Connections: Open-Air Drug Markets in Rochester

Jan 7, 2016

What is it like to live near open-air drug markets? In parts of Rochester, it's the frustrating and dangerous reality.

Last spring, the Ibero-American Development Corporation created a video to tell the story of how drug markets affect people who are trying to build stronger neighborhoods. The video has been shared often, and Ibero wants to make sure the public hears the full context of what the video is about. Our guests:


  • Eugenio Marlin, president and CEO, Ibero-American Development Corporation (IADC)
  • Miguel Melendez, special projects director, Ibero-American Development Corporation (IADC)
  • Roberto Burgos, business owner on North Clinton Avenue
  • Leverett Copeland, community member