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Peru and Missionary Plane

GUESTS: Sharon Stevenson Reporter in Lima, Peru Michael Shifter Vice President at the Inter-American Dialogue, a Washington-based policy forum on Latin America Jonathan Winer was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Law Enforcement in the Clinton administration (1994-1999) now practices international corporate law at Allston & Bird, Washington-based law firm The Peruvian Airforce shot down a light passenger plane over the weekend, mistaking it for an illegal drug trafficker. It turns out the plane was carrying American missionaries. A woman and her infant daughter were killed. The plane was identified by CIA operated drug surveillance procedure. The accident raises concern about U.S. military collaboration with the Peruvian armed forces in combatting illegal drug trafficking. Join Guest Host Tom Gjelten for discussion about how the US should work with Latin American governments in fighting the drug war.

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