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.
Following both the assasination of Haitian president Jovenel Moise and the recent earthquake that devastated the country this summer, the LMC speaks w/ Haitian activist Emmanuela Douyon on what happens next in Haiti and how to support support the country without repeating the mistakes of 2010.
Amid a series of historic anti-government protests in Cuba, the LMC spends the hour with Leonardo Flores on what lessons should we learn and what to look out for in corporate media’s coverage of Cuba. Flores is a Latin American policy expert and campaigner for CodePink.