The Price of Gold in the Twenty-First Century

An overview of the social and environmental impacts of gold mining in Northern Peru, home of the Yanacocha mine, which has been operated by Denver-based Newmont Mining Corp. since the early 1990s. This is a conversation with Washington D.C.’s Latino Media Collective, WPFW 89.3 fm.

From Mexico to Brazil, climate change threatens coffee growers in Latin America

Coffee, like gold, sugar and oil, has long been one of Latin America’s major exports, sustaining everyone from independent farmers in mountain regions to corporate bankers in capital cities. Over the last decade, changing climate patterns have intensified droughts and plagues in the region, creating conditions less suitable for coffee production and wreaking havoc on the industry that came to define, even shape, many hillsides in rural Central and South America. A conversation with Washington D.C.’s Latino Media Collective, WPFW 89.3 fm.

Unregulated Drone Use Soars in Latin America

Whereas the debate over the use of drones in war zones and for commercial use in the US continues, unmanned drones are already in use in Latin America. But for what purpose and by whom? A conversation with Washington D.C.’s Latino Media Collective, WPFW 89.3 fm.