U.S. Elections and Latin America

July 29, 1996

"The whole world is watching" this election year in the United States. The outcome of U.S. elections has always had a ripple effect on political situations and economies in countries around the world. Latin Americans in particular are watching cautiously. U.S. candidates for Congress and the Presidency are blending anti-immigrant rhetoric with praise for free trade, sending a mixed message to Latin America.

GUESTS: Karen Hansen-Kuhn of Development GAP, Coletta Youngers of the Washington Office on Latin America, Lisa Haugaard, Latin American Working Group. authors of a recent report, "Better Neighbors: A Blueprint for Just U.S. Relations with Latin America and the Caribbean"