Working-class hero, Fashionista, LGBTQ icon, Selena!!! The LMC finally does a tribute show for Selena and how a new generation has re-imagined her life, music, and legacy. A great discussion with NACLA web editor Lauren Kaori Gurley about how Selena is more popular now than ever before.
Why does it seem that Paraguay is so isolated to the rest of Latin America? The answer may lie in a genocidal war that almost destroyed the country and the Guarani language that united it during reconstruction. The LMC speaks with Paraguayan writer Benjamin Fernandez Bogado to learn more about the extraordinary Guarani language. Benjamin Fernandez Bogado is also the program director for Radio Libre and a columnist for 5dias del Paraguay.
Following the assassination of Afro-Brazilian rights activist & politician Marielle Franco in March, the LMC speaks with Professor Jaime Alves about the life, legacy, and the fight against institutionalized racism in Brazil. Jaime Alves is an assistant professor at the College of Staten Island, NY and the author of, “The Anti-Black City: Police Terror & Black Urban Life in Brazil.”