The 2017 Mexico City earthquake happened on the exact date as an equally devastating quake in 1985. Pablo Piccato, a professor of history at Columbia University in New York, says the ’85 quake forever changed the political & social justice landscape in Mexico. Could the aftermath of the 2017 quake do the same? He speaks with the LMC to tell us more.
Janelle Chanona, the Vice President of the Belize Committee of Oceana, speaks with the LMC about the extraordinary grassroots efforts to ban future oil drillings in Mesoamerican coral reef, the largest in the Western Hemisphere. Belize may be small, but it is front and center in the struggle for environmental justice in Latin America/West Indies.
Austerity, tax cuts for the rich, call it what you like. The end result of economic policies benefiting the rich ultimately harms poor and working class people. Argentina is no exception. Juan Cruz Ferre, a columnist for Left Voice & La Izquierda Diario, speaks with the LMC about austerity measures in Argentina and how people are mobilizing against it.