How does Bitcoin work in a country ill-prepared to deal with cryptocurrencies? The LMC tries to find out by speaking with professor Eric Vazquez on the dark side of cryptocurrency as it makes its way into Latin America. Eric Vazquez is an assistant professor in American Studies & Latinx Studies @ the University of Iowa.
Following a judiciary coup in El Salvador led by president Nayib Bukele and his Nuevas Ideas party, the LMC speaks with Salvadoran journalist Jose Luis Sanz to discuss the authoritarian direction the country has taken. Jose Luis Sanz is an investigative journalist and Washington correspondent for El Faro.
In the lead up to next month’s trial in the murder of environmental rights activist Berta Caceres in Honduras, the LMC spends the hour with Nina Lakhani to get more details on those involved in her assassination. Nina Lakhani is an environmental justice reporter for the Guardian and the author of, “Who Killed Berta Caceres: Dams, Death Squads, and an Indigenous Defender’s Battle for the Planet.”