In the lead up to next month’s trial in the murder of environmental rights activist Berta Caceres in Honduras, the LMC spends the hour with Nina Lakhani to get more details on those involved in her assassination. Nina Lakhani is an environmental justice reporter for the Guardian and the author of, “Who Killed Berta Caceres: Dams, Death Squads, and an Indigenous Defender’s Battle for the Planet.”
On the 3rd year anniversary of the assassination of Afro-Brazilian politician Marielle Franco, the LMC speaks with activist Dalila Fernandes de Negreiros on how the legacy of Franco has inspired the next generation of Afro-Brazilian women to run for office and the historical challenges still ahead. Dalila Fernandes de Negreiros is also a PhD candidate in African & African Diaspora Studies @ the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
As El Salvador today backslides into authoritarianism, the LMC looks back on Salvadoran history to find its democratic potential by discussing the forgotten legacy of Prudencia Ayala, the first woman to run for president in Latin America. So on this episode, the LMC spends the hour with Isabel Castillo, a researcher at the Center for the Study of Political History @ the Adolfo Ibanez University in Santiago, Chile.