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.
While the boys have their fun at the World Cup in Russia, the LMC dedicates this episode to the secret history of Mexican Women’s futbol and the bright future it has ahead following the success of Liga MX femenil. We speak with Joshua Nadel, an associate professor in the department of History @ North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. It is a story of perseverance in the face of sexism, homophobia, lack of support, and institutional discrimination.