Category Archives: South America

July 2nd, 2021: Peru’s Historic Presidential Election

Following the historic presidential election of leftist teacher Pedro Castillo, the LMC spends the hour with Francesca Emanuele about this history victory and the threat of a coup by the Peruvian right-wing, led by Keiko Fujimori. Francesca Emanuele is a research assistant @ American University in Washington DC & a columnist for
the progressive Peruvian publication Wayka.

April 16th, 2021: Corporate Media vs Bolivian Democracy

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.

March 19th, 2021: Marielle Franco Presente!!

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.