The Palestinian diaspora in Latin America goes back to the late 1800’s at the beginning of the end of the Ottoman empire. Predating the modern-day Palestine/Israel conflict, predating the Nakba, predating WW I & II. Cecilia Baeza, a lecturer at the institute of political science in Paris, speaks with the LMC about the complicated & complex history of the half-million people of Palestinian descent throughout Latin America, one of the largest outside the Arab world.
Award-winning novelist and journalist Francisco Goldman speaks with the LMC about the ongoing constitutional crisis in Guatemala as current president Jimmy Morales continues to impede the work of the anti-corruption commission known as CICIG. Francisco Goldman is also the author of, “The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed the Bishop?”
The LMC begins the new year by spending the hour with Jose Luis Morin on the history of the 1989 US Invasion of Panama and the continuing legal battle for reparations for victims. Morin is a professor & Chairperson of the Department of Latin American and Latinx Studies at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.