Category Archives: South America

April 5th, 2019: Haitian Migration to Chile

In less than nine years, the number of Haitian immigrants going to Chile has gone from almost non-existent to over 100,000 and growing. The LMC speaks with Cristian Dona-Reveco about this growing community in Chile and their struggles against institutional racism and xenophobia. Cristian Dona-Reveco is an associate professor of Sociology and the director of the Latino/Latin American Studies Program at the University of Nebraska, Omaha.

March 29th, 2019: Brazil’s History of AntiBlackness

On this episode, the LMC spends the hour with Joao Costa Vargas about how Brazil’s institutionalized anti-black hatred is more crucial in understanding the rise of right-wing politician Jair Bolsonaro to the presidency than his blatant fascist views. Joao Costa Vargas is the author of “The Denial of Antiblackness: Multiracial Redemption & Black Suffering.”

February 8th, 2019: The Palestinian Diaspora In Latin America

The Palestinian diaspora in Latin America goes back to the late 1800’s at the beginning of the end of the Ottoman empire. Predating the modern-day Palestine/Israel conflict, predating the Nakba, predating WW I & II. Cecilia Baeza, a lecturer at the institute of political science in Paris, speaks with the LMC about the complicated & complex history of the half-million people of Palestinian descent throughout Latin America, one of the largest outside the Arab world.