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Pulitzer-winning Sonia Nazario speaks at Eckerd College about ongoing child refugee crisis listen

09/12/14 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Sonia Nazario, Lourdes Flores, Enrique's Journey, immigration, Honduras, incarceration, prisons, Eckerd Collge, drug war, refugee, migrant


Sonia Nazario, the Pulitzer-winning journalist and author of the book, Enrique’s Journey, spoke at Eckerd College Thursday night about the ongoing child refugee crisis. It was the first time that Nazario, and Enrique’s mother, Lourdes Flores, spoke to an audience together. They focused on the harsh realities, misconceptions and solutions to the crisis in Central and North America.

The auditorium was packed to capacity with 600 people. Some in the audience were Eckerd College freshman, who...

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U.S. supports Honduran government despite violent crackdown on protesters listen

05/11/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Union busting, deregulation of private industry and silencing of dissent are on the laundry list of beefs many US citizens have about the new Republican leadership in statehouses like Florida, Ohio and Indiana. Working people in one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere are railing against their US-supported government’s anti-labor policies.

An estimated 300 people have died suspiciously in Honduras since a 2009 military coup that replaced democratically elected president Ma...


Father Roy Bourgeois, School Of The Americas Watch Founder

02/18/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Our guest today is Father Roy Bourgeois, M.M., founder of SOA Watch and Nobel Peace Prize nominee. He will speak at Lakewood United Church of Christ, 2601 54th Ave. S. in St. Petersburg, on Friday, Feb. 19, at 7:00 PM.

Fr. Bourgeois founded SOA Watch in 1990 to close the School of the Americas, renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation in 2001 (SOA/WHINSEC).

The SOA/WHINSEC is based at the Fort Benning U.S. Army base in Columbus, GA, ...


Zelaya returns to Honduras listen

09/21/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Deposed President Manuel Zelaya apparently has returned to Honduaras to reclaim his presidency. He appeared on local television Channel 36 today to rally supporters.

President Zelaya was forced out of Honduras at gunpoint in late June in a military coup d'etat. Leaders of the de facto coup government have threatened to arrest him if he returns.

This afternoon, WMNF spoke with Mark Weisbrot, co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research.

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Coup in Honduras

07/02/09 Robert Lorei
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USF (Tampa) Latin American Studies professor Harry Vanden joined us this hour for a discussion of the coup this past weekend in Honduras. The deposed President of the country says he plans to return to Honduras this coming weekend. The Honduran military is vowing to prevent that from happening.

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