The planes are unarmed and are used mainly for surveillance and archeological surveying. Host Ric Young speaks with Alex Sanchez, senior researcher with the Council On Hemispheric Affairs to discuss this issue.
"Latin American militaries and police forces believe [drones] are going to be helpful in use against drug trafficking, other types of crime, deforestation, environmental protection. They also have a growing civilian use. In Peru, civilian drones are being used for archeological operations," said Sanchez.