Following a series of protests against an unpopular tax reform, freelance writer Christina Noriega speaks with the LMC about how the real challenges of community organizing in Colombia begins when the TV cameras have long gone away.
Against the prevailing winds of institutionalized sexism and blatant disregard by her own futbol federation, Marta has blazed a trail to become one of the greatest female footballers ever. So the LMC speaks with Brenda Elsey to discuss the challenges Marta and her compatriots face in getting respect for the women’s game. Elsey is a co-host for the Burn It All Down podcast and the author of, “Futbolera: A History of Women and Sports in Latin America.”
How does Bitcoin work in a country ill-prepared to deal with cryptocurrencies? The LMC tries to find out by speaking with professor Eric Vazquez on the dark side of cryptocurrency as it makes its way into Latin America. Eric Vazquez is an assistant professor in American Studies & Latinx Studies @ the University of Iowa.