Ep. 8: Latin America is Not Your Playground by Conchas y Contras published on 2018-05-09T17:44:39Z The US has had its hands in Latin American politics for decades. On this episode we explore the possible ramifications of US interventionism in Central and South American countries. We look at the ways 'American' media portrays Latin American countries in the context of their political climates and how the US is sometimes culpable for these conditions. Through movies like "American Made" and shows like "Narcos" we dissect the narratives of white saviorism and latinx erasure. So warm up your conchas, put some sugar in your cafecito and get ready for your regular dose of cultural criticism. As always you can like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/conchasycontras Follow us on Instagram: @conchasycontras Email us questions/feedback/chisme: firstname.lastname@example.org Tumblr: conchasycontras.tumblr.com Our Theme Song is "Tequila Moonrise" by Monplaisir Show Notes: Rihanna's Hustle Continues: https://www.vogue.com/article/rihanna-savage-x-fenty-lingerie-launch-details Some updates on Nicaragua: https://www.nytimes.com/topic/destination/nicaragua TPS Ends for Honduras: http://www.newsweek.com/thousands-face-deportation-trump-quietly-dismantles-temporary-protected-status-916268 The Basics of Operation CONDOR: https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestoryamericas/2013/03/20133 67461442124.html United Fruit Company and the Guatemalan Coup: https://www.umbc.edu/che/tahlessons/pdf/historylabs/Guatemalan_Coup_student:RS01.pdf Media Discussed: "Narcos" "American Made" "Bel Canto" by Ann Patchett "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights" "Who the Hell is Juliette?" "Camanchaca" by Diego Zúñiga "Lost City Radio" by Daniel Alarcón "Y Tu Mamá También" " Fantasmagorias"