The Research Seminar in Latin American Studies is pleased to present:
John Moody (Independent Scholar), “Fighting Against The War on Drugs Narrative, Notes From the Frontline”
February 8, 2017, 3:00-4:30pm
Research Institute, 1st Floor, Liu Institute for Global Issues
An analysis of how the War on Drugs narrative that drives foreign media coverage of the country’s security issues has deep historic roots that obscure the true story rather than illuminating it. This talk uses foreign press coverage of Mexico during the Calderón administration (2006-2012) to show how the story of Mexico as a dangerous, poor and violent place on the southern U.S. border resonates deeply today, even among elites.