Karina Piser Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016
Global InsiderBrazil’s space agency recently announced plans to develop a microsatellite launch vehicle that would take satellites weighing up to 1 kilogram into orbit. The first test launch is scheduled for late 2018. In an email interview, Valdosta State University’s Robert Harding discusses Brazil’s space program.
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016
Global InsiderLast month, police forcibly evicted indigenous Ava Guarani people from their native land in eastern Paraguay, demolishing houses, schools, places of worship and crops. In an email interview, René Harder Horst, a history professor at Appalachian State University, discusses indigenous rights in Paraguay.
Monday, Oct. 24, 2016
Trend Lines PodcastIn this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s Judah Grunstein and Frederick Deknatel discuss Africa’s presidents for life, U.S. ties with the Arab world, and political stagnation in Indonesia. For the Report, Vish Sakthivel talks with Peter Dörrie about the end of the Bouteflika era in Algeria.
Friday, Oct. 21, 2016
Global InsiderOn Oct. 3, women in Poland staged a strike to protest a proposed law that would have criminalized all abortions, including in instances of rape or incest. Days later, lawmakers voted down the bill in parliament. In an email interview, Malgorzata Druciarek discusses women’s rights in Poland.
Friday, Oct. 21, 2016
Global InsiderRecent polls ahead of Iceland’s parliamentary election on Oct. 29 show the anti-establishment Pirate Party polling consistently around 20 percent, likely putting it in a position to form Iceland’s next government. In an email interview, Gunnar Helgi Kristinsson discusses Iceland’s politics.
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016
Global InsiderOn Oct. 2, Cape Verde’s president, Jorge Carlos Fonseca, easily won re-election, an unsurprising result given victories by his party, the Movement for Democracy, in legislative and municipal elections earlier this year. In an email interview, Lydia Beuman discusses politics in Cape Verde.
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016
Karina Piser Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016
Global InsiderThe Zapatista Army of National Liberation said that it will choose an indigenous woman to run as an independent candidate in Mexico’s 2018 presidential election, marking a return to political life for the guerrilla group. In an email interview, Michael Danielson discusses indigenous rights in Mexico.
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016
Karina Piser Friday, Oct. 14, 2016
Global InsiderThis summer, at a meeting with government officials, researchers from the Korea Aerospace Research Institute announced that the first test launch of South Korea’s next-generation rocket would be delayed until late 2018. In an email interview, Daniel Pinkston discusses South Korea’s space program.
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016