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.
The 2017 Mexico City earthquake happened on the exact date as an equally devastating quake in 1985. Pablo Piccato, a professor of history at Columbia University in New York, says the ’85 quake forever changed the political & social justice landscape in Mexico. Could the aftermath of the 2017 quake do the same? He speaks with the LMC to tell us more.
Freelance journalist Nidia Bautista returns to the LMC to discuss the ongoing Femicide in Mexico & how it has gone beyond Ciudad Juarez and the northern states of Mexico. She also discusses how the Mexican government continues to blame the victim and/or turn a blind eye to this ongoing problem.