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Haiti Crisis, U.S. and World Paralysis

Hands off Haiti! Over two centuries ago, the people of Haiti defeated European colonialism and established the world’s first Black republic. Today in the face of chaos people are taking on the fight for their...

Late artist lays bare US foreign policy at Art Basel 2023

Continuing our look at social justice in art, out of the thousands of modern and contemporary artists on display from 277 galleries at the nearly weeklong art festival at the 21st annual Art Basel Miami...

MidPoint: City View with Patrick Manteiga

For over 100 years, Tampa has been the home of La Gaceta, the country's only trilingual newspaper and longest-running family-owned publication. La Gaceta has its fingers on the pulse of the city's politics and the...
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Supporter of Venezuela’s president will speak in Tampa on Friday

The U.S. government considers someone who wasn’t elected to be the interim president of Venezuela. But the elected president, Nicolas Maduro has maintained power despite the attempted coup. Several Trump administration officials have implied the...
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Tampa and Sarasota protests against attempted coup in Venezuela

There are two Tampa Bay area protests coming up to support the elected President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, and oppose the U.S. support for the attempted coup. Bryan Ellis is an organizer with the two...

Activists Protest Killing of Civilians by Border Patrol

Last Wednesday in Tampa’s Ybor City a group of about a dozen people protested the killing of people in Mexico by US Border Patrol agents. The Associated Press is reporting this morning that: “U.S. authorities...
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Update: Joe Biden is in Tampa Bay today. When he was here in 2016, the VP stressed Cuba, TPP and natural gas

Update on June 4, 2018 – Former Vice President Joe Biden is speaking Monday night in St. Petersburg. Here’s a WMNF News report from when the VP spoke at University of Tampa on May 11,...
U.S. Special Envoy for the Colombian Peace Process Bernard Aronson, joined by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Ambassador to Colombia Kevin Whitaker, addresses conflict victims, ex-combatants, and at-risk youth speak about a job-training program at the Escuela Taller run by the Colombian Ministry of Culture as the delegation visits Cartagena, Colombia, on September 26, 2016, to witness a peace ceremony between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) that ends a five-decade conflict.

Colombian Peace Activist Discusses End of 53 Year-Long Civil War

Camilo Romero discusses Colombia’s civil war and peace deal A peace process is beginning in Colombia that is designed to end a civil war in that South American country that’s been going on since 1964....

Florida This Week; former Chilean military officer found responsible in murder of folk singer Victor Jara

By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Tuesday we listened to the latest Florida This Week, a political talk show from local PBS station WEDU that is also hosted by Rob Lorei. In this episode our panel...

New documentary looks at the legacy of murdered Chilean folk singer Victor Jara

BY Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Friday we look at the life and legacy of Chilean  folk singer Victor Jara. Jara was a well known musician, theater director, teacher and advocate for social justice in his home...

Human rights activist speaks out against Columbian paramilitary training in the US

On Midpoint Wednesday, Host Rob Lorei speaks with Deborah Barros Fince, a Columbian Attorney, artist and human rights advocate for the Wayuu , an indigenous ethnic group in Columbia and Venezeula. In 2004, Fince witnessed a massacre...

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