A controversial election and a controversial prisoner hold the primary focus on Latin Pulse this week. The election was held in Honduras, where opposition parties claim the National Party used fraud to stay in power. The way the election was carried out has some questioning whether reforms to bolster the rule of law are possible. The program also looks at the case of Alan Gross during the week he marked his fourth year incarcerated in Cuba. The program looks at how the Gross case is tied to the case of the Cuban Five and U.S. support for Cuban exile groups.
The program includes interviews with:
Adriana Beltran of the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA); and
Bill LeoGrande of American University.
Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell; and
Associate Producer: Megan Ekhaml.
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(The program is 30 minutes in length and the file size is 28 MB.)
Juan Orlando Hernandez
rule of law
Luis Posada Carriles
Xiomara Castro de Zelaya