Category Archives: Central America

September 20th, 2019: Immigration & Global Warming

Immigration is also a climate issue. On this episode, the LMC speaks with Josue De Luna Navarro about the growing impact of global warming in Latin America as it pertains to human migration. Josue De Luna Navarro is the New Mexico Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies.

September 6th, 2019: Nayib Bukele, the Trump of Central America

On this episode, the LMC speaks with Hilary Goodfriend about new Salvadoran president Nayib Bukele and some of his actions that are eerily similar to Donald Trump. Issues include governing via Twitter, nepotism, fighting gang violence with more violence, rolling back social programs, and insensitivity towards migration. Hilary Goodfriend is a doctoral student in Latin American Studies @ U.N.A.M. in Mexico City.

July 5th, 2019: The Artistic Legacy of Fernando Llort

Corporate media focuses so much on the doom and gloom in El Salvador that it almost erases the beauty and the artistic identity of the Salvadoran people. So the LMC decided to take back the narrative by dedicating this episode to the artistic legacy of El Salvador’s greatest artist, Fernando Llort. For this show, we speak with Salvadoran artist Veronica Melendez and Kimberly Benavides. They are the co-creators of La Horchata Zine, a seasonal publication dedicated to Salvadoran artists and poets in Washington DC.