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Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Laura Carlsen, Ingmar Lee, Janine Bandcroft July 13, 2016

by Laura Carlsen

Gorilla Radio, July 2016 | Interview

The war against environmentalists and the indigenous people of Honduras continues. Last week, the body of Lesbia Yaneth Urquía was discovered in a garbage dump... Read More »

Striking teachers in Oaxaca face neoliberal cuts and government bullets.

by Laura Carlsen

This Is Hell!, July 2016 | Interview

Live from Mexico City, Laura Carlsen reports on teachers' strike in Oaxaca - from the protest's struggle against neoliberal labor and education policy changes that strip worker rights and ignore surging economic inequality, to the state's deadly response to this and other challenges to their economic agenda - and updates us on the political aftermath of the government killing of Honduran activist Berta Cáceres. Laura spoke to the Real News Network for their segment "Nine Killed in Police Crackdown on Oaxaca Teacher's Strike"... Read More »

Laura Carlsen discusses Mexico’s missing guns crisis

by Laura Carlsen

CCTV, June 2016 | Video, Interview

For more about what U.S. could do to stop the flow of guns into Mexico and the crisis of Mexico’s missing guns, CCTV America’s Mike Walter spoke to Laura Carlsen, director of the Americas Program at the Center for International Policy. She’s also a columnist for Foreign Policy In Focus... Read More »

Nine Killed in Police Crackdown on Oaxaca Teacher's Strike

by Laura Carlsen

The Real News Network, June 2016 | Video, Interview

Laura Carlsen of the Center for International Policy says that Oaxacan teachers are protesting not only teacher evaluations, but also the entirety of neoliberal reform under Pena Nieto... Read More »

Politicians won't end the disastrous drug war, it's up to the people

by Laura Carlsen

This is Hell, April 2016 |

Laura Carlsen recounts her experience traveling with a group of Latin American activist to demand the end of the global war on drugs on This Is Hell... Read More »

Laura Carlsen reports on This is Hell on the teachers’ strike in Oaxaca

by Laura Carlsen

Global Exchange, April 2016 |

Laura Carlsen writes in the People to People Blog about the Caravan for Peace, Life and Justice visit to Berta Cáceres organization in Honduras... Read More »

The New South American Political Map

by Laura Carlsen

February 2016 | Article

The election results in Venezuela and Argentina, the Brazilian crisis, and the erosion of the “citizens’ revolution” in Ecuador are part of a change in political climate that puts the transformative processes underway on the defensive... Read More »

The Drug War and Mexico

by Laura Carlsen

The New York Times, January 2016 | Letter

Ioan Grillo’s conclusion that the United States (and American taxpayers) “should use its drug-war aid to push harder” for anti-corruption and judicial reforms is off base... Read More »

The FARC and the Colombian government continue to reach for peace

by Laura Carlsen

CCTV America, December 2015 | Video, Interview

Since 2012, the Colombian government has been negotiating a peace deal with Latin America’s largest guerilla army, the FARC. This comes after an armed conflict between the two sides that has lasted more than 50 years and seen 200,000 people killed and millions displaced. Political analyst Laura Carlsen joins Elaine Reyes on the set of “Americas Now to discuss the current state of the peace talks.... Read More »

Venezuela And The Waning Pink Tide

by Laura Carlsen

On Point, December 2015 | Interview

Laura Carlsen speaks on NPR’s On Point about Venezuela’s major election Sunday Dec. 8 where the opposition took the legislative majority... Read More »

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