The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: U.S. – Latin American Relations

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: March 25, 2015) – The Hinckley Institute of Politics recently hosted the 17th Annual Rocco C. and Marion S. Siciliano Forum, Considerations on the Status of the American Society. This year’s theme: “The Future of U.S.-Latin American Relations.” Latin America’s influence on the U.S. is increasingly significant, whether the discussion is trade, alternative fuels, immigration, or illegal drugs.  The 10 day conference involved a number of dynamic speakers – too many for us to feature in one program.  This program highlights three.

Armando Solorzano– First Segment: Professor Armando Solorzano teaches Family And Consumer Studies and Ethnic Studies at the University of Utah.  His most recent book is We Remember, We Celebrate, We Believe / Recuerdo, Celebración, y Esperanza: Latinos in Utah (published 2014).  (Click here to listen to the full talk)

Mark Neeleman– Second Segment: Mark Neeleman was born in Salt Lake City, and graduated from the University of Utah in 2004.  He is passionate about preserving the Amazon Forest and enamored with bamboo as a strong sustainable building material and resource that could ease demands for Amazon timber.  (Click here to listen to the full talk)

Rachel DeLevie Orey– Third Segment: A discussion on the rapidly changing relations between the U.S. and Cuba, and the realities of Cuban Détente.  Rachel DeLevie-Orey is a program assistant with the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center.  She was interviewed by Claudio Holzner, Associate Director of the University’s Center for Latin American Studies.  They spoke on February 26, 2015. (Click here to listen to the full talk)

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