Afghanistan Gears Up for Presidential Election on The World for 4-2-14

PRI's The World - with Host Marco Werman  

Afghanistan is gearing up for presidential elections this weekend and people registering to vote are encountering long lines and some frustration. We'll hear the latest from Kabul. We'll also hear from a former Army Sergeant who served 16-months in Afghanistan's Eastern Paktika Province in 2006 and 2007.

Lots of Latin American news today. We'll have the latest on the earthquake in Chile,  Brazil gets closer to investigating the human rights abuses of its 21-year dictatorship and Uruguay's pot growers come out of the shadows.

Also today, Charles Maines tells us why Russians love Vladimir Putin. The BBC's Lucy Ash finds out more about the stash of state documents found on the property of Ukraine's ousted president Viktor Yanukovych. And the long and complicated history of Sevastopol, the city and the song.

And a London radio personality tells us what it's like cycling to work through sand blown in from the Sahara.