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U.S. Elections and Latin America

StoryJuly 29, 1996
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Guests
Karen Hansen-Kuhn

Development GAP, Coletta Youngers of the Washington Office on Latin America, co-author of a recent report, "Better Neighbors: A Blueprint for Just U.S. Relations with Latin America and the Caribbean"

Lisa Haugaard

Latin American Working Group, co-author of a recent report, "Better Neighbors: A Blueprint for Just U.S. Relations with Latin America and the Caribbean"


"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.


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