From the Archives: Latin American Trade with China & Free Speech Issues (Lp10142011) by LatinPulse published on 2014/08/01 15:16:54 +0000 (This is an episode of "Latin Pulse" from the program's archives that has not been previously available via SoundCloud and is available now during the program's summer hiatus. The historical and political insights included in this program prove to be useful, even after almost three years since they were broadcast online.) Trade and economics take center stage on Latin Pulse this week, after the U.S. Congress passed free trade legislation with two Latin American countries and South Korea. This was the most significant trade legislation agreed to by Congress in 17 years. The program looks at the new competition for trade the U.S. faces in Latin America from China and considers if Latin America will become a front in the competition between these two global powers. Also, the program includes the second part of a longer interview reviewing free speech and media issues in the region in the run-up to elections in many parts of Latin America. In-Depth Interviews: Luis Botello of the International Center for Journalists; and Lauren Paverman of the Council on Hemispheric Affairs. Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell Associate Producer: Vanessa Haces-Gonzatti The photo of Chinese currency is in the public domain.