The emerging genre of narco-literature is the special focus this week on Latin Pulse. The program takes an in-depth look at award-winning Mexican author, Elmer Mendoza, regarded by critics as the leading voice in this area of crime literature. The program also sets Mendoza's work in the larger spectrum of Mexican crime novels and Spanish-language literature in general. The program also compares work to other leading Mexican writers, such as Paco Ignacio Taibo II. The news segment of the program deals with proposals for comprehensive immigration reform put forth by President Barack Obama and the U.S. Senate.
The program includes in-depth interviews with:
Prof. Nuria Vilanova of American University; and
Jeff Siegel, author of The American Detective.
Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell
Associate Producer: Curt Devine.
(To download or stream this podcast, click here.)
(The program is 30 minutes in length and the file size is 28 MB.)
Paco Ignacio Taibo II