Do the terms Hispanic, Latino, or even Latinx apply to our brother’s and sister’s in Belize? The LMC tries to find out when we spend the hour with Kayla Alamilla about how Latinidad is complicated in Belize. Kayla Alamilla is a Belizean-American writer, poet, and songwriter.
Janelle Chanona, the Vice President of the Belize Committee of Oceana, speaks with the LMC about the extraordinary grassroots efforts to ban future oil drillings in Mesoamerican coral reef, the largest in the Western Hemisphere. Belize may be small, but it is front and center in the struggle for environmental justice in Latin America/West Indies.
Our long-neglected neighbors in Belize achieved a major court victory this month as the Belize courts overturned a colonial-era anti-gay law called Section 53. Caleb Orozco, the founder and executive director of United Belize Advocacy Movement (UNIBAM) talks to us about this proud moment in his countries history. Learn more at unibam.org/