The Palestinian diaspora in Latin America goes back to the late 1800’s at the beginning of the end of the Ottoman empire. Predating the modern-day Palestine/Israel conflict, predating the Nakba, predating WW I & II. Cecilia Baeza, a lecturer at the institute of political science in Paris, speaks with the LMC about the complicated & complex history of the half-million people of Palestinian descent throughout Latin America, one of the largest outside the Arab world.
The LMC wraps up 2018 by spending the hour with Julio Ricardo Varela on a special joint episode with Latino Rebels Radio. We review the highs and lows of 2018 for the Latino diaspora and what it all means as the struggle for social justice continues in 2019.
While the spotlight on the migrant caravan from Honduras has dimmed, the LMC tries to shed light on what US corporate media missed or got completely wrong. On this episode, the LMC speaks with Suyapa Portillo to set the record straight on the fact vs fiction on Honduras and the migrant caravan. Suyapa Portillo is an assistant professor of Chicano & Latino studies @ Pitzer College in Claremont, Ca.