This Week On Alt.Latino
Jul 31, 2014 — Analysts say the merger of Reynolds American and Lorillard is driven by the changing demographics of smoking. But the lower smoking rate masks a more complex and varied pattern of cigarette usage.
Jul 31, 2014 — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing reports that his administration interfered with the work of an anti-corruption commission that he created — and then abruptly disbanded.
Jul 31, 2014 — Argentina has defaulted on billions of dollars of government debt, and it's partly due to a bunch of New Yorkers. Forbes writer Agustino Fontevecchia explains the confrontation between Argentina and a New York-based hedge fund manager named Paul Singer.
Jul 31, 2014 — Foreign policy was once a strong suit for President Obama, but polls now show widespread disapproval of his handling of foreign affairs. The White House insists that Obama is leading the way in global hot spots like Ukraine, but his cautious and measured strategy may require more patience than many Americans are willing to grant.
Jul 31, 2014 — The tiny Gulf state of Qatar is playing an outsized role in diplomatic efforts to resolve the conflict in Gaza, with Secretary of State John Kerry using Qatar as a conduit to Hamas. Egypt used to moderate Hamas, but those relations have soured. This puts the U.S. in a difficult spot.
Jul 31, 2014 — Months after denying that the CIA could have been snooping on Senate staff, agency director John Brennan has apologized to Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Saxby Chambliss.
Jul 31, 2014 — House GOP leaders have abruptly canceled a vote on their own bill meant to address the surge of unaccompanied minors at the Mexican border. An effort to pass a pared down version of President Obama's request was blocked by a group of Tea Party conservatives. NPR's Senior Correspondent Ron Elving discusses the state of play.
Jul 31, 2014 — A chance encounter in Sarajevo brings together two women of different generations, survivors of different wars, who connect over their shared loss.
Jul 31, 2014 — Some foreign policy analysts say that factions in Moscow are competing to influence Russian President Vladimir Putin as he decides policy on Ukraine. Others say that Putin is pursuing his own line.
Jul 31, 2014 — Sometimes the kids you hear on records for kids aren't really kids. In fact, there's a crew of adult singers in Nashville that specializes in sounding young — very young.