The Shortwave Report 10/12/12 Listen Globally

By Anonymous (not verified), 11 October, 2012
Dan Roberts


Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (October 12) is up at the website in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (128kb)(27MB), broadcast quality (16MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom
This week's show features stories from Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, the Voice of Russia, and NHK World Radio Japan.
From SPAIN- Last weekend saw large demonstrations across Spain against further government austerity measures- plans for a general strike in November are in the works. The IMF presented a negative forecast for Spain's economy over the next 2 years, though though they admitted that the situation in Greece was much worse. German Chancellor Merkel visited Greece for talks, while Greek demonstrators opposed to the German influence on their country clashed with police. Thousands marched in Pakistan to protest against the ongoing US drone strikes, saying that the attacks are fostering deep hatred of America. Hugo Chavez retained his presidency in Venezuela where 80% of the populace voted in last weekend's election.
From CUBA- The Brazilian President Rousseff reiterated her support for next week's negotiations between the Colombian government and FARC rebels. The Syrian government says it is searching for a peaceful solution without foreign intervention. The UN has criticized Syrian rebels for using ambulances as car bombs. A civilian tribunal formed to examine Israeli violations of international law in occupied Palestine has presented its findings to a UN panel.
From RUSSIA- A review of growing international opposition to the US use of drone attacks. US Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has stated that Russia is the biggest threat to the world- much of the world believes Romney lacks knowledge of foreign affairs.
From JAPAN- Vladimir Putin had a 60th birthday celebration with many cultural events praising his work- many Russians wanted to protest the praise but were detained by police. Turkey continues to bomb Syria following a stray Syrian missile that killed 5 in a border town. Two key Chinese officials refused to attend an IMF meeting in Tokyo, in protest of the island dispute in the East China sea. Taiwan will continue to send boats to the disputed islands despite Japanese warnings. The US and the Philippines have begun joint military drills offshore as an attempt to contain China's moves in regional waters.

There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line -

I was interviewed for an informative weekly radio show Mediageek, available at

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