The first ever European Games are set to kick off in Azerbaijan, we discuss the state of human rights in the central Asian country. Gary Cozzette founded the Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America 25 years ago, he offers his perspective on a career spent advocating for social justice in Latin America. And, WBEZ's Maggie Dziubek gives us an update on the 2015 Women's World Cup.
Debra Gittler wanted to “create conditions on-the-ground through literacy education, opportunity and advocacy” to help children in Central America thrive, so she started the organization ConTextos and moved to El Salvador. For Global Activism, Gittler is back from El Salvador to update us since expanding her mission to work with prisoners in El Salvador’s criminal justice system.
Immediately after Hugo Chávez's death, VP Nicolás Maduro expelled American diplomats and accused the U.S. of causing the president's death. The idea for the charge had been planted by Chávez himself more than a year ago.
Hugo Chavez reported on his latest cancer surgery today. The Venezuelan leader said the two-centimeter tumor was cancerous; however he was optimistic saying vital signs, including blood pressure, were "favorable."
While the U.S. economy has struggled in the last decade, South America's has thrived. And as the U.S. deals with near record poverty, South American countries are ramping up social spending and broadening their safety nets. For the first time, it looks like the U.S.