Miguel Tinker Salas Professor of History and Chicano/a and Latino/a Studies


  Media Appearances

Media Appearances

May 21, 2015

Dr Miguel Tinker Salas Beyond Chavez Navigating Contemporary Venezuelan Politics

Dr Miguel Tinker Salas Beyond Chavez Navigating Contemporary Venezuelan Politics

Source: USNA Center for Regional Studies

April 24, 2015

Can Ecuador bring Chevron to justice?

On Monday, judges in New York began hearing arguments in one of the biggest and longest-running environmental justice cases of all time. At stake is whether a developing country that happens to have oil can enforce its judgments against a multinational company. The results may tell Americans something about what the rule of law is worth in their own country.

Source: Al Jazeera America

April 19, 2015

Panel con Miguel Tinker Salas, Ruben Luengas, Reyna Grande y Eileen Truax

Panel Sobre realidad mexicana c/ Reyna Grande, Ruben Luengas, Miguel Tinker Salas y Eileen Truax. Hablando sobre Ayotzinapa y algo mas de Mexico en el “Festival de Libros 2015” en la Universidad del Sur de California (USC), Los ángeles CA, Domingo 19 de Abril, 2015.

Source: Festival de Libros 2015

April 14, 2015

Miguel Tinker Salas: US once again alone at Americas summit

The Obama administration wants to make Venezuela the new Cuba.

In December, shortly after President Barack Obama announced that he wanted to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba, he ironically declared his intention to impose sanctions on Venezuelan officials. Then in March, he signed an executive order stating that Venezuela constituted an “unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.”

Source: The Gulf Today

April 10, 2015

Obama Faces Latin American Opposition to Venezuela Sanctions as Cuba Joins Summit of the Americas

We speak with two guests: Miguel Tinker Salas, professor of Latin American history at Pomona College and author of the new book, “Venezuela: What Everyone Needs to Know,” and Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research and president of Just Foreign Policy. His article in The Hill is headlined “Obama Could Face Disastrous Summit Due to Venezuela Sanctions.”

Source: Democracy Now!

March 11, 2015

Is Venezuela Really an “Extraordinary Threat”? U.S. Sanctions Top Officials as Tensions Grow

We are joined by Miguel Tinker Salas, professor at Pomona College and author of the forthcoming book, “Venezuela: What Everyone Needs to Know.”

Source: Democracy Now!

March 5, 2015

Mexico and Venezuela: A Study in U.S. Bias

The U.S. reaction to events in Venezuela has been highly partisan.

The government of President Nicolás Maduro is depicted as losing popular support and purportedly relying on repression to stay in power. Meanwhile, in Mexico—where, according to a recent study, thirteen Mexicans disappear every day, and President Enrique Peña Nieto’s administration has violently repressed public protests—Washington and the U.S. media have remained largely silent.
– See more at: http://www.progressive.org/news/2015/03/188028/mexico-and-venezuela-study-us-bias#sthash.uw4amB7n.dpuf

Source: The Progressive

February 27, 2015

Venezuelan Gov. Releases Audio of Coup Plotters

Venezuela officials released recordings of what it said was proof that opposition figures and some military officers were plotting to overthrow the government – Analysis with Miguel Tinker Salas and Paul Jay

Source: TheRealNews.com

December 2, 2014

In Mexico, a Crisis Long in the Making

The disappearances in Iguala happened because those responsible expected to get away with the crime. For many Mexicans, the government and organized crime have become indistinguishable. A climate of impunity exists among the political class, security forces, the judiciary and even the business sector, which makes the application of justice impossible.

Source: The New York Times

March 6, 2013

Hugo Chávez Dead: Transformed Venezuela & Survived U.S.-Backed Coup, Now Leaves Uncertainty Behind

With the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez after a two-year fight with cancer, we host a roundtable discussion on a revolutionary leader whose democratic-socialist policies not only transformed his country, but helped steer the entire Latin American region away from U.S.-backed neoliberalism. We’re joined by five guests: Miguel Tinker Salas, Pomona College professor and author of two books on Venezuela; Venezuelan-American attorney Eva Golinger, a friend and adviser to Chávez; New York University professor and author Greg Grandin; Gregory Wilpert, founder of Venezuelanalysis.com; and Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, a Washington-based policy forum on Western Hemisphere affairs. We spend the hour on the life of Chávez, his legacy, and what may come next in Venezuela. [includes rush transcript]

Source: Democracy Now!