The latest Shortwave Report May 18th is up at the website. (13.6MB 29:44). This week's show is, as always, FREE TO REBROADCAST, please send a notification if you air it. This week's show is up early because I'll be giving a poetry reading on Thursday night. This week's show has 14 stories, a bit more news-oriented. The next show will be up next Friday (May 25) by 9am PDST.
We begin this week with Radio Netherlands- a number of Latin American nations have brought lawsuits against the U.S. tobacco companies; the former Peruvian spy chief was given a $15 million golden handshake by former President Fujimori (now exiled in Japan); the U.N. estimates that 90% of crimes in Mexico go unpunished; a story about Palestine's anniversary of "the Great Catastrophe."
From the Voice of Russia, a story about how much U.S. taxpayers will spend on the National Missle Defense system.
Four stories from China Radio International: China's response to the National Missle Defense system; China is urging Japan to clean up the chemical weapons they left on Chinese soil; China and North Korea want Japan to stop "white-washing" in their educational texts the atrocities they committed; China says Taiwan has no right to take part in the W.H.O. as a separate nation.
A European press review from Germany's Radio Deutsche Welle on the results of the presidential election in Italy.
From Radio Havana Cuba: a U.N. envoy to Guatemala finds massive corruption and impunity in the justice system; the Nicaraguan president is further accused of amassing a huge personal fortune; an opinion piece about electoral fraud in the U.S.; and Friends of the Earth give their annual Hypocrisy award to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.