Anti-imperialist. Anti-dictatorship. Pro-Union. Pro-Palestine. Comrade of the Global South. Icon of the working class. On this episode, the LMC spends the hour with Dave Zirin on the political legacy of Argentinean futbol hero Diego Maradona. Dave Zirin is the sports editor for the Nation magazine, host of The Edge of Sports podcasts, & co-host of The Collision with Etan Thomas on WPFW in Washington.
Following an undemocratic legislative coup against president Martin Vizcarra, Peru finds itself in a democratic crisis. So the LMC speaks with Veronica Hurtado Lozada about the crisis and how the Peruvian public has mobilized to express outrage via social media during the Coronavirus pandemic. Veronica Hurtado Lozada is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of British Columbia.
One year after a right-wing coup overthrew the democratically-elected government of Evo Morales in Bolivia, the LMC spends the hour with Leonardo Flores to discuss the results this month and the new challenges ahead. Leonardo Flores is a Latin America policy expert and campaign coordinator for CODEPINK.