Category Archives: North America

April 19th, 2019: Baseball in the Dominican Republic

On this episode, the LMC explores both the exploitation and the perseverance of baseball in the Dominican Republic by spending the hour with Rob Ruck. He is a professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh and the author of, “Raceball: How the Major Leagues Colonized the Black and Latin Game.”

April 12th, 2019: Southeast Asian Immigration

For too long, the immigration debate has been centered exclusively on the Latino community in the US. At the same time, millions of Southeast Asians have been left out of the conversation. So the LMC speaks with Kham Moua on the struggle for Southeast Asian immigrant rights and the importance of Asian/Latino unity against racism & xenophobia. Kham Moua is the Immigration Policy Advocate for the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC).

March 22nd, 2019: El Chapo, Fact vs Fiction

The trial and saga of El Chapo has been sensationalized by US corporate media to the point where there have been Narconovelas made based on him. Meanwhile, the institutional power structures that created El Chapo in Mexico, with heavy US support, continues its path toward further militarization. On this episode, the LMC speaks with Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera on the fact vs fiction behind the “War on Drugs.” She is the author of, “Los Zetas Inc: Criminal Corporations, Energy,and Civil War in Mexico.”