Major military takeovers of the past resonate through two elections this month in Latin America. Those elections in Chile and Honduras are the central focus on Latin Pulse. In Chile, two women whose families took different sides in the coup that brought General Augusto Pinochet to power are the leading candidates. The program covers the key economic and educational issues in that election. The conversation also covers the coming Honduran elections where questions of fairness, corruption, and violence are important. The news segment of the program covers new economic initiatives in Venezuela to control consumer prices.
The program includes interviews with:
Patricio Navia of New York University & Universidad Diego Portales in Chile; and
Eric Olson of the Wilson Center.
Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell;
Associate Producer: Megan Ekhaml.
(To download or stream this podcast, click here.)
(The program is 30 minutes in length and the file size is 28 MB.)
Juan Orlando Hernandez
Xiomara Castro de Zelaya