Politics in Latin America and remembering Francisco de Goya (E380)
Covid cases and death rates are on the rise in Latin America, but it hasn’t put a hold on elections there: Ecuador has just elected right-winger Guillermo Lasso, while Peru’s left-winger Pedro Castillo led in its first round of voting. And, while the pandemic rips through his country, is the formerly imprisoned Lula Da Silva on the way to making a comeback in Brazil? We invited Mint Press journalist Alan Macleod on to Sputnik to give us an overview of what is going on in South America.
Almost two centuries ago, the artist Francisco de Goya died. From court artist to Spain's Charles IV, through the Peninsular War and his “black Paintings,” he left a prolific and influential catalogue of work. So we invited Julia Blackburn, author of 'Old Man Goya' on the show to tell us more.