Colombia's Peace Talks & Chavez Wins Re-Election (Lp10122012) by LatinPulse published on 2012/10/12 10:34:33 +0000 Venezuela and Colombia provide the central focus this week on Latin Pulse. The program looks forward to the peace talks set to begin in the next week concerning the civil war in Colombia, where Venezuela's foreign policy also plays a role. The program also analyzes the re-election of President Hugo Chavez in Venezuela. The program looks at the complex ties between the Drug War, Colombia's civil war, and Venezuela. The program also looks at the ties between Venezuela, China and Iran, fostered by Chavez. In-depth interviews include: Juan Carlos Hidalgo, the Cato Institute; and Stephen Johnson, the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell Associate Producer: Curt Devine Writers: Colin Campbell and Jordan D'eri. The photo of Presidents Juan Manuel Santos and Hugo Chavez is from the Venezuelan government and is in the public domain.