BBC: Pre-Election Violence in Mexico, Mexico Elections and What Chicago’s Mexican Community Thinks, Transgender Identity Around the World: Netherlands, BBC: World’s 1st Successful Sex-Change Operation

MEXICO ELECTIONS
Presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, of the MORENA party, waves to supporters as he arrives for his closing campaign rally at Azteca stadium in Mexico City, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Mexico's four presidential candidates are closing their campaigns before the country's July 1 elections. AP Photo
MEXICO ELECTIONS
Presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, of the MORENA party, waves to supporters as he arrives for his closing campaign rally at Azteca stadium in Mexico City, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Mexico's four presidential candidates are closing their campaigns before the country's July 1 elections. AP Photo

BBC: Pre-Election Violence in Mexico, Mexico Elections and What Chicago’s Mexican Community Thinks, Transgender Identity Around the World: Netherlands, BBC: World’s 1st Successful Sex-Change Operation

On today’s show:

  • The BBC delves into pre-election violence in Culiacan, Mexico.
  • Laura Carlsen of the Americas Program for the Center for International Policy
    and Susan Gzesh of the University of Chicago’s Pozen Family Center for
    Human Rights join us to discuss the upcoming Mexican elections.
  • Anna Waters interviews Brand Berghouwer, chairperson of the Netherlands
    Transgender Network, about his identity as a nonbinary person and the
    challenges facing the gender nonconforming community in the Netherlands.
  • The BBC commemorates the world’s first successful sex-change operation.