Category Archives: Central America

July 24th, 2020: Remembering Oscar & Valeria Martinez

One year after the death of Salvadoran immigrants Oscar & Valeria Martinez on the Rio Grande and the exploitation of their deaths in corporate media; the LMC speaks with independent artist Victor Interiano about how to remember those lost…the right way. Victor Interiano is also the creator of the Salvadoran art project called Dichos De Un Bicho,

July 10th, 2020: Black Lives Matter in Costa Rica

On this episode, the LMC speaks with Pamela Cunningham about how the Black Lives Matter movement deconstructs the myth of Costa Rica as the “Switzerland” of Latin America and how it forces Costa Rica to re-examine important figures in its history. Pamela Cunningham is an Afro Costa Rican activist and co-founder of Costa Rica Afro.

April 17th, 2020: The Guatemala Orphanage Fire of 2017

In 2017, a fire at the Hogar Seguro Virgen de la Asuncion orphanage in Guatemala killed at least 41 girls. Three years later, it is still a symbol of government negligence and femicide in Guatemala. Award-winning novelist and journalist Francisco Goldman joins the LMC to recount the events both during and after one of the saddest moments in recent Guatemalan history. Francisco Goldman is the author of, “The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed the Bishop.”