On this episode, the LMC speaks with Camila Vergara on the Chilean people’s uprising against the countries neoliberal economic system that dates back the Pinochet dictatorship and how current president Sebastian Pinera is applying it today. Camila Vergara is a postdoctural research scholar @ the Columbia Law School in New York.
In less than nine years, the number of Haitian immigrants going to Chile has gone from almost non-existent to over 100,000 and growing. The LMC speaks with Cristian Dona-Reveco about this growing community in Chile and their struggles against institutional racism and xenophobia. Cristian Dona-Reveco is an associate professor of Sociology and the director of the Latino/Latin American Studies Program at the University of Nebraska, Omaha.
Daniel Cano, the co-founder of the Kuykuitin project, speaks with the LMC on this episode about the struggle for social justice and indigenous rights for the Mapuche people of Chile. He explain the little-known history of the Mapuche and how to resolve the conflict between the Chilean state that goes back to 1883.