Politics and justice provide the twin themes this week on Latin Pulse with a discussion of Venezuelan politics before the country's snap presidential elections and a look at the historic human rights trial in Guatemala. The program discusses the chances of Venezuelan candidates Acting President Nicolas Maduro and Governor Henrique Capriles Radonski, with a discussion of how the Capriles campaign can possibly become competitive in the race, as it also fights the popularity of the late Hugo Chavez, the former president. The program segment on the Guatemalan trial discusses why this step is so important for that country's indigenous population. The news segment of the program covers the reaction of Paraguay's president to accusations that he took power through questionable means last summer.
The program includes in-depth interviews with:
Victor Amaya of TalCual; and
Kathryn Johnson of the Guatemala Human Rights Commission.
Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell
Associate Producer: Curt Devine
Writer: Zach Cohen.
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(The program is 30 minutes in length and the file size is 28 MB.)
Henrique Capriles Radonski
Claudia Paz y Paz