Bernie Sanders Admits He Needs To Bone Up On Latin American Politics

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Presidential Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders recently sat down with Univision anchor León Krauze in California to discuss everything from Hillary Clinton, to U.S. foreign policy in Latin America.

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When probed by Krauze about the issues that surround Latin America in relation to the violence plaguing Central America, Sanders admitted he wasn’t as familiar with the region to make an educated statement.“Look, you’re asking me questions about the impact on Central America, which honestly I should know more than I do know,” he said.

“You are asking me questions about Latin America that I am very interested in but right now I’m running for president of the United States,” he continued when asked about the prominence of left wing politics in Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela.

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Instead of answering directly on those issues, he focused on what he plans to do if elected leader of America. He mentioned wanting to create a slew of progressive initiatives like raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, and making health care available for all.

Will Bernie’s lack of knowledge on Latin America affect his campaign, which is largely dependent on the Latino vote?