Interviews from Quito: Exclusive with the Cuban Five

On December 14, 2014, the remaining members of the Cuban Five were released from prison after serving more than 16 years in prison on trumped up charges in the United States.

Interviews from Quito – Climate Change, Responsibility, and Justice

Fander Falconi, PhD in Ecological Economics, talks about climate change and the challenges of the Paris COP 21. Falconi puts the blame for climate change on rich nations and over-consuming elite. In order to face the economic crisis, wealthy nations must do an additional effort to slash emissions.

Interviews from Quito – The Ecuadorean Indigenous Federation

Today our host Gregory Wilpert speaks with José Agualsaca, the President of the Federation of Indigenous Peoples and Campesino Movements and Organizations (FEI) about the current situation of the indigenous movement in Ecuador and its relationship to the government at a time when this movement seems to be divided. The discussion ranges from the advances … Continue reading

Interviews from Quito – Colombian Solidarity Activist Alice Loaiza

Today our host Gregory Wilpert interviews sociologist and Bay Area Colombian solidarity activist Alice Loaiza about major issues in the country. These include the FARC’s insistence on the adoption of social justice measures in the peace process, the terrible conditions faced by thousands of FARC political prisoners in Colombian jails, the role of the United … Continue reading

Interviews from Quito – Pedro Paez on Market Power Control

Today our host Gregory Wilpert interviews Pedro Paez, a key economic advisor in the Rafael Correa administration and the current Superintendent of Market Power Control in Ecuador. Wilbert remarks that many countries would not be at all concerned with controlling market power and asks our guest what this means in Ecuador. The discussion extends to … Continue reading

Interviews from Quito – Norwegian Journalist Eirik Vold on Wikileaks

In today’s program, teleSUR’s Gregory Wilpert interviews Norwegian author and investigative journalist Eirik Vold. The author of a biography of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez that will be available in English in a few months, Vold has been investigating the Wikileaks cables, particularly as regards destabilization efforts by Washington directed against progressive governments in Latin America, … Continue reading

Interviews from Quito – Economic strides and challenges in Venezuela

Today our host Gregory Wilpert interviews Alfred Serrano, a Spanish economist who has served as an advisor to the governments of Ecuador, Bolivia and Venezuela and is also the author of “The Economic Thought of Hugo Chavez”. The discussion touches on Venezuela’s main economic problems, particularly inflation and food shortages, and their causes. These must … Continue reading

Interviews from Quito – Ignacio Ramonet

Today Gregory Wilpert interviews Ignacio Ramonet, the former editor of Le Monde Diplomatique and also the author of numerous books, including book-length interviews with Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez and who has also written a lot on the mass media and the changing media landscape. The conversation begins with a discussion of methods being used … Continue reading

Interviews from Quito – Marta Harnecker

In today’s program, Greg Wilpert interviews the well-known theoretician of the Latin American left, Marta Harnecker. The Chilean-born author and activist is known worldwide for her writings on Marxist philosophy, Venezuela and Hugo Chavez, and the challenges facing the Latin American left in the 21st century. Her latest book “A World to Build-New Paths to … Continue reading

Interviews from Quito – Atilio Boron

In today’s program, Gregory Wilpert interviews the well-known Argentine political analyst Atilio Boron, author of more than 20 books on imperialism, geopolitics, and Latin America and winner of the 2012 Liberator Award for Critical Thinking, first established by Hugo Chavez. Among the topics Boron discusses are the place of Latin America in today’s world and … Continue reading