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.”
Award-winning novelist and journalist Francisco Goldman speaks with the LMC about the ongoing constitutional crisis in Guatemala as current president Jimmy Morales continues to impede the work of the anti-corruption commission known as CICIG. Francisco Goldman is also the author of, “The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed the Bishop?”
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.