Is there life after deportation in Guatemala? Willy Barreno, the cofounder of DESGUA, says yes. He speaks with the LMC about his organization, creating job opportunities for the Mayan community, alternatives to migrating north, creating hope for recently deported Guatemalans, and building the Guatemalan dream. A very inspiring episode. Check out his work at desgua.org
Can Brazil’s Unionized sex workers, through activism and organizing, overcome the stigma and general disdain for their profession to find some degree of dignity, respect, and self identification on their own terms? Amanda De Lisio, a post-doctoral research assistant @ Bournemouth University, speaks with the LMC about this incredible story of struggle and perseverance.
The 2017 Mexico City earthquake happened on the exact date as an equally devastating quake in 1985. Pablo Piccato, a professor of history at Columbia University in New York, says the ’85 quake forever changed the political & social justice landscape in Mexico. Could the aftermath of the 2017 quake do the same? He speaks with the LMC to tell us more.