September 11 is not only an infamous date in the U.S.—in Chile, it marks the anniversary of the coup that overthrew Salvador Allende. This year, 33 miners will spend that anniversary trapped underground, and Greg Grandin notes that Chile is seeing what amounts to the “Shock doctrine with a human face” under its current regime—deregulation leading to safety issues like that in the mine. Meanwhile, Mexico continues to see ever-escalating violence from drug cartels, and the U.S. State Department is now calling it an “insurgency.”
Grandin joins Laura in studio to talk Mexico, Chile, Brazil’s upcoming elections, and more in Latin America.
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