Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Monday, March 21, 2016: Zika in El Salvador

Zika Poster from the CDC.org

We speak with Suyapa Portillo about Zika virus and the Salvadoran government's recommendation that women avoid getting pregnant for the next two years.  While motivated by a concern for the well-being of women and babies, the recommendation will be hard to implement since abortion is completely illegal in El Salvador.  Portillo suggests that Zika must be seen in the context of other health and economic issues facing low-income Salvadoran women.

Click here to listen now. 59:50 min

Also on today's show:
Murder in Honduras
A sit-down with radio host Kris Welch

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