Political Perspectives on 09/21/11
Carlos Chavez hosts Political Perspectives for an interview with independent journalist and author John Gibler on his latest book. We discuss the social ramifications and distorted politics of Mexico and America’s failed Drug Wars.
John Gibler’s new book, To Die in Mexico: Dispatches from Inside the Drug War, is a shocking and fast paced account of Mexico’s bloody Drug War, told from those on the ground floor. Gibler travels the plazas now being fought over or completely controlled with impunity by Mexico’s violent drug cartels. He captures the stories told by families who have lost loved ones to the war on the streets; journalists who barely escape assassination, convicted traffickers, government officials and those risking their lives to bring about some kind of real change.
John Gibler is the author of Mexico Unconquered: Chronicles of Power and Revolt. He has reported for In These Times, Yes! Magazine, Left Turn, Colorlines and ZNet, and has been featured on Democracy Now!, CNN and NPR’s All Things Considered.
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