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Latin Pulse focuses on the weakness of some democracies in Latin America this week with a special program devoted to how constitutions are being bent to the will of some powerful forces. The program discusses what are called "express coups" and the details of controversial governmental change in Paraguay and Honduras. The program also looks at the judicial crisis in El Salvador which some characterized as a constitutional crisis. The news segment of the program covers the Caravan for Peace that wound its way from Tijuana to Washington, D.C., lobbying for policy changes in the Drug War.
Fulton Armstrong of the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies (CLALS) at American University, and
Geoff Thale of the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA).
Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell
Writers: Jordan D'eri and Colin Campbell
The photo of former President Fernando Lugo of Paraguay is from the World Economic Forum via Flickr, using a Creative Commons license: http://www.flickr.com/photos/worldeconomicforum/4503563360/ The photo is by Edgar Alberto Domínguez Cataño for the World Economic Forum and is from an economic conference in Colombia in 2010.