On this episode, the LMC spends the hour with Joao Costa Vargas about how Brazil’s institutionalized anti-black hatred is more crucial in understanding the rise of right-wing politician Jair Bolsonaro to the presidency than his blatant fascist views. Joao Costa Vargas is the author of “The Denial of Antiblackness: Multiracial Redemption & Black Suffering.”
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.