty point lead in all the polls. The FMLN is not rushing into a radical makeover of the economy - decades of conservative and reactionary rule have made neo-conservative policy institutional structures. Next year's FMLN presidential candidate, Mauricio Funes is proposing moderate reforsm. But in the Latin American context it will mean that El Salvador will join the growing number of Latin American countries liberating themselves from US hegemomy and intervention, with the ability to develop themselves freely away from the the influence and impositions of the IMF the World Bank, and Washington.
Published: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 7:00 PM
Duration: 14:09
Download: Stansbury16_Aug_2008.mp3
Title: El Salvador Pt.2. - Human Rights and the '09 elections
Author: Warwick Fry
Subtitle: The threat to the witness
Summary: CISPES, the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador was established in the USA in the 1980s when US trained Death Squads were systematically killing opposition to the US backed military regime in ritual terrorist assassinations. When US citizens organize themselves to resist the brutality of US foreign policy they came under scrutiny by the US police and intelligence services. It seems that old habits die hard. Current members of the CISPES have been investigated and harassed by the FBI because they have brought to public attention the return of Death Squad tactics in El Salvador, to break down opposition to the US backed government there with overtly terroristic tactics. In a previous interview Burke Stansbury gained an admission from the US Ambassador in El Salvador that the US had actively intervened in the 2004 elections. It remains to be seen whether the US is trying to influence the results of next year's elections, but the fingerprints are all over the return of the Death Squads and the more recent harassment of CISPES.
Published: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 6:44 PM
Duration: 13:00
Download: BurkeStansburyCISPESAug08.mp3
Title: El Salvador Pt.1 - Human Rights and 09 elections
Author: Warwick Fry
Subtitle: Burke Stansbury - an admission from the US Ambassador
Summary: Burke Stansbury from Washington. He has just returned from a fact finding mission to El Salvador with CISPES where he had an interesting conversation with the US Ambassador there. While the Ambassador admitted that there was political intervention on the side of the ARENA party by the US to influence the results of the last Salvadoran elections, the Ambassador claims that the US State Department has no intention of influencing upcoming elections of 2009. Burke is skeptical, and in this interview he explains why. Direct download: CISPESstansbum_20_Jul_2008.mp3
Published: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 5:59 PM
Duration: 14:48
Download: CISPESstansbum_20_Jul_2008.mp3
Title: Timor Leste- Peter Murphy;Budget and assasination attempt
Author: Warwick Fry
Subtitle: Timor ; Budget, assasinations and tensions.
Summary: Peter Murphy of the SEARCH foundation has been involved with Timor Leste since 1975. In this interview he talks about the controversial budget put to the Timorese Parliament by Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao. Some parliamentarians in his governing AMP coalition have raised eyebrows, and the decision to dip into the Oil Fund to prop up the budget for an amount my than double what is laid down in the constitutional guidelines has been questioned both within Timor Leste and by international advisors and observers. Peter also comments on more recent findings of the investigation into the attempt on the life of President Jose Ramos Horta on February 11, and suggests that there should be an independent international investigation.
Published: Sun, 24 Aug 2008 7:34 PM
Duration: 14:19
Download: PeterMurphy19_Aug_2008.mp3
Title: Timor - (Pt.3) Truth, Friendship, but not much Justice
Author: Warwick Fry
Subtitle: Clinton Fernandes on the Truth and Friendship Commission
Summary: Fri, 1 August 2008 Timor - A closer look at Truth and Friendship; Clinton Fernandes 9Mb. 128kbps. 9mins 45 secs Clinton Fernandes travels frequently to Timor Leste. He lectures to the Australian Defense Force Academy at the University of New South Wales, and has scrutinised the Commission for Truth and Friendship report closely and critically. He believes it is disappointing, but a stepping stone for further action for justice for the people of Timor Leste, who seem to have been left out of the political equation. Direct download: ClintonFernandes01_Aug_2008_15_11_37.mp3 Category: Latin Radical -- posted at: 6:24 AM
Published: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 3:27 PM
Duration: 9:45
Download: ClintonFernandes01_Aug_2008_15_11_37.mp3
Title: Timor - (Pt.2) Truth, Friendship, but not much Justice
Author: Warwick Fry
Subtitle: Damien Kingsbury on the theme
Summary: Thu, 31 July 2008 Timor; Truth and Friendship, but little Justice - Damien Kingsbury 8.7 Mb. 128kbps mono 9mins 15 seconds Professor Damien Kingsbury, political scientist and observer of Timor Leste comments about the outcome of the recently released report of the Truth and Friendship Commission on the horrific reprisals visited upon the people of Timor Leste by Indonesian militias, in the wake of the 1999 independence referendum. The results were predictable, but disappointing to the people of Timor Leste, who have yet to find justice after the long years of brutal Indonesian occupation. Direct download: DamienKingsbury30_Jul_2008_16_27_52.mp3 Category: Latin Radical -- posted at: 10:37 PM Comments[0]
Published: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 3:18 PM
Duration: 9:15
Download: DamienKingsbury30_Jul_2008_16_27_52.mp3
Title: Timor - (Pt.1) Truth, Friendship, but not much Justice
Author: Warwick Fry
Subtitle: Enquiry into 1999 massacres released
Summary: The Indonesians lost the referendum on Timorese independence, but as a parting gesture they massacred over 1000 Timorese and in an orgy of destruction burnt down most of the infrastructure. Indonesia has always denied responsibilty, but now with at least one of the Generals implicated in alleged crimes against humanity running for President next year, the toothless Truth and Friendship Commission has finally assigned at least some of the responsibility to the Indonesian State. Pt. 1 of 3. James Dunn
Published: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 2:27 PM
Duration: 11:33
Download: JimDunnTL27_Jul_2008.mp3
Title: Timorese politics and the student demonstrations
Author: Warwick Fry
Subtitle: Peter Murphy - Timor Leste Human Rights researcher
Summary: Peter Murphy of the SEARCH Foundation brings more insights into what motivates the students to demonstrate in Dili, Timor Leste, and the controversial policy decisions that seem to be coming from the Prime Minister's office. Towards the end of this interview Peter describes the efforts being made by the President and other parties and actors to maintain a sensible discourse without disrupting Timor Leste's fragile stability.
Published: Thu, 17 Jul 2008 5:22 PM
Duration: 20:07
Download: Murphytimor13_Jul_2008.mp3
Title: Timor Leste - Behind the Student Protests -
Author: Warwick Fry
Subtitle: Damien Kingsbury, Professor of Politics comments
Summary: Students ... not exactly rioting, and an extraordinary police response. Now, around 40 students arrested, protesting at a general perception that the AMP government is misspending moneys, and doing deals that should be managed far better than they have been. Damien Kingsbury, Associate Professor of Political Science at Deakin University talks about the pressures bought to bear on Timor Leste's Prime Minister, Xanana Gusmao, for pushing policies that may be politically unwise.
Published: Thu, 17 Jul 2008 5:03 PM
Duration: 9:41
Download: KingsburyJuly10_08.mp3