Episode

4/27 Carmen Boullosa & Mike Wallace: A Narco History

April 27, 2015

Authors Carmen Boullosa and Mike Wallace co -authors of the recent book A Narco History, explain the full and violent history of Mexico’s drug trade. Understanding the real history of the drug crisis and the problem with prohibition. How American drug usage and gun laws fuel cartel violence. How Mexico became a key point of drug processing. The racialized history of drug prohibition. How the United States forces failed and violent drug policies on Mexico. How the Mexican mega Narco organizations developed. How the CIA’s used drug traffickers in the 1980s to fight covert wars. How Neoliberalism unleashed even more Narco power. The horrific human rights abuses carried out by Mexican cartel. How the Republican Right and the NRA helped flood Mexico with weapons. And what to do about the crisis.

On The Fun Half: Now Rand Paul is backing drone attacks. The problem with high stakes testing. Why the TPP is a global problem. How big Pharma really makes money. Allen West says prayer prevents Football injuries and your calls and IMs.

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