Amid the political crisis rocking the administration of Puerto Rican governor Ricardo Rossello, the LMC speaks with Fernando Tormos about long-time efforts by various administrations to privatize the PR school system. With all the offensive leaked messages and indictments of government officials for money laundering, at the heart of the scandal is the privatization of Puerto Rican public resources for private profit. Fernando Tormos is a post-doctoral fellow for the Scholars Strategy Network @ the University of Missouri in St Louis.
Following the recent passing of former Jamaican Prime Minister Edward Seaga, the LMC speaks with Brian Meeks about the difficult and complex history of Seaga’s legacy and how it still shapes Jamaica today. Brian Meeks is the Chair of Africana Studies @ Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
On this episode, the LMC explores both the exploitation and the perseverance of baseball in the Dominican Republic by spending the hour with Rob Ruck. He is a professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh and the author of, “Raceball: How the Major Leagues Colonized the Black and Latin Game.”