Ruben Martinez

Loyola Marymount University

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Professor of Literature and Writing at Loyola Marymount; journalist, author and performer, his books include the forthcoming Desert America: Boom and Bust in the New Old West

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Has the American media been ignoring the crisis sparked in Mexico by the disappearance and probable murder of 43 student-teachers?

U.S. “Looking Away” From Mexican Crisis?

Has the American media been ignoring the crisis sparked in Mexico by the disappearance and probable murder of 43 student-teachers?

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The Rodney King beating was videotaped by a bystander and broadcast on newscasts worldwide.

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The Rodney King beating was videotaped by a bystander and broadcast on newscasts worldwide.

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