On this episode, the LMC speaks with Hilary Goodfriend about new Salvadoran president Nayib Bukele and some of his actions that are eerily similar to Donald Trump. Issues include governing via Twitter, nepotism, fighting gang violence with more violence, rolling back social programs, and insensitivity towards migration. Hilary Goodfriend is a doctoral student in Latin American Studies @ U.N.A.M. in Mexico City.
Following one of the largest immigration ICE raids in years, the LMC speaks w Angela Stuesse about the recent history of Mississippi’s Latino community and how labor exploitation by the states food-processing industry brought them there. Angela Stuesse is an anthropologist at the University of North Carolina and the author of “Scratching Out A Living: Race & Work In The Deep South.”
The tragic shooting that took place in El Paso Texas this month was not an isolated incident. It is a tragedy that recalls the racism, xenophobia, and paranoia more than a century ago. On this episode, the LMC speaks with David Dorado Romo about the legacy of the 1917 Bath Riots and how it lends itself to help us understand the racism and xenophobia we see in today’s political landscape. David Dorado Romo is the author of, “Ringside Seat To A Revolution: An Underground Cultural History of El Paso And Juarez.”