2020-10-21 12:48:30

Ex-Mexican Military Head Arrested in U.S. on Drug Charges. Should He Be Tried for Massacres, Too?

Democracy Now! speaks with legendary Mexican investigative journalist Anabel Hernández about a case that has sent shockwaves throughout Mexico: the U.S. arrest of Mexico's former defense secretary for allegedly working with a major drug cartel while heading Mexico's military.

General Salvador Cienfuegos served as secretary of defense from 2012 to 2018 in the former government of President Enrique Peña Nieto and has long been accused of human rights abuses, including refusing to allow investigators to interview soldiers who may have been involved in the 2014 disappearance and likely massacre of 43 students from a teachers' college in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero.

Hernández's book Narcoland: The Mexican Drug Lords and Their Godfathers links top Mexican government officials to the world's most powerful drug cartels, and she has received so many death threats that the National Human Rights Commission assigned her two full-time bodyguards.

Despite the danger, she has continued to report.

DN is also joined by John Gibler, author and independent journalist based in Mexico, and examine how Mexican soldiers were involved in the 2014 disappearance and apparent massacre of the 43 students in Ayotzinapa.

Democracy Now! produces a daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. 

Our reporting includes breaking daily news headlines and in-depth interviews with people on the front lines of the world’s most pressing issues. 

On DN!, you’ll hear a diversity of voices speaking for themselves, providing a unique and sometimes provocative perspective on global events.

Missed an episode?  Check out DN on FSTV VOD anytime or visit the show page for the latest clips.

#FreeSpeechTV is one of the last standing national, independent news networks committed to advancing progressive social change. 

#FSTV is available on Dish, DirectTV, AppleTV, Roku, Sling, and online at freespeech.org.

 

Anabel Hernández Ayotzinapa Democracy Now! Enrique Peña Nieto Free Speech TV Guerrero John Gibler. Amy Goodman Mexico Military Salvador Cienfuegos United States War Crimes

Human Rights and Equality

Democracy Now!

The Assassination of Malcolm X: Ex-Undercover Officer Admits Role in FBI & Police Conspiracy

The Assassination of Malcolm X: Ex-Undercover Officer Admits Role in FBI & Police Conspiracy

Democracy Now!

“We Want the Truth Uncovered”: Malcolm X’s Daughter Ilyasah Shabazz Backs Probe Into Assassination

“We Want the Truth Uncovered”: Malcolm X’s Daughter Ilyasah Shabazz Backs Probe Into Assassination

Democracy Now!

“The Whole System Needs to be Indicted”: Attorney Benjamin Crump On Overhauling U.S. Policing

“The Whole System Needs to be Indicted”: Attorney Benjamin Crump On Overhauling U.S. Policing

Rising Up With Sonali

How Can Biden Fix The US Postal Service?

How Can Biden Fix The US Postal Service?

Rising Up With Sonali

Why Did The Guardian Fire A Popular Writer Over Israel Criticism?

Why Did The Guardian Fire A Popular Writer Over Israel Criticism?

Rising Up With Sonali

With Decision On Yemen War, Does Biden Signal Antiwar Turn?

With Decision On Yemen War, Does Biden Signal Antiwar Turn?

The David Pakman Show

Joe Biden Freezes US Weapons Sales to Saudi Arabia

Joe Biden Freezes US Weapons Sales to Saudi Arabia

The Thom Hartmann Program

How Terrorists Can Turn Nuclear Power Into Weapons

How Terrorists Can Turn Nuclear Power Into Weapons

Related

Democracy Now!

The Assassination of Malcolm X: Ex-Undercover Officer Admits Role in FBI & Police Conspiracy

The Assassination of Malcolm X: Ex-Undercover Officer Admits Role in FBI & Police Conspiracy

Democracy Now!

“We Want the Truth Uncovered”: Malcolm X’s Daughter Ilyasah Shabazz Backs Probe Into Assassination

“We Want the Truth Uncovered”: Malcolm X’s Daughter Ilyasah Shabazz Backs Probe Into Assassination

Rising Up With Sonali

Hotel Rwanda Protagonist Faces Unfair Trial

Hotel Rwanda Protagonist Faces Unfair Trial

Rising Up With Sonali

How Can Biden Fix The US Postal Service?

How Can Biden Fix The US Postal Service?

Proud Partners