This week, Latin Pulse dives into the Drug War. The program explores two of the most important fronts in that war: Mexico and Venezuela. The segment of the program on Mexico gives an overview of the condition of various cartels and why the strategy to focus on drug kingpins has mostly failed. The segment on Venezuela focuses on the ties between Venezuela's military and the drug trade. The news segment of the program gives the latest information about the controversy surrounding 43 missing university students in Mexico and whether they were massacred by police and drug cartels colluding together.The program includes in-depth interviews with:
Jo Tuckman of The Guardian;
Jeremy McDermott of InSight Crime.
Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell;
Producer: Jim Singer; and
Associate Producer: Gabriela Canchola.
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(The program is 30 minutes in length and the file size is 42 MB.)
Enrique Pena Nieto
Beltran Leyva Cartel
Javier 'El Chapo' Guzman
U.S. State Department
Los Zetas Cartel
Hugo Armando Carvajal