President Obama announced his choice for the Supreme Court on Tuesday — Sonia Sotomayor, a federal appeals court judge from New York whose parents came from Puerto Rico.
The story also received prominent news coverage around the world, with newspapers in Latin America and elsewhere highlighting the fact that Judge Sotomayor is the first Hispanic Supreme Court nominee.
Christopher Sabatini, a senior director of policy for the Council of the Americas, joins Martin Savidge to discuss how the news of Sotomayor’s nomination is playing in Latin America and the role of women in the judiciary in Latin America.
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