On this episode, the LMC spends the hour with human rights attorney German Romero from DH Colombia to discuss some of his cases and threats against his life during the course of his work. Cases include the 2005 massacre in San Jose de Apartado, the case of Claudia Julieta Duque, and the 1985 siege of the Palace of Justice. Special thanks to Charlie Roberts from the Colombian Human Rights Committee for interpretation.
Following the usual fear and paranoia from corporate media over Bernie Sander’s comments about Cuba’s education system, the LMC speaks with James Early to set the record straight on what it actually looks like. James Early is the former Smithsonian Institution assistant secretary for education and public service.
Amid the American Dirt controversy, the struggle for recognition of Central American studies, and the case of Oscar and Valeria Martinez; the LMC dedicates this episode to the importance of Central American spaces. Our guests include Veronica Melendez & Kim Benavides, co-founders of La Horchata Zine, along with Yesenia Portillo, East Coast Coordinator for the Committee In Solidarity With The People of El Salvador (CISPES).