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Latin America: Leaders and legitimacy

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First broadcast:
Tuesday 31 December 2013

A special essay from Will Grant considering the political challenges ahead for Mexico, Venezuela, Honduras and El Salvador in 2014. Voters want both security and prosperity - but which leaders do they trust to deliver them? After the death of Hugo Chavez, is anyone capable of rallying the region's masses and inspiring such confidence? With spiraling drug and gang violence, a string of disputed elections and ever-present poverty, each electorate has its own pressing concerns.

Introduced by Pascale Harter. Producer: Polly Hope. Photo: Riot policemen use their shields to push teachers and supporters blocking main streets to protest against education reform in Mexico City on November 26, 2013. YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images



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