Legends in Venezuela. Comrades of El Salvador. Giants in La Nueva Cancion Movement. On this episode, the LMC speaks with Carlos Ron about the musical legacy of Venezuela’s Ali Primera and Los Guaraguao, their unique connection to El Salvador, and the revolutionary music that became the soundtrack to Central American resistance in the 80’s. Carlos Ron is the Venezuelan Vice Minister for North America and the President of the Simon Bolivar Institute para la Paz y la Solidaridad entre los Pueblos.
151 years after the genocidal War of the Triple Alliance nearly wiped out Paraguay, the LMC speaks with freelance writer William Costa on the lasting economic and political legacy of Latin America’s equivalent to a European-style World War.
Following a series of protests against an unpopular tax reform, freelance writer Christina Noriega speaks with the LMC about how the real challenges of community organizing in Colombia begins when the TV cameras have long gone away.