The Leonard Lopate Show

Underreported: The Price of Quinoa's Success

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Quinoa has become an incredibly popular food in recent years, with prices for the whole grain tripling in the last five years. On today’s Underreported, Time writer Jean Friedman-Rudovksy talks about how the exploding market for quinoa has also created problems, including land disputes in Bolivia and environmental issues.

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The Takeaway

Bolivian president makes a play for international intrigue

Friday, April 24, 2009

International intrigue and Latin America have long been partners in crime. So when Bolivian security forces killed an Irish man, a Romanian, and a Hungarian in a hotel room in Santa Cruz, Bolivia in a half-hour shoot out, it sounded like it was ripped from the pages of a high-flung spy novel. Now, Bolivian President Evo Morales said that this alleged assassination attempt by foreign mercenaries could have been backed by the U.S. Government reports say that the group was linked to rightist opposition groups against Morales’ leftist regime, but they have not released the details of their report to the Irish or Hungarian governments who have been seeking answers.

Naomi Daremblum who teaches about Latin American issues at New York University joins The Takeaway to talk about the alleged assassination attempt on President Morales.


Studio 360

Waiting for Maiden

Friday, August 15, 2008

This summer, Iron Maiden is on a massive world tour. To the despair of some fans, they won’t be stopping in La Paz, the capital of Bolivia. Ruxandra Guidi stumbled onto a diehard fan base for a British metal band that had its last hit ...

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