Welcome to Latin American in Focus, your podcast for Latin America trends in politics, economics, and culture. The show features experts, economic analysts, leading entrepreneurs, and politicians through in-depth interviews on ground-breaking changes in the region. We were listed as "New & Noteworthy" by iTunes in 2016 and are followed by audiences in more than 50 countries on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, SoundCloud, Spotify, and Stitcher.
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.
He’s just 37, a social media maven, and he won El Salvador’s February presidential election in a first-round landslide without the backing of either of the country’s two main parties. That doesn’t make Nayib Bukele a political newcomer, given that he previously served as the mayor of the capital. But when he takes office in June, his presidency will mark the end of 10 years in power for the leftist Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front, known as the FMLN.
“Most people voted for hope that things might change for the better,” he told CNBC’s Michelle Caruso-Cabrera at COA’s 49th Washington Conference on the Americas, held at the U.S. Department of State on May 7. Read more...