Welcome to Latin American in Focus, your podcast for Latin America trends in politics, economics, and culture. The show features experts, economic analyts, leading entrepreneurs, and politicians through in-depth interviews on ground-breaking changes in the region. We were listed as "New & Noteworth" by iTunes in 2016 and are followed by audiences in more than 50 countries on Soundcloud, iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play.
The show is hosted by AS/COA's Carin Zissis and the AS/COA Online team who bring conversations with experts in countries such as Mexico, Venezuela, Cuba, and Brazil through episodes mostly in English, but also in Spanish, and Portuguese.
Mexican pollster Jorge Buendía explains why Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s poll lead keeps growing, and how the election is redefining political rivalries.
The closer we get to Mexico's July 1 vote, the more Andrés Manuel López Obrador's poll lead grows, and some 3,400 seats are up for grabs-about 60 percent more than in the 2012 vote-which helps MORENA, AMLO's political party. "MORENA will have a lot of jobs to offer," pollster Jorge Buendía told AS/COA's Carin Zissis in Mexico City. "And the question here is, then what are going to be the checks and balances on López Obrador?" Read more...
"I think we are seeing the beginning of a new party system."