Criminal Economies with Shane Sullivan

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In this special interview, Alex Teich sits down with Shane Sullivan — local comrade and researcher for — to discuss organized crime in Latin America, the political corruption that enables it, and the ways in which crime has been organized (and legalized) in the United States. They consider how these factors affecting the global South have influenced the on-going protests in Colombia, and reflect on militarized authoritarianism at home and abroad.

Suggested Reading:
Articles written by Shane Sullivan on InSight Crime MS-13: The Making of America’s Most Notorious Gang by Steven Dudley

[Recorded by Pete Ivanecky on May 19, 2021]

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