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Rousseff v. Neves: Brazil’s Election Headed to Round Two

After one round of voting in Brazil, the unpredictability factor in the race for the presidency remains intact. Brazil Institute Director Paulo Sotero, discusses the latest as incumbent Dilma Rousseff and challenger Aecio Neves head toward a runoff vote on October 26th. A key for each campaign will be winning over supporters of Marina Silva, following her third place finish in round one of the voting. Sotero describes the factors and issues in play.
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Eric Olson on the Influx of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

Eric Olson is interviewed on C-Span's Washington Journal about the influx of unaccompanied immigrant children to the U.S. southern border from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, based on his time in those countries.
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Why Soccer-loving Brazilians are Voicing Discontent Over World Cup

Hopes for Brazil’s burgeoning economy were high when the World Cup was awarded to the country in 2007. But now many Brazilians accuse the World Cup celebrations of draining $15 billion of Brazil’s resources into the international economy. Sports writer Dave Zirin and Paulo Sotero talk to Jeffrey Brown of PBS Newshour.
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Beyond the Current Crisis: The Big Picture in Venezuela

In this Context interview, Margarita Lopez Maya, Professor Titular at the Central University of Venezuela, spoke about the events leading up to Venezuela's current state and the country as a whole.
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Mexico’s Struggles With Violence: Is There an End in Sight?

In this Context interview, Emily Edmonds-Poli and Matthew C. Ingram, two of the contributing authors of "Building Resilient Communities in Mexico: Civic Responses to Crime and Violence," spoke about their thoughts on the situation in Mexico that the book addresses.
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Turmoil in Venezuela: An Update

As civil unrest continues in Venezuela, we asked Latin American Program Director, Cindy Arnson, for an update on the sometimes violent situation. She provides insight into what’s happening, the government’s response, and whether or not the situation can be resolved any time soon.

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