96.5 WSLR (Florida)
Topic: Iran-Latin America Relations
Aired: Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Available at: http://wslr.org/blog/florida-caribe-tue-dec-9-9-10am
Over the last decade, the Islamic Republic of Iran vigorously increased ties with governments in the Americas. Now, after the departure of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the death of Hugo Chavez, many are wondering if a new era has commenced in Iran-Latin America relations. The new president, Hassan Rouhani -- a self-described reformer and political moderate, has voiced his interest in strengthening ties with Latin American nations, while also improving Iranâs economy and international reputation first.
On the next Florida Caribe show, we speak to Alejandro âAlexâ Sanchez Nieto, a senior research fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) about the complicated and evolving relationship between Latin America and Iran.