Afro-Colombian attorney Dayana Blanco Acendra spends the hour with the LMC to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement through the eyes of Afro-Colombianos, the case of Anderson Arboleda, and the struggle against internal displacement. Dayana Blanco Acendra is also the founder of ILEX Accion Juridica based in Colombia.
Who is Anton de Kom? Who is Eddie Bruma? What can Suriname, one of the least examined countries in Latin America, teach us about the Black Lives Matter movement? The LMC seeks to find that out by speaking with Sam Battistoli, a freelance journalist based in Suriname.
Who was Dan Mitrione? What was he accused of doing in Uruguay? What did the US Office of Public Safety do to increase police repression? What lessons in this period in Uruguayan history teach us about police violence and reform today? The LMC tries to find out by speaking with Stuart Schrader on police repression both yesterday and today. Stuart Schrader is the Associate Director of the Program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship at Johns Hopkins University and the author of, “Badges Without Borders: How Global Counterinsurgency Transformed American Policing.”