Supporters of television comedian and presidential candidate for the National Front of Convergence party Jimmy Morales, flash the victory sign in front of a screen at their party headquarters in Guatemala City, Sept. 6, 2015.  (AP Photo/Luis Soto)

Guatemala’s turning point election

  After a massive corruption scandal rocked Guatemalan politics this summer, Central America's most populous country goes to the polls Oct. 25. With much of the political establishment discredited,...
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (L) shakes hands with the  top leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Rodrigo Londono 'Timochenko' Echeverri (R) as Cuban President Raul Castro (C) looks on during a press conference announcing a peace agreement in Havana, Sept. 23, 2015.  (EPA/ALEJANDRO ERNESTO)

Colombia’s deal with the FARC

For 50 years Marxist rebels from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as the FARC, have battled that country’s government in Latin America’s longest-running insurgency. During that time,...
Pope Francis is cheered by faithful as he arrives in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Aug. 5, 2015.  (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

The Francis effect

Next week is an historic one for Pope Francis. He’ll make his first trip to the United States since becoming pope in March 2013. He’ll visit President Obama in Washington D.C., stop by a high school in a...
Mexican Federal Police demonstrate a hostage rescue operation during a visit by Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., to the police headquarters in Mexico City, July 3, 2008.  (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Reporting Myanmar & Documenting Cartels

This edition of Global Journalist is audio-only. We're covering two issues on this edition of Global Journalist. First, Jason McLure interviews Saw Yan Naing (@yannaingsaw), a journalist from...
An opposition demonstrator prepares to throw a Molotov cocktail at police after clashes broke out at a protest in Caracas, Venezuela,  Feb. 12, 2015.  (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Venezuela’s many crises

Venezuela is a country that should, by all accounts, be doing quite well. It’s one of the top oil-producing countries in the world. But the South American nation also has one of the highest murder rates...
Norma Andrade, mother of Liliana Garcia Andrade, one of the women killed in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez, carries an image of her daughter during a protest marking the International Women's Day in Mexico City, March 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Violence against women in Mexico

It's a startling number: according to Mexico's National Citizen Femicide Observatory, six women are killed every day in the country. Despite that alarming statistic, only 24 percent of those deaths are...
People attend a gay pride parade in Bogota, Colombia, June 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

Gay rights in Latin America

This summer, the United States Supreme Court will make a decision on whether to legalize same-sex marriage. But some countries in Latin America have already done that, with Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay...
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Pope Francis and the media

Just over two years since Pope Francis was elected to lead Catholics around the world, Global Journalist's Jason McLure sits down with three Catholic news agency journalists who have covered the Pontiff and...
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Ecuador press freedom in rapid decline

  Many people know Ecuador as the home of calm and picturesque sights, from the Galapagos Islands and lush Amazonian rain forest to soaring Andean peaks. But the media environment in Ecuador is...
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Stuart Loory, the Global Journalist

https://soundcloud.com/global-journalist-radio/remembering-stuart-loory   Stuart Loory, the founder and longtime host of Global Journalist's radio program, died Jan. 16 at age 82. In this special...