Legends in Venezuela. Comrades of El Salvador. Giants in La Nueva Cancion Movement. On this episode, the LMC speaks with Carlos Ron about the musical legacy of Venezuela’s Ali Primera and Los Guaraguao, their unique connection to El Salvador, and the revolutionary music that became the soundtrack to Central American resistance in the 80’s. Carlos Ron is the Venezuelan Vice Minister for North America and the President of the Simon Bolivar Institute para la Paz y la Solidaridad entre los Pueblos.
Following Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele’s social media stunt calling himself a dictator, the LMC spends the hour with Yesenia Portillo on the absurdity of the Bukele administration’s social media actions and the real problems being left out of the picture. Yesenia Portillo is the East Coast Coordinator for Committee In Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES).
On this episode, the LMC speaks with Adrienne Pine on the trial of Honduran activists Edwin Espinal and Raul Alvarez and what precedent the case may set for all Hondurans protesting against the US-supported coup government. Adrienne Pine is the author of, “Asylum For Sale: Profit And Protest In The Migration Industry.”