Oil has been discovered in Guyana. Will it bring the same problems to Guyana regarding the environment, labor rights, political corruption, and a new wave of corporate colonialism? The LMC looks for answers by speaking with Shanya Cordis and Sherlina Nageer on the future of Guyana’s new oil industry. Shanya Cordis is an assistant professor of Sociocultural Anthropology in the department of Sociology & Anthropology @ Spellman College in Atlanta, Ga. Sherlina Nageer is a local Guyanese activist based in Georgetown and a member of Red Thread.
Following Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele’s social media stunt calling himself a dictator, the LMC spends the hour with Yesenia Portillo on the absurdity of the Bukele administration’s social media actions and the real problems being left out of the picture. Yesenia Portillo is the East Coast Coordinator for Committee In Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES).
On this episode, the LMC speaks with Adrienne Pine on the trial of Honduran activists Edwin Espinal and Raul Alvarez and what precedent the case may set for all Hondurans protesting against the US-supported coup government. Adrienne Pine is the author of, “Asylum For Sale: Profit And Protest In The Migration Industry.”