The trial and saga of El Chapo has been sensationalized by US corporate media to the point where there have been Narconovelas made based on him. Meanwhile, the institutional power structures that created El Chapo in Mexico, with heavy US support, continues its path toward further militarization. On this episode, the LMC speaks with Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera on the fact vs fiction behind the “War on Drugs.” She is the author of, “Los Zetas Inc: Criminal Corporations, Energy,and Civil War in Mexico.”
The Palestinian diaspora in Latin America goes back to the late 1800’s at the beginning of the end of the Ottoman empire. Predating the modern-day Palestine/Israel conflict, predating the Nakba, predating WW I & II. Cecilia Baeza, a lecturer at the institute of political science in Paris, speaks with the LMC about the complicated & complex history of the half-million people of Palestinian descent throughout Latin America, one of the largest outside the Arab world.
The LMC begins the new year by spending the hour with Jose Luis Morin on the history of the 1989 US Invasion of Panama and the continuing legal battle for reparations for victims. Morin is a professor & Chairperson of the Department of Latin American and Latinx Studies at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.