Many people in US corporate media tend to use Cuban healthcare as the great boogeyman to scare off Americans of any type of reform in the US. But what does Cuban healthcare actually look like? How does it actually work? What did Cuban healthcare look like before the revolution. The LMC speaks with Don Fitz about the early years and development of Cuba’s healthcare system. Don Fitz is a member of the editorial board for Green Social Thought.
On our first ever episode on Trinidad & Tobago, the LMC speaks with Andre Bagoo about a landmark victory for the local LGBTQ community on striking down colonial-era anti-gay laws. Andre Bagoo is a Trinidadian poet and journalist. He will also discuss the significance of T&T’s first ever pride parade after the court ruling.
Before last year’s hurricane season struck Puerto Rico, the first US territory to be hit hard was the US Virgin Islands. As the controversy over the failed US response to give relief to Puerto Rico continues to unfold, almost no coverage has been given to the 100,000+ Americans in the USVI. The LMC speaks with poet and novelist Tiphanie Yanique about what we need to know about her home islands. Tiphanie Yanique is also an associate professor in the English department at Wesleyan University.