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Spin Writer Speaks About Mexican Emo Riots

Listen to PRI's interview with contributor Joseph Contreras about Mexico's flurry of anti-emo violence, detailed in our June issue.

By: Larry Fitzmaurice // June 4, 2008

In our June issue, Joseph Contreras examines the recent rash of violence against those who affiliate themselves with the emo scene in Mexico (read more).Contreras appeared yesterday on Public Radio International’s The World to further discuss the article’s talking points.

Listen to streaming audio of his appearance:

Contreras explains the pent-up aggression and homophobia that is contributing to the social unrest, describes his encounters with members of both sides of the struggle, and considers the effects of cultural globalization.The interview is a fascinating listen, as well as an excellent informational complement to the article.

Read the full story in the June issue of Spin, on newsstands now, and watch YouTube videos of the emo violence right here.