As corporate media continues to paint Bolivia as a backwards country while whitewashing the US-supported coup in 2019, the LMC spends the hour with Joe Emersberger to set the record straight on the continued absurdity and hypocrisy of media coverage regarding Bolivia. Joe Emersberger is a freelance writer, engineer, and member of the UNIFOR trade union in Canada.
On the 3rd year anniversary of the assassination of Afro-Brazilian politician Marielle Franco, the LMC speaks with activist Dalila Fernandes de Negreiros on how the legacy of Franco has inspired the next generation of Afro-Brazilian women to run for office and the historical challenges still ahead. Dalila Fernandes de Negreiros is also a PhD candidate in African & African Diaspora Studies @ the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Norberto Martinez, the founder and original producer of the LMC, joins the crew to recap the high’s and low’s of a truly frustrating year. We speak about the Coronavirus, the collapse of the US healthcare system, how Black Lives Matter gained ground in Latin America, and a review of some of our favorite shows. Let’s hope for a better day in 2021.