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Central America Presidents Appear Live on VOA

Television and radio interviews transmitted live by satellite Thursday evening and Friday morning.

Presidents Antonio Saca of El Salvador, Ricardo Maduro of Honduras, and Enrique Bolaños of Nicaragua gave live interviews to the Voice of America after meeting with U.S. President George Bush about the Central America/Dominican Republican trade pact. The interviews, which aired as follows, are streamed on the VOA Spanish web page,

Thursday, 12 May 2005
2030-2055 UTC (4:30 to 4:55 p.m. EDT) - Live interview with Elías Antonio Saca, President of El Salvador

2205-2230 UTC (6:05 to 6:30 p.m. EDT) - Live interview with Ricardo Maduro, President of Honduras

Friday, 13 May 2005
President Enrique Bolaños of Nicaragua participated in VOA's live weekly program Foro Interamericano, airing 1400-1500 UTC (10:00 to 11:00 a.m. EDT).

Satellite Information:

Galaxy 3C (95° W / 265° E)New Skies 806
U/L Freq: 5945 MHz319.5 Degrees East
D/L Freq: 3720 MHzD/L Freq: 4123 MHz
FEC: 3/4L Band D/L Freq: 1026.75 MHz
Symbol Rate: 25.0 MS/sFEC: 3/4
Typ. L-band Freq: 1430 MHzSymbol Rate: 8.9 MS/s
D/L Pol: HPolarization: RHC
Network ID: 7Video Format: NTSC
Video Format: NTSC/PAL