#1: Mexico’s Disappeared Students, and the History of Dominican Relations with Haiti | América Otherwise June 22, 2015

América Otherwise with host Christy ThorntonThis week, we speak to the award-winning journalists Anabel Hernández and Steve Fisher about their latest investigation into the forced disappearance of 43 students in Iguala, Mexico last September, discussing the stunning new revelations from a judicial official who was there that night, and is now seeking asylum in the United States after telling his story. [1:23]

We also examine the uses and abuses of history that underpin the new policy in the Dominican Republic that last week stripped citizenship from hundreds of thousands of Haitians living and working there. We speak to historian Anne Eller about how the myth of long standing racial animosity between the two countries overlooks centuries of cooperation. [39:54]

Originally aired on WBAI 06/22/2015. Listen to the whole show here:

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