Maria and Julio are joined by journalist Roberto Lovato to talk about his new book Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and Revolution in the Americas. They discuss the cycle of violence throughout El Salvador’s history, from revolutions to the rise of gangs in Los Angeles, and how the United States has played a role in all of it.
ITT Staff Picks:
- Listen to Roberto Lovato discuss Unforgetting on “Civic”, the San Francisco Public Press’s radio program.
- This piece looks into how the United States has been deeply involved in creating devastation in El Salvador, via The Nation.
- Roberto Lovato argues against “imaginary borders” and the media coverage that doesn’t treat them that way, in this piece for Columbia Journalism Review.