Latin Pulse this week takes a close look at politics and elections in Ecuador, with presidential elections coming in that South American country in February of 2013. Ecuador's President Rafael Correa is far ahead in most polls, but does he face any real political or policy challenges? The program attempts to answer that question while also looking at Correa's inconsistent record regarding free speech. Both the news segment of the program and a commentary focus on the renewed health concerns regarding President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela.
In-depth interviews include:
Rob Albro of the Center for Latin American & Latino Studies (CLALS) at American University;
Luis Botello of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ).
Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell
Associate Producer: Curt Devine
(To download or stream this podcast, click here.)
(The program is 30 minutes in length and the file size is 28 MB.)