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.
Not everything is rosy with peace and love regarding the open arm of Canada towards immigration. In fact, for several years, the Canadian immigration system has become more in lockstep with the US regarding asylum seekers and the undocumented. So the LMC speaks with Patricia Martin, an associate professor of Geography at the Universite de Montreal, about the myths and harsh realities of migrating to Canada.