This week, Latin Pulse provides insight into important elections in South America: presidential races in Brazil and Uruguay. Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff is fighting for her political life as some polls show conservative challenger Aecio Neves ahead with voting coming this weekend. In Uruguay, polls show former president Tabare Vazquez is the front-runner. However, balloting this weekend may reveal he is not popular enough to avoid a second round of voting. Necessary improvements in education is an issue driving both races. The news segment covers an informal alliance between Cuba and the U.S. to fight Ebola together in West Africa.
The program includes in-depth interviews with:
Cristina Pacheco of the State University of Paraiba;
Francisco Panizza of the London School of Economics.
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.)
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
Fernando Henrique Cardoso
Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou