Category Archives: Central America

August 24th, 2018: Oscar Romero for Sainthood

Thirty-eight years after his assassination, Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero is being canonized for sainthood. The LMC speaks with Michael E Lee about the significance of this event for El Salvador and Liberation Theology. Michael E Lee is an associate professor of Theology and Latin American studies at Fordham University. He is also the author of “Revolutionary Saint: The Theological Legacy of Oscar Romero.”

May 11th, 2018: Panama Canal’s Forgotten Victims

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.

March 30th, 2018: Life After Deportation In Guatemala

Is there life after deportation in Guatemala? Willy Barreno, the cofounder of DESGUA, says yes. He speaks with the LMC about his organization, creating job opportunities for the Mayan community, alternatives to migrating north, creating hope for recently deported Guatemalans, and building the Guatemalan dream. A very inspiring episode. Check out his work at desgua.org