One year after the death of Salvadoran immigrants Oscar & Valeria Martinez on the Rio Grande and the exploitation of their deaths in corporate media; the LMC speaks with independent artist Victor Interiano about how to remember those lost…the right way. Victor Interiano is also the creator of the Salvadoran art project called Dichos De Un Bicho,
Chamorro rights activist and writer Leilani Ganser returns to the LMC to discuss the latest on Guam’s struggle for self-determination, the Davis vs Guam case, the anniversary of Japan’s occupation of Guam and the ensuing re-takeover by the US military. She also discusses how issues raised by the Black Lives Matter movement even reaches the Pacific Islands.
On this episode, the LMC speaks with Pamela Cunningham about how the Black Lives Matter movement deconstructs the myth of Costa Rica as the “Switzerland” of Latin America and how it forces Costa Rica to re-examine important figures in its history. Pamela Cunningham is an Afro Costa Rican activist and co-founder of Costa Rica Afro.