Elections and politics in Central America provide the central themes this week on Latin Pulse. The program looks at the politics and topics driving this weekend's elections in El Salvador. The program also covers the political and electoral topography in Nicaragua and Costa Rica. The program compares the economic climate in El Salvador and how they differ from neighboring Honduras, and why that makes El Salvador a different and more stable political system. The news segment of the program covers the diplomatic spat between Venezuela, Panama and the United States, and the anti-government protests that have sparked the diplomatic disputes.
The program includes in-depth interviews with:
Geoff Thale of the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA); and
John Booth of the University of North Texas.
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.)
Salvador Sanchez Ceren
Luis Guillermo Solis
Citizens Action Party
Juan Orlando Hernandez