Drugs and the Drug War are the central focus this week on Latin Pulse. The program examines in detail the proposed law in Uruguay that will legalize the use and sale of marijuana. The program also notes how Uruguay is using the experience of Colorado and Washington states in the U.S. as examples for how to shape its system for legalizing marijuana. Also, the program ncludes an interview with the author of Midnight in Mexico, about immigration and the Drug War. The news segment of the program covers the opening of a new trial for the oil company Chevron to dispute damage findings by indigenous groups in Ecuador's Amazon region.
The program includes interviews with:
John Walsh of the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA); and
Alfredo Corchado of The Dallas Morning News & the author of Midnight in Mexico.
Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell;
Associate Producer: Megan Ekhaml.
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(The program is 30 minutes in length and the file size is 28 MB.)