NACLA Update 7/30/09 - NACLA on the Radio / Street Art in Venezuela

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New! Listen to NACLA NACLA audio programs online. This week, from WBAI's "Wake-Up Call," NACLA Director Christy Thornton co-hosts: the escalating "drug war" in Mexico with Laura Carlsen, the Director of the Americas Program at the Center for International Policy; the case against Chevron in Ecuador with Joe Berlinger, the director of the award-winning new documentary Crude: The Real Price of Oil; and the expansion of U.S. military bases in Colombia with Forrest Hylton, author of Evil Hour in Colombia, and Garry Leech, author of Beyond Bogota: Diary of a Drug War Journalist.
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Street Art in Revolutionary Venezuela
by Dale Graden

Street art plays an increasingly vital role in revolutionary Venezuela: It is a mode of political expression and a form of popular education, and it helps build a collective historical memory. Few places show this more brilliantly than the 23 de Enero district, with its combative spirit inscribed on almost every corner. Its art-filled walls show 23 de Enero will continue to play a pivotal role in Venezuela's political life, as it has for decades.
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Abuses in Peru's Escalating Fight Against Rebels
by Lisa Skeen

A smoldering conflict between the Peruvian army and remnants of the Shining Path guerrilla group has escalated with the government's launch of an all-out coordinated offensive. The government claims it has the violent group in its last throes, but human rights groups worry that innocent campesinos are bearing the brunt of the military's questionable tactics.
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