RadioWHO: El Chapo Escape “Conspiracy Theories”

July 24, 2015 in Preview, TOR Radio

RadioWHO #7 | “If you think you know what’s going on in Mexico, you’re misinformed.” With questions mounting over the prison escape of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, and the Mexican government’s credibility at an all-time low, speculative theories have flooded the internet, from the believable to the … not so much.

Demanufacturing Consent: Breadless Circus – World Cup Focalizes Civil Unrest in Brazil

June 9, 2014 in DC on BFP

DC on BFP #42 | Ioan Grillo joins us to discuss Brazil, as protests and clashes with police are spurred by the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup. We go over the allegations of corruption and the program of “pacification”: police raids, homes bulldozed, thousands rendered homeless, and many killed, in an effort to “cleanse” host cities for tourists.

Demanufacturing Consent: Ioan Grillo on Vigilante Justice in Mexico’s Drug War

February 3, 2014 in DC on BFP

DC on BFP #27 | Ioan Grillo, author of El Narco: Inside Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency, joins us to discuss the violence in Michoacan and the rise of “autodefensas” (civilian self-defense groups). Also, “narco culture,” media and the risk of sensationalism, marijuana legalization, and the drug war economy.