Latin Pulse: 1.04.2013

Marijuana legalization and its effects on the drug cartels provide the focus on  Latin Pulse this week.  After Colorado and Washington state in the U.S. changed laws late last year, experts began analyzing and speculating about whether this would have an impact on the Drug War.  This program examines the political and economic scene in the U.S. and in Latin America after these historic votes.  The news segment of the program covers the latest on the health condition of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez.

The in-depth interview is with:

John Walsh of the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA).

Other expert interviews include:

Dr. Jon Caulkins of Carnegie Mellon University;
Allen St. Pierre of NORML; and 
Dr. Bruce Bagley of the University of Miami.

Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell
Associate Producer: Alexia Campbell

Writer: Jordan D'eri.

(To download or stream this podcast, click here.)

 (The program is 30 minutes in length and the file size is 28 MB.)


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