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    Peace at Last? Landmark Accord Could End Colombia's 52 Year Civil War

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    On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker is joined by James Jordan of the Alliance for Global Justice to talk about the peace deal struck between the government of Colombia and FARC rebels.

    After 52 years, the civil war looks as if it has finally come to an end after negotiations in Havana proved successful. What were the factors that allowed peace to prevail, and where does the country go from here?

    The impeachment trial against Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has started with Dilma herself expected to take the stand on Monday. The political forces hoping to oust her are confident in victory, but would such a result create an explosive situation in the country? Becker is joined by Dr. Francisco Dominguez, head of the Latin American Studies department at Middlesex University. After an earthquake killed hundreds in Italy earlier this week, the possibility of an even worse disaster along the powerful San Andreas fault in California looms on the minds of many. Is southern California prepared for such a disaster? Joining Becker to discuss the issue is Mark Benthien, director for communication, education and outreach for the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC).

    Brazilian coup, Earthquake, Colombia, Southern California Earthquake Center, FARC, Dilma Rousseff, Colombia, Brazil
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