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The Drug Wars in Latin America

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  • Spring
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ILAC
Course Number
256A
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The Drug Wars in Latin America

The course will study how Latin American narcos are represented in feature films, documentaries, and essays. We will choose different regions and times: Pablo Escobar's (1949-1993) Colombia, Central America, and Mexico (1990-2015), including the mass students kidnappings in Iguala, México, 2014.nBibliography/filmsnFilms: "Sins of my Father" (Entel, 2009); "Sumas y Restas" (Víctor Gaviria, 2003); "La Vida Loca" (Poveda, 2009); "La Bestia" (Pedro Ultreras, 2010); "Cartel Land" (Heineman, 2015); "The Missing 43" (Vice, 2015).nBook: "El Hombre sin Cabeza" de Sergio González (2009).