We discuss issues facing women in Latin America in light of International Women's Day. Also a story from telesurtv.net about the ways countries in Latin America are honoring their women and one from Puerto Vallarta Daily News about the "lottery" women face for healthcare. We also implement the Florida Caribe Book Club with Sandra Cisneros' "The House on Mango Street." Featured music from Mana, Audri Nix, Monsieur Perine, Buika, and more!
We talk about the Pope's recent trip to Mexico, the Zika virus and its effect on women's reproductive rights, students protesting Georgia University's banning undocumented citizens, and Las Hijas de Violencia. Also, an interview with Silvia Perez from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers.
On this episode we discuss how the Black Lives Matter movement has inspired a similar movement in Brazil, protests in Haiti during their presidential election, immigration reform, and an interview with Itzel Alejandra Martinez a photojournalist and multi-media artist with roots in Mexico and the U.S.
While the best Cuban athletes are now playing for professional teams around the globe, Major League Baseball still forces Cuban players to defect, separating them from their families, and taking big risks in getting to the United States. But change is coming — slowly. We talk to Peter Bjarkman, journalist, book author, and one of the foremost experts of Cuban baseball in the United States.
As their country allows freer speech and as economic reforms are advancing, Cuban artists are among those that benefit most. There's a lot of back-and-forth between Cuba, the United States and Europe now, as painters from the island are in much demand.
Amid all the excitement on and around the island, those artists who had defected from Cuba in years past are struggling to be seen and heard.
An exhibition at the Ringling College's Selby Gallery in Sarasota is changing that. On this Florida Caribe episode, we talk to Jorge Reynardus, the art collector who made the show possible, and to Silvia Pedraza, a University of Michigan sociologist who interviewed many of the Cuban exile painters represented in Reynardus' collection.