Podcast | Episode 2: Latin America’s “Greatest Hits”

Co-founder Edward Mahabir sits down with Nations & States editor, Andrea Fernández Aponte for a discussion on major issues facing Latin America today. Topics include immigration and trade trends in Mexico, peace in Colombia, the political and economic crises in Venezuela, and the future of U.S.-Cuba relations.

Length: 00:53:11
Host: Edward Mahabir
Guest: Andrea Fernández Aponte

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Image: Streets with people in Havana, Cuba (GreatFreePhotos)


Andrea Fernández Aponte is a Program Assistant at the Latin America Working Group. She graduated from Georgetown University with a B.A. in political economy focused on Latin America and the region’s history and institutions. In the past, Andrea has worked for the State Department and the women-led grassroots peace group, CODEPINK. She’s particularly interested in gender issues, peacebuilding and diplomatic processes, and the empowerment of marginalized communities. Follow her on Twitter.


Edward Mahabir is a Program Assistant for the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He previously interned for U.S. Senator Angus S. King, Jr., the Center for Democracy in the Americas, and World Learning. He is a graduate of Bowdoin College, where he double majored in history and eastern European studies, and minored in government. His honors thesis, “Imagery and Empire: Visual Representation and Political Authority in Imperial Russia, 1762–1917” was awarded the Dr. Samuel and Rose A. Bernstein Prize for Excellence in European History.

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