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Caliber 60: TPR podcast about the flow of avocados, guns and people

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Loud narco-corridos and gunshots had become the soundtrack of Linda’s life in her hometown in Michoacan, Mexico, the avocado capital of the world. SUVs and men parading with smuggled automatic weapons hanging from their shoulders controlled avocado fields and every aspect of life. In February 2021 Linda was devastated by a loss so profound, she had to leave the only home she had ever known. In a twist of irony, she fled to the country where 80% of the weapons in Mexico come from, to request asylum. Caliber 60 is a limited series about the impact of illegal arms trafficking southbound to Mexico on the displacement of thousands of Mexicans fleeing towards the U.S., as told through the story of Linda, who escaped Michoacan and found refuge in California.


Stephania Corpi: journalist, documentary photographer and a co-host and co-producer of the Line in the Land and La Línea podcasts from Texas Public Radio.

Toya Sarno Jordan, photojournalist based in Mexico City, where she covers migration and human rights issues in the region.

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*This interview will be recorded on Wednesday, March 15.

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