Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Randol Contreras, assistant professor of sociology at California State University, Fullerton, talks about his new book, The Stickup Kids: Race, Drugs, Violence, and the American Dream, in which he explores the complexity of the drug trade through research in the South Bronx neighborhood where he grew up.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Almost 35,000 people have been killed in the drug related violence in Mexico since 2006--120 bodies were found just since last week. We'll get an update on the violence and its origins from Viridiana Ríos, PhD candidate at the Department of Government at Harvard University, and co-author of the report Drug Violence in Mexico: Data and Analysis Through 2010.
Thursday, December 09, 2010
Ed Vulliamy talks about travelling along the Mexican-American border, from the Pacific coast to the Gulf of Mexico, from Tijuana to Matamoros, and witnessing corruption, all-out civil war, and beauty and resilience. In Amexica: War Along the Borderline, he describes how the narco gangs work: how people, weapons, and drugs are smuggled back and forth across the border, why the middle-class is fleeing Mexico, and he writes of the heroes, villains, and victims of the border frontier.