This week, Latin Pulse looks at elections and economics: Brazil’s presidential election and Argentina’s economic crisis. The Brazilian elections feature three major party candidates vying to get more than 50 percent of the vote or move on to a second round of voting. The program looks at the chances of upstart candidate Marina Silva of the Socialist Party and debates her chances of upsetting President Dilma Rousseff. The program also gives the latest on the Argentine debt crisis and explores its origins. The news segment covers the recent killing of charismatic Venezuelan youth leader, Robert Serra.
The program includes in-depth interviews with:
Prof. Jose Antonio Cheibub of the University of Illinois; and
Prof. Leslie Armijo of the Portland State University of Oregon.
Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell;
Producer: Jim Singer; and
Associate Producer: Gabriela Canchola.
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(The program is 30 minutes in length and the file size is 42 MB.)