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.”
Fifty years after the Mexican government killed hundreds of student activists in ’68 prior to the Mexico City Summer Olympics, the LMC speaks with Irina Castro about the Tlatelolco massacre. Irina Castro is a junior researcher at the Centre for Social Studies and a PhD student at the University of Coimbra in Portugal. She will discuss this dark chapter in Mexican history, the role of women in the student movement, and why it is still relevant to today’s political climate in Mexico.
Much like MS-13, Los Zetas of Mexico are a creation of US foreign policy, military support of the Mexican government, and a reflection of the failed “war on drugs.” But while MS-13 is a violent street gang, Los Zetas are an organized syndicate that rises to the level of multinational corporations. So the LMC speaks with Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera, the author of, “Los Zetas Inc.: Criminal Corporations,Energy, & Civil War in Mexico.” She is also an assoc professor at the Schar School of Policy & Government @ George Mason Univ in Fairfax, VA.