The 2017 Mexico City earthquake happened on the exact date as an equally devastating quake in 1985. Pablo Piccato, a professor of history at Columbia University in New York, says the ’85 quake forever changed the political & social justice landscape in Mexico. Could the aftermath of the 2017 quake do the same? He speaks with the LMC to tell us more.
Amid a controversial presidential election marred by corruption and voter suppression, the LMC speaks with Suyapa Portillo about what happens next in Honduras. Suyapa Portillo is an assistant professor of Chicano & Latino studies at Pitzer College in Claremont, Ca. She was also an election observer during the November election in Honduras.
Freelance journalist Nidia Bautista returns to the LMC to discuss the ongoing Femicide in Mexico & how it has gone beyond Ciudad Juarez and the northern states of Mexico. She also discusses how the Mexican government continues to blame the victim and/or turn a blind eye to this ongoing problem.