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.
The LMC wraps up 2018 by spending the hour with Julio Ricardo Varela on a special joint episode with Latino Rebels Radio. We review the highs and lows of 2018 for the Latino diaspora and what it all means as the struggle for social justice continues in 2019.
Most people know about the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. However, few people know about a secret US program that kidnapped and imprisoned Japanese Peruvians, taken from Peru to the US. On this episode, the LMC speaks with Mary Jo McConahay about this secret history of Japanese Peruvians, one of the largest Japanese communities in Latin America. Mary Jo McConahay is the author of “The Tango War:The Struggle for the Hearts, Minds, and Riches of Latin America during WWII.”