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Thursday, June 15, 2006

Elections and leadership in Peru, Brazil, Venezuela, and Argentina

Today’s show presents an interview with Michael Shifter, who is vice-president for policy with the Inter-American dialogue, a Washington, DC-based policy analysis think tank for Western Hemisphere affairs. Mr. Shifter is also a professor of Latin American politics with Georgetown University in Washington. He has lived in Lima, Peru and Santiago, Chile.

Following up on Mr. Shifter’s recent interview with Peruvian president-elect, Alan Garcia, I began our interview by asking about Garcia’s plans for Peru. We also touched on issues of Peruvian relations with Brazil, Chavez’s strategy for the upcoming presidential elections in Venezuela, and the possibility of former Argentine economic minister Roberto Lavagna.

You can find the MP3 here.

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