Dec. 26, 2002
Songs of Brazil: Caetano Veloso
A look at the life and career of one of Brazil's musical masters, Caetano Veloso.
Dec. 17, 2002
Troubled Nation: Venezuela
Venezuelan protesters march against President Hugo Chavez in an escalating crisis that could effect the price of gas in America.
Dec. 6, 2002
U.S. Pledges More Anti-Terror Aid As Colombia's War Rages
Suspected leftist rebels gunned down the mayor of a small town in Colombia Wednesday, shortly after U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell pledged additional anti-terror funding for the war-torn South American country.
Nov. 29, 2002
Colombian Far-Right Militia Calls Ceasefire, Urges Talks
The leaders of the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia [AUC], the largest and most brutal of the far-right paramilitary groups, declared a unilateral ceasefire Friday and called for talks with the Colombian government.
Nov. 7, 2002
Former Drug Lord Freed From Prison in Colombia
A Colombian judge on Thursday ordered the release of a former Cali drug cartel leader from his maximum security jail, as Colombian and U.S. investigators rushed to compile evidence to extradite Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela to the U.S. to face charges.
Oct. 30, 2002
Handling Haitian Refugees
Experts discuss American immigration policy toward Haitian citizens who seek refuge from their impoverished island in the United States.
Oct. 28, 2002
Leftist Landslide in Brazil
In the wake of leftist Lula da Silva's presidential victory in Brazil, experts discuss the implications for Latin American politics and the Brazilian people.
Oct. 11, 2002
Background: Nobel Peace Prize
Tom Bearden reports on the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to former President Jimmy Carter.
Oct. 11, 2002
Carter Wins Nobel Peace Prize
The Nobel committee awards former President Jimmy Carter the Nobel Peace Prize, citing his "untiring effort" to resolve conflicts and promote human rights.
Oct. 1, 2002
U.S. Companies Make Millions At Cuba Business Fair
Nearly 300 U.S. agribusinesses, farmers and farm state lawmakers visited Cuba over the weekend for the first U.S. trade show on the Caribbean island in four decades, racking up sales of at least $66 million in cash, Cuba's food import agency says.
Sept. 25, 2002
U.S. Indicts Colombian Paramilitary Chief
The leader of Colombia's violent right-wing paramilitary forces, indicted by the U.S. on drug trafficking charges Tuesday, has professed his innocence, but promised to surrender to authorities.
Aug. 29, 2002
"A Simple Habana Melody"
Ray Suarez speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Oscar Hijuelos about his new book, "A Simple Habana Melody: From When the World Was Good."
Aug. 26, 2002
Background: U.N. Summit
Tom Bearden reports on the opening day of the United Nations Summit on Strategic Development in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Aug. 26, 2002
Agreeing On Greener Growth
At a United Nations conference in South Africa, thousands of delegates seek agreement on ways to grow the economies of developing nations while protecting the environment.
Aug. 12, 2002
Colombian President Declares State of Emergency
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, vowing to crack down on leftist rebel groups, issued a state of emergency decree early Monday to boost military forces after a wave of violence last week.
Aug. 8, 2002
Bailing Out Brazil
The International Monetary Fund provides Brazil with a $30 billion loan, its largest ever, in attempt to boost the country's failing economy.
Aug. 7, 2002
New Leader: Colombia's President Alvaro Uribe
A profile of Colombia's newly sworn-in President Alvaro Uribe as the troubled Latin American country contends with deadly bombings on his inauguration day.
Aug. 6, 2002
Violence Rocks Colombia on Eve of Inauguration
Deadly insurgent attacks continued to flare in Colombia Tuesday despite a massive security buildup ahead of Wednesday's inauguration of President-elect Alvaro Uribe.
Aug. 5, 2002
Background: Widening Worries in South America
Kwame Holman looks at the economic crisis in Uruguay and its neighboring countries Argentina and Brazil.
Aug. 5, 2002
Widening Worries in South America
Examining the bad investment climate and other economic problems of many South American countries.
July 29, 2002
As Pope John Paul II moves on to the Latin American leg of his international tour, two religious experts assess the significance of the papal visit.
June 19, 2002
President Bush's Announcement on HIV/AIDS
President Bush announces a three-year, $500 million HIV/AIDS initiative aimed at preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Africa and the Caribbean.
June 18, 2002
Cartoon and Crisis in Venezuela
Elizabeth Farnsworth presents the third in a series of reports from Venezuela and profiles an artist living and drawing in a time of political crisis.
May 31, 2002
The second in a series of reports on Venezuela from Elizabeth Farnsworth.
May 27, 2002
New Colombian President Promises a "Democratic Security"
Hard-line independent candidate Alvaro Uribe, who cruised to victory in Sunday's election, pledged to talk with leftist guerillas and to impose greater security in war-torn Colombia.
May 26, 2002
Uribe Elected President of War-Torn Colombia
Voters in Colombia, weary after years of fighting with leftist guerillas, overwhelmingly elected hard-line, anti-rebel candidate Alvaro Uribe Velez as the war-torn country's 38th president Sunday.
May 23, 2002
Elizabeth Farnsworth reports on the growing class conflict in the wake of the coup in Venezuela.
May 17, 2002
Shields and Brooks
Regular guests Mark Shields and David Brooks talk about President Bush's defense of the pre-9/11 warnings.
May 15, 2002
Carter and Castro
Former President Carter spoke to the Cuban people this week in an uncensored television address. He called on Fidel Castro to allow for political reforms and urged the U.S. to lift its trade embargo on the tiny island nation. Four regional experts assess Mr. Carter's speech and its likely impact in Cuba.
May 14, 2002
Ex Presidente Jimmy Carter
El siguiente es el discurso entero del ex presidente Jimmy Carter en la Universidad de la Habana, Cuba. El discurso, entitulado "Los Estados Unidos y Cuba: Una Vision Para El Siglo 21," fue transmitido en directo por la radio y la television de la isla el martes. El texto siguiente fue preparado por el Centro Carter.
May 14, 2002
President Carter's Address
Former President Jimmy Carter speaks at the University of Havana, Cuba. The speech, entitled "The United States and Cuba: A Vision for the 21st Century," was originally given in Spanish and broadcast on Cuban television and radio. The following text is the entire speech as translated and prepared by The Carter Center.
April 15, 2002
Return to Power
After a weekend of violence and confusion, President Hugo Chavez is back at Venezuela's helm despite an attempt to remove him from power. Elizabeth Farnsworth gets more on the story from The Miami Herald's Andres Oppenheimer.
April 15, 2002
Chavez Returned to Venezuelan Presidency
Less than two days after he was forced to resign by his nation's military, President Hugo Chavez returned to power in Venezuela Sunday following a weekend of violence and confusion.
April 12, 2002
Upheaval in Venezuela
The military ousts Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez following labor strikes and a deadly protest.
April 12, 2002
Venezuela President Ousted, Businessman to Lead Interim Government
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez resigned from office under military pressure Friday, after at least 14 people were killed and 250 were wounded during a massive protest against recent government moves.
March 25, 2002
President Bush's Latin American Tour
After a background report, Ray Suarez and guests examine the president's policy priorities in Latin America.
March 22, 2002
Helping Hand to Poor Nations
World Bank President James Wolfensohn and South African Finance Minister Trevor Manuel discuss President Bush's pledge to provide more money to poor nations but to tie it "to political and legal and economic reforms."
March 21, 2002
Bush Peru Trip on Despite Deadly Bombing
A powerful car bomb exploded outside the U.S. Embassy in Lima, Peru Wednesday night, killing nine people and injuring dozens.
March 18, 2002
Supreme Court Watch: Harbury
The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on the right to sue government officials.
Feb. 25, 2002
Confrontation in Colombia
Intensified fighting and the kidnapping of a presidential candidate push Colombia's 38-year civil war to new heights.
Jan. 7, 2002
Falling Peso in Argentina
With Argentina declaring bankruptcy and devaluing its peso, how will the U.S. and international lenders respond?
Jan. 2, 2002
Argentina: Troubled Nation
Argentina's fifth president in two weeks took office amid protests. Two experts discuss the challenges he and his country face in the months ahead.
Jan. 2, 2002
Argentina's Fifth President Sworn in Tuesday Night
While thousands of protesters demonstrated for new popular elections, Argentina's Congress confirmed Eduardo Duhalde, a senator from the left-leaning Peronist party, as the country's fifth president in two weeks.
Jan. 1, 2002
The New President of Bolivia, Jorge Fernando Quiroga Ramirez
Ray Suarez talks with the new president of Bolivia, Jorge Fernando Quiroga Ramirez, about the new generation of leadership there.