Unlike other protests that have recently taken place in Chile and Ecuador; the national strike in Colombia is not as clear-cut as one might believe. However, the violent nature of US-backed Colombian president Ivan Duque’s administration is not in question. So the LMC speaks with Pablo Medina Uribe, a freelance journalist and editor-in-chief of ColombiaCheck, to try to understand the Colombian public’s various grievances.
Despite being front and center in the fight for social justice in Honduras; the Garifunas have been grossly overlooked and denied a voice in both English & Spanish-speaking corporate media. So the LMC speaks with Jose Francisco Avila about the Garifuna (Garinagu in plural) point of view of the US-supported coup government in Honduras. Jose Francisco Avila is the Managing Member of Garifuna Afro-Latino Entertainment, a.k.a. Galent.
What does the Bible say about the immigrant, the refugee, the asylum seeker, the stranger? Can we find some degree of compassion and respect for immigrants in the Bible that is often denied in recent times? Robert Lassalle-Klein, Professor of Religious Studies & Philosophy @ Holy Names University in Oakland, CA, speaks with the LMC about seeking guidance from the Bible during unprecedented times of racism & xenophobia.