This week, Latin Pulse originates at the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Congress in Chicago, with a look at both elections and economics in the region. The program looks forward to the presidential elections in Colombia this weekend and provides a preview of the race. The program also includes a critique of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Would Mexico have been better off without it? The news segment of the program covers the first Mexican visit of John Kerry as secretary of state for the United States and discussion of his educational exchange initiative.
The program includes in-depth interviews with:
Joseph S. Tulchin of the Woodrow Wilson Center; and
Mark Weisbrot of the Center for Economic & Policy Research (CEPR).
Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell;
Associate Producer: Megan Ekhaml; and
Writer: Elyssa Pachico
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(The program is 30 minutes in length and the file size is 28 MB.)
Juan Manuel Santos
Oscar Ivan Zuluaga