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Latin Waves is celebrating its 10th year on the air,  we bring our listeners in-depth coverage of issues with a focus on the history of an issue and what that history means for us today and most importantly what we can do to move society forward in a healthy way.

In short our show is focused on building community across borders, positive social change has only come through communities of interest working together.

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​​​​​Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson is interviewed by Charles Boylan from Vancouver’s Co-op Radio, she speaks about her new book Fleshmapping, Cartography of Struggle, Renewal and Hope in Education

Sylvia L. Richardson is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. She is the host and producer of the internationally syndicated radio program Latin Waves.

A Brief Book synopsis
What can be learned from a story woven out of fragmented moments of joy, pain, horror, and blissful awareness? Flesh Mapping is an attempt to create a pedagogy of shared narrative, place, and politics; to narratively map the injuries of the material, emotional, and spiritual impact of poverty, displacement, hunger and war on an individual life.

The book is an invitation to instructors in education, anthropology, women’s studies, and labor studies to re-imagine education as the praxis for liberation, renewal, and hope. It serves as a process of naming the injuries inflicted on real bodies by privilege and power, like sites on a map. The goal is not simply to name and make visible privilege but to simultaneously create emergent spaces of dissonance in education that can challenge and transform power at the site where the personal is political. Purchase Copy Now




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DANA LYONS AMAZING AND TIMELY NEW ALBUM THE GREAT SALISH SEA

Sylvia Richardson of Latin Waves Interviews Dana Lyons on his latest album the Great Salish Sea, Dana speaks about the need for citizens to protect this pristine coast from Coal, Oil exports and how this is already happening in Oregon and Washington State.

Songs, The Great Salish Sea, The Salmon Come Home, Sometimes, It’s a Matter of Asking. Visit

www.cowswithguns.com for more info.

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Coup in Bolivia and the response of the international community

Marcelo Saavedra

A professor at Carleton University, Marcelo Saavedra is an Indigenous Bolivian leader and founder of the Bolivia Action Solidarity Network.

He speaks to Latin Waves about the recent and ongoing coup in Bolivia, the response of the international community and how in general the main stream media is ignoring the massive uprisings in Chile ,Ecuador. How to find reliable news and act as a global citizen.

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The implications of the new NAFTA deal

Host Sylvia speaks to Raul Burbano from Common Frontiers regarding the new NAFTA agreement being pushed by the Trump administration.

How these agreements subvert democratic rule, weaken worker and environmental rights and how they are related to the mass migration we are seeing form the global south. And how we as citizens need to stop fighting each other and play a role in international solidarity movements.

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Bolivian Coup – Racism and class warfare USA’s imperialism

Latin Waves’ host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Jorge Martin Secretariat of Hands off Venezuela, about the military coup in Bolivia that removed the legitimate elected Indigenous leader Evo Morales. She also comments of the historic marches of over 1 million people in Chile and political unrest in the region.

What makes this coup particularly dangerous is that is being supported by the most racist and reactionary elements of Bolivian society, incited by the United States.

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Protests in Chile, Continued resistance in Venezuela and Indigenous uprisings

Dr. Paez is a Venezuelan-Canadian sociologist , she observed firsthand the sweeping changes that were brought about by Chavez’s Bolivarian Revolution. Paez is now retired after teaching sociology at the University of Toronto and working as a consultant.

Sylvia speaks to Dr Paez about the recent protests in Chile, how the youth are leading the way. How the coup has failed in Venezuela and why and how she was present for a historic Indigenous meeting of the America

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The struggle to protect water and labor unions in El Salvador

The Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) is a grassroots solidarity organization that has been supporting the Salvadoran people’s struggle for social and economic justice since 1980.

Host Sylvia Richardson speaks to CISPES about the new right wing president of El Salvador and the ongoing threats to water and the labor movement in El Salvador and the need for international solidarity.

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The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men

Robert Jensen is an emeritus professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, a founding board member of the Third Coast Activist Resource Center, and a member of the team developing Ecosphere Studies at The Land Institute.

Jensen’s most recent book, The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men from Spinifex Press, offers a critique of the pathology of patriarchy that is at the core of today’s crises.

Host Sylvia Richardson has a lively discussion with Robert about radical patriarchy for men, what it means when men give up power and support women, moving from power over to power with. How to move society forward within all the current systems of power we live under.

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Dr Cajete speaks about the ecology of Indigenous education

Sylvia speaks to author, artist and educator Dr. Gregory Cajete, an elder with of the Tewa Peoples, about the ecology of Indigenous education. Faced with the affects of colonization on the lives of indigenous people, a dominant Euro-centric education system can no longer be called neutral. How do we build bridges to the many ways of knowing how we come to know what we know.

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Venezuela check up , UN meeting and crisis in Ecuador

Host Sylvia Richardson speak to Jorge Martin secretariat of Hands off Venezuela about the ongoing coup attempt in Venezuela and the resilience of the Venezuelan people. How imperialism has impacted the region and how the people in Ecuador are resisting recent IMF structural adjustment policies.

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Neo Liberalism and the relationship to the Prison Industrial Complex

Christian Parenti is an American investigative journalist and author. His books include: Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis (2000), a survey of the rise of the prison industrial complex from the Nixon through Reagan Eras and into the present; The Soft Cage: Surveillance in America From Slavery to the War on Terror (2003), a study of surveillance and control in modern society. The Freedom: Shadows and Hallucinations in Occupied Iraq (2004), is an account of the US occupation in Iraq.His most recent book is Tropic Of Chaos: Climate Wars and the New Geography Of Violence (2011), Parenti has also reported from Afghanistan, Iraq, Venezuela, Bolivia, Ivory Coast and China.

Dr Parenti engages in a lively discussion about the rise of Neo Liberalism that replaced Keynesian economics and the relationship to the Prison Industrial Complex

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