Cuba’s fearless blogger Yoani Sánchez

Note: Spanish with English subtitles Yoani Sánchez has been called the most famous Cuban not named Castro. In 2008, she began posting stories of the everyday challenges of life in Cuba. The blog,...

Is fair trade really fair?

Note this program was originally released July 9, 2015. You see the label on coffee, chocolate, t-shirts and even gold, “Fair Trade.” The extra dollars you pay for the products are meant to guarantee...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...