Norberto Martinez, the founder and original producer of the LMC, joins the crew to recap the high’s and low’s of a truly frustrating year. We speak about the Coronavirus, the collapse of the US healthcare system, how Black Lives Matter gained ground in Latin America, and a review of some of our favorite shows. Let’s hope for a better day in 2021.
Do Black Lives Matter in El Salvador? You bet! On this episode, the LMC speaks with Carlos Lara about the forgotten history of Afro-descendants in El Salvador and the places & monuments hidden in place sight that reveal this secret legacy. Carlos Lara is a member of Afroos, a grassroots organization dedicated to documenting the Afro-diaspora history in El Salvador.
Nicole Ramsey, a PhD candidate in African American & African Diaspora Studies @ the University of California in Berkeley, speaks with the LMC to discuss how Black Lives Matter in Belize challenges the conventions of Central American history and identity.