Various Latin American presidents have floated the idea in recent months of decriminalizing drugs as a strategy in the Drug War. What are the prospects for such a plan? Will this topic make it on the agenda at the upcoming Summit of the Americas? The program also looks at the economic power of Brazil in advance of the summit between U.S. President Barack Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. The news segment of the program deals with the latest release of kidnap victims by Colombia's Revolutionary Armed Forces (the FARC by its Spanish-acronym).
Peter Hakim of the Inter-American Dialogue, and
Matt Taylor of American University.
Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell
Associate Producer: Vanessa Haces Gonzatti
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(The program is 30 minutes in length and the file size is 28 MB.)
Juan Manuel Santos
Otto Perez Molina