30-minute audio recording. 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. Interviewees include: Luis Botello of the International Center for Journalists; and Lauren Paverman of the Council on Hemispheric Affairs.