If art is a lie that tells the truth, then what truths can we find with the rise of Narconovelas, or Narco dramas, in both Spanish & English television in the US? Hugo Benavides, a professor of Anthropology at the Fordham University, speaks with us about how Narconovelas reflect the real-life corruption of police and state institutions.
Is there life after deportation in Guatemala? Willy Barreno, the cofounder of DESGUA, says yes. He speaks with the LMC about his organization, creating job opportunities for the Mayan community, alternatives to migrating north, creating hope for recently deported Guatemalans, and building the Guatemalan dream. A very inspiring episode. Check out his work at desgua.org
Can Brazil’s Unionized sex workers, through activism and organizing, overcome the stigma and general disdain for their profession to find some degree of dignity, respect, and self identification on their own terms? Amanda De Lisio, a post-doctoral research assistant @ Bournemouth University, speaks with the LMC about this incredible story of struggle and perseverance.