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Media Roundtable: The deadly attacks on protesters in Sudan & tariffs on Mexico

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June 3, 2019, a protester flashes the victory sign in front of burning tires and debris on road 60, near Khartoum's army headquarters, in Khartoum, Sudan.

  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss the violent and deadly attacks on peaceful protesters in Khartoum, Sudan. According to the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors, security forces killed at least 108 people. There are also widespread reports of raping, looting and beatings by government paramilitary forces. What’s next for Sudan?

We’ll also discuss the Trump administration’s plan to impose tariffs on Mexican imports.


Isma’il Kushkush, independent journalist

Ioan Grillo, independent journalist and writer based in Mexico City, and author of Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars, Killing Fields, and the New Politics of Latin America


David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter, founder and editor-in-chief of the nonprofit news service DCReport, and author of It's Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America

Web Resources:

The Nation: ‘Blood,’ the Anthem of Sudan’s Revolution, Takes on New Meaning Amid Violent Repression

The DC Report: How a Trump Neighbor and Supporter Has Avoided Paying $1 Billion in Taxes

The NY Times: Trump Can’t Blame Mexico for U.S. Drug Problems

The Washington Post: Mexico aims to avoid tariffs with potential deal limiting migrants going north, allowing U.S. to deport Central American asylum seekers

LA Times: Facing pressure from Trump, Mexico detains two migrant caravan organizers

The Guardian: The military crackdown in Sudan lays bare the dark heart of Bashir’s regime

The Guardian: Sudan: how Arab autocrats conspired to thwart reformists' hopes

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.