The tragic shooting that took place in El Paso Texas this month was not an isolated incident. It is a tragedy that recalls the racism, xenophobia, and paranoia more than a century ago. On this episode, the LMC speaks with David Dorado Romo about the legacy of the 1917 Bath Riots and how it lends itself to help us understand the racism and xenophobia we see in today’s political landscape. David Dorado Romo is the author of, “Ringside Seat To A Revolution: An Underground Cultural History of El Paso And Juarez.”
On this episode, the LMC proves that you can find Latinos in the most unlikely of places. Catherine Travis, Professor of Modern European Languages in the School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics at the Australian National University in Canberra, speaks with the LMC about the small Latino diaspora in Australia. A community of between 90k to 180k comprised of Chileans, Uruguayans, Argentinians, Colombians, even Salvadorans.
Do you know where your beer comes from? Only two transnational beer companies own 98% of the Mexican beer market that goes to the US. All the while, these companies are robbing local Mexican communities from access to clean water. Freelance journalist Tamara Pearson speaks with the LMC about how transnational beer companies are literally leaving people high and dry with no water.