Politics in South America provides the common theme this week on Latin Pulse, as the program looks at upcoming votes in Paraguay and on the Falkland Islands. Voters on the Falklands will decide if they wish to stay a part of the United Kingdom. Argentina claims the islands and refers to them as the Malvinas. The program also looks at the presidential campaign in Paraguay and questions posed about frontrunner Horacio Cartes. The news segment of the program covers the move this week by Mexican prosecutors to charge the powerful head of that country's teachers union with various corruption charges.
The program includes in-depth interviews with:
Prof. Andrew Nickson of the University of Birmingham in the U.K.; and
Peter Hakim of the Inter-American Dialogue.
Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell
Associate Producer: Curt Devine
Writer: Zach Cohen.
(To download or stream this podcast, click here.)
(The program is 30 minutes in length and the file size is 28 MB.)
Enrique Pena Nieto
Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner