Chris Hedges: A Different Kind of War

A Different Kind of War

Screenshot by Dandelion Salad via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Aug 21, 2021

On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses the plight of everyday people victimized by the hardships of life in Mexico and Central America with author and journalist, J. Malcolm Garcia.

J. Malcolm Garcia’s news book is A Different Kind of War: Uneasy Encounters in Mexico and Central America. A collection of essays, informed by grief and anger, the book reveals the varied and distinctive voices of those families fleeing the violence of Honduras, Mexican reporters covering gang conflict in Juarez, and children living off the refuse of a landfill.

From the archives:

Why Do They Flee? by William Blum

The Garifuna in Honduras: A History of Pillage and Dispossession, by Yanis Iqbal

Chris Hedges: The Culture of Violence in Central America

4 thoughts on “Chris Hedges: A Different Kind of War

  1. Thanks Chris and Mr Garcia.
    American Dirt, a novel by Jeanine Cummins paints a grim picture (albeit from a middle class perspective) of the horrific plight of refugees from South America and Mexico.
    It’s worth a read.

  2. These conditions are a form of terror. People of the Philippines subsist on similar hideous conditions. I have read science reports on the brain on poverty. My father grew up in terrible poverty in Montreal, Canada. He was born in 1910.

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