As corporate media & political figures compare the white-nationalist Capitol siege as something from a “banana republic”, the LMC spends the hour with Joseph Nevins to set the record straight on its true origins & meaning. Joseph Nevins is a professor of Geography @ Vassar College in New York. He is also the author of “A People’s Guide to Greater Boston.”
The Monroe Doctrine of undermining democracy in Latin America finally came home to haunt its creators. Following the deadly white-supremacist coup attempt in the Capitol, the LMC speaks with James Early on how US foreign policy in Latin America manifested itself in the MAGA insurrection. James Early is the former Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for Education and Public Service.
The LMC kicks off 2021 by focusing on the continued struggle for Western Saharan independence. So as another example of Donald Trump’s criminal enterprise abroad, the LMC speaks with Mulay Ahmed on the Trump administration’s recognition of Morocco’s illegal occupation of Western Sahara & why the Sahrawi struggle should matter to Latinos in the US. Mulay Ahmed is the public secretary for Sausa, the Sahrawi Association in the USA.