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.
Following a violent crackdown on protests against austerity measures that led to dozens of deaths, the LMC speaks with Felix Maradiaga about the latest in Nicaragua and what happens next. Maradiaga is the exec director of the Instituto de Estudios Estrageticos y Policias Publicas de Nicaragua (IEEPP).
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