Episode 1535: Crime, Corruption And The Wall: The Making And Breaking Of Modern Mexico With Author Tim MacGabhann
Today’s guest is Tim MacGabhann, author of the new novel Call Him Mine – a thriller set in his adopted home of Mexico.
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We talk to Tim about the book – and about why modern Mexico is the way it is, from the massacre in 1968, to the drug wars, to Trump’s rhetoric, to how it is currently portrayed in pop culture.
Tim discusses the dangers faced by local and foreign journalists who report on crime and corruption there, whether the cartels are really the problem, whether Mexico’s new president can change things for the better, and how Mexicans feel about Trump and what is happening at their border with the United States.
Four years ago, 5 people were brutally murdered in an apartment in Mexico City’s Narvarte neighborhood. The victims were domestic worker Olivia Negrete, activist
Nadia Vera, photojournalist Rubén Espinosa, model Mile Martín and makeup professional Yesenia Quiroz.
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Running dry part 2: Living without water – the crisis pushing people out of El Salvador
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