The Panama Canal was built for the benefit of US imperialism, under the dark cloud of Jim-Crow racism, with little regard to worker’s rights, and almost no recourse for disability rights. This is the dark story of the forgotten victims of the Panama Canal. the LMC speaks with Caroline Lieffers, a PhD candidate in the History of Science & Medicine at Yale University.
Following the assassination of Afro-Brazilian rights activist & politician Marielle Franco in March, the LMC speaks with Professor Jaime Alves about the life, legacy, and the fight against institutionalized racism in Brazil. Jaime Alves is an assistant professor at the College of Staten Island, NY and the author of, “The Anti-Black City: Police Terror & Black Urban Life in Brazil.”
Janelle Chanona, the Vice President of the Belize Committee of Oceana, speaks with the LMC about the extraordinary grassroots efforts to ban future oil drillings in Mesoamerican coral reef, the largest in the Western Hemisphere. Belize may be small, but it is front and center in the struggle for environmental justice in Latin America/West Indies.