KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM
Producer and Host: Abigail Adler
Guest: Mary Jo McConahay
World War II-- It was exactly that--- a world war. And that included Latin America. Many of us are unaware of the high stakes war game that was being played out south of our border.
Mary Jo McConahay's new book, The Tango War; The Struggle for the Hearts, Minds and Riches of Latin America During World War II brings that dramatic history to life.
As an award-winning journalist, McConahay's work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, Vogue, Rolling Stone, Ms., Salon, Los Angeles Times Magazine, and many more publications.
She began her journalism career late 70s freelancing in Mexico; then, she become a staff reporter for the Arab News, in Saudi Arabia. She reported for the Paris-based International Herald Tribune, and London-based Middle EaST Economic Digest . She has covered wars in Central American and economics in the Middle East.
McConahay is also a documentary film maker. Her films follow individuals who pursue social justice with their lives.
She is currently hard at work on her next book- about latin america during the cold war. This next book picks up where The Tango War ends.
McConahay's other books include Maya Roads, One Woman's Journey Among the People of the Rain Forest , and Ricochet, Two Women War Reporters and a Friendship Under Fire.
Mary Jo McConahay joins us by phone from San Francisco.