The Venezuelan snap presidential election has Latin America enthralled this week and so Latin Pulse turns its full attention this week to pre-election politics. The program focuses on the candidates: Interim President Nicolas Maduro and Governor Henrique Capriles Radonski. Some of the discussion deals with inequities during the campaign and how Capriles is trailing in the polls. The program also looks at Maduro's record and discusses the potential for diplomacy between the United States and Venezuela moving forward. The program includes analysis from both Washington, D.C. and Caracas.
The program includes in-depth interviews with:
David Smilde of the University of Georgia; and
Alex Main of the Center for Economic & Policy Research.
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
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva