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.
How does Bitcoin work in a country ill-prepared to deal with cryptocurrencies? The LMC tries to find out by speaking with professor Eric Vazquez on the dark side of cryptocurrency as it makes its way into Latin America. Eric Vazquez is an assistant professor in American Studies & Latinx Studies @ the University of Iowa.
The LMC wraps up Pride Month 2021 by spending the hour with Prof Ana-Maurine Lara for a Dominican edition to our Undocumented & LGBTQ series. Ana-Maurine Lara is an assistant professor in the department of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies @ the University of Oregon. Author of, “Streetwalking: LGBTQ Lives and Protest in the Dominican Republic.”