The Monroe Doctrine of undermining democracy in Latin America finally came home to haunt its creators. Following the deadly white-supremacist coup attempt in the Capitol, the LMC speaks with James Early on how US foreign policy in Latin America manifested itself in the MAGA insurrection. James Early is the former Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for Education and Public Service.
The LMC kicks off 2021 by focusing on the continued struggle for Western Saharan independence. So as another example of Donald Trump’s criminal enterprise abroad, the LMC speaks with Mulay Ahmed on the Trump administration’s recognition of Morocco’s illegal occupation of Western Sahara & why the Sahrawi struggle should matter to Latinos in the US. Mulay Ahmed is the public secretary for Sausa, the Sahrawi Association in the USA.
Norberto Martinez, the founder and original producer of the LMC, joins the crew to recap the high’s and low’s of a truly frustrating year. We speak about the Coronavirus, the collapse of the US healthcare system, how Black Lives Matter gained ground in Latin America, and a review of some of our favorite shows. Let’s hope for a better day in 2021.