Most people know about the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. However, few people know about a secret US program that kidnapped and imprisoned Japanese Peruvians, taken from Peru to the US. On this episode, the LMC speaks with Mary Jo McConahay about this secret history of Japanese Peruvians, one of the largest Japanese communities in Latin America. Mary Jo McConahay is the author of “The Tango War:The Struggle for the Hearts, Minds, and Riches of Latin America during WWII.”
On this episode, the LMC shines the spotlight on the struggle for gender equality in Argentina women’s futbol. Despite a lack of support, institutional sexism, and hazardous training conditions, Argentina’s women’s national team are still close to reaching next year’s Women’s World Cup. So we speak with Gabriela Garton, goalkeeper for Argentina’s national team, and Nemesia Hijo, assistant professor of Social Anthropology @ the University of Buenos Aires.
On our first ever episode on Trinidad & Tobago, the LMC speaks with Andre Bagoo about a landmark victory for the local LGBTQ community on striking down colonial-era anti-gay laws. Andre Bagoo is a Trinidadian poet and journalist. He will also discuss the significance of T&T’s first ever pride parade after the court ruling.