If art is a lie that tells the truth, then what truths can we find with the rise of Narconovelas, or Narco dramas, in both Spanish & English television in the US? Hugo Benavides, a professor of Anthropology at the Fordham University, speaks with us about how Narconovelas reflect the real-life corruption of police and state institutions.
As the peace process in Colombia continues, an insurgent feminist movement within the FARC guerrilla forces has emerged to gain a foothold on both the peace process and the future of women’s rights. This is not a whitewash for the FARC. This is a feminist movement developed within the FARC, but not solely beholden to the the FARC. Freelance journalist Kimberley Brown joins us to discuss this fascinating development.
Laura Carlsen, the exec director of the Americas Program for the Center for International Policy gives us her analysis of Colombia following its stunning NO vote against ending the almost six-generations long civil war. Who lost? How did it happen? Who stands to benefit from more war?