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Tim Padgett

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Cuban Rafters Still Attempt Difficult Journey To The U.S.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

This month is the 20th anniversary of the Cuban refugee exodus when 35,000 Cubans fled on rafts to the U.S. There's been a spike this year in Cubans risking their lives on rafts to reach the U.S.

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Owed Billions By Venezuela, Airlines Cut Back On Flights There

Thursday, July 10, 2014

American Airlines is one of the latest carriers to cut back on service. Due its dwindling dollar reserves, Venezuela is balking at paying airlines the hard currency they're owed for ticket sales.

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Panama's Canal Divides A Country Into Haves And Have-Nots

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Panama City's skyline is full of gleaming office towers, and the economy is the fastest-growing in Latin America thanks to the canal. But the country still suffers from glaring social inequalities.

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WFUV Presents: Sharon Van Etten

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Van Etten recently played a secret show for fans of New York public radio station WFUV at a tiny Lower East Side club called Rockwood Music Hall. Watch her perform "Taking Chances" from Are We There.

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Expanding The Panama Canal: The Problem Is Money, Not Mosquitoes

Saturday, May 31, 2014

A century after the canal opened, it's being expanded to accommodate some of the world's biggest cargo ships. But the project has been delayed by a $1.6 billion financial dispute.

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Rum Renaissance Revives The Spirit's Rough Reputation

Friday, April 25, 2014

The official cheap liquor of spring breakers is becoming something much more sophisticated. And South Florida has become ground zero for the rum revolution.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of April 24, 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014

Heaven Is For Real, about a 4-year-old who sees a vision of heaven during surgery, appears at No. 2.

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El Salvador's New President Faces Gangs, Poverty And Instability

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The presidential election illustrated how polarized the Central American country is and how vulnerable it remains to violent gangs.

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As The Economy Struggles, Venezuelans Hit The Streets

Sunday, February 23, 2014

President Nicolas Maduro was elected less than a year ago, but he's already facing protests from restive students and others angry over high inflation and shortages of many goods.

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Brazil's Slaves Are Being Freed, But Owners Go Largely Unpunished

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

In the past 20 years, almost 50,000 enslaved Brazilian workers have been freed from some 2,000 work sites. But an estimated 200,000 remain trapped in slavery, owing to deep-seated impunity: Slaveholders can pay hefty fines and civil damages, but criminal convictions and jail time are rare.

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Considering the Caribbean: Possible Effects of Rising Sea Levels in Our Backyard

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Last week's tsunami-like surge in the Philippines might be far away, but there's another vulnerable coast line right in our backyard: The Caribbean. Rising sea levels could have considerable effects on the Caribbean islands, profoundly impacting tourism and immigration. Member station WLRN in Miami is running a week-long series on the impact of sea level rise. WLRN Reporter Tim Padgett joins us to discuss his report on the projections for the Caribbean.

 

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A Win for Sweet Micky

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Earlier this week, Michel “Sweet Micky” Martelly -- a flamboyant Kompa musician-turned-politician -- was announced as the presumed winner of Haiti's presidential election. The political newcomer earned an overwhelming 67% of the vote. But he also inherits the reigns to a nation in turmoil, still very much in recovery from 2010's devastating earthquake. Tim Padgett, TIME's Miami & Latin America bureau chief, joins us to reflect on Martelly’s win.

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