Politics and elections provide the central themes this week on Latin Pulse with a deep exploration of politics in Colombia and Panama. In Colombia, President Juan Manuel Santos is running for re-election but a former president, Alvaro Uribe and his political coalition are proving problematic to Santos' goals. The discussion on Panama swirls around who will succeed President Ricardo Martinelli and if his independent party will continue its dominance over the traditional parties. The news segment gives an update on the presidential campaigns in El Salvador and Costa Rica.
The program includes interviews with:
Adam Isacson of the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA); and
Luis Botello of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ).
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 29 MB.)
Salvador Sanchez Ceren
Luis Guillermo Solis
Juan Manuel Santos
Citizens Action Party
Juan Carlos Navarro
Jose Domingo Arias
Juan Carlos Varela