Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador square off over fighting the FARC guerillas. The Colombian conflict, regional tensions, and the role of shifting U.S. counternarcotics tactics.

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  • Michael Braun assistant administrator, chief of operations at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Jose Miguel Vivanco Americas director, Human Rights Watch
  • Col. John Cope (U.S. Army - Retired) senior research fellow, National Defense Univeristy's Institute for National Strategic Studies
  • Juan Forero reporter, Washington Post
  • Mark Schneider senior vice president and special adviser on Latin America, International Crisis Group.

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